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Old 09-19-2019, 10:24 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Sounds like a damn dream come to true to me. As others said vacant lots can be built. I am building on a vacant lot rite now. Neighbor behind me had complete privacy, ripped out all trees and will plant new. Now my house casts a shadow on there yard. Houses next to me are 1300 sq ft. I built a 3300 sq ft home. I assure you neighbors aren't happy. It's my land and I did what I wanted w/o violating zoning laws. This town the avg listing is 1m and 90% of houses are between 3k-8k sq ft. This one small section is the only area with small houses. Vacant lots are nice, you can't predict what will happen. A person around the corner told me, everyone always assumed that land was part of the existing house. It was until it was sub divided 11 years ago!
I believe in karma. Wait until you have to depend on those neighbors for something.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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I believe in karma. Wait until you have to depend on those neighbors for something.
I have no issues with the neighbors. I can't worry about how some one dislikes a new house. Plus a developer has been buying every house in the area. There is maybe 110 homes in this small section. A developer has purchased 14 of them in last 2 years. All of them are 1300 sq ft and being torn down or converted to 3800sq ft colonials. He is waiting another year he needs to do 16 homes at once to get his cost down more. The only homes that will survive are the ones built in last 20 years and the 2100 sq ft ranches. He wanted my lot, I wouldn't sell.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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The unknown nature of large tracts of vacant land would worry me. You might build a 3,000 SF home and a developer comes in with a 1,200 sq ft subdivision. Or apartment complex. Or a new high school and the football stadium abuts your back yard. Etc.

That being said, in 1984 I passed on a townhouse because it backed to vacant land zoned commercial. That land is still vacant.
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:05 PM
 
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I would not want to live there, for all the reasons you stated. I want neighbors so if I scream someone will call 911 or check on me.
Studies of the "bystander effect" show that no one would probably call 911 because everyone would believe that someone else already did.
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Old 09-19-2019, 03:57 PM
 
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Could only dream, lol.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:26 PM
 
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Hell, no. As other mentioned, you don't know what will go up there. And there are sometimes forest fires. Another issue, especially if you have a dog. Woods often harbor ticks.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Another issue, especially if you have a dog. Woods often harbor ticks.
Don't be so paranoid, you take the necessary precautions and you will be fine. I lived on a large farm with many trees with not a single tick issue over 20 years.

BTW: old fashioned clocks also have ticks are you going to stop using them to?
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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My nearest neighbor is a mile and a half away. Nobody within 5 miles on the other three sides. It's 6 miles to a paved road, and only 3 houses in that 6 miles.
I have 160 acres, the 3 ranches that border me are all at least 3 square miles. I couldn't be happier. Nobody bothers me, nobody watching every move, nobody bellyaching if I sight in my rifle.
I have deer, elk and antelope for neighbors. The coyote pack serves as the local hoods. Nearest town of 2500 people is 40 miles away

I'm completely off grid with solar power, my own well and a live stream for water no power bill, no water or sewer bills, it's GREAT!!!

Would I buy a place with vacant land next door? I did and it's a dream come true.

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Old 09-20-2019, 03:54 AM
 
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Studies of the "bystander effect" show that no one would probably call 911 because everyone would believe that someone else already did.
Not true. When our house was on fire , I called 9-1-1 the operator said they had so many calls by my neighbors they were already on their way. A neighbor was injured by her son when the nextdoor neighbor heard the screaming she called 9-1-1. Our neighborhood gets to know each other and we do look out for one another. Yes we have front porches and people do sit outside and talk to each other. If we haven't seen a older neighbor we check on them.
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I find the term SPOOKY in this context utterly ridiculous. That alone tells me you should not buy it.
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