Tax Deeded Property -3 Fords Road Swanzey, NH

Listing Number: 35520221 | Swanzey, NH US | Town of Swanzey 0 Seller's Other Auctions

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Auction Details

Starting Bid: $100.00
Current Price: $14,100.00  
Buy Now Price $0.00
No Reserve   
Buyer's Fee: 9.00 %
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Bid History 93 Bids  
High Bidder J*****s
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Item Description




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the provisions of RSA 80:80 (II), the Town of Swanzey, by its Board of Selectmen duly authorized, will accept bids on the following real property acquired by the Town by Tax Deed.

Street Address

Tax Map, Lot #

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3 Fords Road

Tax Map 73, Lot 6

No Minimum

Upon Request

Bidding is scheduled to close on May 28, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. The property will be sold to the highest qualified bidder, who must provide the Town with a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the purchase price by June 4, 2021 at 4 p.m. The bid deposit will be credited against the purchase price. The Town will deliver the deed and the successful bidder must pay the purchase price by June 28, 2021 or forfeit the bid deposit.

A draft deed to the property is available in images. The terms of the sale are as follows:

  • If this property remains its own lot, no dwellings, buildings, or other permanent improvements may be constructed on the property.
  • If the property is purchased by an abutter, the lots shall be voluntarily merged.

This property is being offered by the Town in “as is” condition with no written or implied warranties as to the condition of the property, the availability of utilities or services or any representation concerning permitted uses under the Town’s land use ordinances. The Town does not guarantee that title insurance will be available for this property. Interested parties are encouraged to perform a site visit of the property on their own and review the property record file at Town Hall.  Property is accessed from a private road. The Town will furnish a deed without covenants conveying the property subject to all existing easements and rights of way which existed at the time of the tax deeding. The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to impose other conditions on the sales at the time of the bid opening.

Questions should be directed to Administrative Assistant Jenna Fraunfelder at or 352-7411 ext. 115.

Fords Road is a private road. It is not maintained by the town, state or county.

-Added: 5/28/2021 8:04:35 PM

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Date of voting Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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"To be clear, no building or permeant structure can be built on this lot?"
- Asked by #568780 05/07/2021 03:27 PM
That is correct.
-Answered on 05/08/2021 08:53 PM
"What can be done in this piece of land "
- Asked by #572346 05/10/2021 12:15 PM
You can contact the Code Enforcement Officer Mike Jasmin at or 603-209-4068 with any questions about what the land can be used for.
-Answered on 05/10/2021 12:43 PM
"Can you please tell me the acreage of the land? Also Google maps shows existing structures on this land, is that accurate? "
- Asked by #14681830 05/11/2021 11:46 AM
The lot is 2.59 acres. According to Town assessing records there are not structures on the property.
-Answered on 05/11/2021 12:10 PM
"Are there any fees or taxes the buyer will be responsible for or is the total out of pocket cost the final bid price? Thank you"
- Asked by #35448749 05/13/2021 06:39 PM
Buyer would be responsible for the Municibid fee. Once land is transfer buyer would be responsible for the yearly taxes going forward.
-Answered on 05/14/2021 11:29 AM
"Google maps clearly shows a structure on this property that your map picture does not show. Was there a building that is no longer there? Why can't you tell us what the property could be used for?"
- Asked by #11968197 05/16/2021 09:40 PM

"Could you please have Mike Jasmin give an official statement of the acceptable usage of this property and post it here?"
- Asked by #11968197 05/16/2021 09:41 PM
There can be no permanent structures placed on the property, full stop. Per Swanzey’s zoning ordinance Section III -Y. Recreational Vehicles, Tents and Homemade Shelters one could put a tent, rv or homemade shelter on the property for fourteen consecutive days after which the tent, rv or homemade shelter must be removed for 28 days in its entirety before returning to the property for use again. -Mike Jasmin – Swanzey CEO We believe the map showing property lines passing through the neighbors structures likely aren’t correct, BUT the property file does not contain a survey or any other written record that verifies either condition. -Mike Jasmin – Swanzey CEO
-Answered on 05/25/2021 02:09 PM
"It looks like 2 neighboring structures are partially on this property. Is that accurate?"
- Asked by #11968197 05/16/2021 09:42 PM
To answer the three questions user #11968197 has asked. Yes there was a structure on the property at one point and time. The map pictured above are not accurate property lines so the build you see on or over the "line" is the abutting property's structure. We will not address question like what can the property be used for.....If you want to know more about the property and what you can and cannot do you will have to call the Code Enforcement Office Mike Jasmin.
-Answered on 05/17/2021 08:45 AM
"If it is an existing lot of record and possibly had a dwelling on it than it is a buildable lot"
- Asked by #35402053 05/21/2021 01:21 PM
The terms of the sale are no dwellings, buildings, or other permanent structures.
-Answered on 05/21/2021 01:44 PM
"3. All lots shall be of at least three (3) acres in size with two hundred twenty-five (225) foot frontage on a Town or State maintained road. The front setback is 30 feet from the front property line and 20 feet from the side and rear property lines. (Amended March 11, 2008 ----This is what your zoning states, however this is a private road you have said. So why is it not useable for a home site, especially if there was a previous structure on it, and an abutter could use it for one if they buy it? Please explain. "
- Asked by #25827936 05/28/2021 10:27 AM
This is a condition that the Town has the legal right to apply to this property as the current owner. The road is not Town or State maintained so it’s not eligible for a home per the selected zoning excerpt. The home that was there was a non-conforming, grandfathered structure, the former owner had one year to replace after it burned down for a total loss which they were unable to do. If an abutter were to purchase the property they will be required to merge the lots creating one larger lot at which time they could theoretically construct an accessory structure as long as they were able to do so while conforming to all other regulatory constraints that might apply. If you wish to discuss this further please call me using the contact information supplied. -Code Enforcement Office Mike Jasmin.
-Answered on 05/28/2021 11:22 AM

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