109 W. Washington, Ava, IL

Estate of Kevin J. Graham

This stately 10 room brick home is ready for restoration!  

Began: 02/02/18 at 8:30 AM CST
Ended: 03/05/18 at 7:00 PM CST

109 W. Washington, Ava, IL

This stately 10 room brick home is ready for restoration!  Located across the street from a beautiful downtown park that was once part of the Illinois Central Railroad line.  The exterior of the home has retained its historic elegance with tall arch top windows and cornice moldings.   The entry hall features the original newel post and banisters adorning the staircase.   Many of the windows have been removed and the wood sashes repaired/painted, and most of the original millwork remains.  Some of the floors/floor joist on the main floor have been removed.  Construction has been started for a bathroom on the second floor.  A furnace and breaker panel are installed on the third-floor (attic).  This property also features an original solid brick 16×20 building positioned on the corner of the lot with street and alley access.  The double corner lot with fenced yard has been landscaped with several beautiful evergreens.

Ava is a charming southern Illinois community with a rich past.   Recent revitalization of the downtown area has produced some unique boutique shops and restaurants. Several historic homes and businesses dot the landscape of this quiet farm community.  The local area is also home to a thriving Amish community with shops and businesses.  Located close to Kinkaid Lake, State and Federal nature reserves, and the Mississippi river, there is an abundance of outdoor activities available in the area.


This property is being offered at public auction with a small reserve to settle the estate of Kevin J. Graham.  If you are interested in this property, we strongly encourage you to personally inspect it prior to bidding.  Join us for an open house on February 25th,  2-4pm.   Jackson County PIN 02-25-259-017, real estate taxes for 2016 $740.48.

Please contact Jeff at 618-684-6315 or 618-967-2584 to schedule a viewing.

Auction Firm: Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc.

Auction Title: 109 West Washington, Ava, IL

Auction Dates: February 2, 2018 – March 05, 2018

Auction Ends: March 05, 2018, beginning at 7pm (Time is extended if bidding occurs within 2 minutes of close and will continue to extend until 2 minutes have passed with no bids.)

Auction Location: This is an online-only auction. Home is located at 109 West Washington, Ava, IL.

Office Location: 345 Porter Avenue Vergennes, IL, US, 62994

Phone: 618-684-6315

Email: info@doerrauctions.com

Bidding: Online bidding only. To place a bid, bidders enter their “maximum” bid and click the “Place Bid” button. Each time that bidder is outbid by another bidder, the system will automatically bid on their behalf at the established bid increments up to their maximum. In the case of an auction with a reserve, if the max bid amount entered is less than the reserve, the system will place the bid at the max amount. Once the reserve is met, then the system will advance the bid (by the bid increments) only when the bidder is outbid by another bidder, up to the bidders max. The system will not advance a bidder’s own bid. Registration: Registration is required to bid. All bidders must provide name, address, phone number, email address, and a credit card to register. Failure to complete the contract during the allotted time will result in the 10% down payment and Buyer’s Premium to be charged to the credit card provided at registration. By registering, all bidders acknowledge having read and agree to be bound by the Auction Terms and Conditions.

Financing: Sale is not contingent on financing. All arrangements need to be made prior to the auction.

Down Payment: 10% non-refundable down payment (earnest money) is due by close of business the following day or within 24 hours of being notified by the auction service. Cash, check, or money order will be accepted. If an online bidder fails to submit the down payment and contract in the timeframe listed, the credit card on file will be charged the 10% down payment and buyer’s fee.

Buyer’s Premium: 6%

Buyer Premium Explanation: A 6% buyer fee will be added to the high bid to determine the contract price. Example- If the high bid is 10,000.00, 6% will be added to the high bid amount = 10,600.00 contract price.

Contract: Buyer’s will enter into a contract at the conclusion of the auction. Arrangements must be made to complete the contract by close of business the following day or within 24 hours of being notified by the auction service. Failure to complete contract will result in the credit card on file being charged the 10% down payment and buyer fee.

Closing: Closing to be within 60 days of auction date.

Taxes: Taxes will be prorated as of closing date.

Condition statement: All property is sold AS IS, WHERE IS with all faults. Property is being offered with reserve. Property is open to thorough public inspection on Sunday February 25th, 2pm-4pm. It is the bidder’s responsibility to determine condition, age, genuineness, value or any other determinative factor. We recommend prospective bidders examine all items in which they have an interest. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or via the internet, you signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire to or that you have chosen not to examine them. If you are unable to personally inspect the property, it is your responsibility as a prospective buyer to inquire as to the condition before bidding. Condition information can normally be made available, upon request, within one business day. Any condition information made available is done so as a courtesy. It is only an opinion and should not be considered a statement of fact. Bidders who bid from off site and are not present at the live auction or preview understand and acknowledge that they may not be able to inspect the property as well as if they examined it in person.

Contract information: By bidding you are entering into a binding legal contract. Bidding on any item indicates the bidder’s acceptance of Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc’s terms and policies. Bidders are encouraged to read and understand all the terms and conditions associated with an auction before bidding. The property is being sold with reserve. The auctioneer is the sole determinate as to who is the successful bidder. Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc reserves the right to withdraw any property before the auction and shall have no liability whatsoever for the withdrawal of the property. Bid amounts are incremental. Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc will not be responsible for computer breakdowns, viruses, interruptions or programming errors. Under no circumstances will Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc’s liability exceed the purchase price of an item. Legal matters will be under Illinois jurisdiction in Jackson County.

Warranty & Condition of Items: All items are sold ‘AS IS and WHERE IS’ with NO WARRANTY expressed or implied. Seller will provide warranty deed and title insurance. Descriptions are believed to be accurate, but are not guaranteed. Public inspections are open to all interested parties for a complete examination of the assets.

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Doerr Auction & Realty, Inc


345 Porter Ave Vergennes, IL 62994

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