Estate auction of Brooklyn houses set for Dec. 18

2343 60th St., Brooklyn, to be auctioned for at least $590,000.  (Source: Kings County Public Administrator)

2343 60th St., Brooklyn, is on auction block. (Source: Kings County Public Administrator)

Ten Brooklyn houses are to be auctioned on Dec. 18 by King’s County Public Administrator Bruce Stein.  It is the first such estate auction by the city in that borough since last June.

The properties, which were owned by individuals who died without wills, have minimum bids ranging from $175,000 to $890,000.

At 51 Havermeyer St., a three-family attached row house is the property with the highest opening bid.  With 3,525 square feet of living area and annual taxes of $3,910, the brick house was owned John Krantz.

Also on the block is a mixed-use property with four to six residential units on the upper floors of the 6,264-sf building at 1001 Clarkson Ave.  Taxes amount to $2,479 a year.  It belongs to the estate of Eva Dias and has an opening bid of $515,000.

The fire-damaged two-story, semi-attached brick house with two-car garage and living area of 4,480 square feet at 573 Alabama Ave. is to have an opening bid of $175,000.  In the estate of one J. Owens, the three-family house has 2,480 square feet of living area and taxes of $2,609 annually.

Complete details of the auction can be found on the public administrator’s Web site, but you can see below a summary of all 10 properties:

Brooklyn 12-12 auction094

Of those to be offered for sale, the two-family house at 50 Tapscott Street is the only one at the Dec. 18 event that failed to find a buyer the last time around.  With 2,240 square feet of living area and a two-car garage, the semi-detached brick dwelling is taxed $1,531 annually.  The opening bid is $399,000.

Inspection of the properties is scheduled for Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  But the houses at 50 Tapscott St. and 620 Snediker Ave. may be viewed only from outside.

The auction is to take place in Brooklyn Supreme Court, 380 Adams St., at 2 p.m., and bidders are instructed to arrive by 12:45 p.m. to pre-register.

The usual terms apply — for example, a requirement to present a certified check payable to you or the public administrator of Kings County equal to 10 percent of the opening bid, plus a blank check for the difference should you win.

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