CHERAW, S.C. — A woman will pay $25 for a house after placing the winning bid during a public auction.
Corina Esaw bid $25 for the property at a town of Cheraw auction on Aug. 6, but the sale wasn’t official until the town council approved an ordinance authorizing the deal Tuesday evening. The motion to sell Esaw the house passed unanimously.
Town leaders agreed it would benefit taxpayers to transfer the town’s interest, title and ownership of the real property to the highest bidder, according to Ordinance 2015-02.
The aging shotgun-style house with white siding sits at the end of a grass driveway, just off Davis Street on the west side of the railroad tracks in the upstate South Carolina town of Cheraw. It is the only house on White Row and appears to be in the backyard of another property.
The property is officially described as “one small tenant dwelling” in Chesterfield County tax records.