Northumberland County judicial sale nets $189,728
SUNBURY - One hundred and eight properties sold at a Northumberland County judicial sale Thursday generated $189,728.35.
Proceeds from the sale will be distributed to the county, municipalities and school districts where the properties are located.
Jan Nestico, director of the county tax claims bureau, said she was pleased with the sale that saw 22 properties in Shamokin ($18,757.13), 20 in Coal Township ($18,284.10) and 18 in Sunbury ($25,028.43) sold. There were 14 properties sold in Kulpmont ($56,150) and Mount Carmel ($22,873.64), six in Zerbe Township ($7,837.63), four in Mount Carmel Township ($5,180.08) and two each in West Cameron Township ($20,000), Jordan Township ($11,000), Milton ($1,998.88), Northumberland ($1,457.04) and Riverside ($1,161.42).
A property in Kulpmont sold for the highest amount, $11,700, while the lowest value was for a Sunbury property at $1,221.76.
Nestico said 56 properties were sold at a June 5 judicial sale that generated $483,629 in revenue, including $210,000 from the sale of the former Kmart building along Route 61 in Coal Township to Guy Leroy, of Philadelphia.
She said 18 properties were sold at a Sept. 18 upset sale that generated $66,913.19.
Nestico said properties remaining from the two judicial sales in 2013 will be available at the next judicial sale at the end of January.
Nestico said a minimum bid of $500 is required at judicial sales, which involve properties clear of taxes, liens or any other encumbrances. She said upset sales involve properties that have taxes, liens and encumbrances owed on them.