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Pike County, Illinois Land Auction

The Mowen Farm

31 Acres M/L  |  Secluded Country Home

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 11 AM

Farm Bureau - Pittsfield, IL

Online bidding will be available.

What a unique opportunity to purchase a nice secluded home in the country on a small hunting property in the heart of Pike County, IL!

The epitome of country living, this home provides four bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a master suite. A spacious living room with a wood burning fireplace overlooks the back porch and wooded backyard. In addition to the main living area, the partial poured basement with a high ceiling walks out to the lower southwest yard.

The home is situated on the east side of the beautiful 31-acre parcel of land. Roughly half of the farm is open land with quality soils, and the remainder is comprised of rolling woods with mature timber and thickets, split by the creek.

If you have been looking for a place in the country, you know these types of properties rarely become available. Don't miss out on this rare chance. Give us a call to schedule a showing!

Click below for online bidding:

Personal Property

The following items will be sold after the real estate on auction day. Interested parties are encouraged to inspect these items prior to the auction. 

  • John Deere riding lawnmower

  • Fishing rods / tackle

  • Blue rock thrower / case of blue rocks

  • Wrecked '02 F250 diesel 4x4 single cab pickup

  • Three 12-foot corral panels - like-new condition

  • Removed: Gooseneck horse trailer 

Auction Managers

Property Location

33405 375th St., Baylis, IL 62314

Take Pittsfield Road north out of New Salem about .8 miles to the curve. Turn right (east) on 318th Ave. Continue .5 miles and turn left (north) on 375th St. The farm is about 1.8 miles north, on the west side of 375th.

Legal Description

The North Thirty (30) acres of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 2, in New Salem Township, Pike County, IL. 

Real Estate Taxes

2021 real estate taxes were $3,682.74.

Plat Map

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Auction Procedure

The property will be offered as one single parcel, including the home, with no tract divisions. Correction: Bidding will be in terms of total dollars, not dollars per acre. The auction will be conducted live, in person and remote online bidding will be available. There are no online (or in-person) buyer's fees. 



Successful bidders will be required to sign a Real Estate Contract and make a 10% non-refundable earnest money deposit at the immediate conclusion of the auction. The balance of the purchase price will be due at closing on or before April 24, 2023. Bidding/purchase is not subject to financing or other contingencies. 


Seller will provide title insurance. Seller shall pay estimated 2022 real estate taxes due in 2023 in the form of a credit at closing to the Buyer(s). Buyer shall be responsible for 2023 taxes due in 2024.

Buyer(s) will receive full possession upon closing. 2023 farming and hunting rights are open.

Property and all improvements sell as-is with no guarantees or warranties. All information, acreage figures, maps, and representations provided are approximate and are subject to change. Prospective bidders are welcomed and encouraged to fully inspect the property at their convenience, and all related information to their satisfaction prior to bidding at the auction. Auction day announcements supersede prior information.

Online bidding is provided as a convenience to Bidder. Under no circumstances shall Bidder have any kind of claim against Curless Auction or anyone else if the Internet, phone or computer service fails to work correctly before or during the auction. Curless Auction will not be responsible for any missed bids from any source.


Jerry S. Bauer - Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C.
232 . State St., Jacksonville, IL

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