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Old 07-07-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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We looked at place(online) in OK that had more land,house,barn ponds,etc,etc and the taxes on it were less than $50/year.

That is my sort of tax bill.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:35 PM
 
Location: NY
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You can never have too much land....and you can do whatever you want(within reason)when you own a lot.

The land I mentioned was in Nevada by the way,northern NV and utilities would be problematic but alternatives exist.
I bought 59 acres of land in upstate NY 9 years ago for $41,000. It's going for over $2,000 an acre now. You're right, you can never have too much and you can't lose by buying as much as you can afford.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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I bought 59 acres of land in upstate NY 9 years ago for $41,000. It's going for over $2,000 an acre now. You're right, you can never have too much and you can't lose by buying as much as you can afford.
And the taxes are...?
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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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?
It is all relative I suppose.

I live in a forest with riverfrontage.

We bought 100+ acres of forest for $350 an acre, and another piece of forest for $900 per acre [it costs more because it has riverfrontage].

I have been paying $1.05 per acre.

Our house is 2400 sq ft, 3bdrm.


In the past, we have lived in cities. We paid much higher prices for everything and we paid much higher taxes. We lived amid fairly high levels of crime and traffic. With my retirement we moved to a rural area.

This sub-forum is about small town and rural. I can identify with folks who must live in urban areas and must pay those taxes.

It is all relative.

Within the context of 'small town and rural', we look at taxes differently.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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We looked at place(online) in OK that had more land,house,barn ponds,etc,etc and the taxes on it were less than $50/year.

That is my sort of tax bill.
Yes, now that is reasonable.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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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.

A farm magazine that I get tracks bare farmland sales.

$5,000 per acre will buy you some of the best ,most productive ,farmland in the US.

Of course , it won't have mountain views and lots of woods so it probably wouldn't meet the criteria of --"prime farmland"--that some people attatch to a rocky,steep,field that has mountain views.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: NY
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And the taxes are...?
$3,000 a year. No buildings on it, just trees and some tree stands.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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I live in NE GA on 10 acres and my taxes were $76. I have it in conservation. But land here in this county runs around 18,000-20,000. per acre.

I'd love to sell my place and move to a more temperate climate...sooo anyone interested pm me
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:56 AM
 
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WOW!! $3000 tax on $40-50K forest land, now that will keep a lot of people out of own any property in NY state.

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$3,000 a year. No buildings on it, just trees and some tree stands.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:29 AM
 
Location: NY
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WOW!! $3000 tax on $40-50K forest land, now that will keep a lot of people out of own any property in NY state.
Yep. My home on Long Island is worse. 50X100 with a small cape style house and it's over $6,000 a year. One of the reasons I'm gettin' outta here next year when I retire.
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