Check out this land currently in hay crop production along with pasture ground and a pond! Sellers: Stanton L. and Sue Becker. For information contact Terry Hoenig of Steffes Group at 319.385.2000 or 319.470.7120


Land is located 6 miles west of Decatur City on Highway 2, then 1 mile north on 125th Ave., then 2 miles west on County Road R12/205th ST., then 1/2 mile north on County Road R12/110th Ave.

Bidding Opens: Tuesday, August 16th  
Bidding Closes: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 10AM

Auctioneer’s Note:  Check out this land currently in hay crop production along with pasture ground and a pond!  Bid your price on this Timed Online auction.


80 Deeded Acres M/L – Sells in 1 Tract
FSA indicates: 68.51 acres tillable.

Corn Suitability Rating 2 is 28.3 on the tillable acres.
Balance of the land is pasture with a pond.
Located in Section 20, Grand River Township, Decatur County, Iowa.

Not included: 2022 crops & Cattle equipment.

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Terms: 10% down payment on August 23, 2022. Balance due at final settlement/closing with a projected date of October 7, 2022, upon delivery of merchantable abstract and deed and all objections have been met.
Landlord’s Possession: Projected date of October 7, 2022.  All 2022 hay crops are reserved by the Seller.  Full possession shall be granted following the completion of the fall 2022 hay crop harvest.
Real Estate Taxes: To be prorated to date of possession on the basis of the last available tax statement. Seller shall pay any unpaid real estate taxes payable in prior years.

Tax parcels 0520300003, 0520300004 – Net $750

Special Provisions:

  • This real estate auction will have a 5% Buyer’s premium. This means the Buyer’s premium in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid amount shall be charged to the Buyer and added to the bid amount to arrive at the total contract purchase price.
  • Land will be sold by the acre with the deeded acres being the multiplier used to determine the total bid amount.
  • Seller shall not be obligated to furnish a survey.
  • Down payment is due on the day the bidding closes and signing of the contracts will take place through email and electronic document signatures. In the event the auction bidding closes after 3:00pm, the earnest money will be due the following business day.
  • If a bid is placed with less than 4 minutes left on the auction, the time on the auction will extend another 4 minutes. This will continue until no bids are placed within the last 4 minutes.
  • The Seller will give fall tillage rights, upon the completion of the 2022 fall hay crop harvest. The farm is selling free and clear for the 2023 farming season.
  • It shall be the obligation of the Buyer to report to the Decatur County FSA office and show filed deed in order to receive the following if applicable: Allotted base acres.  B. Any future government programs. 
  • This auction sale is not contingent upon Buyer’s financing or any other Buyer contingencies.
  • If a Buyer is unable to close due to insufficient funds or otherwise, Buyer will be in default and the deposit money will be forfeited.
  • The Buyer shall be responsible for any fencing in accordance with state law.
  • The Buyer shall be responsible for installing his/her own entrances if needed or desired.
  • If in the future a site clean-up is required, it shall be at the expense of the Buyer.
  • All mineral rights, if any, held by Seller will be transferred upon closing.
  • This real estate is selling subject to any and all covenants, restrictions, encroachments and easements, as well as all applicable zoning laws.
  • The Buyer acknowledges that they have carefully and thoroughly inspected the real estate and are familiar with the premises. The Buyer is buying this real estate in its “as is” condition and there are no expressed or implied warranties pertaining to the real estate.
  • All lines, drawings and boundaries are approximate.
  • Steffes Group, Inc. is representing the Seller.
  • Any announcements made the day of sale take precedence over advertising.

Sellers: Stanton L. and Sue Becker

Verle W. Norris – Closing Attorney for Seller

For information contact Terry Hoenig of Steffes Group at 319.385.2000 or 319.470.7120

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