Auction Date: September 16 2022 2:00 PM- September 16 , 2022 8:00 PM
Description: Stevens Family Farm
THIS PROPERTY is being offered upon the following terms and conditions:
1. The Property is being offered subject to confirmation or consent by the Seller
2. If the Bidder is the successful bidder, the Bidder will be expected to wire transfer a 10% non-refundable earnest money deposit to Pulaski County Abstract & Title on Monday, September 19, 2022. Wiring instructions will be provided to the highest bidder.
3. Auction Company will present the high bid to the Seller within two (2) hours after the auction. Seller shall have the option to accept or reject the Contract for four (4) hours after the auction. Bidder shall be notified by Auction Company as to Contract acceptance. If accepted, the Bidder shall, till November 1st, 2022, to close on the Property. The seller shall determine the time and place of closing. If the Bidder is not ready to close by November 1st, 2022, any extension, if granted by the Seller, shall be conditioned on the payment of an additional non-refundable deposit. Closings: the bidder will bid on the whole 199.31 acres. Since the 159.31-acre tract and the 40-acre tract have different ownership interests, there will be separate closings with values will be derived from the total on a per acre basis.
4. This sale is not contingent upon the ability of the Bidder to secure financing, sell another property, or any contingencies whatsoever.
5. Bidder expressly warrants the purchase is being made in AS IS CONDITION and solely based upon Bidder’s examination of the Property and without any expressed or implied warranties of the Auction Company or Seller. The property is sold, and the Bidder agrees to accept the Property in its present condition, AS IS, with all faults, in all respects, subject to utility easements, zoning ordinances, and any other restrictions of record. No warranties as to physical condition, environmental condition, habitability, suitability to particular purpose, tenancies, or compliance with any laws, codes or ordinances, included those relating to water supplies and septic systems (“Deficiencies”) are made by the Seller, unless specifically stated herein.
6. Any inspections previously made by Bidder or his/her/their representatives were done at Bidder’s expense and for his/her/their information only. Cost and responsibility for curing Deficiencies, if any, is the Bidder’s, and the correction and cure of any Deficiencies shall not be a condition of this sale or in any way affect Bidder’s obligations under this Contract.
7. The 2021 payable in 2022 and the 2022 payable in 2023 property taxes will be paid by the seller. Bidder should not rely solely on past property taxes as a guide to future property assessments and taxes as Indiana property tax laws have been subject to a significant change in the recent past. Any installments for local improvements not due and payable at the time of closing shall be paid for by the Bidder as they after that become due. Closing fees, if any, will be shared equally between Seller and Bidder except for those fees specific to Seller or Bidder, i.e., recording fees.
8. The Property is being sold with any previous tenant rights extinguished. Possession will be given when the 2022 harvest is complete.
9. Risk of loss by damage or destruction to the Property prior to the closing shall be borne by Seller. In the event any such damage or destruction is not fully repaired prior to closing, Purchaser, as its option, may either (a) terminate this Agreement, or (b) elect to close the transaction, in which event Seller’s right to all insurance proceeds (if any) resulting from such damage or destruction shall be assigned in writing by Seller to Purchaser.
10. The Seller shall be required at his own expense to furnish to the Bidder prior to the date of closing, a preliminary binder of title insurance by a recognized title company, showing insurable title to the Property. At the time of closing herein, the Seller shall tender to the Bidder insurance deed to the Property free and clear of all liens and encumbrances except for easements, restrictions and covenants of record together with an owner’s policy of title insurance. The title company will be Pulaski County Abstract and Title Company and shall act as closing agent with respect to the closing of this sale.
11. The Auction Company was retained by the Seller and has functioned throughout the transaction as an agent for the Seller exclusively. I. C. 25-34.1-10-9.5 provides that the Licensee (Auction Company) has an agency relationship with and represents the interests of the Seller as Seller’s agent to sell the Property. Auction Company owes duties of trust, loyalty, confidentiality, accounting, and disclosure to the Seller. However, Auction Company must deal honestly with bidders and disclose certain information to the bidders about the Property. All representations made by Auction Company about the Property are made as the agent of the Seller.
12. If the Bidder fails to comply with the sale terms, any and all Deposits made on account hereof shall be forfeited. The Seller shall be entitled to purse all other available legal and equitable remedies against Bidder, including but not limited to holding Bidder liable for any deficiency resulting from subsequent resale.
13. In the event of any litigation arising out of this sale or any breach thereof, the successful party in any litigation shall be entitled to attorney fees and all costs of litigation.
14. The sale will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Indiana.
15. By accepting these terms, Bidder agrees these terms will supersede all prior discussions, negotiations and agreements, whether oral or written. Bidder agrees his/her actions shall be binding and obligatory upon the undersigned, their separate heirs, administrators, executors, assigns and successors in interest of the undersigned. Bidder may not assign the rights afforded the Bidder to any other party without the Seller’s consent.
16. No amendment, alterations, or withdrawal of this Contract shall be valid or binding unless made in writing and signed by both Seller and Bidder.
17. If I am the successful bidder, I agree to immediately execute a Purchase Agreement in accordance with these terms at the end of the auction.
TO BE COMPLETED BY BIDDER(S):
I, ___________________________________________, acknowledge that I have received, understand, and agree to be bound by the Terms of Sale for Real Property to be sold at auction.
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