A large crowd was gathering in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse on Thursday (1/11/2018) morning. Curious onlookers were slowly circling the historic Murfreesboro square trying to figure what was going on?
On closer examination, it turned out to be a PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE AUCTION. The auction was set for 10:00AM and sheets giving a loose description of the 9 pieces of property were being handed out.
Wording on the printed piece was obviously legally inspired: One sentence said, "Information may not describe the correct property."
That had some scratching their heads.
Another sentence proclaimed, "Prospective bidders are responsible for investigating all matters relating to the properties before bidding." But the following line noted, "No prospective bidder may trespass on the property, disturb the occupants, or contact the borrowers to obtain information about the property."
Sounds like the beginning of a hit country song or at least a potential story line for a TV soap opera.
Now the rest of the story, nine pieces of property were on the block for bids on the courthouse steps. They ranged from what appeared to be an attractive 3,039 square foot home on Forrest Park Drive in Smyrna. But remember the sentence, "Information may not describe the correct property."
The choices also included condos, several 12-hundred to 16-hundred square foot homes in Murfreesboro and the estimated opening bids of all parcels ranged from $50,000 to $195,000.