The Real Deal Miami

Riviera Beach auctioning off properties

City selling more than 50 parcels to raise money for budget
January 15, 2014 09:45AM

Lamar Fisher

Lamar Fisher

Riviera Beach is auctioning off more than 50 properties to raise money for the city’s general budget.

The auction of the sites, which include abandoned single-family residences and vacant parcels, is scheduled for Jan. 25, the Palm Beach Post reported. Riviera Beach assembled the properties through foreclosures, donations and a former community redevelopment program. Overall, the properties have an assessed value of about $584,000.

Fisher Auction of Pompano Beach is running the sale. Company president Lamar Fisher said holding an auction allows neighbors to have the opportunity to purchase adjacent properties instead of selling the entire assemblage to one investor.

Newcomb Banquet Hall at 180 East 13th Street is the site of the auction. [Palm Beach Post]Eric Kalis