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Coast tax-forfeited properties up for auction

Those looking for a good deal on properties on the Mississippi Gulf Coast still have about 36 hours to bid in an online auction offering parcels in Moss Point, Gautier, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula.

 The Secretary of State’s Office has already received 1,189 bids on 316 parcels in the Jackson County online tax-forfeited property auction.  Fifty-three parcels have already sold to “Buy It Now” bidders for a total of $41,902, the majority of which will be returned to the county, and cities and schools in the county. The “Buy It Now” auction feature allows the bidder to match or exceed a set offer amount and purchase the property immediately before the close of the auction.

The auction began June 27, 2018, and ends at 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25.

In all, 376 tax-forfeited properties valued at an estimated $1.6 million are available in the auction.

“Buying tax-forfeited property gives you the opportunity to own land in Jackson County—at a very competitive price—while giving back to your community,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said.

In recent years, successful auctions in Bay St. Louis, Greenville, Greenwood, Hancock County, Hinds County, Jackson, McComb, Meridian, Pearl River County, Rankin County, Washington County, Waveland, Vicksburg, and Yazoo City have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Mississippi schools, municipalities, and counties.

Bids for properties in the Jackson County auction may be submitted online through the online auction portal.  For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s website or call the Public Lands Division at (601) 359-5156.

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