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Ernest (Bud) Bowman Trust

8023 E Burns Rd – Merritt, Mi (Missaukee County)

Directions: 13-1/2 Miles East of Lake City , Michigan on M-55; 3 miles North of Merritt Corners on Merritt Rd; 1⁄2 mile East on Burns Road OR 7 miles West of the Houghton Lake US-27 Freeway on M-55; 3 miles North on Merritt Rd and 1⁄2 mile East on Burns Rd............Watch for signs.

Three (3) Parcels of Real Estate Located in Section 16 & 17 of Enterprise Township in Missaukee County


PARCEL # 1 -­ Two story home w/full basement and unattached 2-­car garage on approximately 17 (+/-­) acres. Home has kitchen, dining, living room, office and one bedroom and bath on main floor and three bedrooms and bath up. Plenty of closet area. Enclosed front porch. Home has fuel oil furnace, propane kitchen range, hot water heater and large Guardian propane generator. Three outbuildings 24x80x8', 24x80x7' and 24x60x13'; all with metal roofs & sides and cement floors.

PARCEL # 2 -­ Approximately 93 (+/-­) acres with 63 (+/-­) acres of tillable productive soil.

PARCEL # 3 - Approximately 40 (+/-­) acres of low ground, mostly wooded with deeded easement. Good hunting area.

All property dimensions and boundries are approximate and are not guaranteed. Each parcel will be sold in its entirety (not by the acre). No adjustment will be made in the purchase price if an actual survey reveals acreage amounts differ from advertised material.

All interested bidders are responsible for conducting their own independent inspection and must rely on their own conclusions. Properties are being sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" without any warranties expressed or implied. Neither the auctioneer or sellers shall be responsible for any errors or omissions herein.

TERMS: $ 5000 Non-­refundable deposit per property on day of auction. Deposit must be in form of certified or cashier check payable to yourself. Balance due at closing in 30 days at which time Owners Policy of Title Insurance in the amount of purchase price will be provided. Possession at closing. Successful bidders are required to execute a purchase agreement on day of auction.

MINERAL RIGHTS: Seller will convey 50% of all oil, gas and mineral rights owned by seller.

REAL ESTATE TAXES: The 2011 real estate taxes will be prorated to date of closing.

RESERVE BID: Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all offers.

OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011 -­ 1:00 to 4:00 PM


Terms: Cash or Check w/ID.  NO OUT- OF- STATE CHECK OR CREDIT CARDS.  Not responsible for accidents or items after purchase. ALL SOLD AS IS. Auction personnel act as selling agents only and assume no liabilities or guarantees.  Announcements prior to auction takes precedence over printed matter.   Lunch & Restroom Available.


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Don Hower-Auctioneers
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51 Years in the Auction Business
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