48 hours after the start of the auction there are 8,027 bids on 3,921 properties totaling $3,245,376 across all Wayne County. You can follow the live bid feed at whydontweownthis.com/bids. The first properties start ending tomorrow morning, with properties ending in waves through Friday, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of spikes that causes.
For those playing the No Property Left Behind home game, there are currently 14,561 Detroit properties without a bid.
Among those currently left behind is this building at 3551 Michigan Avenue that caught my eye because I pass it pretty frequently and wonder what the heck is going to happen to it, and when. Bill’s Blue Star Disco Lounge, west of Corktown not too far from downtown:
And from above:
Aaand from behind:
This would be a pretty straight-forward example of a problem property that needs to be dealt with like I wrote about the in the Deal With It, Detroit article on Huffington Post.
Interestingly, just next door the 3461 Michigan Avenue property has a $500 bid (the green and brick one):
And from above. Anybody know a roofer?:
A WDWOT commenter says about the property:
Spiffy Mcspoonful: This building was broken into a day before the auction started. Previously it’s been secure for 15 years. Windows are now missing from upstairs, you can hear water flooding the basement. Both side doors are wide open. Assume this building has been completed stripped! If you want it first thing to do is shut off what at the street, secure the doors.
15 years. And someone breaks in today? Very curious to see what, if anything, happens to the block. If you know anything more about the area please post. It maaay be time to deal with it.