Highgate Estate and Gardens - 301 W. Greene St Greensboro, GA - BHHS GA Properties Seller Choice Auction
Highgate Estate and Gardens - 301 W. Greene St Greensboro, GA
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Starting Bid:$800,000.00
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A 11% Buyer's Premium will be added to the final Sales Price. All applicable taxes will be assessed based on the sum of the sales price and buyer's premium.

Highgate Estate & Gardens Event Center, B&B & Restaurant Space on 2.26± Acres in Greensboro, GA

Beautifully Appointed Estate Home, Exquisite Gardens, Indoor and Outdoor Event Spaces with Easy conversion to Full Service Restaurant 

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Our Sellers have put heart and soul into this beautiful oasis for over 20 years.

They now, due to health issues, need to retire and are extremely motivated to Sell!

They have completed their masterpiece, now it's your turn!

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Live Onsite Auction with Online Bidding 

 

Deadline: Tuesday, August 18th at 1pm ET 

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301 W Greene Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 (Greene County)

 

Open House Tours:

Sunday, July 26th-By Appointment only - from 1:00PM - 3:00PM 

Sunday, August 2nd from 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Saturday, August 15th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM 

and the day of the sale, Tuesday August 18th from 11:00AM -  1:00 PM

Registered and pre-approved bidders may also contact us to schedule an appointment. 

 

Sale Manager: Amy Martin,  404-734-3606 or AmyMartin.Auction@BHHSgeorgia.com 

 

301 W Greene Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 (Greene County)

  • Event Center with excellent space for transition to a full-service Culinary Kitchen
  • 2.26± acres of lush gardens, walkways, with stunning visual appeal
  • Elegant southern, historic, three-story restored Victorian Home with 5 additional structures totaling over 14k± sf.
  • Beautifully appointed home and turn-key business with the Real Estate
  • Tax Incentives available, High Per capita Income and Low taxes
  • Getaway that’s not too far away! Easy to maintain social distancing with style.
  • Conveniently located 10 minutes from Lake Oconee and nearby Ritz Carlton Hotel provides extra accommodation.
  • An easy walk to downtown Greensboro to visit the local craft brewery-Oconee Brewing Companyantique stores, an artisan marketplace, restaurants, and clothing boutiques.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Logo

320 West Lanier Avenue   Ste. 11

Fayetteville, GA 30214
  Office Phone: (770) 719-9400

Direct (678) 815 5687

www.SellerChoiceGA.com

BHHS GA Properties Georgia Auction Company #3157

Amy Martin GAL #2837

 

Highgate Estate & Gardens Event Center, B&B & Restaurant Space

on 2.26± Acres in Greensboro, GA

Beautifully Appointed Estate Home, Exquisite Gardens, Indoor and Outdoor Event Spaces with Easy conversion to Full Service Restaurant 
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Current list 1,299,000 - opening bid $800k

 Located in the Rural and Federal Opportunity Zones, the tax incentives add to this incredible opportunity. The Estate is minutes from Lake Oconee, a little over an hour to ATL Airport, and 30 miles to UGA.

Our Sellers need to retire due to health issues, and are extremely motivated to Sell!

They have completed their masterpiece, now it's your turn!

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Online Auction with Live Onsite Concierge Bid Assistance

Deadline: Tuesday, August 18th at 1pm ET
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301 W Greene Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 (Greene County)

 

Open House Tours:

Sunday, July 26th-By Appointment only( must be scheduled by 3pm 7/23) - from 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Sunday, August 2nd from 1:00PM - 3:00PM

NEW ADDITION!-Sunday, August 9th from 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Saturday, August 15th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM 

and the day of the sale, Tuesday August 18th from 11:00AM -  1:00 PM

Registered and pre-approved bidders may also contact us to schedule an appointment. 

Sale Manager: Amy Martin,  404-734-3606 or AmyMartin.Auction@BHHSgeorgia.com

  • Beautifully Appointed Estate Home on 2.26 acres of Exquisite, lush gardens, and walkways with stunning visual appeal
  • Chef's Kitchen with Thor Kitchen Professional Gas Range, Frigidaire Professional Column Refrigerator & Freezer Set with island seating
  • 3rd floor apartment with full bath, large walk-in closet and office area
  • Move in Ready with abundant Potential!
  • Indoor and Outdoor Event Spaces with Easy conversion to Full-Service Restaurant
  • Conveniently located 10 minutes from Lake Oconee and nearby Ritz Carlton Hotel provides extra accommodation.
  • An easy walk to downtown Greensboro to visit the local craft brewery-Oconee Brewing Companyantique stores, an artisan marketplace, restaurants, and clothing boutiques.

We at Seller Choice Auction team are pleased to partner with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties agent Marta Rodriguez to bring you this wonderful luxury property!  This is Not a Bank-owned Property. Located in the Rural and Federal Opportunity Zone, this Elegant 3-story Victorian Estate is nestled on 2.26± acres of exquisite lush gardens and walkways. The site is rich in history and continues to be an important part of the Greensboro, Georgia community. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful of Greensboro architectural treasures. In addition to the restored original home, the property includes a total of six (6) buildings totaling 14,000± Sq. Ft. located throughout the private, level,  landscaped, and wooded lot; numerous gardens; gazebo, pergola and waterfall; lawn irrigation system; well-manicured and maintained lawn and gardens; gravel parking areas; granite stone drive from the 1930’s; and cobblestone and concrete walkways.  

Rural and Federal Opportunity Zone tax incentives are available for further expansion of the Event Center as well as improvement to the space and the home.This is a turn-key business opportunity that allows you to open for business immediately! All furnishings remain with the sale of the Event Center, all items located in the indoor pavilion, the bed and breakfast, outdoor patio, groom's cottage, cabin, down to every last fork and spoon.

 

The Grand home, a 210 year old Southern Manor, features a rich history blended with several upgrades offering 6 bedrooms,5 full baths, and 1)1/2 baths. The style of the home incorporates the Greek Revival Style of the first half of the 19th century and the French Version of the Victorian Style.  This home combines old world charm with all the modern amenities including 7 Fireplaces, a recently remodeled and upgraded gourmet kitchen, upgraded electric, and new windows. Three HVAC units cool the home. The first and second floor units were purchased in 2017 and the third floor converted attic living space unit was installed in 2011.

 The home is beautifully appointed with a mix of fine antiques, art and decor and Everything stays with the home. The roof of the main house was replaced in 2012, and the home features a  wraparound Veranda which has recently been restored with new lumber and extra reinforced supports and a new roof in 2017. 

The porch leads you to a soft flowing walkway to the Sunken garden with a seating area where you can listen to the trickling water fountain, relax and meditate. 

Among the grounds you will find : 

Outdoor Wedding Chapel - The garden area has a natural slope for amphitheater style seating.  The Chapel itself is used as the stage.  The chapel creates a beautiful frame for a wedding. Bands have performed here with buffet dinner and tables and chairs set up on the grass.  The possibilities abound.

It’s just a short walk to the separate Standalone Men and Womens’ Restrooms ( built in 2008 /approx. 288± sqft.) adjacent to Chapel Garden.

The Indoor Event Pavilion,  inspired by the classical Parisian Renaissance style of architecture,  is approx 6,500±sq.ft., and has seating for 150 guests. The space has been noted as having 

“Perfect acoustics” features a full-service judges panel bar, a large separate dining area for closed off private parties, 2 restrooms and was built in 2009. 

A Partial new roof was added on the backside in 2017. 

In 2018, the following upgrades were made:

Caterer's kitchen added

Elevated Dance floor with surround sound was expanded

Full Service Bar was added

A concrete floor was poured in the Left Wing and a retaining wall built in the Right Wing.

A wall with two pocket doors was built in the Left Wing, dividing a portion of the Left Wing into a separate room.

A four zone sound system was installed.

14 Daikin wall unit HVAC's in the pavilion, • 9 purchased in 2012 • 5 purchased in 2018 (including one in the caterer's kitchen)

 

The Caterer's Kitchen (15’ x 20’) in the Pavilion can be converted into a full-service Kitchen and is easily accessed by the staff from the back parking .

 

The 2-story Groom's Cottage, built in 2018 and totaling 919±sqft  features a living room, bedroom, full bathroom, and large storage area which can be accessed by a walkway from the caterers kitchen. There are 3 Daikin wall unit HVAC's in the Grooms Cottage, purchased in 2018.

 

The Magnolia Terrace which was added in 2018 can easily seat up to 80+ guests.  This is one of the few, and one of the largest, outdoor terraces that any restaurant in the Lake Oconee area would have. You and your guests can sit under the amazing Magnolia trees with their spreading branches and  Magnolia blooms. A perfect spot for Wine tastings, whiskey tastings, as well as guitar players, string quartets, solo vocalists, etc.   This is especially appealing now that outdoor dining is being pushed due to social distancing.  

 

The Office in the parking lot was built in 2018. 12' x 20' for a total of 240± Sq ft. and features a Pure Air Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner in the Office, purchased in 2018.


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detached bedroom/lounge cottage, which includes a full bathroom, was converted from a garage to a bedroom in 2002. A new roof was added in 2018  Approx. 360± sq ft.

 

In May 2019, a concrete walkway was poured connecting the granite walkway, the side porch of the house, the bedroom/lounge cottage, the octagonal storage shed, the back driveway and the patio for the chapel bathrooms. In addition, concrete was poured from the gate to the street of the back driveway. The remainder of the back driveway is gravel. 

 

Tax info:
GreeneCounty Tax Parcel# G060000020

2019 GreeneCounty Taxes $3,767.29

 

According to the FEMA Flood Maps the subject property is located in Flood Zone “X.” The subject property is identified on FEMA Map Panel: 12005C0335H – Map Date: 06/02/2099.7 Outside the 100 and 500-year floodplains. No BFEs or depths are shown within this zone.

 

Local Schools:

  • Lake Oconee Academy( k-12- Charter school , a part of Greene Co system)
  • Nathaniel Greene Academy( Private K-12)
  • Elementary School Greensboro
  • High School Greene County
  • Middle School Anita White Carson

Web Presence:
Highgate Facebook Page
Yelp listing
VisitLakeOconee.com
Tripadvisor.com
Eventective.com
Chambres-hotes.fr
Exploregeorgia.org

Also available to the new owners:

        • Transferable contract for termites
        • Transferable biannual HVAC services
        • Adjacent Parking lot which, is not owned by but, has been rented by the current owners of Highgate who installed electrical here for lighting the lot
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    Location Location Location Highgate Estate & Gardens from Seller Choice Team on Vimeo.


    ~70 miles east of Atlanta via I-20

    ~60 miles west of Augusta via I-20  (Masters tournament)
    ~30 miles to UGA, largest university in Georgia
    ~Less than 10 minutes to Greene County Regional airport
    ~10 miles to:
    1. Lake Oconee, the second largest lake in Georgia.   Visitlakeoconee.com gets 40% of the motel tax of Greene county for promotional advertising.  In 2019 that totaled approximately $500k.  There is a huge push to make Lake Oconee a vacation destination.
    2. Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee., lake front hotel.   The only Ritz Carlton in GA outside of Atlanta. 
    Reynolds Lake Oconee.   12,000 acres of lakefront property, featuring six golf courses, a sporting ground, 10 dining venues, four full-service marinas, gated community. 
    3. Harbor Club.  A southern living inspired community.  1,000 acres, 9 miles of Lake Oconee shoreline.  Fourth on Golfweek’s 2017 State-by-State Best Courses you can play in Georgia.  18-hole Weiskopf-Morrish-designed golf course.  Gated community. 
    4. Del Webb at Lake Oconee.   Gated, golf-cart, active adult community.   The only Del Webb in the nation with direct lake access.  

    Highgate is conveniently located at exit 1-30 off I-20 halfway between Atlanta and Augusta. It is an excellent location for Corporate Events, Indoor or Outdoor Weddings or concerts, UGA Social Events, Garden Tours, Wine tasting or casting for the Movie Industry. 

     

     

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Logo

    320 West Lanier Avenue   Ste. 110
        Fayetteville, GA 30214
        Office Phone: (770) 719-9400
          Direct (678) 815 5687

    www.SellerChoiceGA.com

    BHHS GA Properties Georgia Auction Company GAL#3157

    Amy Martin GAL #2837

Abbreviated Terms: This property is selling subject to Seller confirmation.

The home and property will be sold as-is, where-is with no reps or warranties.  

11% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the winning bid to determine sale price 

10% Earnest Money deposit due upon completion of the auction 

Purchaser will sign an as-is contract and close in 30 days.  

Financing is allowed but will not be a contingency of sale.  

Seller will provide an insurable title. 

The opening bid is 800k and the property is selling subject to seller confirmation.

Brokers welcome! Broker Co-Op fee 3% commission paid to qualified agents. Broker registration form is available on our website. See full terms for details. 

 

PRE-AUCTION OFFERS: Must be on cash terms using the auction contract posted on our site and must be submitted to the Auctioneer no later than 48 hours prior to the auction. If an acceptable pre-auction offer is received prior to the deadline, the Auctioneer will contact all registered bidders and interested parties to acknowledge such and provide any and all parties a (3) three business day (72 hrs) window to submit offers. In the case that a higher offer is received, the extension clock will reset for an additional (3) three business day (72 hrs) window. This extension will continue until no better offers are received. In the case of an accepted pre-auction contract, the closing will be set no later than 30 days from the date of a fully executed PSA (auction contract). All contracts must be accompanied with a 10% earnest money deposit wired to the Escrow agent within 24hrs.  

Transfer will be by Limited Warranty deed. Seller is providing an insurable title. 

 

CLOSING:  Closing is to occur with Weissman PC .

 

GENERAL AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 

AUCTION REGISTRATION:  

To register for the auction, you must submit registration form to Amymartin.auction@BHHSgeorgia.com which will include a statement that you do have the required funds for required down payment. This registration will allow you to receive auction notifications if we receive an acceptable pre-auction offer from another bidder. 

After registering, To Obtain a Bid Number you must provide proof of funds from your bank or financial institution that you have sufficient funds to cover the required earnest money down payment and state your understanding and agreement to the terms and conditions of the auction. This may be accomplished by emailing Proof of funds to amymartin.auction@BHHSgeorgia.com, texting to 404.734.3606 or showing the proof of funds to the Sale Manager.  

 

PROPERTY INSPECTION: Open Houses/ Inspections scheduled as noted in the Property Listing or contact listed BHHSGeorgia Seller Choice Sale Manager for inspection instructions. To view the property outside of scheduled open houses, interested parties must register and be approved to bid in the auction. 

 

BROKER PARTICIPATION INVITED: Unless noted otherwise in property listing or herein, a broker commission of three percent (3 %) will be paid on real estate.  A commission will be paid to the properly licensed broker whose prospect purchases and closes on the real estate. To qualify for a commission, the Broker must register by email, mail, fax or hand delivery using the Broker Registration form posted to the website for the property listing prior to the represented bidder’s registration. The registration form must be signed by the prospect and the Broker and must be received by BHHS Georgia Properties Seller Choice Team prior to bid deadline. If the winning bidder is onsite, Broker must also attend the auction. Selling agent will sign the Auction Real Estate Sales Contract. Commissions to be paid only upon closing. 

 

 

AUCTION INFORMATION OFFICES: The auction information office is located at 320 West Lanier Avenue   Ste. 110, Fayetteville, GA 30214, Office Phone: (770) 719-9400, Direct (678) 815 5687. Brochures, Auction Purchase and Sale Agreements, and other information may be obtained by calling the office, or by visiting our website at www.sellerchoicega.com. 

 

CONDUCT OF THE AUCTION: Online bidding will begin two weeks prior to the bid deadline. Onsite bidders may place their bids at the indicated auction time. The auction will be conducted via live webcast so that bidders unable to attend may bid in real time through our webcast at https://www.sellerchoicega.com. The auction ends when the highest bid is recognized by the Auctioneer. Bid increments and bidding methodology are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Auctioneer. 

 

TERMS OF SALE FOR REAL ESTATE: Upon conclusion of the bidding, Purchaser will sign an Auction Purchase and Sale Agreement (“PSA”) with no changes. Winning bidder will pay non-refundable earnest money deposit of ten percent (10%) of the purchase price (bid amount plus buyer’s premium). Submit the non-refundable earnest money deposit to the Weissman PC Escrow Account immediately after the auction. Online Purchaser will be provided with wiring instructions.  

 

Closing must occur no later than 30 days following the full execution of the Purchase and Sale Agreement or September 17th, 2020 at 5:00 PM unless extended in writing by mutual consent of the parties. Purchaser not closing within the contractual time may forfeit his/her earnest money deposit.  

A sample GAR form Auction PSA packet will be available at our website and at the auction site prior to the auction for review. The Auction PSA which Purchaser must sign at the auction contains an acknowledgment that Purchaser has inspected the property prior to the auction, is relying solely on his/her inspection, and is purchasing the property As Is with all faults and without reliance on any warranty of any kind whatsoever. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO SAID AUCTION PSA OR ANY EXHIBITS ATTACHED THERETO, AND PURCHASER WILL BE OBLIGATED TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER SAID AUCTION PSA ON AUCTION DAY. Provided, however, Seller reserves the right to modify or amend said Auction PSA, to complete blank sections, to attach appropriate exhibits, and to comply with state and local laws as may be enacted or amended from time to time. 

Seller states to presently have title to said property, and at the time of the sale agrees to convey insurable title to said Property to Purchaser by Limited Warranty deed, subject only to (1) all title matters of record as of the date of closing, (2) matters affecting title that would be disclosed by an accurate survey of the property, and (3) all taxes not yet due and payable.   In the event there are leases on the property, Purchaser agrees to assume Seller's responsibility thereunder to the tenant(s) and broker(s) who negotiated such leases.   

  

Seller shall pay Auctioneer’s commission and prorated portion of 2020 Real Estate taxes and any title corrective expenses. Purchaser shall pay prorated portion of 2020 Real Estate taxes and all other closing costs including tax stamps, transfer tax, recording fees, title search, title insurance (optional), and closing attorney fees and escrow fees charged by charged by Weissman PC  and all of Purchaser’s attorney fees (should Purchaser choose representation). Sale shall be closed on or before 30 days following the full execution of the Purchase and Sale Agreement or September 17th, 2020 at 5:00 PM.   

Weissman PC Peachtree City office is the closing attorney: Marlene Young , Attorney. 

Weissman PC is located at 500 Westpark Drive | Suite 150, Peachtree City, GA 30269. 

Actual closing location will be near Greensboro TBD prior to close.

All payments (i.e. Earnest Money, Closing Funds) must be in the form of wire transfer, with wiring instructions to be provided.

Auctioneer is acting as agent for the Seller, not as Purchaser's agent. Time is of the essence. 

PRE-AUCTION OFFERS: Must be on cash terms using the auction contract posted on our site and must be submitted to the Auctioneer no later than 48 hours prior to the auction. If an acceptable pre-auction offer is received prior to the deadline, the Auctioneer will contact all registered bidders and interested parties to acknowledge such and provide any and all parties a (3) three business day (72 hrs) window to submit offers. In the case that a higher offer is received, the extension clock will reset for an additional (3) three business day (72 hrs) window. This extension will continue until no better offers are received. In the case of an accepted pre-auction contract, the closing will be set no later than 30 days from the date of a fully executed PSA (auction contract). All contracts must be accompanied with a 10% earnest money deposit wired to the Escrow agent within 24hrs.  

Transfer will be by Limited Warranty deed. Seller is providing an insurable title. 

Please contact the Auctioneer if you want to submit a pre-auction offer.  

 

BUYER'S PREMIUM: Property will be sold with a eleven percent (11%) buyer's premium. The bid amount plus buyer's premium equals the final purchase price. For example: A $100,000 high bid, plus the $11,000 buyer's premium, equals the $111,000 final purchase price. 

 

FINANCING: Please note that financing is NOT a contingency of this auction. Because financing is NOT a contingency, all potential bidders must make certain in advance that they are capable of obtaining the necessary financing to close the transaction. Earnest money deposits are Non-Refundable due to the inability to obtain financing. 

 

PLATS/SKETCHES/DRAWINGS AND PHOTOS: Existing legal descriptions are not guaranteed for complete accuracy. All acreage and dimensions are approximate and could be subject to change upon an actual field survey. All stakes, signs or flags indicating boundaries or location are for general location purposes only and are not to be construed as precise property corners. Bidders may have surveys conducted prior to the auction but are purchasing the property as-is. Title will be insurable. 

 

KEYS: Neither Auctioneer nor Seller warrant key availability on any property. If available, keys will be provided at closing. However, Purchaser is strongly advised to re-key the property immediately after closing.  

 

AUCTION POWER OF ATTORNEY: For interested bidders who cannot attend the auction but would like to have a representative bid at the auction on their behalf, an Auction Power of Attorney can be obtained by contacting the Auction Sale Manager as listed in the Auction information section. 

 

TAX EXCHANGE: Seller and Purchaser agree that Seller may effectuate 1031 Tax Exchanges on the property sold herein. Purchaser will agree to cooperate and execute the necessary documents to enable the Seller to consummate said transactions.   

EASEMENTS: All property sold is subject to recorded easements which include existing roads and planned roads, power line and other utility easements, ingress and egress easements, and other easements of record. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Personal on-site inspection of the property is strongly recommended. Failure to inspect property prior to auction does not relieve purchasers of contractual obligations of purchase. Property sells As Is - Where Is with no warranties expressed or implied. Bidders agree by participating in the auction that they understand and agree that they have inspected the property to their satisfaction. Real property to be conveyed by limited or special warranty deed. Only the following sale closing costs will be paid by seller: (1) Commissions or brokerage fees to Auctioneer and/or cooperating Brokers as set forth in separate agreement with Auctioneer, and as established in these Terms and Conditions; (2) reasonable title corrective expenses, in Seller’s sole determination; and (3) Prorated 2020 property taxes and previous year back taxes due, if any. All other closing costs, including but not limited to real estate taxes surveys, title examination, tax stamps, loan closing costs, and closing attorney fees are at the expense of the Purchaser. Purchaser will pay all closing fees charged by the closing attorney. 

Information was gathered from reliable sources and is believed to be correct as of the date this brochure is published; however, this information has not been independently verified by sellers or auctioneers. Its accuracy is not warranted in any way. There is no obligation on the part of Seller or Auctioneer to update this information. ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE AT THE AUCTION TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ALL ADVERTISING. The seller does not have any liability whatsoever for any oral or written representations, warranties or agreements relating to the property except as expressly set forth in the Auction PSA.  Bid increments are at the sole discretion of the Auctioneer. Property not indicated in the listings as selling regardless of price are sold with reserve. Bidder acknowledges that Seller and Auctioneer and their employees, agents, affiliates, and associates reserve the right to place bids on properties sold with reserve up to the seller’s reserve price, at their sole discretion. Neither Seller, Auctioneer, nor their representatives may bid above the reserve price. There is no obligation on the part of the Seller to accept any backup bids in the event the high bid falls through. 

 

LEAD BASED PAINT DISCLOSURE: The home on this property was built prior 1978. A Lead based disclosure and brochure will be provided to the Purchaser prior to bidding on the property. This property is selling on an “as-is'' basis.  Prospective bidders are permitted to conduct any risk assessments or inspections prior to bidding and/or prior to the conclusion of all bidding. All bidders prior to registration approval for the auction, will sign the Lead-based paint disclosure form waiving the opportunity to conduct any future assessments or inspection for the presence of lead based paint.

 

Questions?

Amy Martin, 404-734-3606, amymartin.auction@BHHSgeorgia.com 

United States

Closing to occur within 30 days of contract with possession at closing.