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A special land sale that Economic and Housing Development organized for St. Valentine’s Day – Saturday, 14 February 2015 at Newark City Hall (920 Broad Street). In the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day, we are doing a sale of city lots exclusively to COUPLES.

Transforming non-tax producing city owned lots to occupied, tax producing properties with new homes built on them. 100 lots at $1,000 a lot. This sale was NOT for developers or investors. The sale was exclusively for couples who are looking to live in Newark.

The rules were as follows:

  • You must be a couple (straight or LGBT)
  • Only one lot per couple
  • Lots will be awarded on a “first come, first served” basis
  • Lots will be sold for $1,000 each
  • All final sales are subject to Municipal Council approval
  • Buyers will be required to make a $500 down payment
  • Buyers will be required to pay an additional $500 at closing
  • Buyer is responsible for all closing costs
  • Buyer must submit a City Planning Board approved site plan to close on the property
  • Buyer must have a commitment letter from a financial institution AND/OR proof of cash to cover the cost of the infill new construction to close on the property
  • Construction must be completed within 18 months of closing
  • Buyer must reside in the property for 5 years after issuance of C.O.
  • Anyone from anywhere is eligible to participate except employees of the EHD Property Management Division

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