Surplus Real Estate for Sale

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Surplus Real Estate for Sale

Surplus Real Estate for Sale

As it grows and changes, Fulton County recognizes that some of its properties are no longer needed for the operations of the County. Surplus properties include both improved parcels and vacant land. The following web pages are designed to list properties that are scheduled for a public sale and to guide you through the bid process. IMPORTANT: Information provided on these web pages is for general informational purposes only. For official information concerning the properties offered for sale and for information on the bid process, you must refer to the BID PACKAGE. It is the sole source of official information governing the sales process.

Click on FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS and HOW TO BID for general information on how to buy surplus properties.

Follow the links below for the individual properties that will be offered in the upcoming sale.

Individual Properties

Surplus Real Estate

0 Allen Road Properties, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328: 17-0090-0001-048-3

Solicitation No.:17-0090-0001-048-3

Address: 0 Allen Road Properties, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

Bid Opening Date: September 20, 2022

Property Description: The subject consists of three (3) contiguous parcels (parcel #s 17 009000010483, 17 009000010459 and 17 009000010491). They comprise approximately 2.043 unimproved, wooded acres. It is bounded by Allen Park to the west, H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home to the East and La Dee Da Studio day care and Atwater subdivision (townhomes and single-unit detached residences) to the north. Major travel and commuter routes within the area include Interstate 285 and Georgia 400. Access to the area is considered good. The subject neighborhood is in an area with primarily residential land uses, both single-family detached and attached, to the north and west. Located across Allen Road from the subject is a John Weiland development containing detached homes and townhomes. Commercial, multi-family, and mixed-use land uses front Roswell Road east of the subject, including several high-density mixed-use properties containing apartments over retail. The subject property sits approximately 0.75 miles south of the Sandy Springs city center. The subject has a good location with respect to commercial services, thoroughfares, and community services. Condition and appeal of the area are very good. The neighborhood is established with a stable population base and a middle-income demographic profile. The outlook for the subject property’s neighborhood is considered positive.

Special Notes: none

Real Estate Commission Buyer must be represented by a licensed Real Estate Broker or Agent to bid on this property. Commission of 5% of the sales price will be paid to the real estate brokerage at closing at no cost to Buyer.

Vendor Registration: Bidders will be guided to register as Vendors of Fulton County before being granted access to Solicitations on Bid Net Direct.

Disclaimer: We believe the information in this Solicitation to be correct but we do not guarantee its accuracy. Buyer should rely on his/her/their own investigation. Current zoning could revert to previous classification upon closing of the sales transaction.

Links:

Bid Package | Legal Description | Location Map | Buyers Agent Tutorial



0 Campbellton Fairburn Road, South Fulton, Georgia 30213 : 09F-3000-0117-050-4

Solicitation No.: 09F-3000-0117-050-4

Address: 0 Campbellton Fairburn Road, South Fulton, Georgia 30213

Bid Opening Date: September 20, 2022

Property Description: The subject is an undeveloped tract of land of approximately one-acre located at the northwest corner of Campbellton Fairburn Road and Hall Road in the City of South Fulton. It enjoys approximately 200 feet along the southwest side of Campbellton Fairburn Road. The topography is gently rolling and sloping at road grade along Hall Road and just below road grade along Campbellton Fairburn Road. Drainage appears to be adequate. It has favorable access, exposure, visibility, and other locational characteristics.

The neighborhood is a rapidly expanding community of residential and commercial uses. Major development that started approximately twenty years ago is continuing, providing complementary retail uses at major intersections to the stable residential communities of South Fulton. Of note are the South Fulton Crossing shopping center, the Renaissance Elementary and Middle Schools and Langston Hughes High School, and the soon to be completed warehouse development at the intersection of 92 and South Fulton Parkway.

Special Notes: None.

Real Estate Commission Buyer must be represented by a licensed Real Estate Broker or Agent to bid on this property. Commission of 5% of the sales price will be paid to the real estate brokerage at closing at no cost to Buyer.

Vendor Registration: Bidders will be guided to register as Vendors of Fulton County before being granted access to Solicitations on Bid Net Direct.

Disclaimer: We believe the information in this Solicitation to be correct but we do not guarantee its accuracy. Buyer should rely on his/her/their own investigation. Current zoning could revert to previous classification upon closing of the sales transaction.

Links:

Bid Package | Legal Description | Location Map | Buyer’s Agent Tutorial

0 Old Fayetteville Road, Palmetto 30268: 07-3609-0067-028-5

Solicitation No.: 07-3609-0067-028-5

Address:
0 Old Fayetteville Road, Palmetto 30268

Bid Opening Date: September 20, 2022

Property Description: The subject is two (2) contiguous parcels, Tax Nos. 07-3609-0067-028-5 and 07-3609-0067-029-3. They comprise approximately 4.58 acres of vacant land. The site of the former Palmetto Senior Center, it is accessed via School Street which runs off Fayetteville Road. The location is slightly over 22 miles southwest of the center of the City of Atlanta, and between the neighboring cities of Chattahoochee Hills to the west and Fairburn to the east. The subject has potentially good access for single family residential use assuming the existing drive to the property, School Street, can be upgraded as required to provide adequate, legal access for subdivision development. The immediate neighborhood consists almost exclusively of single-family residences. Single family houses extend along the north and south sides of Fayetteville Road and extend to the south along Taylor Circle to the west of the subject and Fair Street to the east of the subject.

Special Notes: The property is judged physically suitable for development with the assumption that the available access can be upgraded to a functional, standard roadway. The exact location of the existing road is not known and may encumber a portion of the property as it is currently installed.

Real Estate Commission Buyer must be represented by a licensed Real Estate Broker or Agent to bid on this property. Commission of 5% of the sales price will be paid to the real estate brokerage at closing at no cost to Buyer.

Vendor Registration: Bidders will be guided to register as Vendors of Fulton County before being granted access to Solicitations on Bid Net Direct.

Disclaimer: We believe the information in this Solicitation to be correct but we do not guarantee its accuracy. Buyer should rely on his/her/their own investigation. Current zoning could revert to previous classification upon closing of the sales transaction.

Links:

Legal Description | Owner’s Disclosure Statement | 2012 Title Certificate | Location Map | Buyer’s Agent Tutorial

0 Paul D West Drive, College Park, Georgia 30337: 14-0193-0002-032-9

Solicitation No.: 14-0193-0002-032-9

Address: 0 Paul D West Drive, College Park, Georgia 30337

Bid Opening Date: September 20, 2022

Property Description: The subject property contains 0.5366± acre, or 23,374± square feet. It is unimproved and generally level- to gently-sloping topography. The property has frontage along Camp Creek Parkway. Camp Creek Parkway is a four-land divided highway.

This property is in the service area of the City of College Park’s Six West District redevelopment planning area. The Six West development involves over 311 acres of City-owned property just west of the historic downtown district and the College Park MARTA station. This public-private venture will create a mixed-use regional center with recreation and entertainment venues. It is being developed by College Park’s Business and Industrial Development Authority and Clearly College Park Development Authority.

Special Notes: Paul D West Drive is currently closed. There is no vehicular access to the property.

Real Estate Commission Buyer must be represented by a licensed Real Estate Broker or Agent to bid on this property. Commission of 5% of the sales price will be paid to the real estate brokerage at closing at no cost to Buyer.

Vendor Registration:Bidders will be guided to register as Vendors of Fulton County before being granted access to Solicitations on Bid Net Direct.

Disclaimer: We believe the information in this Solicitation to be correct but we do not guarantee its accuracy. Buyer should rely on his/her/their own investigation. Current zoning could revert to previous classification upon closing of the sales transaction.

Links:

Bid Package | Legal Description | Location Map | 2019 Title Certificate | Buyer’s Agent Tutorial

0 Union Road Rear and 0 Wallace Road, South Fulton 30331: 14F-0119-LL-038-4

Solicitation No.: 14F-0119-LL-038-4

Address: 0 Union Road Rear and 0 Wallace Road, South Fulton 30331

Bid Opening Date:
September 20, 2022

Property Description: The subject is unimproved. It consists of two (2) contiguous parcels--0 Union Road Rear (parcel # 14F-0019-LL-038-4) and 0 Wallace Road (parcel # 14F-0105-LL-015-8). Together they comprise 19.45 acres. The neighborhood has good access to the interstate system and major traffic arteries. The site fronts approximately 1,800 feet along Camp Creek Parkway. It has a level to gently rolling terrain and is mostly wooded. It is assumed that all utilities are available and will include telephone, electricity, natural gas, and water and sewer. Police and fire services are available to the site. Vacant land borders the subject to the north and south. Development within the immediate area of the subject property consists primarily of residential uses. The Woodside Hill Subdivision borders the subject property to the east. The homes appear to have been built in the 1960’s and 1970’s and are well-maintained. A number of older single-family homes in proximity to the subject are situated on large land tracts. Since 2000, new residential development has been constructed within the area.

Special Notes: Direct access to the site from Camp Creek Parkway is not currently available; however, this does not eliminate the possibility of access from there in the future. Access could be obtained from the eastern site boundary along Reynolds Road by acquiring one of the existing single-family residences in the adjacent subdivision. No assertion is made as to whether GDOT would allow access from Camp Creek Parkway.

Real Estate Commission Buyer must be represented by a licensed Real Estate Broker or Agent to bid on this property. Commission of 5% of the sales price will be paid to the real estate brokerage at closing at no cost to Buyer.

Vendor Registration: Bidders will be guided to register as Vendors of Fulton County before being granted access to Solicitations on Bid Net Direct.

Disclaimer:
We believe the information in this Solicitation to be correct but we do not guarantee its accuracy. Buyer should rely on his/her/their own investigation. Current zoning could revert to previous classification upon closing of the sales transaction.

Links:

Bid Package | Legal Description | Title Certificate 2013 | Location Map | Buyer’s Agent Tutorial


115 Cliftwood Drive, Sandy Springs 30328: 17-0090-0004-009-2

Solicitation No.: 17-0090-0004-009-2

Address: 115 Cliftwood Drive, Sandy Springs 30328

Bid Opening Date: September 20, 2022

Property Description: The subject is an unimproved corner lot consisting of .43 acres in the City of Sandy Springs. Within the immediate area of the subject property, transportation access helps define the character of its development. Major travel and commuter routes within the area include I-285 and SR9/Roswell Road. Access to the area is considered good. The subject is located along a secondary traffic artery in central Sandy Springs. Occupancy in the areas is stable, indicating stable demand. The area has experienced major growth a few blocks north around the newer Sandy Springs government complex. Re-development is anticipated to spread outward as the number of potential re-development sites around the government center declines. The neighborhood is in the growth stage of its life cycle and property values are increasing.

Special Notes: None

Real Estate Commission Buyer must be represented by a licensed Real Estate Broker or Agent to bid on this property. Commission of 5% of the sales price will be paid to the real estate brokerage at closing at no cost to Buyer.

Vendor Registration: Bidders will be guided to register as Vendors of Fulton County before being granted access to Solicitations on Bid Net Direct.

Disclaimer: We believe the information in this Solicitation to be correct but we do not guarantee its accuracy. Buyer should rely on his/her/their own investigation. Current zoning could revert to previous classification upon closing of the sales transaction.

Links:

Bid Package | Legal Description | Location Map | Buyer’s Agent Tutorial




125 Cliftwood Drive, Sandy Springs 30328: 17-0090-0003-023-4

Solicitation No.: 17-0090-0003-023-4

Address: 125 Cliftwood Drive, Sandy Springs 30328

Bid Opening Date: September 20, 2022

Property Description: The subject is an unimproved corner lot consisting of .205 acre in the City of Sandy Springs. It is the eastern portion of a parent parcel along the southern side of Cliftwood Drive just east of the intersection with Sandy Springs Circle. The parent parcel includes an existing pocket park on land to be retained by Fulton County.

The area has experienced major growth a few blocks north around the newer Sandy Springs government complex. Re-development is expected to spread outward as the number of potential re-development sites around the government center declines. Access to the area is considered good. Occupancy is stable, indicating stable demand and property values are on the increase.

Special Notes: The subject constitutes the eastern portion. The street frontage along Cliftwood Drive is 44.5 feet in width which does not conform with current zoning requirements on its own. There is a water drainage easement that traverses the property.

Real Estate Commission Buyer must be represented by a licensed Real Estate Broker or Agent to bid on this property. Commission of 5% of the sales price will be paid to the real estate brokerage at closing at no cost to Buyer.

Vendor Registration: Bidders will be guided to register as Vendors of Fulton County before being granted access to Solicitations on Bid Net Direct.

Disclaimer: We believe the information in this Solicitation to be correct but we do not guarantee its accuracy. Buyer should rely on his/her/their own investigation. Current zoning could revert to previous classification upon closing of the sales transaction.
 
Links:

Bid Package | Legal Description | Location Map | Buyer’s Agent Tutorial

1851 Jonesboro Road, Atlanta 30315: 14-0039-0005-088-6

Solicitation No.: 14-0039-0005-088-6

Address: 1851 Jonesboro Road, Atlanta 30315

Bid Opening Date: September 20, 2022

Property Description: The subject property is a parcel of approximately 1.2-acre parcel and, formerly used as the Lakewood Health Center, is improved with a 5500 S.F. brick structure built in 1948. It is located within the Lakewood Heights community in the City of Atlanta and has good exposure along Jonesboro Road. Access to the neighborhood is very good due to the proximity to Interstate 75/85 (the Southern Connector) and Interstates 20 and 285. Development along the roadways within the neighborhood consists of a mixture of residential, commercial and industrial uses.

Special Notes: Due to the dilapidated condition of the building, THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS FOR INTERIOR INSPECTION.

Real Estate Commission Buyer must be represented by a licensed Real Estate Broker or Agent to bid on this property. Commission of 5% of the sales price will be paid to the real estate brokerage at closing at no cost to Buyer.

Vendor Registration: Bidders will be guided to register as Vendors of Fulton County before being granted access to Solicitations on Bid Net Direct.

Disclaimer: We believe the information in this Solicitation to be correct but we do not guarantee its accuracy. Buyer should rely on his/her/their own investigation. Current zoning could revert to previous classification upon closing of the sales transaction.

Links:

Bid Package | Legal Description | 1993 Title Certificate | Location Map | Buyer’s Agent Tutorial

2893 Lakewood Avenue, Atlanta 30315: 14 0103-LL-017-2

Solicitation No.: 14 0103-LL-017-2

Address:
2893 Lakewood Avenue, Atlanta 30315

Bid Opening Date: September 20, 2022

Property Description: The subject is a .32-acre unimproved parcel; it is the site of the former Stewart-Lakewood Branch Library. It has direct access to the Atlanta CBD and suburban communities of southwest Atlanta via immediate access to SR166 and the I-75/85 Connector. It is surrounded by retail and residential uses. New apartments have been developed immediately to the north of the subject.

Special Notes: None.

Real Estate Commission Buyer must be represented by a licensed Real Estate Broker or Agent to bid on this property. Commission of 5% of the sales price will be paid to the real estate brokerage at closing at no cost to Buyer.

Vendor Registration: Bidders will be guided to register as Vendors of Fulton County before being granted access to Solicitations on Bid Net Direct.

Disclaimer: We believe the information in this Solicitation to be correct but we do not guarantee its accuracy. Buyer should rely on his/her/their own investigation. Current zoning could revert to previous classification upon closing of the sales transaction.

Links:

Bid Package
 | Legal Description | Location Map | Buyer’s Agent Tutorial

2925 Lakewood Avenue, Atlanta 30315: 14-0103-LL-031-3

Solicitation No.: 14-0103-LL-031-3

Address: 2925 Lakewood Avenue, Atlanta 30315

Bid Opening Date: September 20, 2022

Property Description: The subject property is a .35-acre parcel that is improved with a 2,679 S.F. brick building that formerly housed the Jere Wells Health Center. It is located in the Sylvan Hills neighborhood of the City of Atlanta with direct access to the Central Business District and the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport via the I75/85 Connector and State Route 166.

Special Note: A detailed description of the site that addresses the size of the lot is provided in the Owner’s Disclosure Statement and the 2007 Title Certificate.

Real Estate Commission Buyer must be represented by a licensed Real Estate Broker or Agent to bid on this property. Commission of 5% of the sales price will be paid to the real estate brokerage at closing at no cost to Buyer.

Vendor Registration: Bidders will be guided to register as Vendors of Fulton County before being granted access to Solicitations on Bid Net Direct.

Disclaimer:
We believe the information in this Solicitation to be correct but we do not guarantee its accuracy. Buyer should rely on his/her/their own investigation. Current zoning could revert to previous classification upon closing of the sales transaction.

Links:

Legal Description | Owner’s Disclosure Statement | 2007 Title Certificate | 2011 Title Certificate | Location Map | Buyer’s Agent Tutorial

Frequently Asked Question

Land Division - Surplus

Do you sell any properties for $1?

According to State law and the Real Property Disposition Policy of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, the price of each property is based on its fair market value, which is determined by a qualified appraisal. We would only sell a property for $1 if its appraisal came back at $1.

Will I have time to arrange financing if I want to make a purchase?

All sales must be cash to the Seller (the County). Any financing must be done prior to the closing. Keep in mind that the County’s policy requires the Buyer to close within 30 days of the Notice of Award.

How often do you schedule your sales?

Sales are scheduled once properties have been declared surplus by the Board of Commissioners. There is no particular schedule. A sale may occur once or twice a year.

Do you have any houses for sale?

Whereas we may have a house for sale from time to time, most of the real estate that the County owns is commercial or institutional or vacant land. At this time, there are no surplus houses that are available for purchase.

Do you donate properties to non-profit organizations? Or is there a discount for non-profit organizations?

No. The County is prohibited from granting any donation or gratuity regardless of the worthiness of the purpose or the recipient. Where the public receives no substantial benefit, the donation or free use of county-owned property violates this constitutional prohibition.

According to State law and the Real Property Disposition Policy of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, the price of each property is based on its fair market value, which is determined by a qualified appraisal. Neither State Law nor County policy set out an exception for non-profit buyers.

Do you give tax incentives or tax breaks if I buy your property?

The State law on the disposition of county-owned real estate does not address tax incentives or tax breaks. The Real Property Disposition Policy of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners does not provide for either tax incentives or tax breaks.

Do you pay closing costs?

No.

Do you pay real estate commissions?

We may. Under the current Real Property Disposition Policy of Fulton County, approved by the Board of Commissioners on August 1, 2012, the Land Administrator is empowered to list a property with a Georgia state-licensed real estate brokerage and pay a commission at closing. Or, the County may pay a real estate commission to the Selling Broker (called the Buyer’s Agent). Any decision regarding the payment of a commission will always be included in the Bid Package and marketing materials for each property offered for sale.

Under certain circumstances, the County may choose to engage an auctioneer to offer surplus properties to the public and pay certain costs of sale that may include a commission.

How do you decide which properties are placed on the market for sale?

There is a process prescribed by the County’s Real Property Disposition Policy. It requires the Land Administrator to assess a property’s current use and any plans for its possible future use and to conduct other due diligence research related to the property. In cases where the Land Administrator, supported by the County Manager, determines that it makes sense to dispose of the property, a recommendation is be made to the Board of Commissioners to declare the property surplus. Only if the recommendation is approved by the Board of Commissioners would the Land Division proceed to sell the property. The property would then be offered to the general public via sealed bid or public auction, according State law and the County’s Real Property Disposition Policy.

Can I do a lease purchase?

No. Currently the Real Property Disposition Policy of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners does not provide for us to finance a sale using a lease purchase arrangement.

Can I view the properties online?

Yes and no. We have made an effort to provide as much information as possible on the Fulton County web site, including a photograph of each property. Still, you are encouraged to make a site visit to each property for yourself. For properties that have locked structures or that are gated, the Land Division will make arrangements for an “Open House” when a staff person will meet the public at the property for an inspection opportunity. The date and time of the Open House will be provided in the Bid Package for each property offered for sale.

Are licensed nonprofits organizations given a preference when purchasing a property?

No. According to State law and the Real Property Disposition Policy of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, the price of each property is based on its fair market value, which is determined by a qualified appraisal. Neither State Law nor County policy set out an exception that would give non-profit buyers a preference of any kind.

What are the required steps for purchasing a County owned property?

So glad you asked! Unlike the purchase and sale of real property in the private sector, governments are regulated by law and policy regarding the disposition of publicly-owned real property. By law, in Fulton County, we are permitted to sell surplus real property by sealed bid or auction. Our Board of Commissioners has selected the sealed bid process. It has a specific set of rules that govern how the real estate is offered for sale as well as how you must present your offer. Please see the Bid Information and Bid Package pages of this web site.

Are licensed nonprofits organizations given a preference when purchasing a property?

No. According to State law and the Real Property Disposition Policy of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, the price of each property is based on its fair market value, which is determined by a qualified appraisal. Neither State Law nor County policy set out an exception that would give non-profit buyers a preference of any kind.

Do County employees receive a discount?

No. According to Georgia State law and the Real Property Disposition Policy of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, there is no provision for selling property at a discount to employees of the County.

Will the county make repairs?

No. According to the Real Property Disposition Policy of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, County-owned real property is sold “as-is”, “where-is”, and “with all faults” and transferred by QUITCLAIM DEED only.

I understand that sometimes you may require the Buyer to be represented by a real estate broker. Why?

The real estate market is ever-changing. It can be very exciting and also very challenging. We have learned from experience that in the sale of surplus, distressed, and other government-owned real estate where Buyer and Seller alike are required to adhere to a unique set of rules, regulations and policies, it is prudent that each party have professional representation in order that their interests may reliably be represented.