Karen Allen Nicolaus, Attorney
1002 Frederick Road – Suite 2
Catonsville, MD 21228
– $75,000 Opening Bid –
5.34± ACRE LOT
Suitable to Raze or Rehabilitate
18 ST. MARY’S ROAD
Off Rocks Road (MD-24)
Harford County, MD 21132
Online Bidding Opens
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021
Online Bidding Closes
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021
AT 11:00 A.M.
Pursuant to an Order of the Circuit Court for Harford County, passed in the matter of Gregory Westcott, Case No. C-12-FM-18-001573, the undersigned Guardian will sell at public auction the property located at 18 St. Mary’s Road, Harford County, MD 21132.
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.
18 St. Mary’s Road is located in northern Harford County, approximately two miles south of the Maryland-Pennsylvania line. The surrounding area is rural in character, comprised of farms, standard detached houses and large luxury homes.
Zoned AG, Agricultural
Private well and septic
Chain link fencing
Two story frame farmhouse, built in 1900 and containing 1,086 square feet of living area, according to public tax records. The home has wooden double-hung windows, a composition shingle roof, and a stone foundation. It is believed to contain a living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, electric heat and fireplace. The house is in poor condition.
4 – sheds and outbuildings
The property is in fee simple and sold free and clear of liens. Harford County Deed Liber GRG 571, Page 95.
Published annual real estate taxes are $2,207, based on a full value assessment of $186,100. Purchasers may petition for a reduction in the assessment of their property in conjunction with a purchase price substantially less than the currently assessed value of the property. Purchasers are encouraged to contact the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation concerning the appeals process, and may see the following link for helpful information: Assessment Appeal Process.
SUMMARY TERMS OF SALE:
Please see the contract of sale for complete terms.
A 10% deposit, payable by cashier’s check or wire payment, will be required of the purchaser by 4:00 p.m on the day of sale at the Auctioneer’s office. 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. The purchaser agrees to waive the right of inspection for lead paint, as provided under current Federal and State law. 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.
No buyer’s premium.
Auction by Order of Karen Allen Nicolaus,
Guardian of the Property of Gregory Westcott