County agrees to auction foreclosed property

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

County commissioners have given approval to auction off foreclosed property.

Rogers Realty and Auction has been chosen to auction a property located on Dabney Drive owned by the county.

In their discussion, the commissioners made the choice based on fair pricing, buyer’s premium and minimum down payments. Jonathan Care, the county attorney, was instructed to work with the firm to set guidelines for a contract that will enhance the property’s ability to sell.

“I don't want someone to buy the property, and it sit there for another three years,” said commissioner Tommy Hester. “There have to be stipulations in place."

Vance County — as well as Henderson — has numerous properties, many of which end up vacant without any activity for months and even years. Recent discussions have included dialogue on a way to begin moving forward with actions.

Jerry Ayscue, the county manager, said after a committee meeting last week the goal was to get the property into the hands of tax-paying citizens.

According to its website, Rogers Realty and Auction is based out of Mount Airy. The firm is celebrating its 50th year of business and served the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Justice and the IRS among more than a dozen government entities.

The company has provided services in 13 states. The kinds of properties have included agricultural, forestry, residential, commercial, retail, industrial and resorts.

Contact the writer at dhairston@hendersondispatch.com.