The East Grove Farm

Price: Auction
County: Lee

Contact Details
Mark T. Mommsen
Mobile: 815-901-4269
Phone: 815-756-3606
Email: Mark.Mommsen@mgw.us.com

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ONLINE AUCTION - The auction platform is open for bidding. The auction closes June 10, 2021, beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time.
Auction Date
Jun 10, 2021 - 1:00 PM
Inspection Location
Please call to schedule an inspection.
Directions to Auction
ONLINE AUCTION - The auction platform is open for bidding. Please visit mgw.us.com/eastgrove to bid. The auction closes June 10, 2021, beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time.
Directions to Farm
From the intersection of IL Route 26 and U.S. Route 30, travel south on IL Route 26 for 7.5 miles. Then turn east on Union Road for 2.0 miles to arrive at the farm.

Auction Terms & Conditions

agency
Martin, Goodrich & Waddell, Inc. and its representatives are agents of the owner.
earnest money escrow
The successful bidder as determined by the auctioneer is required to make a 10% down payment of the accepted bid price on the day of auction with the balance due at closing. Bidding is not conditional upon financing.
closing
Closing shall be on or before July 8, 2021. The purchase agreement is between the seller and buyer only and cannot be assigned to a third party without the written consent of the seller. Possession is subject to the rights of any tenants in possession.
real estate taxes
The 2021 real estate taxes due and payable in 2022 shall be shared equally between the seller and buyer.
The 2022 real estate taxes and all subsequent year taxes shall be paid by the buyer.
crops and expensess
The buyer will receive a cash rental credit in the amount of $24,561 for the 2021 crop year.
conveyance
At closing, seller shall convey and transfer the property to buyer by warranty deed, appropriate assignment, land trust, or other similar acceptable instrument of conveyance. At the same time, the balance of the purchase price then due shall be paid and all documents relative to the transaction shall be signed and delivered.
title evidence
At closing, seller shall furnish a commitment and Owner’s Title Guaranty Policy for the amount of the purchase price at the seller’s expense.
disclaimer
Announcements made the day of the auction supersede any previously made statements or material provided, whether printed or oral. Information contained in this brochure is subject to the terms and conditions of the
purchase agreement between the seller and buyer. All maps, data, acreages, and images in this brochure are approximate, and no liability for its accuracy is assumed by the seller or seller’s
agent. The buyer shall be responsible for conducting their own independent inspection and due diligence concerning the property. The property is being sold “as is” and “where is” with no warranty
or representation, either expressed or implied, concerning the property is made by the seller or seller’s agent. The auctioneer reserves the right to make final decisions on auction conduct and bidding increments.
disclosure
Some photos in this brochure may be stock photography and are for illustrative purposes only.
Description of Property
The Northwest Quarter of Section 12, Township 19 North – Range 9 East (East Grove Township), Lee County, Illinois.
Method
The property will be offered in one tract in an online auction. Bidding will be on a per acre basis, multiplied by 160 acres. The seller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. All successful bidders will enter into a purchase agreement with the seller immediately following the auction. Upon the close of the auction, the purchase agreement will be forwarded to the successful bidders via email or fax. A signed copy of the purchase agreement must be received by Martin, Goodrich & Waddell, Inc. within 24 hours of the auction closing. A 10% earnest money payment is required to accompany the purchase agreement and may be submitted by cashier’s check or wire transfer. Bidding ends at 1:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, June 10th, 2021. A bid placed within 5 minutes of the scheduled close of the auction will extend bidding by 5 additional minutes until all bidding is completed. If you plan to bid, please register 24 hours prior to the auction closing. Bidding is not conditional upon financing.
Mineral Rights
The buyer will receive and the seller will convey all mineral rights that the seller owns relating to the property.

Property Details

location
The subject farm is located approximately 80 miles southwest of Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Nearby towns include: Amboy (4 miles north), Dixon (10 1/2 miles northwest), and Mendota (15 miles southeast).
frontage
There is approximately 1/2 mile of road frontage on Union Road.
major highways
Illinois Route 26 is 2 miles west, U.S. Route 52 is 5 3/4 miles northeast, U.S. Route 30 is 7 miles north.
legal description
A brief legal description indicates The East Grove Farm is located in the Northwest Quarter of Section 12, Township 19 North – Range 9 East (East Grove Township), Lee County, Illinois.
total acres
There are a total of 160 acres, more or less, according to the Lee County Assessor’s Office.
tillable acres
There are approximately 140.35 tillable acres according to the Lee County FSA.
soil types
Major soil types found on this farm include Houghton muck, Selma loam, and Hooppole loam.
topography
The topography of the subject farm is level to nearly level.
location climate growing season
Lee County has a continental climate typical of northern Illinois. The average length of the growing season is nearly 173 days. On average we expect about 2,750 growing degree days from April 23 through October 15. Annual precipitation averages about 35" with over two thirds of this coming during the growing season. Snowfall averages about 35" per year. Prevailing winds are from the west-northwest.
mineral rights
All mineral rights owned by the seller will be transferred in their entirety to the new owner.
possession
Closing shall be on or before July 8, 2021. The purchase agreement is between the seller and buyer only and cannot be assigned to a third party without the written consent of the seller. Possession is subject to the rights of any tenants in possession.
financing
Mortgage financing is available from several sources. Names and addresses will be provided upon request.
taxes
The 2020 real estate taxes totaled $4,033.34. The tax parcel number is #08-20-12-100-001.
grain markets
There are a number of grain markets located within 10 miles of The East Grove Farm.
zoning
The East Grove Farm is zoned AG-1, Agricultural.

Soils Information

Soil # Soil Name Acres +/- Productivity Index* Weighted Average Corn Yield Index* Gross Bushels
103AHoughton muck49.861301758,726
125ASelma loam36.831291766,482
488AHooppole loam21.151211633,447
88B2Sparta loamy sand7.8887113890
1776AComfrey silt loam7.641381851,413
290B2Warsaw silt loam6.771131531,036
87BDickinson sandy loam5.87103141828
172AHoopeston sandy loam1.74109147256
87ADickinson sandy loam1.58104142224
329AWill loam1.03129174179
Total Acres : 160.00 acres, more or less
Tillable Acres : 140.35 acres, or 87.72% per FSA figures
Productivity Index : 123.89
Weighted Average Corn Yield Index : 167.31 bushels per acre, based on tillable acres
Comparable Yield Index : 146.76 bushels per acre, based on total acres

Disclaimer: Although the information contained in this brochure is considered to be accurate, no representation or warranty to that effect is being made. The information contained herein is subject to verification, and no liability for errors or omissions is assumed. The listing may be withdrawn with or without notice, and the stated price and terms are subject to change without notice or approval. The Seller further reserves the right to reject any and all offers. All inquiries, inspection appointments, and offers must be channeled through the Seller’s Designated Agent.

*Figures taken from the University of Illinois Bulletin 811, Optimum Crop Productivity Ratings for Illinois Soils.

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