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Auctions & Sales
Auctions & Sales
All Sheriff Sales
contain the following documents:
Affidavit of Publication
Sheriff’s Deed on Mortgage Sale
Evidence of Sale (Affidavit of Auctioneer)
Affidavit of Purchaser
Affidavit of Posting
Sheriff’s Office Foreclosure Sales are held on the first and third Thursdays of every month, except holidays, on the South steps of the 8th Circuit Court building at 100 Main St., Ionia, MI. 48846. Sales begin promptly at 10:00 AM.
All property sale information is provided by The Detroit Legal News Publishing and private law offices by mid to late afternoon the Wednesday preceding each sale day.
The Sheriff's Offices do not determine what properties go to sale and do not receive any prior notice on properties scheduled to go to sale until Wednesday afternoon of the current week.
If you would like to know if your property is scheduled to go to sale on the upcoming Thursday, go to:
and search in the Sheriff Sale tab for listings.
Mortgage foreclosure sales conducted by the Sheriff's Offices are NOT an auction where you can purchase a property at a greatly reduced price. The sale price is set by the Assignee (Mortgage Company). It is calculated by adding the remaining balance on the mortgage, any unpaid property taxes and any accumulated legal or service fees. A property that goes to sale, NEVER sells for less than the bid price set by the Assignee. It is very rare that anyone purchases a property at the Sheriff’s Foreclosure Sale, and it generally goes back to the Assignee, who contracts with a realty broker to sell the property.
If your property is sold, there is a redemption period (usually six months), wherein you are given the time to come up with the necessary funds to satisfy the Purchaser. In some cases, the redemption period may be as short as 30 days. Properties over three acres, may have a redemption period as long as one year. Please contact the mortgage company for complete information on the redemption period for a particular property. On the day the redemption period expires, if no satisfactory payment arrangement has occurred and you are still on the premises, the Purchaser has the legal right to initiate proceedings to evict you from the property.
When a property is adjourned, the foreclosure sale has been put on “hold” for one reason or another.
A sale can continue to be adjourned anywhere from one week to several years. The Sheriff's Offices are not provided with any background information on the reason why a sale has been adjourned. You must contact the law firm handling the foreclosed property for the Assignee if you have questions regarding an adjournment.
Sheriff’s Office posts property adjournments every week in the bulletin board located at the top of the steps at the South entrance of the 8th Circuit Court building at 100 Main St., Ionia, MI. 48846.
Foreclosure Sale Guidelines
If a property is in foreclosure and goes to sale and you wish to purchase the property at the sale, you must have cash or a bank-certified check (made out to the Assignee) with you for the opening bid at the time of the sale, and produce any additional bid funds no later than 11:00 AM. You can obtain the opening bid amount and Assignee information by checking our website (
) after 3:00 PM the Wednesday before the sale.
If a property receives an "overbid" (a bid higher than the mortgage company's/bank's bid), the individual making the highest bid shall also have until 11:00 A.M. the day of the sale to present a bank-certified check or cash (checks preferred) for the total amount of the overbid. The overbid bank-certified check is also to be made out to the Assignee.
If the individual making the overbid fails to present the funds before the 11:00 A.M. deadline, the person (if still present at the Sale location) making the next highest bid when the property was first called and auctioned will be allowed 30 minutes to present the necessary funds. If the second highest bidder is not present, the property will deed to the Mortgage Company/Bank.
It is at the sole discretion of the Deputy to adjust the 11:00 A.M. deadline should circumstances such as weather, accident or situations totally unforeseen which may cause a delay in the bidder’s arrival occur.
All properties not receiving an “overbid” when the property is called for auction shall be closed for bids, after which the “Sheriff Deed” will be submitted, listing the Mortgage Company/Bank as owner after the redemption period.
Successful bidders cannot take ownership or possess the property until the redemption period has expired or the property has been certified as abandoned. There is no warranty attached or implied. BUYERS BEWARE – CAREFUL RESEARCH IS REQUIRED.
All Sheriff Deeds will be properly signed and notarized and either recorded with the County Register of Deeds or returned to the Mortgage Company/Bank representative. Each Sheriff Deed must have an “AFFIDAVIT OR REDEMPTION” attached in order for it to be recorded.
If you are a tenant residing in a foreclosed property, see
How Mortgage Foreclosure Affects Tenants
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