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Notice of Real Estate Auction
4 Bedrooms ◆ 3 Baths ◆ Boat Slips
Sale On Premises
3 WINDWARD COURT
Worcester County, MD 21811
MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018
AT 11:00 A.M.
Pursuant to the Writ of Execution issued in Case No. C-23-CV-17-000348, in the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, I have levied upon, seized, and attached as Sheriff of Worcester County, Maryland, all of the right, title, claim, estate and interest of judgment debtor, Brett C. Hill (the “Judgment Debtor”), in and to certain real property generally known as Lot No. C-04-308, 3 Windward Drive, Berlin, MD 21811. This notice of sale will be posted on a bulletin board in the vicinity of the courthouse door for a minimum of 20 days prior to the scheduled sale.
I hereby give public notice that on above date and time, I will offer for sale at public auction on the premises, all of the right, title, claim, estate and interest of the Judgment Debtor in and to the following:
All that fee simple lot or parcel of land lying and being situate in the Section called “Teal Bay” of the subdivision known as “Ocean Pines,” in the Third Election District of Worcester County, Maryland, described as Lot No. C-04-308, as designated and distinguished on the Plat entitled “OCEAN PINES- SECTION 4,” made by B. Calvin Burns, Registered Professional Engineer No. 25823 of the State of Maryland, which said Plat is recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, in Plat Book F.W.H. No. 11, folio 54, et seq.; the improvements thereon being known as 3 Windward Drive, Ocean Pines, MD 21811.
The property is improved by a two-story vinyl-sided home with built-in one-car garage. According to public tax records, the home was built in 1983, contains 2,496 square feet of living area, is situated on a 0.23 acre lot and zoned R-3, residential. Entry level is believed to contain a family room, 2 bedrooms and bath; upper level living room, kitchen, two bedrooms with en-suite baths and sun room; two-level deck; gas forced air heat and central air conditioning; bulkhead with boat slip and boat lift; canal views.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) made payable by cashier’s check, certified check or other form acceptable to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department will be required of the purchaser(s) at the time and place of sale. The purchaser must pay the balance of the purchase price at settlement by cashier’s or certified check with interest on the unpaid balance. Interest accrues at a rate of ten percent (10%) per annum from the date of the sale to and including the date of settlement. The purchaser is responsible for taxes, water, and all other municipal charges and liens against the Property that are not otherwise extinguished by the Sheriff’s sale, as a matter of law. The purchaser is required to pay the associated charges, if any, at the time of the settlement. The Property will be sold “AS IS” and without any warranties, or representations, expressed or implied, as to the nature, condition, or description of the improvements made to the Property. Additionally, the Property will be sold subject to all existing housing, building, and zoning code violations. The Property will also be sold subject to all critical area and wetland violations, and any environmental problems and violations concerning the Property, if any. The purchaser at the Sheriff’s sale shall assume the risk of loss for the above-referenced Property immediately after the sale takes place. It shall be the purchaser’s responsibility to obtain possession of the Property following ratification of the sale by the Circuit for Worcester County, Maryland. After settlement and ratification, the purchaser must obtain conveyance of title to the Property from the Sheriff. The Property will be sold subject to all existing senior liens and encumbrances, including prior mortgages. The purchaser takes the Property subject to all easements, conditions, restrictions, rights of redemption, and covenants that may affect the Property. At the time of settlement, the purchaser is responsible for paying all state and local taxes, documentary stamps, recordation taxes and fees, title examination costs, attorneys’ fees, conveyance fees and all other incidental costs associated with the sale. The purchaser has fifteen (15) days after the sale has been ratified by the Court to comply with the terms of the sale and settle any remaining balance and unpaid interest on the purchase price. It is important that interested purchasers comply with these terms in a timely manner. If the Sheriff is not able to follow-through with the sale or the Sheriff does not convey the Property to the purchaser, the purchaser may seek a full refund of the deposit made at the time of the sale. This remedy is the sole remedy available to the purchaser. Once the deposit has been refunded, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Judgment Creditor, the Sheriff or Auctioneer. If the purchaser does not proceed to settlement as required, the Sheriff may, pursuant to further instruction from the Court, resell the Property at the purchaser’s sole risk and expense. In this case, the Sheriff is also entitled to apply the purchaser’s deposit to any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of both sales, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and any other damages sustained by the Sheriff and/or the Judgment Creditor as a result of the purchaser’s failure to settle the unpaid balance. The information contained in this notice of sale was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, however, the posted notice is for information purposes only. The Judgment Creditor, Sheriff, and Auctioneer conducting the sale are not liable for any misrepresentations or inaccuracies in the information set forth above. It is the responsibility of the interested purchaser to verify the accuracy of this information before proceeding with the purchase. Time is of the essence for the purchaser.
Authority to cancel this sale rests solely with the Sheriff and/or the Auctioneer. Prospective buyers should disregard all other statements and comments made by any other person or entity regarding minimum bids, pricing and cancellations of the sale. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. The Sheriff reserves: (1) the right to accept or reject any or all bids; (2) the right to modify or waive the requirements for bidders’ deposits and terms of sale and/or settlement; (3) the right to withdraw the Property from the sale before acceptance of the final bid; and (4) the right to cancel or postpone the sale.
Reggie T. Mason, Sheriff