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Sewell – 5.40 Acre Acreage w/Ranch Style Home & 19.61 Acres of Bare Farmland w/1 Housing Eligibility

Sewell – 5.40 Acre Acreage w/Ranch Style Home & 19.61 Acres of Bare Farmland w/1 Housing Eligibility


Extremely Well Located 5.40 Acre Acreage with a One Owner Modern Ranch Style Home with a walk-out Basement and a Spacious Addition & an Attached Double Garage and a 36’x45’ Morton Storage Building Situated in a Picturesque Setting with a Private Back Yard Encompassed by a Grove of Evergreens & Other Trees on Parcel #1; Parcel 2 Consists of +/-19.61 Acres of Bare Farmland with 1 Rural Housing Eligibility or as Parcels #1 & #2 Combined a 25.01 Acre Unit – This Property Lies Adjacent to an County Oil Highway Just 1½ Miles NW of Crooks, SD in An Area with Several Other Upscale Acreages Nearby 

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In order to settle the Richard Sewell Estate, we will offer this property “On Site” at Public Auction – Located at 46958 256th St., Crooks, SD; located from Crooks, SD – ½ mile North on 470th Ave. (Co. Hwy. #137) and 4/10ths mile west on 256th St. (Co. Hwy. #126) and situated within 10 miles of Sioux Falls, SD. 

THURSDAY APRIL 22, 2021                            SALE TIME:  6:00 PM

 OPEN HOUSE DATES: Wed. April 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm,  Sun.  April 11th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and Wed. April 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, or shown by Appointment Arranged with The Auctioneers

Auctioneers Note: – ATTENTION ACREAGE PROSPECTS!  Richard Sewell was a disabled veteran that served his country with honor and also was an avid hunter who hunted on several continents, thus the home he had constructed on this property was designed with a zero entry and has a variety of features to serve his needs and interests.  This auction awards the opportunity to purchase an extremely well located Acreage Comprised or an Attractive +/-5.40 Acre Improved Rural Acreage, an Adjacent Parcel Consisting of +/-19.61 Acres of Bare Land with 1 Rural Housing Eligibility or a Combination of Parcels Containing the Improved Acreage & Adjacent Land Situated on +/-25.01 Acres.  Properties such of this or extremely difficult to find in Rural Minnehaha County, SD, especially with this kind of location!   This acreage features a very attractive ranch style home with an attached double garage and a complementary outbuilding that are situated in a pleasant park-like country setting and with cropland that could provide some crop and/or rental income and potential for future construction of a 2nd residence with use of the 2nd housing eligibility attached to Parcel #2.  If you are in the market for a very desirable rural acreage, then make plans to attend the open houses to inspect this property and be in attendance at this auction!  

The improvements on this property feature a custom built ranch style home ranch style home constructed for Richard Sewell in approximately 1990 which had approximately 2,080 sq. feet on the main level and had a full basement with a walk-out and an attached double garage, and in approx. 2006 there was a 32’x28’ addition (896 sq. ft.) which has a crawl space below, thus presently this home has approx. 2,976 sq. ft. of finished living area on the upper level.  The upper level of the home is comprised of a front entry to a hallway with a ½ wall divider and coat closet, a living room w/3 unit picture window, a kitchen with dining area, oak cabinets and sliding patio door from the dining area to a wooden deck that overlooks the back yard, a hallway with a laundry area/closet, a full bath with a whirlpool tub, vanity & stool, a master bedroom with a closet and an adjacent handicapped accessible master bath inclusive of walk-in shower, sink, stool and linen cabinet, 2 additional bedrooms w/closets (the main level has hardwood oak flooring throughout, with the exception of bedrooms which are carpeted and baths that have linoleum) – and last but not least on the west end of the home off of the living room is an open addition with a cathedral ceiling, wheelchair ramp, wood grain laminate flooring and a set of double doors and wooden exterior staircase that provides for easy access for moving items in an out of this room – this area was utilized by the previous owner as an area for display of his collection of Big Game Mounts, this area could be an excellent space for a family room, home theatre or other utilizations;  the lower level features a finished family room with a stone faced fireplace and lower level walkout to a concrete patio area; also the basement includes an unfinished roughed-in bath with a stool in place, and two other open unfinished areas which potentially could be finished to provide for additional bedroom and/or living area.  The original portion of the home has a Heil LP gas furnace w/central AC, an elec. HW heater; the Crawl space under the addition has about a 5’ floor to ceiling height, has a dirt floor and includes a Coleman forced air furnace with central AC and provides a somewhat abundant storage space.  The home also has an attached double garage (approx. 26’x24’) with 2 overhead doors w/elec. openers and also has 2 walk doors.  The exterior of the home has Weatherstopper asphalt shingles (New in Dec. 2006) and wood grained gray metal siding. Other improvements on the property include a Morton 36’x45’ Pole building with a concrete floor throughout, colored steel exterior, double sliding door, walk door & electrical.   The residence is in need of some cosmetic updates and repairs and is being sold in “AS IS” Condition, although this property has a terrific amount of potential.  The 1,000 gal. LP tank on the property is owned and will pass with the property with no fuel adjustment.  The existing improved acreage site features a spacious grassed yard and has a dense grove with mature evergreens and other trees situated north and west of the improved acreage site.  This property is serviced by Excel Energy, Minnehaha Community Rural Water and a septic system. According to FSA information, as a whole this property has approx. 22.38 acres of cropland with a 10.90 acre corn base with a 131 bu. PLC yield and a 10.80 acre soybean base with a 35 bu. PLC yield.  According to Co. Assessor’s info. this land has an overall soil rating of .614 and comparably Surety Agri Data show the land has a soil productivity index of 65.9.  The Driveway will be upgraded and widened to M’haha Co. Hwy Dept. Standards at the expense of the estate of approx. $6,500.00, with a mutual access easement to be placed on the driveway to accommodate a point of access to both parcels #1 & #2, although any future driveway extensions to service Parcel #2 will be at the expense of the purchaser.  Due to the expense of the driveway improvements, the purchaser(s) will be responsible for 100% of the 2021 RE Taxes payable in 2022.

LEGAL DESC.:   The S. 1,729.28’ of the SE ¼, Exc. the E. 2,004.66’ and Exc. Hwy., Sec. 34,, T. 103N., R. 50W., Lyons Twp. Minnehaha Co., SD – containing 25.01 acres M/L. 

TERMS:  Cash – A 10% non-refundable earnest money payment sale day and the balance on or before June 1, 2021 2021.  Possession of the residence at closing on or before June 1, 2021 and immediate possession of the cropland for the 2021 crop year.  A Personal Representatives Deed(s) will be conveyed and owners title insurance provided with the cost of the owner’s policy divided 50-50 between the buyer and seller.  A title company closing fee, if any, will be divided 50-50 between the buyer & seller.  The previous taxes payable in 2021 were under a disability tax freeze and were only $469.62 and have been paid, thus the actual future RE tax amount for the property are unknown.  The purchaser(s) hereby understand that the future taxes will be significantly higher, and due to the consideration for the expense incurred by the estate in improving the driveway, the purchaser(s) subsequently will be responsible for 100% of the 2021 RE taxes payable in 2022, with NO proration.  The acres in this property are based on the acres as stated on the recent survey of the property by Midwest Land Surveying, Inc., with the acres understood to be “more or less”. This property is sold in “AS IS” condition and exempt from a Sellers Property Condition Disclosure Statement pursuant to SDCL 43-4-43, with no contingencies whatsoever, and is sold subject to any existing easements, restrictions, reservations or highways of record, as well as being subject to any or all Minnehaha County zoning ordinances.  Any or all fencing will be the responsibility of the buyer(s) in accordance with SD Law. The information contained herein is deemed to be correct, but is not guaranteed.  The RE licensees in this transaction are acting as agents for the seller.  Sold subject to confirmation of the Personal Representative.

To Inspect the Acreage, Plan to Attend the Open Houses, or for an appointment contact the Auctioneers.  Broker Participation Welcome, with a 1% commission payable to a licensed SD RE Broker who properly pre-registers and represents a successful purchaser and that meets the prescribed criteria for Broker Participation – for Information Broker’s should contact Chuck Sutton Auctioneer & Land Broker, LLC – ph. 605-336-6315. 

RICHARD H. SEWELL ESTATE – Daniel B. Peterson, Personal Representative 

CHUCK SUTTON – Auctioneer & Land Broker – Sioux Falls, SD – ph. 605-336-6315 & Flandreau, SD – ph. 605-997-3777

JARED SUTTON – Auctioneer & RE Broker Associate – Flandreau, SD – ph. 605-864-8527

TOM & TED SOUVIGNIER – Auctioneers & RE Broker Associates – Canton, SD – ph. 605-987-2404


April 22


6:00 pm


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46958 256th St., Crooks, SD
46958 256th St.,
Crooks, SD 57020 United States


Chuck Sutton
Jared Sutton
Tom Souvignier
Ted Souvignier

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