An archive of activity from the 2012 Wayne County Tax Foreclosure Auction, where 11,972 properties sold to 2,198 bidders for $49,975,566. 8,686 properties went unsold for $500 a piece.
Get Started: The unsold properties are reportedly headed for the Detroit Land Bank. Once they're there, find out how to go about applying for their purchase, or what the plan is for them, and report back! Be helpful, be considerate, and lend a hand.
In August of 2012 Macomb County, Michigan (which borders Detroit and Wayne County to the north) decided to sell all 627 of their tax foreclosure auction properties to one person, Bill McMachen, for the cost of their collective back taxes: $4.8 million. Read the Fox News Detroit article and watch the video. Jerry from the WDWOT team has also written an open letter to Bill if he's interested in receiving applications for his properties through this service. People interested in enquiring about these properties can reach Bill and his team directly at email@example.com. As an interesting note, $4.8 million would by 9,600 $500 properties in Detroit. Also, the vast majority of this properties (381 out of 627) are on the Detroit border, just over 8 Mile in Warren.