Saturday, July 27, 2019 @ 10:30 A.M. – Upcoming Live Acreage Auction Wow!!!! Check out this 38.34 Acre unbelievable Historic Property!!!!- Eric & Betsy Rus—-Congratulations to the purchasers on their purchase and to all who attended thank you for attending!!!! Property Sold for $1,300,000.00!!!!

Upcoming  Public Live  Acreage Auction

Unbelievable Opportunity Presents Itself to Purchase the

Historic 38.34 Acre Lakewood Farm with History dating back to 1887


This property has a new 3608 sq ft 2 story farmhouse built in 2015 which is built to compliment the Setting!! This property also features a 50 x 100 heated shop-new in 2015, the Historical Century old Lakewood Barns, Pastureland, the cpacity to feed approx. 400 to 700 head of cattle, cattle facilities and so much more all nestled in a serene setting along the Rock River. This farm includes a long Outstanding and Interesting History!! The Opportunity to purchase this property will be offered at Public Auction!!


Sale Date: Saturday July 27, 2019-10:30 A.M.


Location: 2146 Grant Ave. Rock Rapids, IA. Or from Premier Bank in Rock Rapids, IA. go 6 miles South on Hwy 75 to 210th St./Blktop A34, then go approx. 1 mile West to Grant Ave. then go approx. 1/2 mile South on Grant Ave.—Auction signs will be posted!!


Auctioneers note: We are honored and excited to present this property at Public Auction for Eric & Betsy Rus. As the Rus’s are relocating to Western Nebraska and pursuing other opportunities, they are offering this outstanding property to the public. Make plans today to attend the auction as opportunities of this nature do not present themselves often!!


Lakewood Farm has a long history as one of the most outstanding livestock and grain producers in the Midwest. In its earliest days Lakewood farm produced the greatest breeding and show Percherons in the United States which included the great stallions Calypso, Matador and Venmore. It was famous for its parties attended by prominent people. Although the farm has undergone many modern changes, evidence of the past can still be felt today when walking through the massive peg barns that stand strong with their Century old timbers, high ceilings and lofts. The old brick home was replaced with a large wonderful 2 story farmhouse. This property still has many reminders of the history including the summer kitchen remnants with original sinks and stove. Next to the old outhouse stands a bunkhouse in need of restoration that once housed the many hired men the farm required. Currently this quiet and serene acreage has been used for feeding and pasturing cattle, gardening, many childrens “projects” and picnics in the pasture overlooking the Rock River. Make plans today to attend the open houses!!


Legal Description:  Parcel D in Section 5,  Twp 98N, Range 45W of the 5th P.M. Lyon County, IA—Subject to all public roads and easements of record.

General Description: This Historic Property has so much to offer it is impossible to list all of it’s amenities—you must come to the Open House to appreciate!! This property includes a new 3608 total sq ft newly constructed 5 bedroom 3 bath home built in 2015. The main floor includes a wonderful open floor plan with open dining, living room and kitchen area with custom cabinets, walk in pantry and island. The main floor also includes a large laundry, master bedroom with master bath and walk in onyx shower, den/piano room and home office. The 2nd level includes 4 bedrooms, rec room and full bath.  This home also has a full unfinished basement that buyer could finish to fit their own needs. This home has maintenance free steel siding and steel roof. This home has a large 30 x 45 attached heated garage. This property also features a new 50 x 100 shop which is 2/3rds heated with 3 overhead 14 ft doors which was constructed in 2015 . This property also features the Historical 76’ x 112’ horse barn built in 1887 with a 34’  x 70’ addition which features the cattle headgate working facilities. This property also features a 30’ x 80’ 3 story Historical barn. This property has several cattle yards with fenceline feedbunks with the capacity to feed approx. 400 to 700 head of cattle and approximately 19 acres of pastureland.  This property had a new septic system installed in 2015. Seller wilil have system inspected per Iowa Code. This property also features a 25 ft shallow well and Lyon Sioux Rural Water and is serviced by Lyon REC. This property is in the Central Lyon School District. This property is located only an 1/2 mile off of a hard surface road.

This property has it all!! A New Home! New Heated Shop! Historical Barns! Cattle Facilities! Unbelievable Views! Pastureland! Great Location! Eric & Betsy have done a great job preserving the History and yet bringing Modern Day Amenities to this property!! If only this property could talk!! Think of the History we could learn!!

Method of Sale: Acreage will be sold at 10:30 A.M. in total dollars.

Open House: Open house will be held on the property on Sat. June 15, 2019 from 10:00 to 1:00 P.M. and on Thursday June 20, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. or by appointment by contacting one of the agents listed below if a personal showing is desired.

Taxes: The current Real Estate Taxes according to the Lyon County Treasurer are approx. $5458.00 per year. Taxes will Pro-Rated to the date of closing.

Terms: Purchaser (s) will be required to pay a non-refundable 15% of purchase price as earnest money deposit on the acreage site and agree to enter into a purchase agreement immediately following the auction with the remaining balance due and payable on closing day on or before August 30, 2019 when the buyer shall receive a clear and merchantable title to the property. This property is being sold as is as a cash sale with no finance contingencies and as is with any/all defects and encroachments if any. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information herein, all prospective buyers are encouraged to inspect the property and verify all data provided. No warranties are expressed or implied. Any lines on maps are for informational purposes only and are not guaranteed to be actual boundary lines of the property. Any announcements made day of the auction will supersede any advertisements. This Property is being sold subject to the confirmation of the sellers and court approval. Auctioneers and Real Estate brokers are representing the sellers. If any additional information is requested, please contact auctioneers listed below. Don Klein–Attorney for sellers.


Eric & Betsy Rus–Owners



Mark Zomer-712-470-2526 Darrell Vande Vegte-712-726-3428

Gary Vande Berg-712-470-2068—Ryan Zomer-712-441-3970Blake Zomer–712-460-2552 





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  • Lot Size: 38.34 Acres 
  • Listing Status: Sold 
  • Open House: June 15 from 10am to 12 and June 20 from 5pm to 7pm 
  • Address: 2146 Grant Ave Rock Rapids IA 51246 
  • Price: Auction 
  • Type of Home: 2 story 
  • Siding Type: Steel 
  • Roof Type: Steel 
  • Bedrooms:
  • Bathrooms:
  • Year Built: 2015 
  • Square Feet: 3,608 finished above grade 
  • Garage Size: 30 x 45 heated 
  • Kitchen: 16 x 30 includes dining 
  • Living Room: 15 x 18 plus 11 x 14 piano/den area 
  • Master Bedroom: 14 x 14 with a 8 x 8 walk in closet 
  • Bedroom #2: 12 x 13.2 up 
  • Bedroom #3: 12 x 15 up 
  • Bedroom #4: 12 x 15 up 
  • Bedroom #5: 12 x 14 up  
  • Master Bathroom: 7.8 x 14 with a walk in Onyx Shower 
  • Main Floor Bathroom: 7.5 x 8.8 with tub/ shower 
  • Bathroom #2: 6.2 x 9 up with walk in shower 
  • Laundry/Utility: 8.6 x 9 on main 
  • Den: Office–– 10 x 10 on main 
  • Family Room: 15.4 x 16 upstairs 
  • Basement Includes: Full basement and could be finished to your desire 
  • Furnace Type: Electric Heat Pump 
  • A/C: Central 
  • Property Tax: $5,458