Schroon Takes Top Honors At Essex County Auction

Essex County picked up more than a million dollars at a recent auction from properties seized for unpaid back taxes, Lohr McKinstry reports for the Press- Republican. A total of 72 parcels with taxes owed since 2010 went under the auctioneer’s hammer at the property-tax sale at the Ticonderoga Best Western Plus Inn and Suites.

Schroon Lake took the honor of having the highest sale price of $155,000. The property is a three bedroom, 1.5 bathroom ranch style home, located at 12 Longview Drive. The property also features a two car garage and beach rights on the lake. values the property at $237,500. In 2015 it was assessed for tax purposes at $182,500. The sale was handled by Schroon’s own Haroff Auctions and Realty Company.