Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette, 304-667-2897


The estate of the late Mrs. Margaret C. Hanks

203 Neptune Drive, Beckley, WV 25801
5:00 pm Friday Feb. 12th, 2021


  • There is a 10% buyer’s premium to be added to the final bid price of the real estate and shall become part of the total contract price.
  • The Auctioneer is acting as an agent for the seller in this transaction.
  • The property is being offered subject to HIGHLY MOTIVATED Seller confirmation. All offers are subject to a Right of refusal as per the last will and testament of Margaret C. Hanks.
  • Sold AS IS, WHERE IS. Closing within 45 days.
  • The property will convey by the existing legal description and shall be sold by the existing boundary.
  • NO PERSONAL PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD. Any personal property that remains after closing of the deed shall become the new owner’s sole responsibility to dispose of at their cost. All major appliances convey.
  • A successful purchaser will be required to enter a non-contingent purchase contract. The sale is not contingent upon appraisal, inspections, financing, etc. Should the purchaser withdraw from the transaction prior to closing, the purchaser shall forfeit all moneys deposited. Closing to occur in 45 days or sooner; time is of the essence.
  • Real estate taxes and other apportionable items (if any) will be prorated at settlement. The Purchaser is responsible for ALL CLOSING COSTS regardless of the local custom including but not limited to; deed preparation, document recording tax stamps, recording costs, taxes, fees, attorney fees/closing agent, inspections, survey and closing expenses shall be paid by the Purchaser.
  • Deposit for the property will be $4,900.00. All deposit money is due on the day of the auction by personal or business check. Once the seller has accepted the offer, the purchasers deposit is nonrefundable upon default of the purchaser.
  • The property is being sold “as is, where is” without any warranty or guarantee, except for a marketable title shall be furnished. The property shall convey free and clear of any liens or back taxes.
  • All announcements from the auction block will supersede all previously published or written material. This auction is being audio recorded.
  • The auctioneer will accept normal increases in the bid price. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid increment that is not in the best interest of the seller.
  • Foxfire Realty and Sellers have gathered this information and believe it to be correct to the best of our knowledge. However, we strongly recommend that you inspect the property prior to bidding to determine the accuracy of statements made in promotional materials.


From Harper Road right at the Go Mart truck plaza turn onto Neptune Drive. Subject property is on the left. Located next to Morris Coker Inc.


Lead Auctioneer and Realtor Randy S.” Riverbend” Burdette of Foxfire Realty is pleased to be selected to conduct this outstanding real estate auction for the estate of the late Mrs. Margaret C. Hanks. This property is a clean modern brick ranch style home with a full basement. The property includes a large, detached garage.




  • Brick ranch style home, circa 1995
  • Approx. square footage of the entry level 1284 sq. ft.
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 baths, 1 full, Two 3/4
  • Full unfinished basement with walk out
  • Central heat and air
  • Auxiliary wood stove in the basement
  • Large, detached garage 46’ x 21’
  • 2020 property taxes $923.13
  • Off Harper Road and WVTP exit 44 interchange.
  • Easy drive to Beckley

Google Coordinates: 81.214831 W,37.796715 N
Address: 203 Neptune Drive, Beckley WV 25801
Elevation Range: 2438 ft.

Home Room Dimensions

Living Room 14.5 x 24.8
Kitchen 14.5 x 14.1
Breakfast Nook 10.7 x 14.1
Master Bedroom 14 x 16.5
Master Bath ¾ with shower stall 5.9 x 8.6
2 Bedroom 12.9 x 11.9
3 Bedroom  13.2 x 10.6
Hallway Bath, Full  8.2 x 7.9
Hallway to Bedroom 3.5 x 19.3
Foyer 7 x 5.6

Exterior Deck 10 x 14


47 X 28
Storage Room 8.5 x 4.10
Basement Bath, ¾ with shower stall


Detached Garage 46 x 21


Water: public water is supplied by Beckley Water Co.
Electricity: on-property electric service is supplied by AEP
Natural Gas:  is supplied by Mountaineer Gas Co.
Internet: high-speed service available
Fire Service: 1 mile from Beckley Fire Department
Cell: Coverage excellent with 4G supplied by several carriers

Sewer: City of Beckley


The property is being sold by the existing legal description and not by the acre.


Accessed by paved drive accessed from Neptune Drive


The property is zoned by the Raleigh County. All prospective buyers should consult the county planning/zoning office regarding zoning and building codes.

Raleigh County Planning and Zoning Phone: (304) 255-9146


Property legal information:
Raleigh County, WV
Tax district, 11 Town
Tax map 25, Parcel 15
Deed Roll 5069, Page 8228 – Tax map 25, Parcel 15 –
Parcel ID 1125001500000000 – Alternate ID 06032376 –

2020 property taxes $923.13. Information is derived from public records.


Several public and private schools operate in and near Beckley by the authority of the Raleigh County School District, and homeschool programs are supported.
Public Elementary School:
Beckley-Stratton Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Park Middle School
Public High School:
Woodrow Wilson High School


The economic center of southern West Virginia, Beckley, and its downtown blossomed during the first half of the 20th century from a quiet courthouse village into a sprawling city of more than 20,000 residents. Fueled by the growth of the region’s coal mining industry, it had also benefitted from its location along a natural travel route between the East Coast and Midwest. Expressways that meet at Beckley today shadow historic roads that joined in what’s now the city’s historic downtown. Around that road junction in 1835, Alfred Beckley platted a village, which became the site of a small country courthouse.

The community grew slowly until World War I, after which the small collection of wooden and brick buildings began to increase in quality and dimension. What is now the downtown began to extend outward along avenues such as Neville Street, where village homes were replaced by civic and commercial buildings of brick and stone, two to four stories tall.

The downtown was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, securing for property owners within the district the financing to improve properties and restore them to the 1900-1945 period. In 2015, West Virginia University acquired buildings in and adjacent to the downtown and moved its technology campus to Beckley. In recent years, the potential of the downtown to benefit from proximity to the growing campus has attracted investment and much speculative attention.


The largest city in southern West Virginia, Beckley is home to more than 16,000 residents and a larger population of more than 73,000 residents who live in surrounding Raleigh County. Its market area is estimated at more than 200,000, which includes inhabitants of most adjacent counties. The city is located at the junction of four expressways— including Interstates 64 and 77—and is less than a day’s drive from half the U.S. population.

The region is famous for its pleasant climate and diverse outdoor-recreation opportunities. An estimated two million tourists visit the Beckley area annually, exploring nearby state and national parks and attractions such as Winterplace Ski Resort, the New River Gorge Bridge, and the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. miles of hiking trail wanders the area, including Endless Wall Trail, named the nation’s best national park hiking trail by USA Today in 2015.

Managed by the National Park Service, the New River Gorge is nationally renowned as a destination for hiking, rock-climbing, and whitewater rafting, while ATV touring has also become a popular vacation pastime in the mountains to the west. Just north of the city, the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve annually welcomes tens of thousands of scouts to the region. In 2019 it hosted more than 45,000 during the World Scout Jamboree. Seven golf courses are within a half hour’s drive of the city, and countless

Twenty-nine hotels operate in the Beckley area, and the region’s highest concentration of lodging facilities is located two miles from the property at I-77 exit 44, adjacent to the Beckley Travel Plaza at the Tamarack arts retail center. Most national retail stores and restaurants may be found at Beckley as well as a growing number of specialty shops and restaurants. More than 49,000 motorists pass by the exit daily, according to the West Virginia Parkways Authority.

Flight service is provided through the Raleigh County Memorial Airport, a 15-minute drive from the property, while Yeager provides service to Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Amtrak rail passenger service to Chicago, New York, and Washington is provided at the nearby Prince Station, a 25-minute drive.

Beckley is also the educational and medical center of southern West Virginia. In addition to the WVU-Tech campus, four institutions of higher education maintain campuses at or adjacent to Beckley, including Concord University, Bluefield State College, Appalachian Bible College, and New River Community and Technical College. The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine at Lewisburg is a drive of less than an hour from the city. Many clinics and three hospitals serve Beckley, including Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, and a Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.

Airport, at Charleston, is a drive of approximately an hour by expressway and


Beckley is located at the center New River Gorge Region, an area of level highlands through which the New River has carved a steep-walled canyon, the most precipitous part of which, near Fayetteville, is known as the New River Gorge. More than 70,000 acres across the region are protected by the National Park Service as part of the New River Gorge National River.

With the exception of the gorge and the steep-walled valley of the New River, the region is otherwise known for its relatively level character—hilly in places, but without the steep and mountainous terrain found in other areas of the state. Though moderately industrialized during the early 1900s, the region since the 1950s has been more highly regarded as a destination for a clean industry. Air and water quality are both relatively high throughout much of the region.

The highland area is also known for its pleasant climate. Summer heat rarely exceeds 90 degrees, while winter cold rarely falls below the 20s. Snowfall is traditionally moderate, and snow rarely lingers long expect in the most mountainous areas in the east along the Allegheny Mountains.