Dec
07

Tax Sales Soar in Lexington, Dip in Richland County

By
– The State

About 540 more Lexington County homes will be headed for sale today than last year because owners cannot pay their overdue property taxes, the county official who oversees delinquent taxes said.

That is about a 60 percent increase from 2008.

“That’s the biggest (increase) I’ve seen in the 10 years I’ve been here,” deputy treasurer Gene Rishkofski said Friday.

Richland County figures on Friday showed 270 fewer properties were headed for auction today than last year. But the number of delinquent property owners paying their taxes with credit or debit cards almost doubled compared with 2008, Treasurer David Adams said.

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