Purchasing historic property through sales conducted by the Floyd County Sheriff's Department:

The homes listed on this page are sold AS IS. “AS IS” means that the seller offers no guarantees on the property. For example, if the buyer discovers damages to the property after closing the sale, the damages are the responsibility of the buyer.

An announcement of properties that qualify for foreclosure sales are published in the legal section of the New Albany Tribune three times within thirty days before the sale date.

The buyer is required to pay in certified funds to the Floyd County Sheriff's Department by 4:00 PM on the day of the sale the full amount of the purchase price.

Procedure for bidding:

The institution holding the mortgage places the first bid. The bid amount covers the mortgage amount owed to the mortgage holder.

If you are not competing with any other bidder, you must bid at least $1 more than the bid of the mortgage holder. 

If more than one third party bidder are competing for the property, the winning bid is at least $1 more than the bid of the mortgage holder AND higher than the competing bids.

If the property is not sold at auction on the published sale date, a potential buyer may contact the mortgage holder after the published sale date and negotiate the purchase price.

For more information about purchasing a property through a sheriff's sale, contact Sheriff's Matron Dezarae Crowe at 812/948-4742.

Please note: Although we strive to be as accurate and thorough as possible, the information contained within the real estate descriptions is not guaranteed.


Louis and Michelle Hess House
1920 East Elm Street
New Albany, IN 47150
Sheriff Sale

This distinctive brick shotgun home, located in the Uptown neighborhood, offers superb exterior detailing, and more space than you might think!  Laura I. Foley purchased this lot, and the one immediately to its west, for $1000 in March 1900.  Mrs. Foley had this house built immediately - along with 1918 East Elm Street - and used both properties for investment purposes.

To be sold at Sheriff’s Sale Thursday, 26 January 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Office of the Sheriff of Floyd County (first floor of the City-County Building, 311 Hauss Square, New Albany). Judgment number:

Aamond C. Pierle House
1713 East Elm Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Located in New Albany’s Uptown neighborhood, this spacious Queen Anne offers plenty of opportunities for gracious living, both indoors and out.  Dairyman Aamond Pierle and his wife Tryphena had this house built around 1880 and the couple raised their seven children here. This is a HUD-owned house and is being sold as-is.

For more information contact Gene Baxter, RE/MAX First, at 502/592-0884, 812/945-1111, or gbaxter@remax.net.

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