Childers Land Auction

Location: 217 Riverview Dr.,, Keosauqua, IA

The Sisk Powers Childers Farm is located in Sections 3S, 4S, 5S, 8S, 9S & 34, Des Moines Township, Van Buren County, IA. At the south edge of Keosauqua, IA on St. Hwy. 1 go south 3 1/2 miles to St. Hwy. 2. Turn right or west and proceed 2 1/2 miles to Jersey Ave., turn right or south and go 3 1/2 miles to 285th St., turn right or west and proceed 1 1/2 miles to the property. (Be watching for presale directional signs)

10 a.m. Saturday October 12th, 2019
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Mark your calendars now for this large Van Buren County, Iowa land auction. This farm features productive, tillable farmland and awesome hunting and recreational acreage. Tract 5 offers a 1 1/2 story recently updated home that includes Rathbun Rural Water and an updated septic system. This property will be one of the premier hunting properties that will be offered at public auction in Southern Iowa this year. If you are a hunter or outdoorsman this is an auction you will not want to miss!


Tract Information
Tract 1 • 62 Acres± (subject to survey)

  • FSA information indicates 28.98 acres tillable. The balance of this tract is in wooded draws and a wooded creek bed offering great cover for wildlife.
  • Soils include Nodaway-Coppock-Cantril & Gara-Armstrong
  • CSR2 is 59
  • Access is on the north by 285th Rd. & on the west by Hickory Ave.

Tract 2 • 64 Acres± (subject to survey)

  • FSA information indicates 35.25 acres tillable. The remainder of this parcel includes wooded draws and timber areas making for attractive recreational acreage.
  • Gara, Rinda & Olmitz-Vesser-Zook soils
  • CSR2 is 53.5
  • Access is on the north by 285th Rd.

Tract 3 • 40 Acres± (subject to survey)

  • FSA information indicates 26.30 acres tillable that are currently in CRP that is expiring 9/30/2019. The balance of this tract features wooded areas in the southwest & northwest portion of the property making an enticing haven for whitetail deer and wild turkey.
  • Soils include Kniffin & Appanoose
  • CSR2 is 39.9
  • Access is on the south by 285th Rd.

Tract 4 • 256 Acres± (subject to survey)

  • FSA information indicates 143.77 acres tillable including 19.00 acres in CRP that is expiring 9/30/2019. The remainder of this large parcel includes several areas of wooded timber offering awesome hunting/recreational acreage.
  • Other attributes of this tract are Fox River frontage in the extreme northern portion and a small pond in the southwest quadrant of the property.
  • Nodaway, Vesser, Kniffen & several other soils complexes.
  • CSR2 is 56
  • Access is on the south by 285th Rd.

Tract 5 • 2 Acres± & Country Home (subject to survey)

  • This parcel is improved with a recently remodeled 1½ story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath country home. This structure has a new basement as well as new siding and a newer roof.
  • The septic system has recently been updated and Rathbun Rural Water is located on the property.
  • This is a great opportunity for the person looking for a rural acreage with attractive views of the country side. This is one you will not want to miss!
  • Access is on the north by 285th Rd.

Method & Terms

  • The Sisk • Powers • Childers Farm will be sold in five (5) individual tracts based on a survey that is currently in progress, with the said surveyed acres used to constitute the final settlement price. Tracts 1-4 will be sold first and will be offered through the marketing method of “buyers choice” whereas the high bidder can take any or all tracts for their high bid. Buyers choice auctioning will continue until all four (4) tracts are sold. Tract 5 will be sold last for a “lump sum” total dollar amount. The farm will NOT be offered in its entirety or in any combinations. Bidding is not contingent upon financing.
  • Ten (10%) percent of the bid price to be due on the day of sale with the balance due in approximately 30 days, on or before Tuesday, November 12, 2019 upon delivery of a merchantable abstract and deed. Immediately following the auction, the successful bidder(s) shall enter into a written agreement with the seller. The real estate taxes will be prorated to the date of closing. Possession on Tracts 1-4 will be given at the time of closing subject to a lease with the tenant. Possession on Tract 5 will be given at the time of closing. Farm sells free and clear for the upcoming 2020 crop year and there are no hunting leases associated with the property.
  • All announcements sale day shall take precedence over any prior advertising either written or oral. The information in this brochure is believed to be accurate; however, no liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed. All lines drawn on maps, photographs, etc. are approximate. Buyers should verify the information to their satisfaction. There are no expressed or implied warranties pertaining to the property. This real estate is being sold “as is”.

Daniel Sisk, Carlos Powers & Rocky Childers, Owners


Representing Attorney: Paul Miller, Miller Law Office, 119 N. Court St., Fairfield, Iowa 52556, Phone: (641) 472-5049

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