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ED HAROFF OF Haroff Auction and Realty helped coordinate the bidding at the county tax auction this week at SCCC.

Another Record Auction

By Matt Youngfrau
LOCH SHELDRAKE — June 6, 2003 – Once again, the Real Property Tax Auction exceeded expectations.
Following two days of heavy selling this week, county officials announced that they had made a profit of more than $1.3 million.
The auction was held Tuesday and Wednesday at Sullivan County Community College’s Paul Gerry Fieldhouse in Loch Sheldrake. Approximately 230 properties were sold. Once again, the auction was run by Haroff Auction and Realty, Inc. and Absolute Auctions and Realty, Inc.
Taxes owed on the properties totalled $538,416.13. By the end of the first day, the auction pulled in nearly a million dollars. By the end of the second day, the total was up to $1,887,645, an approximate profit of $1,349,228.80. (All figures are preliminary, as the county treasurer’s office is still adding up the figures – and full payment isn’t due until July 18.)
In 2002, two auctions brought in $8,283,075, about a million of which was pure profit.

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