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Contact Metro Community Development to register for their Fair Housing & Introduction to Homebuyer Education Workshop now and be ready when the Land Bank contacts you to see the home you have applied for. This workshop is FREE and REQUIRED FOR LAND CONTRACT PURCHASERS!†810-767-4622 x 0


You can purchase a home from the Land Bank.†

Click here to search for structures available for sale.† Many of these structures are in need of significant repair.† If you find a house that you may be interested in purchasing, please submit a Residential Property Interest Form†to the GCLBA as indicated on the application. Please allow at least 90 days for your application to be reviewed.†After the review is complete, a sales team member will contact you by phone or email to schedule a showing of the property. The Land Bank has a strict policy on showings.†

If you are interested in purchasing the property after the showing, contact a sales team member to place an offer. If there are multiple offers on the same property, a highest and best bid must be submitted in writing. The sales manager then reviews the offers and a sales team member will call or send a letter to inform you of the sales managerís decision. Deposits must be paid within 7 days of acceptance. Closings must occur within 21 days of offer being accepted.†

Current year foreclosure property inquiries will not be reviewed until the Genesee County Treasurer has deeded the property to the GCLBA. This occurs on January 1 of the year following the foreclosure.

Inquiries on properties with pending demolitions will not be reviewed until demolition has been completed and property has been released.

Land Contract Rules & Terms

  • A minimum down payment of 10% of the bid amount or $1,000, whichever is higher, is required on land contracts.
  • A closing deposit of $107 is required within 7 days of offer acceptance. Canceled or missed appointments will result in loss of deposit.
  • All land contracts have an interest rate of 7% and a $2 collection fee set by the GCLBA board.
  • The Land Bank will not accept land contract offers on properties listed with a realtor. †
  • All land contract buyers are required to attend homebuyer education through a housing counselor approved by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development prior to purchase.

The Land Bank has sold more than 7,300 houses in Flint and Genesee County. These houses, once abandoned, are now occupied by community members who pay taxes and value responsible property ownership. Learn more about how and why we promote affordable homeownership by†watching this five-minute video!


The Land Bank's mission is to restore value to the community by acquiring, developing and selling vacant and abandoned properties in cooperation with stakeholders who value responsible land ownership.

The Land Bank will be closed February 19th in observance of Presidents' Day.                                                                    


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Flint, Michigan 48502

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