Southern Arizona Properties to be Auctioned
Properties located in Southern Arizona will be auctioned as part of the court ordered auction of properties owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico. The Auction of the Arizona properties is scheduled for September 12, 2015 at The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 N. Third St. Phoenix, Arizona. The properties located in New Mexico will be auctioned on Sept. 19 in Albuquerque.
More than two dozen residential and commercial properties in Arizona will be auctioned as part of the church’s bankruptcy reorganization.
One residential property on Tucson’s far east side is next to Paul McCartney’s ranch, said Hank Amos, president of Tucson Realty & Trust, which is offering the properties at auction along with Accelerated Marketing Group.
The 13.9-acre site up for auction near Redington Pass has an assessed value of $750,000. It is next door to the ranch bought by the McCartneys in 1979; the couple visited Tucson frequently until Linda McCartney’s death in 1998.
Other Southern Arizona properties to be featured in the Sept. 12 auction are in Tumacacori, Tubac, Hereford, Sierra Vista and Benson and various locations in Northern Arizona.
“Tucson Realty & Trust Co. is honored to assist the diocese in Gallup, and we are hopeful that we can generate the same kind of success that we did here for the Tucson Diocese a few years back,” Amos said. “That auction was a huge success and really helped our diocese get out of bankruptcy.”
He said many people who bought property during the Tucson auction said they were motivated to help the church.
“That really made an impression on us and we are hopeful that members of the Catholic Church will come out and help again,” Amos said.
Bids are not accepted ahead of time, but written bids can be submitted, said Todd Good, president of Accelerated Marketing Group.
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