By Joseph Pratt
The Scioto County Career and Technical Center (SCCTC) will be auctioning off a house that the senior class has been responsible for building this academic year. The auction will be held on June 10, 2014 at 10 a.m at the school. This project is in its 32 year of making houses and the students are excited to show the community what skills they’ve learned from their time at SCCTC.
The house has been designed and constructed by various trade classes at the school. The house is approximately a 1400 square foot modular home with three bedrooms, two baths and a utility room.
Interested bidders should be aware that they are required to bring cash or a deposit check ,with valid ID, in the amount of $2,500. This is required at the time of the public auction from the highest bidder as a security for faithful performance, which amount will be applied on the purchase price when paid in full. This deposit is non-refundable.
John Reedy is the carpentry instructor at SCCTC, and currently has his students hanging drywall and other basic necessities for the house.
“It is very important to have this project, because any student interest in residential carpentry gets to build this house. We lay it out in the front yard for auctioning, so they learn how to lay a house and they also learn how to frame it from top to bottom. Everything that is done to this house, framing, drywall, roofing, students do it,” Reedy explained. “So, by the time they are done, they’ve have a chance to lay their hand on every part of it.”
The house is sold as-is and is behind the usual schedule, due to the winter weather that put the school out of session for so many days. The students have not had time to complete the project, but the house is coming with completed drywall, plumping, roofing and electrical work completed.
“We are behind schedule a bit, but the house is coming with hung drywall and that is where it is going to stop, no siding or anything like that,” Reedy said. “At this point in time, we are typically shining cabinets, laying tile and getting ready for auction, but we could only get so far with weather.”
Proceeds from the auction will go directly back to the program’s general fund for the next year’s house.
“It is important that we sale the house and get what it is worth, so we have the money for next year’s project.” Reedy said.
The sale shall be made to the highest bidder, but shall not be final until written notification of the acceptance of the bid is given by the Board of Education. Total amount of bid must be paid before the house is removed from Scioto County CTC property. The house must be paid in full and removed before Aug. 10, 2014 at buyer’s expense. Information concerning the auction sale and a copy of the house contract may be obtained at the school or by calling 740-259-6763.
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