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Old 08-18-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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Default Wanted: Cheap Land For Sale in NEPA

I'm looking to get my hands on some cheap land that is for sale in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'd prefer the land be near a major road and would hope that it is in a community that has a reasonable zoning officer.

If you know of something, please reply here.

I'm looking for something between 3 and 130 acres.

Thanks
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Dallas, PA
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I'm looking to get my hands on some cheap land that is for sale in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'd prefer the land be near a major road and would hope that it is in a community that has a reasonable zoning officer.

If you know of something, please reply here.

I'm looking for something between 3 and 130 acres.

Thanks
What are you looking to use it for?
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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I'd like to get it zoned Recreation at first and then later Commercial. I've lived in NEPA my whole life and one of my high school classmates and I came up with an idea.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ...

Funny post ,, Yea there is a strip of a zillion acres right next to the Stroud mall.. $20.00 plus it has a 25 yr tax abatement ... Shhhhhhhhhhhhh Dont tell anyone
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Tioga County just rejected countywide zoning, and several townships there, even ones that border the US 15 expressway, lack zoning. This place gets written up as a creative reuse of a family dairy farm but I'm glad I'm not its immediate neighbor: Miles Mountain Motocross Trouble is, with this Marcellus Shale boom land there isn't as cheap as it used to be. And you might not count it as NEPA even though it's in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ...

Funny post ,, Yea there is a strip of a zillion acres right next to the Stroud mall.. $20.00 plus it has a 25 yr tax abatement ... Shhhhhhhhhhhhh Dont tell anyone
What in the world are you talking about?
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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Tioga County just rejected countywide zoning, and several townships there, even ones that border the US 15 expressway, lack zoning. This place gets written up as a creative reuse of a family dairy farm but I'm glad I'm not its immediate neighbor: Miles Mountain Motocross Trouble is, with this Marcellus Shale boom land there isn't as cheap as it used to be. And you might not count it as NEPA even though it's in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton.
So land use isn't restricted? That's interesting. I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip. I've been trying to look outside of the shale land. In fact, my friend is working in Susquehanna County as I type. He said if I look in Luzerne, Monroe, Wayne, or Pike county I should be ok.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Pike County, PA
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3 and 130 acres is a huge gap..

Define what you mean by "cheap." How much per acre?
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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It depends on the location and dynamics of the property. Is it wooded, clear, near water, near a highway, etc. I'd really consider lots of various options. I'd like to stay below $100k, but would look at properties higher if they had the "wow" factor.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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So land use isn't restricted? That's interesting.
Lack of zoning removes only one of the possible restrictions on the use of land. DEP rules, for example, apply whether or not there's municipal zoning.
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