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SOLD $1,664,000 | 264 Acres +/- of Farmland in Hardin County (76.9 CSR2) W/ House & Rodeo Grounds

SOLD $1,664,000

18844 125th St, Alden, IA 50006

May 2nd, 2018

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Auctioneer: David Whitaker


Auction Location


Great high quality farm for sale in Hardin County Iowa. The property is composed of 6 tracts of land totaling 264.00 acres, more or less, in 16-89N-21W Hardin County, Iowa.

Location of Auction:

18844 125th St, Alden, IA 50006

General Description:

The property is composed of 6 tracts of land totaling 264.00 acres, more or less, in 16-89N-21W Hardin County, Iowa.

Location of Land

East of Alden Iowa 1.3 miles to H Ave, then north on H ave for 1 mile mile

Legal Desctription

16-89N-21W, Legal description to be taken from survey.

Land Description

General rolling hills with a mix of trees, pasture and mostly tillable.


Property is classified as Agricultural A-1



Terms and Conditions

The farm will be offered as 6 tracts of land. " The land will be offered at auction on May 2nd, 2018, 10:00 a.m. on site at18844 125th St, Alden, IA 50006. The successful bidder(s) shall sign a purchase agreement, prepared by the seller, immediately after the close of the sale. The contract price will be the total amount bid per tract." Earnest money in the amount of ten (10%) percent of the contract price shall be due the day of the sale. Earnest money paid the day of the sale will be deposited in the Real Estate Trust Account of Whitaker Marketing Group or the Sellers attorney the following business day. Certified funds will be required at the time of closing for the remaining balance of the purchase. “The real estate taxes will be pro-rated to the day of closing.” The balance shall be paid in the form of certified funds upon closing, on or before June 13th, 2018. A Warranty Deed will convey the title. Updated abstract(s) will be provided to the buyer at the seller's expense. "The seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids."


Possession will execute on June 13th, 2018

CROP Contract

ARC County, currently farmed by tenant for the 2018 & 2019 crop year. Termination has been served for the 2020 crop year.


No know tile at this time.

Individual Tract Information

Tract 1 - Bid as 20 ac., more or less. House, buildings, Rodeo arena

CSR 2 = 67.1

Farm # 5349 Tract # 9995

Tract 2 - Bid as 61.34 ac., more or less.

CSR 2 = 68.4

Farm # 5349 Tract # 9995

Tract 3 - Bid as 83 ac., more or less.

CSR 2 = 71.3

Farm # 5349 Tract # 9995

Tract 4 - Bid as 66 ac., more or less.

CSR 2 = 71.2

Farm # 5349 Tract # 9995

Tract 5 - Bid as 25.33 ac., more or less.

CSR 2 = 82.6

Farm # 6609 Tract # 8324

Tract 6 - Bid as 9 ac., more or less.

CSR 2 = 77.1

Farm # 5349 Tract # 9995

Tract 6 also has water and electricity rights from property directly to the west.


2017 Taxes

#892116200008 $164

#892116400004 $1230

# 892116400005 $58

# 892116400002 $354

# 892116400001 $920

#892116300006 $830

#892116300008 $384

#892116300002 $270

#892116300001 $868

#892116100004 $642

Total Estimated Tax

(Based on 2016)

Tracts 1 -6 = $5720

FSA Farm #


FSA Tract #

#8324 & #9995

FSA Farmland Acres Total


FSA Cropland Acres Total


FSA DCP Cropland Total



Weighted Average 76.9 (Source) Agridata

Tract 1 CSR2 67.1 (Source) Agridata

Tract 2 CSR2 61.3 (Source) Agridata

Tract 3 CSR2 71.3 (Source) Agridata

Tract 4 CSR2 71.2 (Source) Agridata

Tract 5 CSR2 25.3 (Source) Agridata

Tract 6 CSR2 77.1 (Source) Agridata

Corn Base


Bean Base


House and Buildings

Residential Dwelling

Occupancy-Single-Family / Owner Occupied

Style-1 Story Frame

Architectural Style-Ranch

Year Built 1953


Roof -Asphalt/ Hip



Exterior Material-Steel

Interior Material-Drywall

Brick or Stone Veneer

Total Gross Living Area-864 SF

Number of Bedrooms-3 above; 0 below

Basement Area Type-Open

Basement Area-300

Plumbing 2 Full Bath;

Central Air-No

Heat- Elec - Basebd

Decks-Concrete Patio-Low (180 SF); Wood Deck-Low (612 SF); Fbgls/Mtl Roof-High (360 SF);





Lean to 20'x40


24 Horse stalls

Shop w/ concrete floor and heat

Tack room

Shelter house

Rodeo Arena

Crows nest

Whitaker Marketing Group stipulates that they are representing the seller exclusively in this transaction.  


Drone Video


Aerial Map Tract 1

Soil Map Tract 1

Aerial Map Tract 2

Soil Map Tract 2

Aerial Map Tract 3

Soil Map Tract 3

Aerial Map Tract 4

Soil Map Tract 4

Aerial Map Tract 5

Soil Map Tract 5

Aerial Map Tract 6

Soil Map Tract 6

Tillable Aerial Map Entire Farm

Tillable Soil Map Entire Farm

Lease Agreement for Pasture

Lease Agreement for Tillable

FSA Documents

Water and Electric Agreement

Sale Catalog

Auctioneer: David Whitaker



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Blake Pekkala
Blake Pekkala
13:29 12 Jul 19
David and Ann were a tremendous help when we had to clear out my dad's house after he passed away. I was worried that it would be a difficult process since I live in Minnesota and my dad lived in Iowa. David and Ann coordinated with our realtor to take inventory of my dad's farm without me having to be there physically. They arranged everything for online bidding and made it easier than I could have imagined. I came down for auction pick-up day to meet them and thank them for all their help. I can't say enough about how easy they made the process. I was also surprised by the amount of money that seemingly ordinary possessions were able to bring at auction. They had excellent communication the whole time and were very helpful in answering vehicle title questions. They were also very knowledgeable about a lot of the farming equipment that I was unfamiliar with. They run a very organized operation and are great people to work with!
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kyle olson
20:22 02 Jul 19
David and his wife always do an exceptional job! I have referred personal property auctions to them a few times and they do a great job in getting the items in front of the most people possible with their online platform and advertising. We have also worked some real estate deals and have had very smooth transactions. Highly recommend!
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Anne Nouri
08:22 23 Oct 18
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Shane Henderson
05:05 23 Oct 18
Great Farmland Auction Company in Central Iowa. They will market you farmland better than any other Company.
Nancy Abram
Nancy Abram
11:19 28 Sep 18
Our family worked with David and Ann on valuation of our farm. They were very professional, provided accurate and timely information and had absolutely the best follow-up habits and practices. I would strongly recommend them in dealing with farmland sales in Iowa. They are incredibly knowledgeable about current trends and local situations. Their marketing recommendations are excellent. David was proactive, and anticipated any issues or concerns we had in dealing with our family farm. Nancy Abram Associate Professor of Practice, Marketing Tippie College of Business University of Iowa
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Eileen Yeggy
04:23 28 Sep 18
When our Mother passed away we needed to determine a fair market value for her farm.Whitaker marketing group provided us with an outstanding report that detailed many metrics that any buyer would be interested in knowing.Calls were returned promptly and questions were thoroughly answered.I would recommend Whitaker Marketing group as an indispensable source for your auction needs. Thomas and Eileen Yeggy
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TJ Trau
04:09 29 Jul 18
Exceptional company with outstanding service. Whatever your auction needs, Whitaker Marketing Group is the company you want to do business with! David and Ann made purchasing a house a breeze! Cannot thank them enough for all of their work!
Nathan Rippke
Nathan Rippke
17:31 27 Jul 18
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Andrea Dahlberg
22:01 17 Nov 17
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Brandi Nelson
13:00 07 Sep 17
David is a very talented auctioneer and hard worker. His knowledge of land and land sales is outstanding. He will work hard for you & get you top dollar every time!
Sue Eldridge
Sue Eldridge
02:43 01 Sep 17
Whitaker Marketing Group was much more than a business we used. David and his wife, Ann, were with us each step of the way as we made the decision to sell our farm. He walked us through the auction process and took care of all the paperwork, working closely with our family attorney of 40 years to complete the legal process. David's advertising and superior auctioneering skills allowed us to realize a great price for our ground. During the sale process, he also helped us negotiate a fair price on an acreage, which we are currently designing as our dream home. we would definitely recommend Whitaker Marketing Group for all your real estate or auction needs. We are glad to call David and Ann friends after working so closely with them! Sue and Brian Eldridge
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Steven Brockshus
01:44 01 Sep 17
David is driven to provide his clients the best & most competitive service possible. 5-stars from me!
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Brian Tucker
00:57 01 Sep 17
The Whitaker Marketing Group is amazing to work with. They are extremely friendly, honest, knowledgeable, hard working, and talented. They make auctions fun and get the job done.
Mike Swartzendruber
Mike Swartzendruber
21:12 31 Aug 17
Very professional before, during and after the auction. High quality marketing. Kept me informed of how the purchase process was progressing.
Eric Deters
Eric Deters
17:22 31 Aug 17
I hired David for an auction. Him and his wife were very professional. Their auction software made the auction go very smoothly. It was very easy for the customers to register and pay for their auction items. Davids auction chant is very easy to understand and makes people laugh out loud with his one liners. I would recommend David to anyone and I will definitely be hiring him again for all my future auctions. Thanks again David for all you do!
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