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Old 05-27-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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I am interested in finding rural mountainous/forested land. Any good websites?
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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You will probably need to give some more specifics ...like approximately where should this land be...what country, region, state or an exact mountain. Because I have some fabulous rural, mountainous land just west of Annapurna in Nepal, its not not forested because its above the tree line but other than that it would be perfect. And all I am asking for it is 3 goats, 2 yaks and a Yeti...Hey it would be cheap at 1/2 the price.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I found that in this area, many realtors with websites list land for sale. But the prices were high, and when I found the land and walked it's property lines I was often disappointed that the description did not faithfully represent the property.

When I began talking to local residents and finding out who actually owned land that was thinking about selling, was when I found a much nicer selection of tracts for much better prices.

If you want tract land being marketed at you, then go to a website.

If you want specifics at lower price, go to land owners.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:14 AM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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try maybeModerator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowedsee what happpens

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Old 05-30-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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United Country.

I would google 'rural land for sale' and find a lot.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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If you are interested in a specific area, you really need to go to that area. Talk to the locals. Look around. See what land is for sale.

You can not rely on websites to have everything that is on the market.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:29 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Yeah, where you looking? There are optimal sites based on regions. (and I know a lot of forested mountainous regions.) Ironically, the place I would last consider living (CA) has some of the most vast and beautiful mountain forests. (coming from someone raised in Colorado and WY mountains (which can be great too.)

As FBK says, look local, and DIG. If it is listed for sale it is too late. Over-priced and over-hyped. I buy via county records and good old fashioned letters. Find a nice area, get the info on ownership from GIS. Send letters to parcels you like, who's owners are living out of state or at least out of region, and have not transferred ownership in last 10 yrs. I strategically send my letters JUST about the time they are paying taxes. I sent 6 letters and bought 4 properties for a song (2 were adjacent, great views, different owners... that is my current homestead. I just bought another rural prop last week. It wasn't listed for sale. It had been sold via sheriffs auction, but the buyer couldn't get the owner out. I 'redeemed' the owner's position and sent him away with a little cash. The auction buyer was glad to get out of the mess. It is a diamond in the rough with some nice 300' tall 'old growth' douglas firs (if that is the type of forest you like). I will be keeping this one, as it has several 'stealth' homesites that won't bother each other or the county assessor. (there were 4 different families living on it (illegally) when it went to auction. I am also looking at doing an 'equity share' with some of my rural places. That is the case where they have multiple living arrangements, or you 'swap' times in the house. Works great for traveling retirees on a budget. Very popular in Europe. Buy a vineyard (complete with caretaker and guest homes). Sell 3 additional 'shares' to recover your capital. Have it to yourself 3 months / yr, or overlap, or use your share as a 'lease' for travelers. (popular for flats in the city too.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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Yeah, where you looking? There are optimal sites based on regions. (and I know a lot of forested mountainous regions.) Ironically, the place I would last consider living (CA) has some of the most vast and beautiful mountain forests. (coming from someone raised in Colorado and WY mountains (which can be great too.)

As FBK says, look local, and DIG. If it is listed for sale it is too late. Over-priced and over-hyped. I buy via county records and good old fashioned letters. Find a nice area, get the info on ownership from GIS. Send letters to parcels you like, who's owners are living out of state or at least out of region, and have not transferred ownership in last 10 yrs. I strategically send my letters JUST about the time they are paying taxes. I sent 6 letters and bought 4 properties for a song (2 were adjacent, great views, different owners... that is my current homestead. I just bought another rural prop last week. It wasn't listed for sale. It had been sold via sheriffs auction, but the buyer couldn't get the owner out. I 'redeemed' the owner's position and sent him away with a little cash. The auction buyer was glad to get out of the mess. It is a diamond in the rough with some nice 300' tall 'old growth' douglas firs (if that is the type of forest you like). I will be keeping this one, as it has several 'stealth' homesites that won't bother each other or the county assessor. (there were 4 different families living on it (illegally) when it went to auction. I am also looking at doing an 'equity share' with some of my rural places. That is the case where they have multiple living arrangements, or you 'swap' times in the house. Works great for traveling retirees on a budget. Very popular in Europe. Buy a vineyard (complete with caretaker and guest homes). Sell 3 additional 'shares' to recover your capital. Have it to yourself 3 months / yr, or overlap, or use your share as a 'lease' for travelers. (popular for flats in the city too.
Stealth: how does this work? My wife and I are gearing up to live out of a truck camper and go riding our horses around the country. We estimate we would be on the road most of the year, we own a home in South Florida. How does one get into this kind of arrangements?

Thanks!
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