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Surplus Property

  • You can’t get much more waterfront than this: GSA lighthouse auction shines

    | GSA Blog Team

    When Sheila Consaul walked into her waterfront summer home for the first time – bought sight unseen online for $71,010 – her eyes adjusted to the boarded up windows, broken glass, and years of teenage parties.

    And she was thrilled.

    Consaul had been outbid twice for the property, a 75-year-old lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, before she gained ownership in 2011.

  • Everything must go: Giving federal surplus property a second chance

    | GSA Blog Team

    The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) disposes of everything from office equipment, furniture and vehicles — trucks, planes, boats and more — to scientific devices, heavy machinery, and even luxury goods.

    By offloading excess personal property through GSA’s Personal Property Management program, federal agencies reduce the federal environmental footprint through responsible waste management. This helps used government property avoid the landfill.