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Old 10-30-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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The opportunity to purchase 1 1/4 acres in Columbia, NC for a really good price, has presented itself to my husband, and I, it is undeveloped. What can you tell me about Columbia, and the surrounding area? We currently reside in NJ, and have not seen the property.
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:00 PM
 
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Its a tiny (pop. 900) town in the middle of nowhere in eastern NC. The town sits on Scuppernog River and is surrounded by empty swampland for miles and miles. The town itself is not without some degree of charm, and has a hardware store, basic grocery store, etc. The nearest decent hospital is an hour away, as is any type on shopping above the most basic level.
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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It's a somewhat depressed area in the middle of BFE. Yes, it's close to the Albemarle Sound, but the surrounding area is mostly swamp and a wildlife refuge. It's also one big speed trap for the State Police. IMO, the best part of Columbia is driving through on my way way to Manteo and Nags Head. I don't know, it wouldn't be my first choice of places to live in NC.
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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Quite literally the middle of no where.... hope it stays that way... hardly any people, very rural.
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Old 10-31-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The entire county (Tyrrell County) that Columbia is located in barely has 4,000 people.

A red flag that jumped out is that you haven't seen the property. You may intending to do so, but I would never purchase property site unseen, and you also need to know if it has utilities (water, sewer service), if it's even developable or not (in a flood area or wetland), title issues, underground tanks, and a host of other issues that can impact land and its price.
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:14 PM
 
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Yes, what they all said.

On the plus side, you are about 50 minutes or so to the beautiful beaches of the outer banks of NC. I'm sure you'll do your homework when it comes to the property. I'd definitely suggest coming to check it out. Good luck!
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