Frank G. Lidinsky, Attorney
8600 LaSalle Road – Suite 320
Baltimore, MD 21286
$100,000 Suggested Opening Bid
– Renovation Needed –
Sale On Premises
14 MURDOCK ROAD
Off Bellona Avenue
Baltimore County, MD 21212
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
AT 2:00 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.
14 Murdock Road is located in the Rodgers Forge neighborhood, in central Baltimore County. As proclaimed on the Rodgers Forge Community website:
“Rodgers Forge is a close-knit community in Baltimore County, just north of the Baltimore City line. The Forge, as it is affectionately called, is part of the greater Towson area, and consists of nearly 1,800 households. The entire Rodgers Forge neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009 because of its unique status as a well-preserved example of early to mid-20th Century community design and architecture. The neighborhood is known for its attractive tree-lined streets, active community association, strong neighborhood schools and citizen participation, tot lot and community open space, and its walkability. In 2013, Rodgers Forge was recognized by Baltimore Magazine as one of the “Best Kept Secrets” in Baltimore. Indeed, Rodgers Forge has increasingly become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Baltimore Region for those who want the best of both worlds that “urban-suburban” living has to offer. The Forge is not part of a formal HOA, but there are covenants that run with deeds that require homeowners to have exterior changes to their homes approved by the Rodgers Forge Community Association. There is strong community spirit and pride in Rodgers Forge, and many ways for residents to participate in neighborhood life.”
For additional information see www.rodgersforge.org.
The neighborhood is convenient to shopping, community amenities and the Baltimore Beltway (I-695). According to the Baltimore County government website, nearby public schools are Rodgers Forge and West Towson Elementary, Dumbarton Middle and Towson High.
Rectangular lot – 20′ x 110′
Zoning DR 10.5, residential
All public utilities
Two Story Inside-Group Brick Townhome, constructed in 1944, containing 1,200 square feet of living area and 600 square feet of basement space, according to public tax records. The home features plaster walls, wood floors, original woodwork and trim, but needs extensive renovation.
Slate roof with aluminum rainspouts
Vinyl-clad double-hung replacement windows
Full concrete block basement foundation
Open concrete front porch
Wooden deck in rear
Gas, hot water heat
Central air conditioning
Gas water heater
100 amp. electric service
The property is in fee simple and sold free and clear of liens. Baltimore County Deed Book 12605, Page 408.
Published annual real estate taxes are $2,893, based on a full value assessment of $229,367. 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:
A $10,000 deposit, payable by cashier’s check, will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. The deposit shall be increased to 10% of the purchase price within 24 hours at the Auctioneer’s office. 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:
Nancy Susanne Forster, Personal Representative
of the Estate of Melissa F. Martin