Bidding in Round 2 of the 2013 Wayne County Tax Foreclosure Auction is now open with a starting bid of $500. Registration closes on October 11th and properties close from October 21st - 25th. Check the official bidding site at realforeclosure.com for details. Click on a neighborhood below to see a map and local information on what's for sale, and click here for a feed of auction conversation and activity. Read more
We encourage all Detroiters and Wayne County residents to check their neighborhoods and see if anyone they know has lost a property. If so there still may be time to save it by making a complete payment to the treasurer for the back taxes owed.
To everyone looking to bid we urge you to do your homework. A cheap purchase price doesn't necessarily equate to a cheap property when you factor in future taxes and the distressed condition many of these properties are in. Like a pet, properties take love and commitment, and some of these goldfish may be beyond rehabilitation.
WDWOT is an independently run service and while we work hard to provide the best data and to accurately track the auction (including bids and winners) we do not run the auction and we can not guarantee that information provided here is accurate. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and we'll try to be helpful.
Please also use the commenting section and forum to ask questions and share information with others. It's a beautiful thing when those with local knowledge are able to provide inside information, an invitation, or a warning about a property, or when people team up to accomplish something. By working together we can turn the auction into less of a blind process, and more of a helpful, informed, supportive, and accountable endeavor.
If you're interested in photographically surveying auction properties please let us know as we've developed a mobile app that feeds into the site (access to a beta version is available upon request). This can also help identify properties that still have occupants, which is important to know for all parties.
Overall the auction, while likely the world's largest, is a fractional slice of Detroit's vacant or otherwise distressed property. The team at LOVELAND Technologies is hard at work expanding the service in new directions to make property information more easily accessible and actionable through updates to WDWOT and our customizable Site Control service. If you're interested in commissioning our services for your issue, neighborhood, town, or city, please let us know.
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