Offers through a real estate agent should be made on standard MLS documents. Offers on non-MLS listed properties can be submitted with the "Income Qualification and Purchase Form" link on this page. All potential purchasers must demonstrate financial ability to purchase the property and bring it up to code before any offer is presented to City Council.
To demonstrate financial ability to purchase, the potential purchasers must present documentation sufficient to satisfy the City. The following are examples of documentation which may be requested:
Proposals are considered for value of the offer, financial ability, history of the owner relating to taxes and code issues. The City Property Management Committee considers offers and then forwards a recommendation to the City Council. The City Council then considers whether to authorize the Mayor to enter into the agreement. No offers may be made after the contract is presented to the Council Committee Meeting for consideration.
* These are general guidelines which will be followed, however the City acknowledges that there are unique facts and circumstances to each sale and sometimes it may be necessary to deviate from these procedures. No sales are final until after Council approval and the City reserves the right to deviate from these guidelines on a case by case basis at its sole discretion with Council consent.