By Charles Sercombe
Here’s your second chance to pick up a Hamtramck empty lot or house for dirt cheap.
The second round of forfeited properties being auctioned off by the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office has already begun. You still have until Oct. 14 to register, and online bidding ends Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m.
There are 32 Hamtramck properties for the taking, but 17 of them are lots. Most of the houses are in poor shape, and one at 3435 Edwin is a partially burned two-family structure.
For those seeking a piece of the action on the city’s main business center (at 11431 Jos. Campau), you can purchase an empty lot and start from scratch. But this is about as small as lots go on Jos. Campau, probably measuring about 30 feet wide.
The structure that had been at this site was damaged in a gas explosion and was later demolished.
The minimum bid for all properties is $500, unless it is deemed “premium” or if the county decides to change the minimum to reflect additional costs.
Unlike the first round, you are not required to pay for delinquent taxes or unpaid water bills.
If you plan on bidding on just one property, you have to deposit $2,000 with the Treasurer’s Office plus a $35 registration fee. If you are bidding on more than one, you have to deposit $5,000 plus the registration fee.
At least one dwelling looked like someone is living in it. It’s up to the buyer to go through the eviction process.
Here’s what’s being auctioned:
2297 Goodson (lot)
2237 Andrus (lot)
2019 Edwin (lot)
2604 Trowbridge (lot)
2118 Trowbridge (two-family house)
9821 Dequindre (storefront-house)
11556 St. Aubin (two-family house)
11603 Lumpkin (lot)
12001 Lumpkin (lot)
11508 Nagel (single-family house)
11614 Nagel (lot)
11656 Nagel (lot)
11399 Dyar (single-family house)
3185 Jacob (two-family house)
2946 Goodson (lot)
2936 Goodson (paved lot)
3875 Dorothy (single-family house)
3435 Edwin (single-family house, partially burned)
3384 Doremus (two-family house)
2954 Belmont (single-family house)
11400 Mitchell (lot)
11417 Mitchell (single-family house)
11431 Jos. Campau (lot)
Address number unlisted on Trowbridge (lot)
5212 Trowbridge (lot)
5021 Edwin (lot)
5027 Edwin (lot)
5033 Edwin (lot)
5051 Edwin (single-family house)
3925 Edwin (single-family house)
3934 Trowbridge (single-family)