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Old 04-29-2009, 09:10 PM
 
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that is an expensive land to grow vegetables, raise chickens and goats

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I just did a comp for acreage in my area, the average price I got was $36k per acre for the area I was pulling comps for. Nice area, rural and access to utilities.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Between Raleigh, Wilmington and Morehead City
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Since alot of folks have mentioned NC land let me give you my two cents worth since I have been selling rural NC land for 19 years or so.

Prices range all over depending on how rural and the quality of land. As a general rule good land starts around $1000/acre in rural NC. We do not have any $300 land anymore unless it is under water. $1000 land is out there but the not in every market. I have land for sale in the 1200/acre range in SE NC up to 20,000/acre in the mountains and I all of it is rural/acreage tracts, not "building lots". One county can be 1500/acre average and the adjoing county can be 6000/acre. It all depends on what you want, how big and where, but again, 2-3 acres will always be priced as a building lot and "acreage" in my opinion starts at 20-30 acres and goes up from there and that is where you start finding better prices especially in the several hundred acre range.
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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Thanks for the insight.

Yes, I noticed. I've since written NC off.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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My township seems to harvest two deer for each person living here. Maybe twice that many turkey, a few beer, a few moose.
I'd like to find out more about this beer harvest. It sounds interesting.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I'd like to find out more about this beer harvest. It sounds interesting.

Cute.

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Old 06-26-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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Default looking for cheap acreage in northwest idaho

i am looking for 20 acres or so,with a low,down payment owner finance.want somewhere in northwest idaho.it can be recreational property.it doesnt have to be on grid.would like a spring,creek some type water.if anyone knows of any thing like this please let me know.thanks
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:32 AM
 
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Default Acreage & Lifestyle @ Affordable Price

I can tell you what we learned in our quest to find affordable acreage - the cost of adding utilities, entries and other improvements can cost a LOT. Also, property taxes and monthly utility costs can very widely. We purchased a 3/3 home at 2340 sf on 30 acres in northeast Oklahoma about 10 minutes from Grand Lake. We had the option to buy 65 acres total but opted to only take the 30 and were glad we did. We felt that 30 acres was comfortable and not overwhelming. It allowed us plenty of room for our horses and even room for some goats! We have two stocked ponds that our nephews fish from, a 1,000 sf enclosed garden, barn, out-buildings, etc. and we feel that we have plenty of space. Our property taxes last year were $849, we have NO water bill (woo-hoo as we have 2 awesome private wells) and our electric bill averages about $105 month thanks in part to our fully-finished walk-out basement that retains a nice consistent temperature.

My husband was laid off in March, 2008 and it took a grueling 12 months before he finally landed a new position. We would have never thought he could be off work for so long. His new job is over an hour from here so we've just put our property on the market. You can see it at [url=http://www.entourage1.com/914]Tulsa MLS and Oklahoma City MLS, Your Real Estate Entourage![/url]. It might give you an idea of what you can get for the money in northeastern Oklahoma.

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Old 07-07-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I can tell you what we learned in our quest to find affordable acreage - the cost of adding utilities, entries and other improvements can cost a LOT. Also, property taxes and monthly utility costs can very widely. We purchased a 3/3 home at 2340 sf on 30 acres in northeast Oklahoma about 10 minutes from Grand Lake. We had the option to buy 65 acres total but opted to only take the 30 and were glad we did. We felt that 30 acres was comfortable and not overwhelming. It allowed us plenty of room for our horses and even room for some goats! We have two stocked ponds that our nephews fish from, a 1,000 sf enclosed garden, barn, out-buildings, etc. and we feel that we have plenty of space. Our property taxes last year were $849, we have NO water bill (woo-hoo as we have 2 awesome private wells) and our electric bill averages about $105 month thanks in part to our fully-finished walk-out basement that retains a nice consistent temperature.
Those taxes sound high to me.

Ouch!
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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I can tell you what we learned in our quest to find affordable acreage - the cost of adding utilities, entries and other improvements can cost a LOT. Also, property taxes and monthly utility costs can very widely. We purchased a 3/3 home at 2340 sf on 30 acres in northeast Oklahoma about 10 minutes from Grand Lake. We had the option to buy 65 acres total but opted to only take the 30 and were glad we did. We felt that 30 acres was comfortable and not overwhelming. It allowed us plenty of room for our horses and even room for some goats! We have two stocked ponds that our nephews fish from, a 1,000 sf enclosed garden, barn, out-buildings, etc. and we feel that we have plenty of space. Our property taxes last year were $849, we have NO water bill (woo-hoo as we have 2 awesome private wells) and our electric bill averages about $105 month thanks in part to our fully-finished walk-out basement that retains a nice consistent temperature.




My husband was laid off in March, 2008 and it took a grueling 12 months before he finally landed a new position. We would have never thought he could be off work for so long. His new job is over an hour from here so we've just put our property on the market. You can see it at Tulsa MLS and Oklahoma City MLS, Your Real Estate Entourage!. It might give you an idea of what you can get for the money in northeastern Oklahoma.

3/3 home, finished basement, 30 acres, barn, out buildings ?

Your taxes sound very low to me.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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Those taxes sound high to me.

Ouch!
High?! I pay $1100 annually for a TH with a postage stamp sized yard. $850 for 30 acres and a 2350 sq.ft. is extremely cheap to me. It's all relative, I suppose.

What about Maine? How much per sq/ft and per acre? Would you live in the down east Maine area? I see a lot of cheap land and houses around that area. Why?
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