City of Hopewell Nonjudicial Tax Auction
TERMS AND CONDITIONS of the sale: Properties shall be paid in full the day of the close of the auction by Cash, Cashier's check, Money order or Wire Transfer (additional $15.00 wire fee will be added). The successful bidder shall deposit the bid price, a 15% buyer’s premium, and $200.00 for recordation of the Deed with Virginia Auction Co., Inc. within 2 hours of the close of the sale. The said real estate shall be sold, "as-is", "where-is", in gross and not by the acre, and subject to, without limitation, restrictions, conditions, easements, encumbrances of record, possible right of parties in possession, encroachments, overlaps, gaps and gores, deficiency in quantity, all question of boundaries, location and acreage which a current and accurate survey would disclose, roadways, environmental and wetland matters, unrecorded easements, matters which would be disclosed by an inspection of the premises, or other matter of record or not of record.
This sale shall be subject to confirmation by the Honorable, Shannon Foskey, Treasurer of the City of Hopewell, Virginia
Bidding: The auction software and our online bidding platform will notify bidders by email if they have been outbid. Please consider using the “Max Bid” feature as this will allow the software to bid on your behalf up to, but not exceeding, your Max Bid. If two or more bidders put in the same Max Bid, the auction software will recognize the earliest placed bid. The real estate is offered for sale to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, maritial/partner status or national origin.
Auction Ending: The Auction is scheduled to end at the published end time, subject to auto-extend bidding. Each time a bid is placed with the clock showing less than 2 minutes, the clock will reset to 2 minutes. If there are no bids within 2 minutes, the auction will end. This procedure prohibits any last second “sniping'"from taking place and making it fair for everyone. In the event the auto-extend time needs to be reduced, Virginia Auction Company, Inc. reserves the right to adjust the auto-extend, as needed. Each lot will be scheduled to close 5 minutes apart starting at the scheduled end time.
Closing: All properties being sold are subject to confirmation by the Honorable, Shannon Foskey, Treasurer of the City of Hopewell, Virginia.
High Bids: If you are the high bidder for a property and are using our online platform to participate in our auction, you will be sent a Purchase Agreement for electronic signature. You must electronically sign the Purchase Agreement within thirty (30) minutes of receiving the Purchase Agreement for that property. If you fail to sign the Purchase Agreement within this timeframe, you are agreeing to forfeit your entire deposit. (See Default by Purchaser Section) Virginia Auction Company, Inc. reserves the right to revoke all bidding privileges for any bidder, whether participating online or in-person, that does not fully comply with all terms and conditions set forth for this auction.
Default by Purchaser: In the event that the purchaser does not return signed contract via email within thirty (30) minutes the purchaser shall be deemed in default.
Inspection: All property is being sold “As is, Where is, With all faults.” With no warranties expressed or implied of any kind. Bidders are encouraged to rely solely on their own due diligence. The Auctioneer, its agents and subagents, assume no liability for errors or omissions in this or any other property listing or advertising or promotional/publicity statements and materials. All information provided was gathered from sources deemed reliable.
Bidding: The Auctioneer reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Bids are accepted online only. Virginia Auction Company, Inc. is not responsible for failed execution of bids due to bidder’s technological difficulties or issues.
Technical Issues: Virginia Auction Company, Inc. has made reasonable efforts to provide for online bidding for this sale. You recognize and acknowledge, however, that technical problems with hardware, software, or internet connectivity, as well as human errors, may arise and may affect, without limitation, the sale website, our online bidding program and process, your or our internet service and access, and your connection to this sale bidding program and process. You further acknowledge that these and other technical problems may develop at any time and with or without notice. You acknowledge and agree that we, Virginia Auction Company, Inc. are not in any way responsible for any such technical problems, and that you have no absolute or other right to be able to bid on this sale in the event of any such technical problems. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you further acknowledge and agree that, in the event of any such technical problems we reserve the right to postpone or cancel the sale and/or extend the bidding time for this sale and/or relist the property for sale at another time, in our sole discretion, and that our decision with regard to any such actions is and will be final. Bidders must take care in entering bids, and each bidder will be responsible for all bids placed under the Bidder’s approved registration. Once entered and recorded online, a bid is deemed to be final on behalf of the registered Bidder and may not be modified, retracted, or rescinded in whole or in part.