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.
This is a map of the properties at the October 2012 Wayne County Tax Foreclosure Auction. For the official county treasurer site go to www.co.wayne.mi.us/5143.htm. Round 1 ran from September 14 - 20 with bids opening at the cost of each property's back taxes. Round 2 ran from October 19 - 25 with bids on what did not sell opening at $500 (note: in recent years more than half the properties did not sell at all).