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Sold: Wilson Farm Auction

Polk County

138 Acres


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Description: Tract 1 - Sold for $12,000 per acre Tract 2 - Sold for $8,800 per acre Tract 3- Sold for $7,950 per acre See drone video by following the link Wilson Farm 11.20.17 We are offering 138 acres m/l of highly productive Polk County, Iowa farmland to be sold as three separate tracts at public auction on December 12th. Tract 1 offers a high percentage of tillable acres with CSR2 value of 79.4. Tract 2 is a combination of tillable and timber acres.  The tillable acres have a CSR 2 value of 72.3.  Tract 3 is a combination of tillable and timber acres and provides a great location for rural residential development.  The tillable acres have a CSR 2 value of 72.5.  The tracts are located on a paved road on both the north and south side of Hart Avenue.  Located within the Des Moines City Limits this farm represents potential future development.  The farm is located seven miles south east of Downtown Des Moines and in Section 29 of Allen Township. A breakdown of the individual tracts is below. Tract 1 – This is a highly tillable tract in a good location in southwest Polk County on the north side of Army Post Road and 3/4 of a mile west of the Hwy 5 interchange. There is a MidAmerican Energy high line pole through the middle part of the farm with one pole on the property. There are several underground pipelines through the property. Tract 2 – This tract has approximately 27.8 acres of good tillable 78 CSR land to the south end and approximately 25.8 acres of timber and brushy land to the north end.  The north portion is ideal for hunting, other recreation and building a home in the timber.  There is a 2.5 acre finger of Clinton Silt loam reaching north from the presently tilled land that is 80 CSR and excellent for building or a food plot for the hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. The Fayette soil on the soil map is 5 acres of steep draw that could be a nice location for a large pond.  Even though the land is in the Des Moines City limits it lays in an Iowa DNR Deer Management area and the hunting is not restricted. There is a lot of other timber in the area, especially to the north. Some of the land on the north 25.8 acres had been used for taking borrow material in the past and is labeled as Orthents soil. This land could be used as it is or pasture or hay but likely not well suited for row crops. The land under the power line to the west could also be used for hay and pasture but has been let go and occasionally mowed by the power company to keep tall trees from starting. Overall this is an exciting opportunity for a mixed use property close to DSM with paved roads on the south and east. Tract 3 – This tract is at the corner of paved roads also. There is a total of 21 acres with approximately 12.7 acres of open tilled land and 8.15 acres of timber and older pond.  There is a good possibility for a larger pond in the timber.  This land would make a great building site for a rural acreage close to DSM.  It is approved for one rural residential home. Tract 1 Aerial Map Tract 1 Soil Map Tract 2 Aerial Map Tract 2 Soil Map Tract 3 Aerial Map Tract 3 Soil Map
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From the north take Highway 65 south to Exit 73 for SE Army Post Road. Then W on SE Army Post and turn north on State Highway 64 fora half mile then turn west on Hart Avenue. Continue on Hart Avenue for a half mile.

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Mark Gannon, Broker

122 Main Street

Ames, IA 50010

Office: 515-233-4144

Mobile: 515-291-5942