Judicial Lots Sales

The Benton County Circuit Clerk plans to offer 36 Bella Vista properties at a judicial sale at 10 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, on the 2nd floor of the Benton County Courthouse in Bentonville.

The new lot owner, upon completion of the purchase of the lot, is entitled to membership privileges and has access to all of the amenities Bella Vista has to offer. POA amenities include: 117 holes of golf spread among seven golf courses, a golf range/practice center, seven private lakes, swimming pools, tennis, racquetball and basketball courts, miniature golf and playgrounds, walking trails, a gun range, an RV park and fitness and recreation centers.

Lots will be auctioned in the order they are listed on the sale sheet. An oral bid accepted at public auction is a legal and binding contract to purchase. Do not bid on a lot unless you intend to purchase it. Membership lots cannot be built upon, and unimproved lots may or may not be suitable for building. All lots confer membership to the owner. It is your responsibility to know what kind of lot you are buying before the auction.

There are no warranties of title. We have done our best to name all possible defendants, but neither the POA, nor its directors, employees and agents, warrant title. The POA encourages all prospective purchasers to do their own title research.

The minimum bid amounts will be the POA’s opening bid on each property.

All lots will have taxes paid through 2015 only.  Purchasers will be responsible for the 2016 taxes and all future taxes.

Lots are subject to the right of redemption by the owner or owner’s agent one (1) year from the date of sale. If the property is redeemed, you will receive payment of the purchase price plus six percent (6%) interest, plus any accrued assessment or taxes.

You may pay with cash, check or money-order (the Circuit Clerk does not take credit, debit or check cards). Money orders and checks should be made payable to the Benton County Circuit Clerk. You may pay in full or pay 10% of the purchase price down at the time of sale, with the balance of the purchase price bearing interest from the date of sale until paid at the rate of 10% per annum. Additionally, you are responsible for payment of the recording fee of $25.00 per lot and a revenue stamp fee of $3.30 per thousand on the day of sale.

Once you pay the entire amount owed, you can take your receipt from the Circuit Clerk’s office to Membership Services to get your POA membership card.

Monthly assessments of $16.00 will start to accrue upon completion of the sale. Assessments may be paid monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Assessments are due the first day of the month and considered delinquent on the last day of the month. Six percent (6%) interest may be charged on assessments that are delinquent 30 days or more. Assessment payments may be made by the following methods:

  • Automatic bank draft withdrawals from checking or savings accounts,
  • Online Payments at www.bellavistapoa.com/account,
  • Monthly payments by mail with assessment coupons, or
  • Payment over the phone with a membership services representative at 479-855-8000.

It may take up to six months to get your deed. The POA will mail the deed to you as soon as we receive it from the Circuit Clerk’s office. You are responsible for the cost of recordation of the deed and applicable documentary stamps.

You may pick up your auction form, turn in your number, and pay for your purchase after all lots have been presented for auction. Please do not approach the table or the podium until the auction is completely over. After the auction is finished you may line up at the table to receive your paperwork to take in to the Circuit Clerk’s office and complete your transaction. POA staff and Circuit Clerk staff will be unable to assist you until the auction is finished.

RESOURCES FOR GETTING ADDITIONAL LOT INFORMATION:

Click here to access the Benton County GIS website. This site can give you more information about the listed properties. Below are directions on how to use the GIS Website:

  1. After clicking the link and accessing the web page, the County Disclaimer will pop up. Click “Accept” and this will take you to the map.
  2. At the top of the page is a “Search” window. Enter the Parcel IDs for the property you are interested is, for example type 16-12305-000 then hit enter.
  3. To view more details about your parcel, click on the outlined parcel on the map.
  4. For different viewing options, you can select the “Layers” tab on the right side of the screen. From here you can check a variety of options.  For a satellite view, deselect “Hillshade,” deselect “Places” and select “Aerial: 2016”. To zoom in and out, the + and – signs on the left hand side of the screen can be used. To move the map, select the hand from the zoom options and while holding down the left mouse button, move the map to the desired location.
  5. If you need assistance, there is a “HELP” link beside the “Search” window.

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