2 Family brick house plus attached industrial space 5500+ SF, low tax rate

2 Family brick house plus attached industrial space 5500+ SF, low tax rate

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End Date: Friday Jan-19-2018 8:30:49 PST
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Big old brick house in Pittsfield, the center of The Berkshires, a famous resort and vacation area. The house has all but one newish (estimate early 2000s) windows. There is an industrial/garage section out back for your projects or to be turned into additional housing. The approximately 5500 SF area does not include the basement or attic space, so that's even more room for you to work with. The Attic is quite large with high ceilings and could be turned into a residential area. There is a porch on the side of the house that is its most ugly feature, and needs to be torn down. This is the one part of the property that is wood, so demolition should be easy, by my estimate. 

The rear part of the building has an unobstructed southern, northern, and eastern view of significant area which would be idea for solar panels. The main section house also has an Eastern view, and partially obscured Northern and southern view. The West is somewhat obscured by the hill. The exact extent of solar exposure is not guaranteed in any way.

More photos available on request.

There is over $12,000 of taxes, sewerage. and assessments due to the City on the property. 

As mentioned, there is a fuel oil spill on the property. Personally, I believe that the fuel oil spill can easily be cleaned up with bacterial treatment. The cost of the bacteria to accomplish this is about $150. However, this may not be the legal means to take care of the problem. Regardless, I recommend a survey by a Licensed Site Professional.

Tax valuation. $47,400, tax $19.63 per thousand, total tax per year $928.50 (residential). 

The property is sold quit-claim, as is, all debts and obligations to be assumed by the purchaser. All purchases final. Payment must be made by cash/bank check/cashier's check within 5 business days of auction end. Failure to complete closing (that is, to file deed with Berkshire County Registry of Deeds) within 21 business days of auction end will cause all money paid to be forfeited and sale nullified.

There is a $440 documentation fee on top of the sales price, plus a $4.56/$thousand Massachusetts property transfer tax.