Columbia County, Wisconsin, Multi-Parcel Real Estate Auction

Ending: June 6, 2024, 6PM CT

Five Lot Online Only Auction, Town of Caledonia, Columbia County, Wisconsin.
A quintessential property to fulfill the farmer, the hunter, and the respite seeker inside you! This 314+/- acres, organically managed farm, split into 5 auction lots ranging from 36 to 83+/- acres is no exception. These abundant auction lots grab their beauty from the gorgeous natural bluffs that are prevalent in the area. A quick 3.5-minute drive to the interstate; 32 miles from the Madison airport, and 110 miles from the Milwaukee airport, making travel easy and predictable. Notably, this property is a breath away from Devil’s Head and Cascade Mountain- a perfect skiing getaway. Lake Wisconsin and Devil’s Lake State Park boast their gorgeous heritage just minutes from your backyard. Call 608-742-5000 to schedule a private viewing or join us on May 4th from 11 am to 1 pm; May 18th from 11-am to 1 pm; June 1st from 11 am-1 pm.

Lot 1
Access this 36+/- acre wooded, Manage Forest Law property, from convenient Walker Road and let the dreaming begin. With active trail systems throughout, turkeys and bucks will occupy your every thought and glassing opportunity. This loaded hunting property gives you the option to build a beautiful home, making your hunting trek short and your return to comfort even sweeter.

36+/- Acres of woods in MFL. With access off of Walker Rd. Tax Parcel # 11004-63

Lot 2
If hunting, farming, and country living ever got together, this would be the perfect balance of all three. Travel up a quite paved easement road, right off Highway 78, through peaceful pasture land to your pick of two country homes. The first home, built in 1998, private septic, 3 bedroom, three-bath ranch home, with gorgeous views of the sunrise and sunset. Ample space throughout, streaming natural lighting. You’ll never run out of space in this open kitchen and plenty of countertops to display those holiday food spreads, can your garden favorites or bake up a storm! An open pantry keeps your mental list in check. Laundry won’t be a chore with this wide laundry room breezeway- a great place to kick off your boots and wash up before a quick snack or supper after a long day. Spend a fun evening in the lower Rec room visiting with your children and sharing the day’s events. If that home doesn’t excite you, take a step back in time with the second home, a historical two-story, country-charm, brick home. The gorgeous perennials guide you to the front door and time stands still as you reminisce about the history this cute 1800s home has seen. Let your inner shabby chic run wild by redesigning this home and making it your own. Stunning views of the sunrise and sunset will make this home an endearing part of your country life, not to mention the stunning fall display that only a Wisconsin woods can give. Opportunities abound with two homes! Make one work for you with an option for country rental.
After settling on a home, step back and imagine your homestead or hobby farming springing to life! Watch your family enjoy simple living with cattle, donkeys, horses, chickens, and sheep, on 21+/- acres of fenced pasture and the squeaky country charm of rusty gates. A 28x40 grainery and 30x38 hog or lamb barn with electricity give your children the opportunity to join the local 4H. Better make room on a wall for all those county fair ribbons!
Then to round it all off, you get 53+/- acres of Managed Forest Law woods to satisfy the hunter, nature lover in you. Wide paths make 4-wheeling a happy family pastime. Not to mention nature’s active paths throughout the woods. You’ll be starting a trophy wall for that big buck and huge turkey fans.

80+/- Acres with 44+/- acres in MFL 2 homes, buildings. 2 of the buildings are encroaching into tax parcel 11004-74. A. Lot #2 will be accessed from an easement that is the blacktop driveway that is currently in place. A shared driveway agreement will be drafted by seller’s attorney prior to closing if the buyers of lots 2,3 and 5 are not the same buyer. Tax Parcel #s 11004-65, 11004-65. A and 11004-64.

Lot 3
You’re still in the game with this hunter/farmer property! 17+/- acres of woods makes for excellent edges and travel corridors for deer! Turkeys will want to strut their stuff as well in the vast pasture land. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to expand your cattle on 53+/- acres of pasture land. With fences, gates, a squeeze shoot, and a cattle yard around the 50x54 barn with haymow, you’ve already got half the battle won. Easily park your machinery, camper, and toys in the 30x60 machine shed or the 24x48 machine shed. If that doesn’t fit everything, simply move the rest of your equipment over to the 50x80 pole shed. Saddle up your horses too! An additional 22x60 barn gives you room to store your tack and make some horse stalls for those cold winter nights, or remodel this barn into your hunting retreat! This property is so versatile!

83+/- Acres with multiple buildings and owned access to Hwy 78. Survey will be done prior to closing if lots 2, 3 and 5 are not the same buyer. 2 of the buildings from Lot #2 are encroaching into tax parcel 11004-74. A. Lot #2 will be accessed from an easement that is the blacktop driveway that is currently in place which will be owned by Lot 3. A shared driveway agreement will be drafted by seller’s attorney prior to closing if the buyers of lots 2,3 and 5 are not the same buyer. Tax Parcel #s11004-74, 11004-74 and 11004-75 and the southern half of 11004-54.

Lot 4
Easily access this hunter’s property from HWY 78! You can build off what nature started. 17+/- acres of woods, natural funnels, and edges. 61+/- acres of pastures with fences and gates. You can quickly turn this into your hunting paradise. Thoughtful planning for the future hunting family, you plant additional trees and pines, along with well-laid-out food plots and bedding grasses. Acre density is enough for a home site with rezoning a portion of the property.

77.5+/- Acres currently an ag access off Hwy 78. Tax Parcel #s 11004-77 & 11004-158

Lot 5
Walker Road gently drops you off onto this 37+/- acre pasture land with fencing and gates. This open canvas allows you to grow a variety of hardwoods and pines. Imagine spending quality time with friends and family, planting and developing a legacy forest. The time and conversations will continue to be whispered throughout the tree limbs and pine boughs for generations to come. Take a different view and add to your crop farming land by making this pasture land tillable, or take those blueprints and make them come to life by building a new home! A perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of work life. This property is your oyster!

37+/- Acres with access off of Walker Road. A shared driveway agreement will be drafted by seller’s attorney prior to closing if the buyers of lots 2,3 and 5 are not the same buyer. Parcel #s 11004-48 and the northern half of 11004-54.

Five wonderful property lots with farming, hunting, and country living opportunities. A property smorgasbord, seldom seen. William Wordsworth was right when he said, “Nature never did betray a heart that loved her.” These properties won’t betray you either!

  • Acres: 314
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Auction Terms

Bidders: Bidder will be required to sign This Addenda to Terms & Conditions, Auction Terms and Conditions once bidder has registered on the online auction. Once the Addenda to Terms & Conditions and Terms and Conditions are signed by the bidder the bidder will be approved to bid on auction. These requirements must be met to be approved to bid on subject property.
Terms of Purchase: There is a Right of First Refusal on all 5 lots of the auction (The entire 314+/- Acre. The seller will still confirm high bid within 48hrs with a contingency that offer is contingent on the holder of the right of first refusal signing off and once the holder of the right of refusal signs off that they will not pursue they right of first refusal then seller will deliver notice to high bidder of auction that the contingency of the right of first refusal is removed from the offer to purchase. If the holder of the right of first refusal pursues their right of first refusal, then the offer to purchase per auction lot will be null and void. Any earnest money that has been paid to Hamele Realty Trust account will be returned in full. The date will be extended for each day past June 8th 2024 that the contingency for the right of first refusal is in place. High Bids per lot are subject so sellers’ confirmation within 48hrs of auction ending. Property is being offered and/or sold in AS-IS condition, free and clear of all liens or judgments. Seller only warrants insured title & Warranty Deed. Seller will allow buyer to purchase GAP insurance endorsement at Buyer’s Expense. Buyer will be required to pay a $5,000 nonrefundable down payment along per auction lot with a signed non-contingent Offer to Purchase and this document and the Terms and Conditions of Auction will be made part of the Offer to Purchase Closing to take place on or before July 31st 2024. Seller will allow buyer(s) to purchase the property with 1031 Exchange funds at no cost to seller. $5,000 nonrefundable down payment per auction lot will be credit on the closing statement to be signed by buyer(s) and seller(s). Closings to take place at Title Company of Sellers choice. If lots #3 and #5 high bids that are accepted and are not being purchased by the same buyer the property will close on July 31st 2024 unless the final recorded survey is not recorded by that time in that case the closing date will automatically be changed to within 15 days of the date on the recorded survey. Buyer(s) will be responsible in transferring the MFL plan and the cost of $100 per transfer.

Property Details

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Property Location

N5087 & N5085 Hwy 78

N5087 Hwy 78 Portage , WI 53901
Preview Date: Call 608-742-5000 to schedule a private viewing or join us on May 4th from 11 am to 1 pm; May 18th from 11-am to 1 pm; June 1st from 11 am-1 pm.