Valuable Residential Real Estate For Sale @ Online Auction
Bidding Closes May 31, 2023 @ 1:00 PM
To settle the estate of the late Bennie and Gloria Hildebrand, we are offering at online auction the real estate and improvements located at 5 Springfield Lane, Staunton VA 24401. This beautiful custom designed and built brick home sits on a large 1.1 +/- acre corner lot in a desirable part of Augusta County VA. This home features almost 3,000 sq ft of single level living space with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and 900 sq ft two car garage. This property is conveniently located near the I-81/I-64 interchange at Mint Spring. This online only auction will close May 31, 2023 @ 1:00 PM.
Opportunities like this don't come along very often. Here you have a one owner custom designed brick ranch home built in 1988 and located on a spacious corner lot just minutes away from Staunton and Stuarts Draft with easy access to I-81 at exit 217. This home is heated and cooled with a geothermal HVAC system, has loads of closets and storage areas, a fireplace, air conditioned sunroom, an oversized two car attached garage, and an unfinished basement that could be used for additional storage or workshop. Mature trees and landscaping with gently sloping front and rear lawn make the outdoor spaces inviting and peaceful.
This house is structurally very solid with a good roof and all systems working. It could use some cosmetic updates to make it your own. Kitchen appliances convey with the house. The personal property in this estate is being sold in a separate auction which will close after the real estate auction. If you are the high bidder on the real estate and wish to retain some of the personal property, you may do so by purchasing in that auction.
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This Is An Online Only Auction - All Bids Must Be Submitted Online. Click The "Bid Online Now" Button To See Property Details and To Bid.
The bidding for this property will close at 1:00 PM May 31, 2023 with a two minute auto extend. This means that if a bid is placed within the last two minutes the bidding will be extended for an additional two minutes.
This property is being offered in partnership with Grindstaff's Auction Marketing Group and sold to the highest bidder regardless of price.
Property Tours: 4-6 PM Thursday May 11 and 4-6 PM Monday May 29 or at other dates and times by appointment. Please Call Linford Berry at 540-476-3309 or HL Wenger at 540-246-3333 for more information or for an appointment to see the property.
- Spacious Property with 1.11+/- Acres
- Zoned- Single Family Residential
- Custom Home Built In 1988
- Three Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath On Single Level
- 2,962 Sq Ft Living Area
- Attached 901 Sq Ft Garage
- Concrete Driveway
- Unfinished Basement
- Rear Deck
- Geothermal HVAC
- County Water and Private Septic
Additional Information Can Be Found At The 'Documents' Tab At The Top Of This Listing and By Clicking The “Bid Online Now” Button.
We Guarantee A Free And Clear Title To The Property
Terms and Conditions:
This property is being sold AS-IS with no financing/appraisal/inspection contingencies and with no warranties or guarantees of any kind. Seller does guarantee clear title to the property. Bidders are encouraged to enlist the assistance of professional inspectors or contractors in evaluating the condition and value of the property. All inspections must be performed prior to the auction.
Payment Terms: (See our complete terms at the tab above). Payment will be in the form of Cash or Cash Equivalent with a $20,000 non-refundable deposit due the day of the auction (within 24 hours for online bidders at a distance) and the balance due at closing within 45 days. Deposit will be applied to the purchase price at closing. Please do not bid if you are not able to close within 45 days.
Buyers Premium: There will be a 10% Buyers Premium added to the high bid to determine total contract purchase price. (For example a 100,000 bid would have a buyers premium of $10,000 added for a total purchase price of $110,000).
Note For Real Estate Agents: Preapproved (No later than 5:00 PM on May 29) buyers agent participation will be compensated. (See Documents Tab For Form)
Real Estate Auction Terms of Sale:
This auction is conducted by Mountain Valley Auction Group LLC and Grindstaff's Auction Marketing Goup(Auctioneer) on behalf of the owners of the property referred to as the (Seller). Auctioneer is not responsible for the acts of the Seller or statements made by the Seller before, during, or after the auction. The auction shall be governed by the terms set forth herein and any announcements made at the auction. The act of submitting a bid shall constitute Bidder’s acceptance of each and every term and condition contained in these terms and conditions and shall form a binding contract of intent to purchase between the Bidder and the Auctioneer. All persons attending the auction and inspecting the property assume all risks whatsoever of damage or loss to person and property and specifically release the Auctioneer from all liability. Auctioneer is not liable by reason of any defect in, or condition of, the property or the premises on which the preview/sale is held. Auctioneer is released for any claims or actual damage to the property sold and/or consequential damages that may result from the sale of defective property.
A signed contract and a nonrefundable deposit of $20,000 from the high bidder is required immediately after confirmation of final bid and the balance due at closing on or before 45 days (unless prior arrangements have been made with the auctioneer). Deposit must be in the form of a cashiers or certified check drawn on a US bank or a wire transfer. If an online bidder is the winning bidder, then a signed contract and nonrefundable deposit of $20,000 is due within 24 hours of the auction ending unless other arrangements have been made with Auctioneer prior to the close of the auction. Title to be delivered free of all liens or encumbrances as more specifically set forth in the Sale Contract. All settlement and closing costs will be the responsibility of the buyer and the property taxes will be prorated as of the day of settlement.
A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the final bid to become part of the purchase price at settlement. Buyer agrees to these provisions and will pay the applicable buyer’s premium.
There is no warranty offered, expressed or implied, by Auctioneer or Seller for any property. All property is sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS, and with all faults and defects therein. ALL SALES ARE FINAL and are not contingent on any financing, appraisal, or inspections. All inspections of the property must be done before the close of the auction. All information provided is believed to be correct but NO warranty as such is either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Bidder is solely responsible to determine condition, value or any other determinative factors. The Auctioneer strongly encourages bidders to attend preview/property tours and retain the services of building inspectors or other professionals in order to determine the value and condition of the property.
By registering and bidding, Bidder acknowledges that they have read and agree to the terms and conditions of this auction. Bidder agrees to sign the contract of sale and other documents related to the transaction, pay the earnest money deposit and close the transaction within 45 days if their winning bid is accepted. Bidder must be 18 years of age or older and is required to register for the auction. In registration, Bidder must submit information found to be current, complete and accurate for proper identification by Auctioneer. Bidder’s registration is not transferable or assignable. Auctioneer reserves the right to deny or restrict any bidders registration with or without cause. Bidder must register to participate in the auction. If you have any questions, please call the auctioneer at 540-476-3309.
Using YOUR knowledge and experience, form your own opinion of the property and bid accordingly. If you are in doubt, DO NOT BID. The property is sold AS-IS; this is an AUCTION and all SALES ARE FINAL. Bids cannot be retracted and are binding contracts between Bidder and Auctioneer/Seller. Bidder is accountable to be informed about property and associated costs before bidding. A maximum bid can be placed on the property in the online bidding interface. A maximum bid is kept confidential. Except for properties noted “Absolute Auction,” Or “Sells To The Highest Bidder” all properties in auctions will be sold subject to seller confirmation or will have a pre-established minimum Reserve Price. Except where prohibited by law, Auctioneer may counter bid on behalf of Seller on any property up to the amount of the Reserve Price (and no such bid will result in a sale of the property). If the Reserve Price is not met, Seller is under no obligation to sell the property; however, Seller may accept a bid that is below the Reserve Price in its sole discretion.
BIDDER VERIFICATION & QUALIFICATION:
The identity of all bidders will be verified prior to participation. The Auctioneer may require a proof of funds letter be submitted prior to bidder participation. A credit card is required to register for online bidding. No charges will be made to your card unless you are determined to be the winning bidder and you fail to execute the Contract of Sale and pay the required earnest money deposit. At the discretion of the Auctioneer, a penalty of $1,000.00 will be charged to the credit card provided at registration if you fail to return the signed Contract of Sale and pay the required earnest money deposit within the required time period. Payment of the penalty shall not affect other remedies available to the Seller for such failure.
Preapproved (No later than 5:00 PM the day before the auction ends) brokers participation will be compensated. Twenty percent (20%) of the buyer’s premium will be paid to a qualified licensed real estate agent whose registered buyer's offer is accepted by the seller and closes on the property. To qualify for a commission, the agent must first register his/her self and client with the Auctioneer by 5:00 PM the day prior to the close of auction. Brokers only receive commission when they represent a client, not if they themselves are the client. Commissions will be paid only after closing and after the Auctioneer has been paid in full. Agents are not required to attend the closing but must attend the auction with their client and/or visit the property with their client during the marketing period. Agents must have client's permission to register him/her for the auction. Agents may not register people who are not actually their clients. If an agent has not met all of these requirements, no commission will be paid to the cooperating agent, even if the agent's client purchases the property. Under no circumstances whatsoever will any commission be paid if the sale does not close for any reason.