Morgan, County IL Land Auction – Ward

Ward Calendar

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 10:00 am Central

Auction to be conducted as a virtual, online auction. If you need assistance with internet bidding, please contact our office at (844) 847-2161

Location

Morgan County, Illinois

324.44 Taxable Acres • 6 Tracts

Ward Calendar

Seller

Opal Lou Ward Estate
Tom L. Fox • Administrator

Managed By

Rodney Borrowman (630) 247-0667
John Borrowman (217) 430-0645
Dan Sullivan (319) 795-1833

Location & General Information

The Opal Lou Ward Estate farms are located Northeast of Jacksonville, Illinois, in Sections 3, 13, 18 & 24, T16N-R9W, Prentice Township, and Section 1 and 12, T15N-R9W, Alexander Township, Morgan County, IL.

The Ward farm contains 324.44 Acres and will be sold in 6-tracts. Tracts 1,3, & 5 represent nearly all tillable farm land with Class A soils, tracts 2 and 4 offer tillable farm land with the balance in woods which offer excellent hunting, and tract 6 is improved with a 2-story farm house on approximately 6 acres with farm outbuildings and a pond.

Tract Information

Tract 1 - 36.20 Taxable Acres

  • Located in Section 3, 16N-9W, Prentice TWP, Morgan County, IL.
  • FSA maps indicate 34.50 acres of NHEL cropland
  • Soil Productivity Index (PI): 141.6 (Class A)
  • Soil types include: Ipava, Fayette, and Rozetta
  • Road access on all 4 sides - County Line Road on the north, Wheeler Road on the west, Ward Lane on the east and Roach Road on the south

 

Tract 2 -  32.60 Taxable Acres

  • Located in Section 18, 16N-9W, Prentice TWP, Morgan County, IL.
  • FSA maps indicate 17.54 cropland acres
  • Soil Productivity Index (PI): 116.3 (tillable acres)
  • Soil types include: Rozetta and Orion
  • Balance of the acres is mature standing timber with Conover Branch running through the property - offers excellent outdoor, recreational and hunting opportunities
  • Road access on the east side from East Strawn Crossing Rd.

 

Tract 3 - 80 Taxable Acres

  • Located in Section 13, 16N-9W, Prentice TWP, Morgan County, IL.
  • FSA maps indicate 76.86 acres of NHEL cropland
  • Soil Productivity Index (PI): 135.6 (Class A)
  • Soil types include: Osco, Elkhart and Ipava
  • Balance of acres is a waterway
  • Road access on the south side from Lepper Rd. and the east side
  • from Bloomfield Rd.

 

Tract 4 - 17 Taxable Acres

  • Located in Section 24, 16N-9W, Prentice TWP, Morgan County, IL.
  • FSA maps indicate 11.50 acres of cropland
  • Soil Productivity Index (PI): 114.1 (tillable acres)
  • Soil types include: Rozetta and Assumption
  • Balance of the acres is in mature standing timber which offers excellent outdoor, recreational and hunting opportunities as well as new home building sites
  • Road access along the south side from Robinson Rd., east side from Bloomfield Rd., and the north side from Lepper Rd.

 

Tract 5 - 153 Taxable Acres

  • Located in Section 1, 15N-9W, Prentice TWP, Morgan County, IL.
  • FSA maps indicate 143.47 acres of cropland
  • Soil Productivity Index (PI): 130.0 (tillable acres)
  • Soil types include: Osco, Elkhart and Ipava
  • Balance of the acres in waterways
  • Subject to a wind turbine lease agreement and a copy is available upon request
  • Road access along the east side from Highway 123

 

Tract 6 - 6 Acres± (Subject to Survey)

  • Physical Address: 1701 State Highway 123 Alexander, IL. 62601
  • Improved with an older 2- story farm house which features:
    • 10 rooms with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths
      • Main floor has a kitchen, dining room, living room with wood fireplace (gas      hookup) and bathroom (in the process of being remodeled - no drywall, flooring, or fixtures)
      • Second floor has 3 bedrooms and full bath
    • Vinyl siding and asphalt shingled roof
    • Hardwood floors throughout
    • Central air conditioning, gas furnace and water heater • County rural water
    • Full basement with washer and dryer hookups
  • The home is situated on 6 Acres± (subject to survey) with a nice pond, well maintained pasture, and several farm outbuildings.
  • Be sure to check out this country home and acreage which is ideally located approximately 10 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Illinois or 20 miles west of Springfield, Illinois.

Method & Terms

Tracts 1-5 will be sold on a price per acre basis and will be offered through the method of “Buyers Choice” whereas the high bidder can elect in any order any or all tracts for the high bid. Buyers Choice of auctioning will continue until the first 5 tracts have been elected. Tract 6 will sell for a “Lump Sum” total dollar amount without regard to acreage. The tracts will NOT be offered in their entirety at the conclusion of the auction. Tracts 1-4 will be sold on taxable acres, tract 5 is being surveyed and the final surveyed acres will be used to constitute the settlement price. Tract 6 is also being surveyed.

Immediately following the auction, the successful buyer(s) will be required to sign a real estate sales contract and pay ten percent (10%) of the purchase price as a non-refundable down payment, which will be held in escrow until closing. The balance of the purchase price will be due at closing which will take place on or before October 26, 2022. Seller will provide Title Insurance in the full amount of the purchase price and pay the 2022 real estate taxes, due and payable in 2023. Possession will be given at the time of closing subject to a cash rent lease on the cropland acres for 2022.

Bidding is NOT subject to any contingencies, including but not limited to financing, an appraisal or inspection. The farm sells subject to the approval by the administrator.

All announcements made sale day take precedence over prior advertising either written or oral. The information in our brochure, on our website or in our advertisements is believed to be accurate, however, no liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed. All lines drawn on maps, photographs, drone video footage, etc. are approximate. Buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. There are no expressed or implied warranties made by the seller or Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC pertaining to this property. Real estate is being sold “AS IS”.

Plat Map

Aerial Maps

SOIL MAPS

TRACT 3 & 4 TILE MAPS

tract 1 photos

tract 2 photos

tract 3 photos

tract 4 photos

tract 5 photos

tract 6 photos

Opal Lou Ward Estate
Tom L. Fox • 
Administrator

Representing Attorney:
Sheehan & Sheehan, Lawyers, P.C.
1215 S 4th St, Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 544-0701

Auction Managers:

Rodney Borrowman (630) 247-0667
John Borrowman (217) 430-0645
Dan Sullivan (319) 795-1833