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SOLD $1,540,731 | 200 Acres +/- of Farmland in Hamilton County (86.5 CSR2)

Sold $1,540,731

600 Main St, Stanhope, IA 50246

Thursday September 13th

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Auctioneer: David Whitaker


Auction Location


Great high quality farm for sale in Hamilton County Iowa.

Location of Auction:

Stanhope Community Building; 600 Main St, Stanhope, IA 50246

General Description:

The property is composed of three tracts of land totaling 200 acres, more or less, in Sec 28 & 29-86N-26W all in Hamilton County Iowa

Location of Land

Located South of Stratford 3 miles then East 2 miles on 390th st. Property is located at the intersection of 390th Street and Erickson Ave. 3880 Erickson Ave Stratford, Iowa 50249

Legal Desctription

200 Acres located in the E, 1/4, SE, 1/4 of Sec 29-86N-26W and the SW, ¼ of Sec 29-86N-26W (3880 Erickson Ave Stratford, Iowa 50249)

Land Description

Acreage sits on Erickson Ave in the SW corner of the land. Farmland is relatively flat with a waterway towards the center.


Property is classified as Agricultural A-1


89.94 acres of HEL and 83.45 of NHEL

Terms and Conditions

The farm will be offered as three tracts of land. “The land will be offered at auction on September 13th, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at the Stanhope community center; 600 Main St, Stanhope, IA 50246. Bidders will have the option to bid on tract 1 comprised of 10 ac +/- and acreage site (Subject to survey), option to bid on tract 2 comprised of 150 ac +/-. , option to bid on tract 3 comprised of 40 ac +/- (It will include the acreage site on the west side of the road). The farm will then be offered as a whole and any combination thereof in a multi-parcel bidding style. 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 bidding acres as indicated on the individual tract purchased times the price bid per acre. “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 the Seller's Attorney by 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 October 17th, 2018. A Warranty Deed will convey the title. Updated abstract(s) will be provided to the buyer at the seller's expense. “The current owner/tenant will have farming rights until March 2019.”The seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids."


Possession will execute on October 17th, 2018

CROP Contract

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


Some Tile, Maps are located in the documents tab

Individual Tract Information

Tract 1 -Bid as a whole amount on 10 acres with house and buildings, subject to survey.

Tract 2- Bid as 150 ac., more or less. 158.84 Acres located in the SE 1/4 of Sec 26-86N-28W.

Tract 3- Bid as 40 ac., more or less. 40 Acres located in the E ¼, SE ¼ of Sec 26-86N-28W.


Parcel ID 2017 Taxes

4086268300001 $1,144

4086268300002 $1,162

4086268300003 $2,032

4086268300004 $1,146

4086269400003 $572

4086269400004 $78

4086269400005 $64

4086269400009 $572

Total Estimated Tax $6,796

(Based on 2017)

FSA Farm #


FSA Tract #

#6279, #6280

FSA Farmland Acres Total


FSA Cropland Acres Total


FSA DCP Cropland Total



86.6 (Source) Agridata

Corn Base

87.10 Acres, PLC Yield 165

Bean Base

80.50 Acres, PLC Yield 41

House and Acreage Information


To be surveyed if sold separate at 10 acres +/- (Subject to survey)

Year built – 1950

School District – Stratford

Occupancy - Single family dwelling

Style- 1 ½ story

Bedrooms- 3 and 1 additional in basement (nonconforming)

Bathroom-1 ½

Gas furnace

1 Propane tanks included / Full

Gas Water heater


Exterior- Steel Siding

Roof- Newer with asphalt shingles

Foundation- Concrete block

Interior finish- Plaster

Square Footage- 1,603

Garage- Attached (2 car) 672 sq/ft

Out building 1979 Steel utility building, 50x78

Out building 1900 Pole barn 20’x24’

Out building 1966 Silo feed shed 10’x20’

Out building 1940 Utility building 40’x42’

Out building 1940 Utility building 80’x80’

Grain bins- Silo 1900 20’ diameter x 60’ tall #15,147 bu



Sells with tract 3- 40 ac +/-

Year built – 1895

School District – Stratford

Occupancy - Single family dwelling

Style- 1 ½ story

Bedrooms- 3


Gas furnace

1 Propane tanks included

Gas Water heater


Exterior- Steel Siding

Roof- Newer with asphalt shingles

Foundation- Concrete

Interior finish- Plaster

Square Footage- 1,307

Garage- Attached (2 car) 672 sq/ft dirt floor

Open House

Open House on September 2nd 4pm-6pm


The buyer of the acreage will need to allow access for the current farmer to run cattle on the corn stocks. The acreage will not be able to change any of the fence line or use the barn until march. (Or agreed upon date with tenant).

The hot wire fence around the land will not sell with the farm, as the owner would like to keep it as well as the t- posts.

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


Drone Video


Sale Bill

FSA Info

Soil Map

Aerial Map

NRCS Conservation Plan and Wetland determination

County Tile map

Sellers Disclosure

Auctioneer: David Whitaker



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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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20:22 02 Jul 19
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11:19 28 Sep 18
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04:23 28 Sep 18
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13:00 07 Sep 17
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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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01:44 01 Sep 17
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00:57 01 Sep 17
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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.
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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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