Highest bidder buys home downtown
In 2010, 79 homes in Gilchrist County were foreclosed on and went to sale
By Carrie A. Mizell
A downtown Trenton home valued at $86,567 in 2010, sold Saturday morning at auction for $44,000 to the highest bidder.
Advertised as a three bedroom, two bath home that was built in 1940 and could use some cleaning up, the brick home, with hardwood floors throughout, is located at 209 NE Third Avenue. Owned by SunState Federal Credit Union, the 1,720 sq. ft., single family home boasts an in ground swimming pool and a detached garage with a workshop.
John Campen of Campen Auctions, described the home as, “a great fixer upper or rental home.”
Over 100 people showed interest in the Saturday morning auction. Several bidders returned on Saturday after touring the property on June 18 during an open house. Ultimately, Murrel Hines was the high bidder on Saturday morning, picking up the home for $40,000 plus a $4,000 buyer’s premium.
According to property records provided by the Gilchrist County Property Appraiser’s Office, the Trenton home was most recently owned by Doris Mashburn and Arthur Hammel before it was taken by SunState Federal Credit Union on September 8, 2010. Mashburn and Hammel purchased the home, which sits on a corner lot, from Joyce Fulford Goss in 2008 for $88,000.
Lyndsay Ayers, deputy clerk at the Gilchrist County Clerk’s Office said on Monday that nine homes in Gilchrist County have been foreclosed on and gone to sale in 2011. That figure is significantly less than 2010, when a reported 79 homes in Gilchrist County were foreclosed on and went to sale.