Twp. board rejects latest list of tax reverted properties

FLINT TWP. — A vacant residential lot in the award-winning Crystalwood Condominiums community off Beecher Road is among 78 foreclosed properties in the township possibly headed for the auction block in September.

The Emeraldwood Trail lot is currently listed as tax delinquent by the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office whose records show that about $2,500 in taxes and fees have gone unpaid since 2011.

As required by law, the treasurer first offers the foreclosed properties to the municipality of record before taking them to public auction.

As usual, the Flint Township Board has declined to purchase any of the properties.

Emeraldwood Trail is one of the gems among the bunch, located in a stable neighborhood of newer existing homes.

Many properties on the list are in less desirable areas.

An improved residential property on the list is a home on Painted Post Drive off Flushing Road going up on the block because of about $5300 in back taxes and interest unpaid since 2011, according to information provided by the county treasurer’s office.

A ranch house situated on a large lot on Heathercrest Drive off Beecher Road has accumulated $18,967 in back taxes and interest unpaid since 2006.

A home on Oaktree Drive in the Dyewood subdivision off Dye Road reportedly has fallen $16,761 behind in taxes plus interest since 2011.

On the industrial side of things, the list includes two vacant parcels on Linden Creek Parkway off South Linden Road. County records indicate that the parcels are bank owned. One has accumulated $66,906 in delinquent taxes and interest dating back to 2011. County tax records show the land has an assessed value of $44,600.

The second industrial site has $17,782 in back taxes and interest for 2011-13. It’s reported assessed value is $115,000.

Other seriously delinquent tax bills include a parcel on Thornton Avenue with $38,301 in unpaid taxes plus interest since 2004, a parcel on Dartmouth showing $16,526 delinquency since 2009; on Devonshire Street, $11,753 in the red since 2007; on Corunna Road, $18,575 since 2010: and a Fenton Road property, fallen $10,135 in the hole since 2009.

Much smaller amounts have landed some properties in default. A handful on those on the list owe less than $1,000 in back taxes and interest. All listings date back to at least 2011, the legally allowed grace period before foreclosure. Some properties listed may be redeemed before being sold.

The next Genesee County foreclosure auction is scheduled for Sept. 11.

Genesee County Treasurer, Deborah L. Cherry also has established a Hardship Policy, which allows postponement of foreclosure for one year to assist people having serious financial struggles such as reduction in income, job loss or unavoidable expense increases. Hardship applicants are required to own and live on the property. Contact the treasurer’s office for more details.

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