The tax-forfeited land sale conducted Oct. 4 by Isanti County Auditor-Treasurer Chad Struss was very successful, according to Struss at the Oct. 16 Isanti County Board meeting. Of the 25 properties auctioned, 21 sold at the sale and two were later purchased over the counter at the auditor’s office, he said.
Selling tax-forfeited land returns those properties back to the tax rolls so the county can again begin collecting taxes on them.
Several properties sold for a final price greater than the basic sale price, with a few being much greater. For instance, there were three properties listed for only $1,000, one of which was the old Dalbo feedmill. The feedmill sold for $28,500, another of the parcels sold for $6,000, and one sold for $20,000.
Another parcel on Long Lake with a basic list price of $25,000 sold for $37,500. A parcel near Braham listed for $15,000 sold for $45,500.
At this time, the county has two remaining parcels that may be purchased over the counter by interested parties. One parcel is listed for $5,000, and the other for $100.