The Muskegon County land Bank will auction off more than one dozen tax foreclosed homes next week. An open house event to showcase those properties is scheduled for July 26 and 27.

If successful all of the properties will be sold at auction on July 28 starting at 9:00 a.m.

The auction will take place at 97 East Apple Avenue, room 113.

The homes are in the cities of Muskegon and Muskegon Heights.

"Some of these are going to need quite a lot of work," said Tim Burgess, Muskegon County Land Bank Director. "And some relatively little work to get back into productive use."

Burgess hopes new owners can save the properties from the wrecking ball..

"We want to get them back on the tax roles," he said. "Occupied with homeowners or by renters whichever the case may be."

Electrical service to all the homes has been turned off, so Burgess asks potential bidders to bring a flashlight to the open houses.

Bidders can't have outstanding taxes, the homes must be brought up to occupancy within one year, and also can't be resold for three years.

"We are trying to avoid people who are essentially just to flip it," Burgess said.

Bidding begins at $1,000. Listed below are the properties.

July 26July 27
1654 Dyson - 9:00 a.m.3037 Glendale 9:00 a.m.
2221 5th 10:00 a.m.3032 Jefferson 10:00 a.m.
2525 5th 11:00 a.m.3204 5th 11:00 a.m.
2332 Hoyt 1:00 p.m.2913 Howden 1:00 p.m.
2408 Hoyt 2:00 p.m.56 East Lincoln 2:00 p.m.
2541 and 2545 Hoty 3:00 p.m.3321 Baker 3:00 p.m.

Photos of the properties can be found on the Muskegon County Land Bank website.

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