1,230+/- Acres Selling in 7 Tracts at Auction, Elba, NE

  • Sold
$6,375,311.00
Address: 36-15-12W Howard County, NE
State: Nebraska
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Property Description

1,230+/- Acres Howard County

Selling in 7 Tracts

At AUCTION

December 2, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

Elba Community Building, 519 12th Street, Elba, NE

INFORMATION

Auctioneer’s comments:  Ralph and Ruth Spilinek spent a lifetime of hard work to put together a diversified farming operation with irrigated cropland, grain storage, and ranchland.  We will offer the land in 7 separate tracts so that everyone can have a chance to own all or part of it.

NOTE:  These quarters will not be offered all together.  We will offer choice of the 3 quarters.  If you are the winning bidder you can choose one, two or all of the tracts.  The quarter lines will be surveyed and marked prior to auction day.  Make plans to add one or more of these fantastic, all electric pivot irrigated quarters to your operation!  All Tracts (except the river front) have three phase distribution line running adjacent to the property.

Land Location: From Farwell, NE go west on Hwy 92 to Salem Road ( which is in the Northwest Edge of Farwell):  Go one mile North and the 3 quarters lay on the west side of the road at the corner of 14th Avenue and Salem Road.

TRACT 1:  160+/- Acres (East Quarter)

                          

Legal Description:

The NE ¼ of Sec. 36-15-12W Howard County, NE containing 160+/- acres

General Description:

This quarter lays gently rolling.  It features a 2014 9 Tower Zimmatic Center Pivot with end gun and booster pump.   There is a 75 hp Newman electric motor that powers the Western Landroller 8 inch pump.  The pivot is nozzled at 750 gpm at 65 lbs.  The well was tested on Oct. 30th and it produced 1,000 gpm open discharge.  The pivot makes a full circle and misses a small waterway in the southwest corner of the farm.  There is a turnout that is connected to the Farwell Irrigation District that is used to irrigate the Northwest corner of this farm.  It comes with gravity irrigation pipe.

There are (2) 38,000, (2) 11,000 and (1) 8,000 bushel grain bins, all them have aeration fans.  One has a propane burner.  All grain bin fans, exhaust augers, sweep augers and propane tanks currently on the property will sell with the farm in their “As Is” condition.  Seller will not replace or fix any of the fans after closing.  Other improvements include a submersible well with hydrant and an electric livestock waterer.  This quarter would make an excellent farm headquarters located close to pavement and bordered by two good gravel roads.

There are 146.75 certified irrigated acres on this tract from the Lower Loup NRD. These numbers are approximate due to splitting of tracts. Farwell Irrigation District shows 6.2 irrigated acres in the NE corner.  The 2015 assessment is $15.00 per acre and the 2015 water toll is $26.00 per acre with the Farwell Irrigation District and will be paid before closing.

2014 Taxes:  Approx. $7,080.04 due to splitting of Tract

TRACT 2:  158+/- Acres (Middle Quarter)

                    

Legal Description:

The NW ¼ exc. 1.87 acre tract in NE ¼ Sec. 36-15-12W Howard County, NE containing 158+/- acres

General Description:

This quarter lays gently rolling and has an 8 tower Zimmatic center pivot.  There is a 75 hp Newman electric motor that powers the Western Landroller 8 inch pump.  The pivot is nozzled at 750 gpm at 65 lbs.  The well was tested on Oct. 30th and it produced 1,000 gpm open discharge.  It has drop nozzles.  The pivot control panel and irrigation well border the road for easy access.    The pivot makes a full circle and misses an approximate 2 acre building site that is not selling with the property.  The two north corners of this farm are irrigated out of the Farwell Irrigation District.  The new owner will be responsible for working with the Farwell Irrigation District to install his own turnouts if he wishes to irrigate the pivot corners.  There are no turnouts currently on the middle quarter.  (They are located on the two adjacent quarters).  Gravity irrigation pipe included.

There 149.1 certified irrigated acres on this tract from the Lower Loup NRD. These numbers are approximate due to splitting of tracts.  Farwell Irrigation District shows 5.0 irrigated acres for the NE corner and 5.7 for the NW corner.  The 2015 assessment is $15.00 per acre and the 2015 water toll is $26.00 per acre with the Farwell Irrigation District and will be paid before closing.

2014 Taxes:  Approx. $6,991.54 due to splitting of Tract

TRACT 3:  160+/- Acres (West Quarter)

                      

Legal Description:

The NE ¼ of Sec. 35-15-12W Howard County, NE containing 160+/- acres

General Description:

This quarter lays gently rolling.  It features a 2013 Zimmatic 8 tower center pivot. There is a 75 hp Newman electric motor that powers the Western Landroller 8 inch pump.  The pivot is nozzled at 750 gpm at 65 lbs.   The well will be test pumped prior to sale. The pivot makes a full circle. There is a Farwell Irrigation District turnout that sits in the northeast quarter that is being used to irrigate the northeast corner.  Gravity irrigation pipe included.  It borders a good gravel road.  Make plans to add this beautiful pivot irrigated quarter to your operation.

According to the Lower Loup NRD, there are 157.8 certified irrigated acres on this tract. Farwell Irrigation District shows 6.7 irrigated acres for the NE corner.  The 2015 assessment is $15.00 per acre and the 2015 water toll is $26.00 per acre with the Farwell Irrigation District and will be paid before closing.

2014 Taxes:  $6,743.02

TRACT 4:  359+/- Acres

                                  

Legal Description:

The NW ¼ & W ½ NE ¼ exc. 1.007 acre tract, N ½ SW ¼ & NW ¼ SE ¼ Sec. 8-15-11W Howard County, NE containing 359+/- acres

General Description:

This farm has two center pivots.  Water is supplied by the Twin Loups Reclamation District.  There is a 50 hp electric 3 phase motor with a Berkeley centrifugal pump located at center point of the north pivot.  The south pivot is a 9 tower Zimmatic pivot with impact sprinklers.   It is nozzeled at 850 gpm at 70 lbs.  It has an end gun with and electric end gun shutoff.  The electrical power source and panel control box for the south pivot is located on the west road.  The North Pivot is an 8 Tower Zimmatic pivot with drop nozzles.  It has an end gun with booster pump.  Panel control box is located at the pivot point.  Power comes from the north road.  In addition there is approximately 45 acres that is gravity irrigated by turnouts located in east center of farm.  Gravity irrigation pipe included.   This farm is bordered on the west and north by a good gravel road.  There is an Approx. 30,000 bushel grain bin with an aeration floor and a large 3 phase electrical fan for drying and maintaining grain quality.  There is a cattle waterer located on this property.

There is a small 1 acre residential acreage located near the eastern border of the property.  It does NOT sell with the farm.  Behind and adjacent to this acreage is approximately 81 acres of pure nature.  With a creek running through it and an open grass hay field this would make a very nice hunting/ recreation area.  It is bordered on the east by Page road which makes this very accessible.

According to Howard county tax records, there are approximately 268.82 irrigated acres with this tract.  Twin Loups Reclamation District shows 265.30 irrigated acres.  Water tolls for 2015 of $24 per acre will be paid before closing.

2014 Taxes:  $13,128.62

TRACT 5:  173.91+/- Acres

                              

Legal Description:

The NE ¼ north & south of Hwy & Pt. of NE ¼ Sec. 15 & a tract in NW ¼ Sec. 14 & tract in SE ¼ SE ¼, Pt. Tax Lot 6 & 7 Sec. 10-15-11W Howard County, NE containing 173.91+/- acres

General Description:

This is a combination farm of gravity irrigated cropland and grassland that lays on both sides of Highway 11 south of Elba, Nebraska.  It offers something for everyone: income producing cropland and hunting area.   The land on the north side of Highway 11 lays all south and west of the railroad tracks.

According to Howard county tax records, there are 100.27 irrigated acres on this farm.  Gravity irrigation pipe included.  Twin Loups Reclamation District shows 98 acres of irrigated acres.

There are approximate 80 acres that are on the “big field” along the north side of the highway.

There is a nature canyon running near the east side of the farm.   The canyon is approximately 15 acres total.  There is approximately 10 acres of irrigated cropland on the east side of the canyon land.

The remainder of this tract is on the south side of Highway 11.  There is a residence, grain storage, grassland and cropland.  It would make a nice calving headquarters close to Elba. There are approximately 58.66 acres total on tract 5 on the south side of the hwy

There is also an abandoned farmhouse on this property that has not been lived in for a dozen years.  There is a submersible well that is not hooked up and has not been used for years selling with this tract.

There is also an approximate 3 acre building site that sits on the south side of the highway that has an older farmhouse that is currently being lived in.  There are 4 grain bins with aeration floors that are approximately 20,000 bu.; 15,000 bu.; 8,000 bu. and 2,500 bu.  There is also a steel building of approx. 1,150 sq. ft.  According to Howard county tax records there are approximately 12 acres of irrigated cropland.  Twin Loups Reclamation District shows 6.7 acres of irrigated acres.  Water tolls for 2015 of $24 per acre will be paid before closing.  There is approximately 43 acres of grassland.  Gravity irrigation pipe included.   This tract lays adjacent to and east of tract # 7.

All of this land borders Highway 11 just southeast of Elba, Nebraska

2014 Taxes:  $9,216.28

TRACT 6:  5.5+/- Acres 

            

Legal Description:

Gov. Lot 1 in Sec. 11-15-11W Howard County, NE containing 5.5+/- acres

General Description:

A winding field road that runs along the east edge of the crop ground over the railroad tracks gives access to the North Loup River. There will be an easement to access this property through Tract 5.  Survey will be done prior to closing.   This tract features a gorgeous family picnic  or party area, it sits along the North Loup river.  What a beautiful place!

2014 Taxes:  Approx. $33.78

TRACT 7:  214+/- Acres (South Pasture)

                    

Legal Description:

Pt. of NE ¼ NW ¼, SW ¼ & SE ¼ NW ¼ Exc. Tract Sec. 15-15-11W Howard County, NE containing 214+/- acres 

General Description:

Located at 14th avenue and Highway 11

There is approximately 207.17 acres of pasture or ranchland that has average fences.  Access is through a main gate close to town and on the south side of Hwy 11.  The City of Elba has its water tower located on this property.  It has been deeded off and DOES NOT sell with the farm. Water is provided by purchasing water from the city of Elba.

There is a good mix of grass and trees.  Beautiful nature spot.   Deer and wildlife abundant.

According to Howard county tax records, there is 6.83 acres irrigated farmland in the southeast corner. There is a turn out and water is provided by Farwell Irrigation District.  The 2015 assessment is $15.00 per acre and the 2015 water toll is $26.00 per acre with the Farwell Irrigation District and will be paid before closing.  This grassland would make an excellent place to build a new house.  It offers some spectacular panoramas!  From the tops of the hills you can see many distant communities that are identifiable because you can see the water towers.

2014 Taxes:  Approx. $2,648.70

Ralph A. Spilinek Family Trust, Ruth A. Spilinek Estate

Jeanine E. Soneson & Christina Vlach P.R. & Trustees

For more information, contact listing agent:

Rex Mahoney 402-649-1816

Terms:

The successful buyer will be required to enter into a written purchase agreement with 10% down payment the day of the auction.  The balance will be due at closing on or before March 1, 2016.  Possession will be given at closing.  Current Tenant has option to continue using grain storage through September 15, 2016.  Farm will be sold subject to a first right of refusal to purchase with the same price, terms and conditions as the high bidder.  The holder of the first right of refusal will have 30 days to exercise his/her first right of refusal.  Successful auction bidder will be notified within 45 days of date of sale if he/she will be closing on land as the buyer or if earnest money will be refunded.  Seller will provide marketable title to the buyer evidence by a policy of title insurance.  Cost of title insurance will be divided equally between seller and buyer.  The 2015 real estate taxes will be paid by seller.  Property will not be sold subject to financing.  Please have all financial arrangements made prior to the auction.  The written purchase agreement to be signed by the seller and buyer after the auction is the sole and controlling document of this sale and supersedes any and all other terms whether verbal, written, expressed or implied and shall be the sole and controlling document for this real estate transaction.  The new owner will be responsible for water right transfer within their respective water districts concerning irrigation rights transfer.  Stock Realty & Auction co. is working for the seller.

 Information was obtained from sources deemed reliable, but Broker makes no guarantees as to accuracy. All prospective buyers urged to fully inspect property and rely on their own conclusions

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