Do you watch way too many of the TV shows where homes are bought at auction and the person on the show, makes it look so easy to bring this place back to life? Have you ever thought about looking into purchasing a home or piece of property at auction?

While 2020 and 2021 were pretty lean on the tax foreclosure auctions, Dutchess County will be proceeding with their tax foreclosure auction this year 2022. What do you need to know before bidding? And how can you find everything out?

Here is the information on the Dutchss County, NY Tax Foreclosure Auction for 2022:

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The auction for the Dutchess County Tax Foreclosures will be held with the Absolute Auction & Realty, in Pleasant Valley, NY. They will be the auctioneers and have provided a great deal of info as to the special requirements for this online only auction. The online auction will be taking place on April 27, 2022 at 10 am. However, you will need to go through the registration process before that.

How many parcels, or lots, are available for the Dutchess County Auction?

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According to the listing there are 149 lots. These lots are a combination of commercial land, residential land, and homes. Each of the parcels are listed in the auction 'book.' Its tough to say book or catalog as all of these items are online.

What do you need to do before the Dutchess County Tax Foreclosure Auction starts?

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

If you are interested in any of the properties, and want to bid, you will need to do a few things first. For this particular auction house, you will need to register with their website first, then sign up to 'attend' this auction. At that point, you will be emailed a packet of information. Read it all. This will help you out with information that you probably have not thought about, including what the buyer premium means and how much it is for this auction (11%).

Can anyone bid on these parcels for this Dutchess County Tax Foreclosure Auction?


Yes, and no. Yes, you can if you are registered and have the money. No, if you do not read the packet and do you due diligence ahead of time. The difference between the ending hammer price, the final price and how much you need to pay them after you are deemed 'the winner' might surprise you.

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