NOTICE OF DELINQUENT TAXES
AND SALE OF REAL PROPERTY
CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA
*Timed Public Auction with Online Bidding Only!*
Auction Closes: Friday, September 25, 2020 @ 11:00 AM (EDT)
TERMS OF SALE: The real estate is being sold subject to the Terms and Conditions stated herein and in the Purchase Contract, and is being conducted utilizing a “Timed, Online-Only Public Auction” bidding process which begins on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT), and will close on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT).
All interested bidders must register and be approved by the Auction Firm. Registration and bidding are free of charge and done through the Auction Firm website at (Bid.ForSaleAtAuction.Biz). If any interested bidders wish to bid on property, but do not have access to the internet, please contact Ken Sebastian, Auction Coordinator, at (540) 841-2085 for assistance. Please be advised that in order to qualify as a purchaser at this auction, you may not owe delinquent taxes to the City of Fredericksburg and you may not be a Defendant in any delinquent tax suit.
Properties are offered for sale as-is, where is, with all faults and without any warranty, either expressed or implied. Persons are encouraged to make a visual inspection of the property within the limits of the law and to obtain an independent title search prior to bidding on any of the properties. Bidders are strongly encouraged to make their own inspection to determine the suitableness of the property and it is assumed that all bidders will perform due diligence prior to the day of the auction. Any costs incurred by the bidder to inspect the property are at the expense of the bidder and are non-refundable. It is not guaranteed that the property has a right-of-way or that it is not landlocked. Property is sold in gross and not by the acre. The information shown on the GIS and public real estate inquiry systems, including maps, is derived from public records that are constantly undergoing change and do not replace a site survey or inspection. There is no warranty as to the accuracy of the GIS and public real estate inquiry systems, nor is the information contained therein a legal representation of any of the features of the property which it depicts. Any unsold property will be offered for sale again at the next auction, whenever that may be. All sales are subject to confirmation by the City of Fredericksburg Circuit Court.
The highest bidder will receive their purchase contract and balance due via email within five (5) hours following the close of the auction. The contract shall immediately be executed and returned to TACS. Properties are conveyed by Special Warranty Deed, subject to any easements, covenants, agreements, restrictions, reservations, and any and all rights of record which may affect the property. Property will be conveyed free and clear of all liens, including the tax lien. Subsequent taxes will be prorated from the time of contract (the auction closing date of September 25, 2020) and the highest bidder will be responsible for taxes from that date forward.
The highest bidder shall submit a deposit of 25% of the highest bid or $1,000.00, whichever is greater, with the Special Commissioner following the closing of the auction. Bids which are less than $1,000.00 shall be paid in full. The deposit shall not exceed $20,000.00. Such sum shall be held by the Special Commissioner and credited towards the purchase price following confirmation of the sale. The highest bidder shall also submit a buyer’s premium of 10% of the highest bid with the Special Commissioner following the closing of the auction. Please consider the buyer’s premium when placing bids. The deposit and buyer’s premium must be received in full within five (5) business days following the auction closing (no later than October 2, 2020 at 11:00am EST). Time is of the essence. All payments must be made in the form of a certified funds, cashier’s check, money order or wire transfer. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted. Checks and money orders shall be made payable to the City of Fredericksburg and forwarded to TACS, at the address shown below. Wire transfer instructions will be provided to the highest bidder upon request. The balance of the purchase price and the deed recordation costs, as determined by the City of Fredericksburg Circuit Court, shall be submitted by the highest bidder to the Special Commissioner within fifteen (15) days of confirmation of the sale by the Circuit Court. Please consider the deed recordation costs when placing bids. The City of Fredericksburg has the right to reject any bids determined to be unreasonable in relation to estimated value of the property.
The sale of property to the highest bidder is not contingent upon obtaining financing. Financing, if needed, is the sole responsibility of the high bidder. By bidding, parties are entering into a legally binding contract, waive all rescission rights, and understand that their bid is immediately binding, irrevocable, and enforceable. Additionally, by bidding, parties are representing that they have read, and agree to be bound by, all terms and conditions for this sale. Failure to complete the property purchase will result in forfeiture of any funds paid and may subject the highest bidder to additional damages, which may include expenses and any deficit upon resale.
Questions concerning the registration and bidding process should be directed to the Auctioneer online at www.forsaleatauction.biz, by email to email@example.com or by phone to Ken Sebastian, Auction Coordinator, at (540) 841-2085. Questions concerning the property subject to sale should be directed to TACS online at www.taxva.com, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone to (804) 545-2500 or (804) 545-2377, or by writing to the address below.
John A. Rife, Esq.
Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC
Re: City of Fredericksburg Auction
P.O. Box 31800
Henrico, Virginia 23294-1800
*Online Bidding Information, Further Terms, and Explanations*
Thank you for your interest in this Timed, Online-Only Auction of tax delinquent real estate, being conducted by For Sale At Auction, at the request of TACS - Special Commissioner for the City of Fredericksburg, VA. This auction and conveyance of these properties shall be governed by, and your online registration indicates each bidder’s agreement with: the “NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY”; Purchase Agreement/Contract, and the non-negotiable Terms of Sale stated herein.
In order to bid online for this auction, all bidders must be registered with For Sale At Auction through our Bidding Application (available through the Apple App Store and Google Play - just search “For Sale At Auction”), or through our website at Bid.ForSaleAtAuction.Biz. There is no fee to create your account. Registration requires a two-step process that: 1. Creates your account with username and password and: 2. Requires a registration form specifically for this auction which requires including a copy of a government issued I.D (Driver’s License, Military I.D., etc.). Once both registration steps are complete, the Auction Firm will manually approve your bidder status and you’ll be ready to place your bids. By bidding, you are representing to TACS and the Auction Firm that you have read, and agree to be bound by, all Terms and Conditions for this sale as stated herein. DO NOT BID unless you have read, and agree to be bound by, ALL of these non-negotiable Terms of Sale.
FUNCTIONALITY OF THE AUCTION BIDDING APP: This online-only auction is controlled by “Bid Wrangler” (our auction app software). The Auction Firm is not responsible for software functionality or lack thereof, internet malfunctions or connectivity issues, and/or bidding application or systems errors which could cause a bid to fail to be recognized, fail to successfully register an interested bidder, or recognize their bid. In the event of any bidding platform errors and/or related issues, the property could sell to the previous high bidder of record. There is no recourse, or remedy, implied or offered, to any online Bidders in the event of any aforementioned “issues”.
THE AUCTION: Bidding is open to the general public (any who are registered and approved by the Auction Firm). The Auction Firm shall control the bidding increments and retains the right to modify them at any time during the auction. Bidding will begin on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. (EDT), and will close on Friday, September 25, 2020 beginning at 11:00 A.M. (EDT). If any potential bidders have interest in bidding on a property, but do not have internet computer, smart phone, and/or internet access; please contact the Auction Firm who will assist with creating your account and placing your bids.*
*A Brief Explanation of the Bidding Process* Interested Bidders can bid online any time during the timed auction bidding period. This “Timed” method is similar to how eBay operates… where Bidders can enter their maximum bid amounts and walk away (with the software handling your bid increases automatically thereafter), or you can proactively enter each bid individually... as you desire. You will receive “Push Notifications” whenever you are outbid by another Bidder. Any bid made in the closing two minutes of the auction will extend the bidding time on that property for an additional 2 minutes to allow the previous high bidder to receive their outbid notification, and allow them the opportunity to increase their bid. Please contact the Auction Firm if you have any questions or require assistance with bidding or app functionality.
BUYER’S PREMIUM AND CLOSING: A Buyer’s Premium of 10% of the high bid amount will be added to the final bid to determine the total sales price (for example: a high bid in the amount of $10,000.00 will have a 10% Buyer’s Premium ($1,000.00) added to the high bid for a total sales price of $11,000.00. Please consider the Buyer's Premium when placing all bids. The Buyer’s Premium is non-negotiable.
CONTRACTUAL DEFAULT/NON-PERFORMANCE: If the Buyer fails to complete the transaction for ANY reason, their funds paid will be forfeited and they will be held responsible for any deficiency in price upon resale, and the costs of resale, among any other remedies allowed by law. BE ADVISED… State law allows TACS the right to pursue legal action against Bidders/Purchasers who refuse to complete their contractual obligations. This may include, but is not limited to, suit to compel completion of the sale and/or criminal charges of fraud or other intentional act, as well as any other remedies available in law or in equity, including damages for any insufficiency between the original sales price and the price realized upon resale, as well as original expenses of sale and the expense of resale. In addition, any high bidder who fails to fulfill their contractual obligations will be banned from bidding at ALL future auctions conducted by this Auction Firm.
AS IS - WHERE IS SALE: All properties are being sold strictly "AS IS, WHERE IS, IF IS” with no financing, inspections, or other contingencies of sale. The sale is immediately binding and irrevocable. Bidders must conduct their own due diligence and investigation of the property to determine suitability prior to placing any bids. Bidders must rely solely upon their own investigation and not on information provided by TACS, the Auction Firm, or any of their employees or representatives. Failure of a bidder to be fully informed on a property will not constitute grounds for claims or to cancel the sale. All information provided regarding the properties was obtained from official public records and/or other sources deemed reliable and believed correct, but is not warranted or guaranteed whatsoever. Please, DO NOT BID if you have not completed your Due Diligence.
*NOTICE* By Bidding, you are entering into a legally binding contract. An online, public auction bid, is legal and binding. There will be no refunds or bid cancellations. The registered bidder is personally, financially, and legally responsible for their bids and actions, whether representing themselves, or acting as an Agent for another.