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Bid History for Vacant 2.53-Acre Parcel Located at 581 Congress Parkway, Crystal Lake, IL
Auction Start Date: 08/01/22 8:00 AM ET
Auction End Date: 09/15/22 5:00 PM ET
Asset ID: 393   Number of Bids: 0

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Vacant 2.53-Acre Parcel Located at 581 Congress Parkway, Crystal Lake, IL
Auction Ends 9/15/22 5:00 PM ET
Remaining 38 Days 16 Hrs
This item is subject to Seller Approval.
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Buyer's Premium 12.50%
Starting Bid $100,000.00
Bid Increment $1,500.00
Minimum Bid $100,000.00
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Vacant 2.53-acre parcel available for sale.

Located at 581 Congress Parkway, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, McHenry County. This property is located within 900’ of a Metra commuter station (Pingree Road), providing direct commuter service to downtown Chicago.

The property is located within the City of Crystal Lake, IL and the zoning of the property is “M” for manufacturing. Attached is a sample sales contract. Also attached are the surveys, the aerial, and some street views. This property is a portion of PIN 19-04-426-004. The property, as of April 29, 2022, is zoned “M” for manufacturing under the City of Crystal Lake, IL zoning ordinance. The property is up for sale with the following conditions:

• Due diligence is upon the buyer.

• $7,000 bid deposit is required.

• The property is being sold “as-is” and no representations are made regarding the property.

• The highest bidder is responsible for all fees associated with this listing and fees associated with any property sale.

• The buyer may, at their sole discretion, obtain a survey and/or phase 1 environmental site assessment at the buyer’s sole expense.

• The highest bidder will execute a Purchase and Sale of Real Estate Agreement that sets forth all of the terms and conditions of the sale.

• The highest bid is subject to approval by Metra’s Board of Directors and CEO. If approved, the seller will execute the Purchase and Sale of Real Estate Agreement.

Additional Info: Purchase and Sale of Real Estate Agreement .pdf,   Surveys - 1.pdf,   Metra Bid Deposit Attachment.pdf
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Seller Name Metra Commuter Railroad, IL  [view seller's other assets]
Asset Location 581 E Congress Pkwy
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014-6208
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Buyer will pay all closing costs, which will be determined at the conclusion of the auction. 1. Payment is due within 10 (ten) business after a high bid is accepted by Metra and 30 calendar days for settlement from the same approval date.

2. Any invoice $5,000 or above requires payment via wire transfer.

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When applicable, sales tax is calculated based upon the auction’s advertised location.

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Guaranty Waiver. All property is offered for sale 'AS IS, WHERE IS.' METRA Transit, IL makes no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for any purpose of the property offered for sale.

Quick Asset Lookup (QAL) #: 10615-393 (GD)