Arthur L. Drager, Esquire
Law Offices of Arthur L. Drager, LLC
One N. Charles St., Suite 1200
Baltimore, MD 21201
– Suggested Opening Bid: $100,000 –
– On 2.63± Acres –
Live Onsite Auction
8605 HAMPTON VALLEY ROAD
Emmitsburg, Frederick County, MD 21727
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022
AT 12:30 P.M.
NOTE: The information contained herein has been obtained from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, no express or implied warranty is made or may be inferred from any such representation. Dimensions, square footage and acreage contained herein are more or less. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence, in advance of the auction, regarding the permitted uses of the property.
8605 Hampton Valley Road is located in the Emmitsburg area of northern Frederick County. The Town of Emmitsburg is 2 miles east, and Mount Saint Mary’s University is about 2 miles south. The area is very rural, but provides proximate access to shopping, dining, neighborhood services and employment centers along US-15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) and in the Town of Emmitsburg. A number of recreational centers and parks are also in close proximity, including the Emmitsburg Watershed Trails, Catoctin Mountain Park, Cunningham Falls State Park and Liberty Mountain Resort. Immediately surrounding properties comprise a collection small home sites, with expansive woods, parks and recreational facilities comprising the areas beyond the immediate vicinity of Hampton Valley Road.
8605 Hampton Valley Road itself sits on a gently sloping lot traversing Turkey Creek. The home has a nice posture, facing away from the road and down towards the water, providing the creekside aesthetic one might expect in Western Maryland. A small log cabin on the property, some mature landscaping and a stick-built bridge across the creek further that bucolic sensibility. The auction affords the opportunity to purchase a primary residence with lots of charm, or a secondary or investment residence for those looking to escape a more urban environment.
For more information about the area, please visit:
Frederick County Government – frederickcountymd.gov
Discover Frederick Maryland – www.discoverfrederickmd.com
Frederick County Public Schools – www.fcps.org
Lot size – 2.63 acres, more or less, according to tax records.
The lot is gently sloping away from Hampton Valley Road and towards Turkey Creek, with a portion of the lot extending on the other side of the water. Mostly clear with some mature landscaping north of the water, and largely wooded on the south side.
Serviced by well, and community and/or private septic.
Single story cabin style home – constructed in 2009 and containing 952 square feet of living area, according to public tax records. Actual square footage is believed to be approximately 2,000 square feet.
The home features a collection of exterior cladding, including clapboard, board and baton and stone detailing. Roofing is asphalt shingle and built-up coating on the porch side. Additional features include covered porches and vinyl windows. Arrangement further detailed below.
Additional structures on the property include a log cabin near the water’s edge and landscaping shed.
In fee simple; sold free and clear of liens.
Published annual real estate taxes are $1,982.35, based on a full value assessment of $161.633. The tax record reflects a lower amount due from the current owner based on homeowner tax credits.
SUMMARY TERMS OF SALE:
Please see the contract of sale for complete terms.
A $10,000 deposit, payable by cashier’s check, will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. If necessitated by price, the deposit shall be increased to 10% of the purchase price, by 12:00 Noon on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the Auctioneer’s office (wire or cashier’s check). Deposit funds shall be held by A. J. Billig & Co., LLC. Balance to be paid in cash at settlement, which shall take place within 45 days. If payment of the deposit or balance does not take place within the specified time, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the purchaser. Interest to be charged on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 12% per annum, from date of contract to date of settlement. All adjustments, including taxes, all other public charges and assessments payable on a monthly or annual basis, and sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of contract and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, and subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of contract forward. If the Seller is unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit. Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller or Auctioneers. Recordation costs, transfer taxes and all costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the purchaser except where otherwise mandated by local, State or Federal law. Time is of the essence.
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