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Properties for auction in Schoharie County

Two commercial buildings in the village of Cobleskill’s Main Street business district are among more than 90 properties going up for auction in Schoharie County this year.

The county recently posted a catalog for the May 18 auction where a total of 94 parcels will go to the highest bidder.

The large list of properties is due to the lack of an action last year–records in the county Treasurer’s office on Main Street in Schoharie were destroyed by 2011 flooding, forcing treasurer William Cherry to cancel a 2012 auction altogether.

The complete list for 2013 is available below.

Among the listings is a home on Briggs Road in the town of Conesville offering “beautiful mountain views” and 96 acres of land.

Two business properties — 784 East Main Street and 551 Main Street in Cobleskill — are located in the heart of the village’s business district and could sell for well less than their assessed value.

Schoharie County is one of a handful in New York State that offer property owners monthly payment agreements for those who get in trouble with their taxes, so those who owned the ones on the auction list were given chances to hang onto them.

“Before we’ve taken the property for back taxes, the treasurer’s office has bent over backwards to do everything we can to keep the property in the hands of the property owners,” Cherry said.

A full article is scheduled for the Monday issue of the Daily Gazette

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2013 Tax Sale Catalog

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