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79 Acres Marshall County Iowa | Dream Building Site | Fishing Paradise-SOLD $522,500.00

SOLD: 40 Acres @ $5750/acre, 39 Acres @ $7500/acre

1125 Canfield Ave
Clemons, IA 50206

August 22th
10 AM

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Auctioneer: David Whitaker


Auction Location


79 Acres Marshall County Iowa | Dream Building Site with a 24'x40' Morton building, | Fishing and Hunting Paradise.

The property is composed of two tracts of land totaling 79 acres, more or less, in Section 8 of Liberty Township, Marshall County, Iowa.

NOTE: If you would also like to buy the 40 acres with house on the east side of the hwy we would love to show it to you. It is currently listed at $725,000 (1130 Canfield Ave, Clemons Iowa)

The lake on the north side of the property is stocked with smallmouth bass and a population of fathead minnows which supply food for the smallies.

The three very small bodies of water north of the creek have fathead minnows in them.

• 24’ x 40’ Morton building with concrete floor and concrete approaches in front of the doors. Two garage doors with powered openers. Serviced 6/10/2019 by The Door Store, Ames, IA

• 16’ x 20’ screened in shelter with hinged drop doors for extra ventilation

• 175’ glacial rock stream and waterfall (approximately 130 gallon of water flows per minute)

• Orchard with apple trees, pears, yellow and white peach trees, pear trees, sour cherries, bing cherries, and apricot trees. 29 total trees

• Two rows of producing grape vines 52’ long. Mostly Concord and Niagra varieties and one seedless red grape vine

• 10’ x40’ producing red raspberry patch.

• Blackberry and black raspberry plants that grow allow the shoreline

• 39’ long and 8’ wide bridge constructed by professional bridge builders. Built heavy enough for tractors and pickups to use.

• Aluminum dock

• Wooden floating dock

• Largemouth bass

• Smallmouth ball

• Bluegills

• Hybrid bluegills

• Black crappies

• Red ear sunfish

• Walleyes

• Yellow perch

Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS The farm will be offered as two tracts of land. "The land will be offered at auction on August 22nd, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the Dakin Community Center; 105 E Main St, Zearing, IA 50278. 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 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 2nd, 2019. 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."

Auction Location

Dakin Community Center; 105 E Main St, Zearing, IA 50278

Preview date

We will have an open preview date to walk the property on August 10th from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Legal Description

S 1/2 of the NE ¼ in Section 8, Twp 85N, Range 20W

Location of Land

5 miles east of Zearing Iowa on E-18 then north 1 ¾ of a miles on Canfield Ave. ( west side of the road)

Land Description

West 40 acres: Is gently rolling/tillable farmland that is currently in CRP (expires this year) bordered by a stream on the south side.

East 39 acres: Is a recreation dream with a 10-acre stocked pond on the south and a 6 acre pond on the north. A mix of mature trees, water, and rolling land.


Property is classified as agricultural A-1,


$946 Estimated taxes based on 2018

Parcel IDS 8520-08-200-006, 8520-08-200-005

HEL & Wetland

Classified as NHEL, No Wetlands


As Agreed by buyer and seller (On Closing - October, 2nd 2019)

CSR 2 tillable


FSA Farmland Acres

75.77 FSA Acres

36.5 Cropland Acres

Farm # Tract #

CRP contract expires in 2019

Base Acres

CRP 36.5

Farming Rights

Farm is currently being farmed by Tenant for the 2019 season.

School District

Colo Nesco School

All information contained in this brochure has been gained from sources considered to be reliable. However, bidders are invited to inspect the property and make their own investigations with respect thereto. All sales are presumed to be made by the individual judgment of the purchaser. The property is being sold “as is”. Whitaker Marketing Group stipulates that they are representing the seller exclusively in this transaction, and acts at the Auctioneer and Auction Company. Any announcements the day of sale will take precedence over any preprinted materials. Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids.


Interactive Map

Drone Video


FSA Info

Aerial Map

Soil Map

Plat Map

Topography Map

Crop History

Sale Flyer


Flood Plain Map

Tillable Soil Map

CRP Contract


Auctioneer: David Whitaker



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13:23 19 Nov 19
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