Public Sale of City of Fredericksburg VA Real Estate

Public Sale of City of Fredericksburg VA Real Estate

Two Parcels Offered by the Special Commissioner; 1 Vacant Residential Lot and 1 Improved Commercial Property.
  •   Nov 19 @ 11:30am EST (Start)
  •   Dec 16 @ 1:00pm EST (End)
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These properties are both located in the City of Fredericksburg near the downtown historic district and have access to public utilities.


Parcel 1: 822 Lafayette Boulevard is a 0.143 acre city lot with a 2-story house built in 1929. According to public records, the 1,418+/- sq. ft. structure has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and is on a partial basement. This property has been vacant and neglected for several years and is in need of total renovation. The backyard is paved for parking 5 vehicles. This property, with commercial transitional zoning (C-T), offers the possibility to utilize it for business applications, and formerly served as a law office. *NOTE: Access to the interior of the house is not permitted. There will be no open house previews. Property is sold strictly “As-Is”.*


Parcel 2: 304 Glover Street is a level, vacant, 25 x 105 ft lot in the Mayfield community, just off Rt. 2 & 17 near the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds. The property is diagonally across from the WL Harris neighborhood playground and within walking distance of Dixon Park and the Doris Buffet aquatic center.


These properties both offer superb location. They are just minutes to stores, restaurants and everything in downtown Fredericksburg, including the VRE commuter train station, City Dock, the new Riverfront Park along the Rappahannock River, and everything that downtown has to offer. Lafayette Boulevard is a major corridor, currently undergoing significant revitalization,  accessing downtown Fredericksburg, but also leading to RT 3, & just minutes to I-95 exits, Central Park shopping centers and Spotsylvania Mall.


They are ideally suited for home builders or renovators, real estate investors, small business owners, and those wanting to live in/near downtown Fredericksburg. The possibilities with these properties are nearly endless. Take advantage by placing your bids, and buying real estate at YOUR PRICE… At Auction!






Online Bidding Closes Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 1:00 P.M. (EST)




Pursuant to the terms of that certain Order entered by the Circuit Court for the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on May 10, 2021, in the cause of D.L.L.D., LLC v. Monet Keeve, Executrix of the Estate of Vernon Keeve, Jr., Deceased, Case No. CL21000084-00, the undersigned Special Commissioner will offer for sale, subject to the following terms and conditions, the following-described real estate:


The auction will be conducted online only which will end on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (EST).  Please visit or contact the auction company at 540-899-1776, for more information or to bid on these properties. If interested bidders are unable to participate online, please call for assistance in placing your bids.


Parcel 1: (Keeve)       Lot 3, Block 130, "Mint Spring", Improved, 822 Lafayette Boulevard,

GPIN 7789-01-0845


            Parcel 2: (Keeve)       Lot 22, Block 38, Mayfield, 304 Glover Street, GPIN 7788-29-1044


TERMS OF SALE:  The sale is subject to the approval of the Circuit Court. A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the highest bid and will become a part of the total sales price on each property. The highest bidder shall deposit with the Special Commissioner, by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) or twenty percent (20%) of the total sales price, whichever is greater, by good check, made payable to "First Bank & Trust Company, General Receiver" which sum shall be credited toward the purchase at closing.  The balance of the purchase price, in certified funds, made payable to "First Bank & Trust Company, General Receiver" shall be delivered to the Special Commissioner within fifteen (15) days of Court confirmation. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.  The properties will be conveyed by Special Warranty Deed, subject to any easements and covenants of record, and any rights of persons in possession. The Properties shall be sold "AS IS" in gross and not by the acre, and subject to possible rights of parties in possession, encroachments, overlaps, overhangs, deficiency in quantity, zoning restrictions, all questions of boundaries, location, and acreage which a current and accurate survey would disclose, roadways, unrecorded easements, or any other matter not of record which would be disclosed by an inspection of the Properties.  Furthermore, no representations are made as to the nature, extent, or existence, of any rights of ingress or egress to the Properties.  For further information, apply to the undersigned Special Commissioner:


Margaret F. Hardy, Esquire (VSB No. 36555)

Sands Anderson PC

725 Jackson Street, Suite 217

Post Office Box 907, Fredericksburg, Virginia  22404-0907

540-373-2504 (telephone) * 540-371-8158 (facsimile)




Special Commissioner’s Sale of Real Estate

City of Fredericksburg, Virginia

*Timed Public Auction with Online Bidding Only!*

Auction Closes: Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ 1:00 P.M. (EST)


GENERAL TERMS OVERVIEW: The real estate is being sold subject to the Terms and Conditions stated herein and in the Purchaser’s Acknowledgement and Contract of Sale, and is being conducted utilizing a “Timed, Online-Only Public Auction” bidding process which will close on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. (EST). All interested bidders must register and be approved by the Auction Firm. Registration and bidding are done through the Auction Firm website at Bid.ForSaleAtAuction.Biz.


All properties are sold As-Is, Where-Is, and If-Is, without any guarantees or warranties, expressed or implied, whatsoever. All sales are subject to approval of the Circuit Court. A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the highest final bid and will become a part of the total sales price on each property. A non-refundable deposit of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) or twenty percent (20%) of the total sales price, whichever is greater, in the form of a good check made payable to "First Bank & Trust Company, General Receiver", shall be delivered to the Special Commissioner by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Said deposit shall be credited toward the total sales price. The balance of the total sales price, by certified funds made payable to "First Bank & Trust Company, General Receiver" shall be deposited with Margaret F. Hardy, Special Commissioner, within 15 days of Court confirmation. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. All properties will be conveyed by Special Warranty Deed, subject to any easements and covenants of record, and any rights of persons in possession.  *In the event a sale is not approved by the Circuit Court, all deposited funds shall be returned to the high bidder.*


The next business day following the close of the auction, each high bidder will receive their Purchaser's Acknowledgment and Contract of Sale, via email, from the Special Commissioner’s office.  Along with the Contract, the high bidders will also receive instructions as to how to submit their deposits to the Special Commissioner. The Contracts shall promptly be signed and returned, along with the required deposit. Upon confirmation of the sale by the Court, the Purchasers shall promptly proceed with closing as directed by the Special Commissioner’s office. 


The Special Commissioner will transfer the property by Special Warranty Deed.  Should any parcel(s) fail to receive confirmation, or have the sale reheard and found in favor of the landowner, the purchaser's sole remedy shall be return of any amounts paid by the purchaser to date.   The purchaser will be responsible for the real estate taxes on the purchased parcel(s) beginning January 1, 2022.  The sale is not contingent upon the purchaser obtaining financing or any other matters. Obtaining financing, if needed, is the sole responsibility of the purchaser. By bidding, all bidders hereby waive their rights to any post sale rights of rescission periods and understand their bid is immediately binding and irrevocable. No loan points payments, closing cost assistance, or any other purchase incentive is being offered. While all information regarding the properties have been derived from sources deemed reliable and believed correct; neither the Special Commissioner, Auction Firm, or their employees and representatives, make any guarantees or warranties, expressed or implied whatsoever regarding any property including, without limitation:  structural integrity, physical condition, construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, habitability, zoning, ability to subdivide, accessibility, fitness for a particular use or purpose, topography, soil type or content (including percolation rate of the soil for septic purposes), functionality of any and all systems, availability of public utilities, or merchantability of all or any part of the property.  Prospective purchasers must perform their own due diligence in regards to the properties. Any reliance upon the information provided shall be solely at the risk of the purchaser. These terms, along with the “Purchaser’s Acknowledgement and Contract of Sale”, (a sample of which is posted in the "Documents" section of the online auction), signed by each purchaser, and all announcements made become a part of the purchase agreement.


*Online Bidding Information, Further Terms, and Explanations*


Thank you for your interest in this Timed, Online-Only Auction being conducted by For Sale At Auction, at the request of the Special Commissioner appointed by the Circuit Court of 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”; Purchaser's Acknowledgment and Contract of Sale; 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 at 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 the Special Commissioner and 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 SaleRegistration requests sent past 10 a.m. the day of the auction close may not be accepted. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!


FUNCTIONALITY OF THE AUCTION BIDDING APP:  This online-only auction is controlled by 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 “errors” &/or “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 closing on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. EST). The Special Commissioner retains the right to remove any property from the auction process at any time. Any and all decisions made by the Special Commissioner shall be final and absolute, without further liability to any party. 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 placement of 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 functionality of the app.


BUYER’S PREMIUM, DOWN PAYMENT & 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 firm and is non-negotiable.


CONTRACTUAL DEFAULT/NON-PERFORMANCE:  If the Buyer fails to complete the transaction for ANY reason, their deposit will be forfeited and they may be held responsible for any deficiency in price upon resale, and the costs of resale, among any other remedies allowed by law. 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 – IF IS SALE:  The 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 the Special Commissioner, 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 th