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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Pursuant to the Terms and Conditions, Tracts 3,4,and 25 have been removed from this auction at the request of the Creditor.
Major Absolute Indiana Land Auction - 2070± Acres in 32 Tracts
May 18, 2023, 2:00-5:00 PM (ET)
May 25, 2023, 2:00-5:00 PM (ET)
INSPECTION LOCATION: Artemis Hall, 1312 J Street, Bedford, Indiana 47421
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2,070 +/- Total Acres with 1,073 +/- Tillable Acres • Productive Tillable Farmland • 800+ Acres Rolling, Established Pastureland • Outstanding recreational tracts and wildlife habitat • Development Land • Established Event Venue • (7) Houses/Farmsteads • 30,000+ SF Buildings • 109,000-bushel Grain Storage • Offered in (32) Tracts, combinations, and the entirety • Tracts ranging from 3 to 294 Acres • Selling at Absolute Auction, Regardless of PriceAUCTION LOCATION: Artemis Hall, 1312 J Street, Bedford, Indiana 47421.DIRECTIONS TO AUCTION AND INSPECTION LOCATION: From the Courthouse Square in Bedford, Indiana turn North on J Street and proceed 2-blocks to Auction Location.
ONLINE BIDDING: Online bidding is being made available for this auction. Bidders must be approved by the Auction Company to bid online, on or before May 30, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET, 48-hours prior to Auction Date.
PRE-REGISTRATION: Pre-registration for on-site bidders is available by calling the Auction Company.
May 18, 2023, 2:00-5:00 PM (ET)
May 25, 2023, 2:00-5:00 PM (ET)
INSPECTION LOCATION: Artemis Hall, 1312 J Street, Bedford, Indiana 47421
Tracts 1-26: Located 9-miles northeast of Bedford and 20-miles south of Bloomington, these tracts are accessed via Bartlettsville Road along the East, Ozee Farm Road to the South, and Donica Church Road to the West, and Little Salt Creek Run through the central portion of the tracts. GPS LOCATOR TO CENTER: 38.955270, -86.466495
Tract 27: Located just south of Lake Monroe and the northeast corner of Coveyville Road and Larry Tincher Lane. GPS LOCATOR: 38.980475, -86.494860
Tracts 28 and 29: Located just 5-miles east of downtown Bedford on US-50 and Vocational School Road
Tract 30: Located southwest of Bedford with frontage along the White River, accessed via Woods Ferry Road, this tract is just across the river from the Bedford Boat and Sportsmen’s Club. GPS LOCATOR: 38.822592, -86.538743
Tract 31: Located along Old State Road 37, more commonly known as 1478 Old State Road 37, Bedford, Indiana
Tract 32: Located just 3-miles east of Interstate 69 north of Martinsville off Egbert Road, adjoining Timberlake Woods subdivision. GPS LOCATOR: 39.475867, -86.303623
Tract 1: 36 ± ac; tillable and wooded; frontage along Elkins RoadTract 2: 76.52 ± ac; tillable and wooded; frontage along Sowders RoadTract 3: 17.8 ± ac (subject to survey); IMPROVEMENTS: Event Venue; access off Little Salt Creek Run, more commonly known as 555 Little Salt Creek RunTract 4: 56.75 ± ac; tillable and wooded; IMPROVEMENTS: House and barnsTract 5: 150 ± ac; tillable and wooded; SWING TRACT (see below)
Tract 6: 78 ± ac; tillable and wooded; access off Bartlettsville Road
Tract 7: 58 ± ac; pasture, wooded, and tillable acres; IMPROVEMENTS: House and barns
Tract 8: 57 ± ac; mostly tillable; frontage along Bartlettsville Road
Tract 9: 118.5 ± ac; mostly tillable; frontage along Little Salt Creek Run
Tract 10: 50 ± ac; tillable: frontage along Little Salt Creek Run
Tract 11: 117 ± ac; pasture, wooded, and tillable acres; frontage along Little Salt Creek Run
Tract 12: 115 ± ac; pasture and wooded acres; IMPROVEMENT: Cell Phone Tower
Tract 13: 91 ± ac; pasture and wooded acres; IMPROVEMENTS: Brick Ranch House and Barn; frontage along Ozee Farm Road and Little Salt Creek Run
Tract 14: 153.5 ± ac; pasture and wooded acres; IMPROVEMENTS: Houses and Barns; frontage along Ozee Farm Road
Tract 15: 15.7 ± ac; pasture acres; frontage along Little Salt Creek Run
Tract 16: 28 ± ac; pasture acres; SWING TRACT (see below)
Tract 17: 64 ± ac; pasture and tillable acres; frontage along W. Pleasant Run Road; IMPROVEMENTS: House and barnsTract 18: 22 ± ac; mostly wooded; frontage along Ozee Farm Road; IMPROVEMENTS: House and barnTract 19: 50 ± ac; pasture and wooded acres; SWING TRACT (see below)?Tract 20: 50 ± ac; pasture and wooded acres; frontage along LuAllen LaneTract 21: 40 ± ac; pasture acres; frontage along Donica Church Road and LuAllen Lane; IMPROVEMENT: Barn
Tract 22: 77 ± ac; nearly all tillable; fronting Little Salt Creek and Donica Church Road
Tract 23: 30.25 ± ac; tillable acres; fronting Little Salt Creek and Donica Church Road
Tract 24: 24.35 ± ac; approx. 21.09 tillable acres; frontage along Donica Church Road
Tract 25: 10 ± ac; IMPROVEMENTS: 30,000 SF buildings; 2,280 SF office
Tract 26: 3 ± ac; IMPROVEMENTS: 109,000 (bu) grain storage facility with 8,000 (bu/hr) grain leg and drive over grain pit; Hoop barn onsite
Tract 27: 27.43 ± ac; mostly tillable; frontage along Larry Tincher Lane and Coveyville Road
Tract 28: 15.2 ± ac; tillable and wooded acres; frontage along Vocational School Road
Tract 29: 94 ± ac; Rolling pasture acres; frontage along US-50; IMPROVEMENTS: Equipment Shed
Tract 30: 294.19 ± ac; Wooded and Recreational Land; Frontage along White River; Access from Woods Ferry Road
Tract 31: 1.34 ± ac; IMPROVEMENTS: House; frontage along Old SR 37
Tract 32: 40.08 ± ac; wooded development land, accessed from Timberlake Drive; ZONED: RR
PLEASE READ AND REVIEW THE REAL ESTATE TERMS THOROUGHLY PRIOR TO BIDDING ON ANY PROPERTY. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE TERMS, DO NOT BID. BY BIDDING ON THE PROPERTY, BUYER AGREES TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH AND ENTERS INTO A CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE THE PROPERTY UNDER THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
PROCEDURE: The real estate will be offered in 32 individual tracts, combinations of tracts, and the entirety. Bids on individual tracts, combinations, and the entirety may compete. There will be open bidding during the auction as determined by the Auctioneer. Conduct of the auction and increments of bidding are at the discretion of the auctioneer. All decisions of the Auctioneer are final.
DOWN PAYMENT: A 10% down payment is due on the day of the auction with the balance due at closing. The down payment may be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, personal check or corporate check. Bidding is not conditional upon financing. Bidders should arrange for financing, if needed, and be capable of paying cash at closing.
BUYER’S PREMIUM: A 6% buyer’s premium will be added to the high bid to the determine the contract sales price.
ACCEPTANCE OF BID: Successful bidder will be required to sign a Bid Acknowledgement Agreement at the auction site immediately following the close of the auction. The real estate will be sold at Absolute Auction, regardless of price.
DEED: Buyer will be provided with a Sheriff’s deed conveying title to the property.
CLOSING: The balance of the purchase price is due at closing, which will take place within 30 days of the auction date.
POSSESSION: Buyers will receive possession to the properties upon execution of the Sheriff’s deed.
REAL ESTATE TAXES: The real estate taxes will be the responsibility of the buyer beginning MAY 2024, and thereafter.
ACREAGE: All tract acreages, dimensions, and proposed boundaries outlined on the auction plat and all advertising are approximate and are estimated based on current legal descriptions and/or aerial photos. Purchaser should make his/her own independent determination of acreage prior to bidding.
SURVEY: Any survey costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
EASEMENTS: Subject to any and all easements.
SWING TRACTS: One or more tracts may be identified as "Swing Tracts" in the auction description. These tracts may only be bid in combination with an adjoining tract or by an adjoining land owner.
DISCLAIMER AND ABSENCE OF WARRANTIES: The property to be offered pursuant to the Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Sheriff, William Wilson Auction & Realty, Inc. nor the holder of the notes secured by the mortgages being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Sheriff, William Wilson Auction & Realty, Inc. or the holder of the notes make any representation, or warranty, either expressed or implied, relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This property is being sold subject to all liens, encumbrances and easements not otherwise extinguished in the proceedings known as Cause No. 47C01-2201-MF-000117 in the Circuit Court of the County of Lawrence, Indiana. All sketches and dimensions are approximate. Each potential bidder is responsible for conducting his or her own independent inspections, investigations, inquiries, and due diligence concerning the property.
TENANCY DISCLAIMER: Properties identified as occupied may be occupied by one or more third parties. It shall be the sole responsibility of the buyer prior to bidding or closing on the property to conduct his/her own investigation as to the occupancy of the property. Prospective bidders shall not have any contact with current occupants of the property without seller’s written consent until after close and funding. Buyer will assume the responsibility of all occupants and/or tenants and any expenses therewith, including, but not limited to, any security deposits or pre-paid rent. Buyer shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless agents, auctioneers, attorneys, sellers and representatives from and against any claims, demands, actions or expenses arising out of any action concerning security deposits and for any eviction or unlawful detainer or other litigation arising out of occupancy, tenancy or lease of the property.
ONLINE BIDDING: AUCTION DATE / TIME: Bidding begins: May 25, 2023 @ 12 NOON (ET) (**See AUCTION END TIMES).
UPON CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION: The Winning Bidder will be sent a Bid Acknowledgment Form electronically and is required to fully and correctly complete and properly sign without any modifications. Bidder is to return the completed, signed Bid Acknowledgment Form to William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. via DocuSign. Along with the completed, signed Bid Acknowledgment Form, the Winning Bidder will be required to send the specified non-refundable earnest money deposit as stated. This non-refundable earnest money deposit will be held in escrow until closing and that amount will then be credited to the Buyer as part of the purchase price of the property. Wire transfer instructions and escrow agreement forms will be provided to the Buyer along with the Bid Acknowledgment Form after the auction. Purchaser shall be responsible for all wire transfer fees. Successful bidders not executing and returning the completed Bid Acknowledgment Form and earnest money deposit by 4:00 PM the day after the auction will be considered in default. Such default by the Successful Bidder will result in that Bidder’s liability to both the Seller and William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. Seller shall have the right to (a) declare this contractual agreement canceled and recover full damage for its breach, (b) to elect to affirm this contractual agreement and enforce its specific performance or (c) Seller can resell the property either publicly or privately with William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. and in such an event, the Buyer shall be liable for payment of any deficiency realized from the second sale plus all costs, including, but not limited to the holding costs of the property, the expenses of both sales, legal and incidental damages of both the Seller and William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. In addition, William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. also reserves the right to recover any damages separately from the breach of the Buyer. Both the Successful Bidder and Seller shall indemnify William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. for and hold harmless William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. from any costs, losses, liabilities, or expenses, including attorney fees resulting from William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. being named as a party to any legal action resulting from either Bidders or Sellers failure to fulfill any obligations and undertakings as set forth in this contractual agreement.
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**AUCTION END TIMES: William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. land auctions are subject to extend until all bidding is complete. The bidding will extend until all the lots sit idle for a period of time which will be announced by the Auctioneer. Therefore, the auction will not close until all bidding parties are satisfied and no one can be outbid at the last second without having another opportunity to bid again. All decisions of the Auctioneer are final.
TECHNICAL ISSUES: In the event, there are technical difficulties related to the server, software, internet, or any other online auction-related technologies, William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. reserves the right to extend bidding, continue the bidding, or close the bidding. Neither the company providing the software nor William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. shall be held responsible for a missed bid or the failure of the software to function properly for any reason.
CONDUCT OF THE AUCTION: The minimum bid increase will be indicated on the bidding application. William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any reason and also reserves the right to cancel this auction, or remove any item or lot from this auction prior to the close of bidding. All decisions of William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. are final. YOUR BID ON THIS AUCTION INDICATES BOTH AN UNDERSTANDING AND AN ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF THIS CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOURSELF AND BOTH THE SELLER AND William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc. AND THAT YOU, AS THE BIDDER, ARE PREPARED TO PURCHASE THE PROPERTY UNDER THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AUCTION.
Additionally, per Indiana Statute bidders acknowledge the following:
Indiana law prohibits a person who owes delinquent taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, or costs directly attributable to real property under IC 6-1.1 from bidding on or purchasing property at a sheriff's sale. I hereby affirm under the penalties for perjury that I am not prohibited from bidding under IC 32-29-7-4.5 and that I do not owe delinquent taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, costs directly attributable to real property under IC 6-1.1, amounts from a final adjudication in favor of a political subdivision, any civil penalties imposed for the violation of a building code or county ordinance, or any civil penalties imposed by a county health department. I also affirm that I am not purchasing property on behalf of or as an agent for a person who is prohibited from bidding under IC 32-29-7-4.5. I further acknowledge that a person who knowingly or intentionally provides false information on this affidavit commits perjury, a Level 6 felony.