posted at 2354 Tuxedo
Can someone please help me identify the correct person at the Wayne County offices to propose changes to this year's tax auction rules related to property seasoning?
This property is a perfect example of a property that was purchased at tax auction and has not had taxes paid since it was purchased. Furthermore, the owner has it listed for sale for $3,500 with the caveat that the back taxes must be paid by the buyer - back taxes that the buyer didn't pay after purchasing the property at auction.
"LIST OFFICE HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY. SELLER ACQUIRED FROM FORECLOSURE AUCTION."
Listing here: http://www.bestmichiganhomesnow.com/details/FARMHILLRESAD213117478209222317/MI/Detroit/2354_Tuxedo_St/
I would really like to propose the following to the county:
...Round 1 - minimum bid equal to back taxes, buyer must agree to bring property up to code within 180 days, buyer can only purchase one property in round 1 and commit to utilizing the property as primary residence or have a tenant in the property within 6 months.
Round 2 - minimum bid equal to back taxes, buyer must agree to bring property up to code within 180 days, buyer can buy multiple properties
Get rid of the $500 minimum bid round. This just attracts bottom feeders who are NOT committed to actually contributing to the growth and sustainability of Detroit, and investors actually outbid individuals who are looking to live in the homes and contribute to the communities. Additionally, if the county is willing to forgive back taxes for a new owner, why aren't they doing more to work with current owners who actually want to stay in their homes?
Can anyone connect me with someone at the county office who can help me with my proposal?