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Iowa Land Auction Prices, February 5-11, 2021

Posted on February 15, 2021 at 10:19 AM by Jim Rothermich

In recognition of Abe Lincoln’s birthday, here’s a revisit of a farm sold two years ago that included 30 acres once owned by Honest Abe. This tract sold for $10,000/acre, a 43% premium above other tracts in that auction, showing that emotions matter. The sellers purchased these acres 30 years prior for $788/acre, equating to 8.83% appreciation per year. You can find articles written about this sale at and

Currently, we had another week of solid prices, with Grundy County topping the market at $13,500/acre. The last part of February and all of March is scheduled for robust auction activity which will include some sizeable farms. Warmer weather is in the extended forecast.

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Jim Rothermich, MAI, ARA
Iowa Appraisal and Research Corporation ∣  @theLandTalker

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