Des Moines County, IA Land Auction - 236.89± Acres, 5 Tracts

Farm Auction in 8952 250th Street Mediapolis, IA 52637, Mediapolis Iowa, United States

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11th November, 2020

Des Moines County, IA Land Auction - 236.89± Acres, 5 Tracts

Farm Auction in 8952 250th Street Mediapolis, IA 52637, Mediapolis Iowa, United States

Wednesday at - 11th November , 2020


236.89 Acres M/L selling in 5 Tracts in Des Moines County, IA! For information contact Nate Larson at Steffes Group, 319.385.2000 or 319.931.3944.


Land is generally located 3 miles north of Mediapolis on Highway 61, then 4 miles east on 260th Street,
then 1 mile south on 90th Street, then ¼ mile east on 250th Street

Auction to be held at Mediapolis City Hall, 510 Main Street, Mediapolis, IA 52637



Open House on Wednesday, October 28th from 10-11AM


236.89 Acres M/L – Sells in 5 Tracts

Farm Sells Free & Clear for 2021!

Auctioneer’s Note: A great opportunity to purchase a combination farm! A nice setup with buildings, tillable and pasture ground. Tract 1 will be sold lump sum price. Tracts 2-4 will be selling Choice with the Privilege. High bidder may take  Tract 2, Tract 3 or Tract 4 or any combination of those tracts, in any order, times their high bid. This will continue until Tracts 2-4 are sold. Tract 5 will be sold lump sum price. Tracts will not be recombined. 



Tract #1 – Two Story Home & Buildings on 4.68 Surveyed Acres

Located at 8952 250th Street, Mediapolis, IA

Home Features:

- 2,494 sq. ft. of living space. 

- Large living room.

- Kitchen with center island, stove & dishwasher.

- Formal dining room with wood floors.

- Bedroom with ½ bath & walk in closet.

- Bathroom with double vanity.

- Laundry room with washer & dryer.

- Three bedrooms upstairs.

- Basement with family room.

- Heil high efficient gas forced air furnace & central air.

- Attached 2 car garage.



- GSI 11,144 bu. grain bin, built in 2016.

- 6,680 bu. concrete silo with attached 16’x24’ building.

- 48’x96’ open face machine shed, built in 2006.

- 42’x54’ shop with radiant heat, built in 1994.

- 40’x72’ open face cattle shed, built in 2014.

- 24’x64’ open face cattle shed, built in 2008.

- 30’x70’ building, built in 1997.

- 32’x40’ barn with lean-to.


Included: Stove, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer

Not included: 1,000 gal. LP tank, All farm equipment, All livestock equipment, including fencing, feed bunks, etc.


Tract 1 - Real Estate Taxes:

Net (Approx.)      $2,408.00


Tract #2 – 12 Surveyed Acres

FSA indicates: 6.15 acres tillable.

Corn Suitability Rating 2 is 74.4 on the tillable acres.

Located in Section 9, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa.


Tract 2 - Real Estate Taxes:

Net (Approx.)      $243.00


View Tract 2 Soil Map


Tract #3 – 123.42 Surveyed Acres

FSA indicates: 79.29 acres tillable.

Corn Suitability Rating 2 is 66.7 on the tillable acres.

Located in Section 9, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa.


Tract 3 - Real Estate Taxes:

Net (Approx.)      $2,478.00


View Tract 3 Soil Map


Tract #4 – 92.85 Surveyed Acres

Approx. 65 acres tillable.

Corn Suitability Rating 2 is 59.9 on the tillable acres.

Located in Section 9, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa.


Tract 4 - Real Estate Taxes:

Net (Approx.)      $2,067.00


View Tract 4 Soil Map

Tract #5 – 3.94 Acres M/L

Located at 8414 260th Street, Mediapolis, IA

This tract of land has a 48’x120’ hay/machine shed with a 20’x72’ addition, built in 2013.  There is a well on this property.

Located in Section 9, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa.


Tract 5 - Real Estate Taxes:

Net:      $252.00


View FSA Map for All Tracts


Not included: All livestock equipment & farm equipment, Hay bales/


Terms:10% down payment on November 11, 2020.  Balance due at final settlement with a projected date of December 28, 2020, upon delivery of merchantable abstract and deed and all objections have been met.

Possession: December 28, 2020. (Subject to tenant’s rights on tillable land & buildings)

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.


Special Provisions: 

  • Tracts 1 & 5 will be sold lump sum price. Tracts 2, 3 & 4 will be sold by the acre and the multiplier used to determine the total bid amount will be the surveyed acres. Tracts 1-4 will be surveyed by a registered land surveyor prior to the auction. If the recorded survey is different than the announced surveyed acres, adjustments to the final contract price will be made accordingly at closing, only on Tracts where the surveyed acres were used as the multiplier. Seller shall not be obligated to furnish a survey on Tract 5.
  • The tillable ground is selling free and clear for the 2021 farming season.
  • Tract 5 has a well water usage easement in favor of the property located south of Tract 5 at 8381 260th Street, Mediapolis, IA
  • If one buyer purchases more than one tract, the seller shall only be obligated to furnish one abstract and deed (husband & wife constitute one buyer).
  • It shall be the obligation of the buyer to report to the Des Moines County FSA office and show filed deed in order to receive the following if applicable: A. Allotted base acres. B. Any future government programs. Please note final tillable acres will be determined by the FSA office.
  • Due to this being a Secured Lender owned property, the seller will be exempt from Time of Transfer Inspection of the septic, according to Iowa Code 455B.172(11). Any future inspections, upgrades, repairs, maintenance or other matters to the septic system will be at the buyer's expense in accordance with Des Moines County & Iowa Laws & regulations.
  • This auction sale is not contingent upon Buyer’s financing or any other Buyer contingencies.
  • Purchasers who are unable to close due to insufficient funds or otherwise, will be in default and the deposit money will be forfeited.
  • The Buyer(s) shall be responsible for any fencing in accordance with Iowa state law.
  • The Buyer(s) will be responsible for installing his/her own entrance, if needed or desired.
  • If in the future a site clean-up is required it shall be at the expense of the buyer.
  • This real estate is selling subject to any and all covenants, restrictions, encroachments and easements, as well as all applicable zoning laws.
  • The buyer(s) acknowledge that they have carefully and thoroughly inspected the real estate and are familiar with the premises. The buyer(s) are buying this real estate in its "as is" condition and there are no expressed or implied warranties pertaining to the real estate.
  • Steffes Group, Inc. is representing the Seller.
  • Any announcements made the day of sale take precedence over advertising.


Secured Lender

William R. Jahn, Jr. – Attorney for Seller


For information contact Nate Larson at Steffes Group, 319.385.2000 or 319.931.3944


TERMS & CONDITIONS All items sold AS IS WHERE IS. Payment (Cash or Check) must be made sale day before removal of items. Announcements made sale day take precedence over all previous advertising. Titles (if any) will be mailed to buyers within two weeks of auction date. A document fee of $35 applies to all titled vehicles.

International buyers please check your importing regulations prior to bidding. Real Estate terms and conditions will vary per auction.    



Steffes Auctioneers Inc.

2000 Main Avenue East

West Fargo ND 58078-2210

Phone: (701) 237-9173(701) 237-9173

Toll Free: (800) 726-8609(800) 726-8609

Fax: (701) 237-0976

E-Mail: [email protected]  [email protected]


Scott Steffes ND81 & MN14-51

Bob Steffes ND82 & MN14-09

Brad Olstad ND319 & MN14-70

Clark Sather ND463 & MN54-05      


Scott Steffes, Broker

Rodney Steffes, Licensed Sales Associate

Geri Paul, Licensed Sales Associate

Ashley Huhn, Licensed Sales Associate    


Steffes Auctioneers Inc

24400 MN Highway 22 South

Litchfield, MN 55355

Phone: (320) 693-9371(320) 693-9371  

Fax: (320) 693-9373

Email: [email protected]

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Eric Gabrielson, MN47-006, ND890

Ashley Huhn, MN47-002, ND843

Randy Kath, MN47-001, ND894


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