On Friday January 23, 2009 the Lake Martin waterfront home of 216 Harrison Road, Dadeville, Alabama (map here) will be auctioned off on the steps of the Tallapoosa County Courthouse, downtown Dadeville.
This is a rare type of auction in that, as far as I can tell, it is NOT a property tax auction. It it NOT a home being auctioned by a private auctioneer, so therefore it has NOT been heavily promoted or advertised. The only promotion I could find has been the customary notification in the legal section of the Dadeville Record.
Click here to download a copy of the official legal announcement that last ran in the Dadeville Record on January 1, 2009.
The auction will be performed by the Circuit Clerk Frank Lucas and is going to “the highest bidder for cash.”
If you are a person that wants to buy a Lake Martin waterfront home on the cheap, this could be your chance. Given that it’s on a Friday and not advertised heavily, I don’t think very many bidders will show up at all.
READ THESE DISCLAIMERS: Please note I am NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH ANY PARTY to this auction. I have no relationship whatsoever with anyone about it, am not getting paid a dime on the sale, to write this post, or for anything else related to the sale. I am making NO STATEMENTS NOR OPINIONS about the property condition, lot lines, title, waterfront, or anything. Buyer beware. Please do your own research and due diligence. If you have questions about this process, please contact Tallapoosa County Circuit Clerk Frank Lucas.
I do think this is a nice rustic waterfront cabin, and, at the right price, can be a good one. I was out there about two years ago and looked around.
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Here is the Tallapoosa County Tax Map from the County Tax Assessor, when I met with one of the owners, she had a survey that she said showed more waterfront than the County is showing:
When I was down there a couple of years ago, it was nicely wooded with huge, shady trees. Here is how it looked at the time:
This picture was made standing in the driveway, looking toward Lake Martin:
Here is one from the dock, looking toward the home:
Here is a shot of the waterfront:
For those of you who are unsure where Harrison Road is, please click on the Lake Martin Map link here. Generally, it is on the south end of Lake Martin, you take highway 50 to Centerport Road (same turn off to Chuck’s) and follow Centerport almost to the end, left on Harrison.