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Michigan auctions 91 properties this summer: How to bid
Michigan auctions 91 properties this summer: How to bid

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The state Department of Natural Resources is auctioning off land online over the summer, 91 lots in total – properties that don’t quite fit the government’s plans but might be exactly what you’ve always dreamed of.

Maybe it’s your chance to find a plot of land on which you can build your holiday home or your dream house.

Proceeds from the auction, the ministry said, will be used to purchase land for the public to create more outdoor recreation opportunities and to be more consistent with the state’s overall land management and conservation plans.

Lots for sale range in size from less than an acre to 160 acres, and more than 30 available lots are 40 acres or larger. Some of the lots are waterfront in Chippewa, Otsego and Ogemaw counties on Trout, Seminole and Elk lakes.

The properties for sale are located in about two dozen counties throughout Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. They will be auctioned online daily between August 2 and September 5 and are mostly grouped by county.

Eaton and Livingston will be auctioned on August 2nd, Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac on August 6th, Dickinson, Houghton, Marquette, Menominee and Ontonagon on August 7th, Crawford, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Otsego and Roscommon on August 8th, and Antrim and Charlevoix on August 9th.

Closing out the month of August are Alpena, Cheboygan and Presque Isle on August 13; Grand Traverse and Manistee on August 14; Arenac and Midland on August 21; and Macomb and St. Clair on August 22. And in September, land will be auctioned in Berrien on September 3 and in Genesee on September 5.

Lots for sale range in size from less than an acre to 160 acres, and more than 30 available lots are 40 acres or larger. Some of the waterfront lots are located in Chippewa, Otsego and Ogemaw counties on Trout, Seminole and Elk lakes.

How to offer

Bidding begins at 10am on auction day and you can see the current high bids for each property. Bidders can bid on a property throughout the day until bidding closes at 7pm and the winner is determined.

Further information on the auction process can be found at www.tax-sale.info.

To place a bid, you must register before the property’s auction date. Absentee bids can be placed 30 days in advance.

Contact Frank Witsil: 313-222-5022 or [email protected].