Montco to auction off properties owned by tax deadbeats

Margaret Gibbons of The Intelligencer reports:

Montgomery County is preparing to sell about 40 properties at its annual judicial real estate tax sale, according to county Treasurer Jason E. Salus.

“There can be some good investment properties, but you have to do your homework first and I can’t emphasize that enough,” said Salus.

In addition, others are no longer on the list because the owners have made arrangements to pay the back taxes owed on the parcels, according to Salus.

All the properties up for sale Tuesday have been offered in prior tax sales but weren’t sold, Salus said.

Unlike regular tax sales, when a bidder is not only responsible for back taxes but for other liens against the land, these properties are being offered free and clear of all liens, according to Salus. The minimum bid for a property offered in a judicial sale must only cover the costs of prior attempts to collect the unpaid taxes on the property, including advertising and notifications, said Salus.

Read the entire article here.

Pew Study Cites Montco Treasurer’s Strategy

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently released a study examining the problems, and potential solutions, to Philadelphia’s delinquent tax collection challenges. The Montgomery County Treasurer’s office was interviewed for the study. The study identifies our new hybrid delinquent real estate tax collection program as a strategy for collecting delinquent taxes and identifies strict timelines for collection – one of the many benefits of our program – in improving collections.

You can read the entire report here.

Conshohocken Fireworks Oldies Night Beef & Beer featuring Sam Lit

The Conshohocken Fireworks Committee is hosting an Oldies Night Beef & Beer for this Saturday, April 24th, from 7 PM until 11 PM at the TK Club (East Hector and Apple Streets). Food and drink is included.

Philly’s own Sam Lit will be the DJ and the event will be broadcast live on HyLitRadio.com.  You can listen to the online radio ad for the Beef & Beer by clicking this link.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

If you would like to purchase tickets please email me at Jason@JasonSalus.com, or contact Liam McGuigan at liam@coventrycg.com or 215-518-6358.