City again selling houses along 98th - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

City again selling houses along 98th

By James Clark - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Once again, the city is selling homes along 98th street between Slide & Quaker. The city purchased the homes for their estimated market value or in some cases replacement value plus moving costs. 

A late 1990's sewer project has now led to sinking dirt, which has damaged stretches of pavement along 98th street and threatens to damage homes. 

Back in October, the city sold 6 of those homes.  This time it's 12 homes.  But just like the first time, there's a catch.  The city keeps the land in order to fix the sinking dirt, and the house has to be moved.

Bid documents say, "The successful bidder will be required to remove all improvements to the property including all underground utility ties to the property line in the alley."  Those same documents define improvements as "house, buildings, other structures, trees, shrubs, etc."

Public records say you can bid on any one of the homes, or all six of them.  Likewise, the city can sell the homes separately or all-together.   Houses must be removed with 120 days after purchase.

The houses are as follows:
9801 Dover Ave
9802 Dover Ave
9802 Colton Ave
9802 Elkhart Ave
9801 Bangor Ave
9802 Bangor Ave
9801 Beaufort Ave
9802 Beaufort Ave
9801 Clinton Ave
9801 Hope Ave
9802 Hope Ave
9801 Huron Ave

In order to bid on one or more of the houses (CLICK HERE).   You will be asked to create a free account with bidsync.com.

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