Many properties available at Montcalm County foreclosure auction

By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 11:05 am on Thursday, July 19, 2012

This a former gas station on M-46 in Amble is being auctioned at a minimum bid of $14,000

STANTON — A record total of 108 properties will be sold to the highest bidder at the annual Montcalm County public land auction Aug. 6.

The properties include 72 vacant parcels, 21 homes and six mobile homes.

“This year is somewhat unusual because this is the most properties the county has ever had to foreclose on,” noted Montcalm County Treasurer JoAnne Vukin.

This church on Fifth Street in Lakeview formerly housed The Muse Theatre and is being auctioned for a minimum bid of $11,000.

Some of the more interesting properties include:

• 14 acres on Greenville West Drive in Greenville, already approved for seven apartment buildings with 168 units, engineering, prints and approvals complete, city water and sewer stubbed to individual building sites ($36,250 minimum bid).

• Two unfinished duplexes on Trail View Drive in Greenville ($28,000 or $23,250 minimum bid depending on the property).

• Four new but unfinished townhouses on View Point Drive off Greenville West Drive ($16,500 or $15,250 minimum bid, depending on the property).

• Several vacant parcels in the Green Timbers development just north of Wal-Mart in Greenville ($750 minimum bid each).

• A former gas station on M-46 in Amble ($14,000 minimum bid).

• A church (formerly home to Ashbury United Methodist Church, Right Way To Heaven Church and The Muse Theatre) with a view of the lake on Fifth Street in Lakeview ($11,000 minimum bid).

• A nice-looking older home on Main Street in downtown Carson City ($11,000 minimum bid).

• Two mobile homes on five acres on Edgar Road near Howard City ($9,000 minimum bid).

• Two waterfront condo lots on Half Moon Lake near Stanton ($8,800 and $5,900 minimum bid each).

• A commercial building/property on Second Street in downtown Trufant ($6,700 minimum bid).

• A rustic building and barn on M-46 west of Edmore ($6,300 minimum bid).

• A rustic farmhouse and barn on Stanton Road east of Stanton ($6,300 minimum bid).

• A modular home with an unfinished addition on Amy School Road near Howard City ($5,400 minimum bid).

• A home on 12.84 acres on Backus Road near Lakeview ($5,200 minimum bid).

• A “dollhouse” residence on F Street in Trufant ($4,900 minimum bid).

• A turn-of-the-century home on Godfrey Street in Howard City ($2,600 minimum bid).

This home on Main Street in downtown Carson City is being auctioned for a minimum bid of $11,000.

Four new but unfinished townhouses off Greenville West Drive in Greenville are being auctioned off for a minimum bid of $15,250 to $16,500

Also up for bid are several properties still being occupied, including a duplex in Fenwick ($5,200 minimum bid), a home on Smith Street in Sheridan ($6,500 minimum bid), a home on Grant Street in Coral ($6,400 minimum bid), a farmhouse on Crystal Road in Ferris Township ($4,000 minimum bid) and a mobile home and garage on Holland Road in Sheridan ($3,700 minimum bid).

The land auction will begin at noon Aug. 6 on the third floor of the Montcalm County Administrative Building (old courthouse) in downtown Stanton. Participants must register that morning before the sale begins.

Bidding will start at a minimum bid of the total delinquent taxes, interest and fees owed on each property.

Any property that does not sell in the Aug. 6 auction will go up for bid again at Montcalm County’s no minimum bid auction. That date has not yet been scheduled.

For photographs, maps and other details about each property up for bid, visit or online.

Vukin has keys to buildings on several of the properties, which can be viewed by appointment. Call Vukin at (989) 831-7334 for more information.

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