Many Vanderburgh County residents filled the Civic Center on Thursday morning for the annual tax auction.
The auction is a way for the city to regain lost revenue from unpaid property taxes.
Properties that can end up on the list include vacant or blighted homes.
Just over 500 properties were up for auction.
One resident, Bill Harty, said the auction is a win-win. He said one property he bid on was lowering property values in his area.
“It was very close to some of my other property and it was rundown and there were animals in it – wild animals and everything. So I bought it to clean it up and help the city and improve the whole area,” Harty said.
Those with top bids Thursday don't take immediate possession.
They have to wait one year to see if the current owner can pay the taxes due and keep the property.
(This story was originally published on August 24, 2017)
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