489 Acres Consisting of 23 Parcels
J. P. King Auction Company, Inc. (“King”), an Alabama corporation headquartered at 414 Broad Street in Gadsden, Alabama 35901 (telephone 800-662-5464 or 256-546-5217, its New Mexico broker, Scott Burton, (“King’s Broker”) King, King’s Broker, referred to herein collectively as “Auction Team”) have contracted with Highland Springs, LLC Collectively and Separately referred to as Seller”), to offer to sell at public auction (“Auction”) certain real property (“Property”). These terms, plus any additions, deletions, and/or revisions announced by Auctioneer before the commencement of the Auction, represent the exclusive terms for the Auction (“Terms of Auction”).
1. AGENCY: Auction team is acting exclusively as an agent for Seller and not as an agent for any Bidder or Buyer. No third-party broker is acting as a sub-agent of Auctioneer.
2. COLLUSION: Bid-rigging is a federal felony punishable by imprisonment and fine. Auction team will report all illegal conduct to the F.B.I. and cooperate with any prosecution
3. COPYRIGHT: The Auction is the exclusive intellectual property of Auctioneer, covered by copyright protection, and may not be recorded, reproduced, or used in any form by anyone other than Auctioneer.
4. PROPERTY: The Property is described in the “Real Property Sale Contract” (“Sale Contract”), a copy of which is available from Auctioneer, online at www.jpking.com, and posted at the Auction.
5. DUE DILIGENCE: Seller and Auction team do not attempt to provide Bidder with all of the information Bidder may need to make an informed decision about the Auction and Property. Bidder should obtain professional advice, inspect, and conduct due diligence on the Property, any occupancy of it, title commitment (available from Auction team and posted at the Auction), surrounding area, all information provided by Seller or Auctioneer, “Property Information Package” (available from Auctioneer, online at www.jpking.com, and posted at the Auction), public records, Terms of Auction, Sale Contract, transaction contemplated, and all circumstances, defects, facts, issues, problems, and other relevant matters (collectively “Property Issues”). All information provided by Auction team came from Seller and is believed to be accurate, but neither Seller nor Auction team guarantees, represents, or warrants its accuracy or completeness and Bidder should not rely upon it without independent inspection and verification from sources Bidder knows to be reliable. Bidder has either performed all inspections and other due diligence that it deems necessary in advance of bidding in the Auction, or Bidder understands and fully accepts the risk of not having done so. No Property will be open for inspection following the Auction and through the time of closing of the sale. Seller and Auction team are not required to update any information provided or published and will have no liability whatsoever for failing to do so.
6. DISCLAIMER: Participation in the Auction is at Bidder’s sole risk and Seller and Auctioneer, plus their agents, contractors, directors, employees, members, officers, and representatives will have no liability whatsoever. The Property will be offered “AS IS, WHERE IS, WITH ALL FAULTS.” To the fullest extent allowed by law, Seller and Auction team unconditionally disclaim any guarantee, representation, or warranty of every kind, whether expressed, implied, or statutory, whether oral or written, whether past, present, or future, with respect to all Property Issues, except as expressly provided in the Terms of Auction and the Sale Contract.
7. DISCLOSURES: Unless otherwise disclosed, the Property will be offered for sale and conveyed by deed free and clear of all liens, mortgages, deeds of trust, delinquent taxes, assessments and warrants, but subject to all non-monetary encumbrances such as conditions, covenants, deeds, easements, reservations, restrictions, right-of-ways, title exceptions, zoning regulations and matters of record. Maps, depictions, and sketches in any materials related to the Property are for illustration purposes only and Seller and Auction team do not guarantee, represent, or warrant their accuracy or completeness. Residential dwellings built prior to 1978 may include lead-based paint. Buyer of such property must immediately execute a “Lead-Based Paint Waiver” in favor of Seller to be made part of the Sale Contract, thereby waiving Buyer’s right to conduct any risk assessment or inspection for lead-based paint hazards. Every Bidder should read and understand the lead hazard information pamphlet provided and the “Lead Warning Statement” in the Sale Contract. Asbestos was commonly used in building construction prior to 1981 and can pose a significant health risk if disturbed and or dislodged in a way that causes asbestos fibers to be released. This can result from pounding, sanding, sawing, scraping, tearing, removing, or other remodeling procedures involving asbestos-containing material. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It is drawn into buildings through foundation and other openings to the soil. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Surgeon General recommend all homebuyers have an indoor radon test conducted. Radon is a Class-A carcinogen and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. A building built, improved, or renovated during the approximate timeframe beginning in 2004 to present could contain defective drywall primarily manufactured in China. The presence of Chinese or other defective drywall has been linked to corrosion and significant damage to structural systems and other elements within and on affected properties. Chinese or other defective drywall is reported to emit a strong sulfur-like odor or fume which may also cause persons to experience health problems. The only cure known for Chinese or other defective drywall is to remove and replace it. Seller and Auction team notify Bidders of the potential issues and problems involved with Chinese or other defective drywall and make no representation of its existence or absence from the Property and specifically disclaim any and all responsibility or liability whatsoever to Bidder, Buyer, or anyone else if it is present.
8. REGISTRATION: Any competent adult with a satisfactory photo identification who properly registers and complies with the Terms of Auction may bid. A Photo I.D. will be required to bid. A bidder’s registration deposit, in the amount of $10,000.00, will be required to bid. The registration deposit(s) must be in the form of a cashier’s check and made payable to the Bidder. Auction team may refuse to register or expel any person who is disruptive, noncompliant, or previously caused a problem for Seller or Auctioneer. Any person intending to bid on behalf of another must present Auction team with an executed, enforceable, recorded, and unexpired power of attorney which is subject to Auctioneer’s approval. The requirements for Bidder registration may be waived by Auction team with respect to any Bidder, without waiving same for any other Bidder. By registering, Bidder acknowledges receipt of the Terms of Auction and access to the Sale Contract and unconditionally and irrevocably agrees to be bound by both.
9. BUYER’S PREMIUM: A ten-percent (10.00%) buyer’s premium will be in effect for the Auction and added to the amount of the highest bid to arrive at the selling price for the Property (“Total Contract Price”).
10. AUCTION: The Property is scheduled for a COMBINATION AUCTION, whereas The Mountain Shadows Subdivision (1,694.56 ± Acres) will be sold at ABSOLUTE auction. Subdivisions: Highland Springs Ranch, Rolling Hills Ranch, Whispering Meadows will sell at or above the listed minimum bid. The Sales Office will be subject to Owner Confirmation, whereas the Seller has the right to accept or reject the final offer made. Auctioneer’s discretion includes, but is not limited to, the auction method, bid-calling, bid increments, and determining the buyer. The Bidding will begin at the Auctioneer’s commencement of the Auction for the Property, by gavel. The decision of Auctioneer is final regarding all matters that arise before, during, and after the Auction. Unless otherwise disclosed, Seller may not bid on the Property. Bidder will not retract any bid. A purchase will be considered a single transaction whether of the whole or a fraction of the Property. The sale of any fraction of the Property will not be contingent upon the sale of any other portion thereof, whether or not purchased by the same Buyer.
The Property/Parcels may be offered in two rounds of bidding, as designated by Auctioneer, utilizing the Multi-Parcel Program as follows:
(a) Round One: As designated by the Auctioneer, a high bid price will be determined by the Bidder(s) for each of the Parcels, as indicated on the Auction Inventory. Once a respective high Bidder has been determined for each parcel, that Bidder may NOT exchange the Parcel.
(b) Round Two: All Bidders, including the respective high Bidders in round one, shall have the right to select any Parcel for re-bidding in round two, or to select and combine any two or more Parcels for re-bidding, on the terms defined by Auctioneer, and subject to a minimum, five-percent (5.00%) increase over the current highest bid price for the Parcel(s) selected. Round-two bidding shall remain open for the Parcels selected through one or more phases of bidding until all bidding for the Property/Parcels has ended and the Bidders make no further request to re-bid any Parcel or combination thereof, at which time Auctioneer will close the round-two bidding and announce which Parcels have been sold and the identities of the respective highest Bidder(s) to become the Buyer(s).
11. SALE CONTRACT: Bidder should carefully read and understand the Sale Contract before bidding in the Auction. The Property will be offered subject to the terms of the Sale Contract which is not negotiable. This is a cash sale and not contingent upon any matter, including Buyer obtaining financing. Buyer will immediately execute the Sale Contract and all related documents presented by Auction team to bind Bidder and Seller to a sale of the Property. Any Buyer purchasing on behalf of a business or arm of government (“Artificial Person”) will immediately execute the Sale Contract in both the Artificial Person’s and buyer’s names, until such time as the Artificial Person presents Auction team with acceptable, written evidence of the Artificial Person’s good standing in its state of formation, plus written authority, in a form acceptable to Auctioneer, agreeing to be bound by the Sale Contract. Buyer will execute the Sale Contract and no addition, deletion, or revision will be permitted. The Sale Contract will exclusively govern the Parties’ rights, responsibilities, and remedies with respect to any sale of the Property and all related matters. The sale must close within 30 days following the Auction.
12. DEPOSIT: Buyer will immediately pay to the escrow/closing agent, in U. S. Dollars, an earnest money deposit of no less than ten percent (10.00%) of the Total Contract Price of the Property (“Earnest Money Deposit”). The Buyer’s registration deposit will be applied towards the ten percent deposit and the balance of the deposit is to be paid by Buyer in the form of a personal or company check. If for any reason Buyer fails to timely execute the Sale Contract or pay the Earnest Money Deposit, Seller has sole discretion, to: (a) pursue all legal and equitable remedies available against Buyer, or (b) declare Buyer’s bid to be immediately forfeited, null, and void, without any requirement of notice, and immediately re-sell the Property to another buyer.
13. RELEASE: Bidders, Buyers, and other persons present at the Auction (collectively “Attendees”) are advised that Auction team and its agents, contractors, employees, and/or representatives may record the Auction, related matters, and Attendees through audiotape, photography, motion pictures, and/or videotape for advertising, marketing, promotion, publicity, record, and/or trade purposes, and in consideration of being allowed to attend the Auction, Attendees unconditionally and irrevocably agree that their images and voices may be so recorded and used by Auction team in all types of media without territorial, time, or use limitation, and without compensation being owed or paid to Attendees by Auction team or Seller. If Buyer fails to close for any reason other than Seller’s default, Buyer will forfeit the earnest money deposit.
14. ARBITRATION: Any action, claim, controversy, counterclaim, dispute, or proceeding arising out of the Property Issues and involving Seller, Bidder, Buyer, or Auctioneer, in any combination, whether controlled by federal or state law, and whether an issue of law or equity, including the determination of the scope and applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be determined and resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration, with no appeal permitted, except as provided by applicable law for the judicial review or enforcement of arbitration decisions. The arbitration will be administered by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc., or its successor, and decided by a panel of three (3) independent arbitrators, except that a Party may elect to reduce the number of arbitrators from three (3) to one (1), unless that election is opposed by another Party in a written objection timely filed with JAMS. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The Parties waive the right to any legal action and trial by jury. The costs of arbitration, including the fees and expenses of the arbitrators, but not including the Parties’ attorneys’ fees, will initially be paid equally by them. The prevailing Party will be entitled to collect from the other its full costs associated with the arbitration, including reasonable attorneys’ fees. All aspects of any arbitration will be permanently kept confidential and not disclosed in any form or manner to any entity, media, or person, and the Parties will jointly move the court entering judgment on the arbitration award to so order. Any arbitration must be commenced within two (2) years from the date when the cause of arbitration accrues, or it will be forever barred. The right of arbitration will accrue, and the two (2) year limitation period will begin to run, on the date the breach, damage, or injury is sustained and not when the resulting damage or harm is discovered. To the fullest extent allowed by law, neither Seller nor Auction team will be liable for any consequential, exemplary, incidental, indirect, punitive, or special loss or damage (including, but not limited to, damage to property or loss of use, time, income, or profits) that might arise out of the Auction, offering or sale of the Property, or any related matter.
15. CHOICE OF LAW, JURISDICTION, AND VENUE: Any Auction matter will be exclusively construed and governed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Mexico, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any controversy or claim between the Parties will be the County of Socorro, in the State of New Mexico.
16. MISCELLANEOUS: The Terms of Auction will bind Bidders and their agents, assigns, attorneys, beneficiaries, brokers, directors, distributees, employees, executors, heirs, legatees, officers, representatives, shareholders, and successors in interest. No deletion, modification, supplement, or waiver of any provision of the Terms of Auction will be made, except by Auctioneer’s written revision or announcement at the Auction.
Prime Investment Opportunity
7,106+/- ACRES in 5 OFFERINGS
1430+/- ACRES SELLING ABSOLUTE