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Old 04-13-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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What parts of the US where acreage on the cheap are?

I can't decide how much, either. How do you determine how much acreage you would like to have?

No restrictions - I only wonder how difficult it'd get ultities in the area I'd be looking into buying. I won't be using it for commercial purposes whatsoever. It will be all personal.

It would be great if there's a house on it, too...but I may get ambitious and build my own.

Suggestions?
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:07 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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What do you consider cheap?

I have seen online 640 acres for less than $100,000...even has trees and surface water....
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:53 AM
 
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Hmm...$150-$300 per acre? Just throwing numbers.

What would I do with 640 acres? Build an one-man amusement park? LOL
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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What parts of the US where acreage on the cheap are?
Well, there are other factors. In some spots, acreage is cheap, but weather affects how long you can be out and about to enjoy it. Some parts of the country where the weather is good (like here in NC) can have very diverse prices, depending on the part of the state.

Try googling "farm and rural land for sale". There are sites that act as sort of a clearing house. You can filter by state, land use, and price.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:31 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Hmm...$150-$300 per acre? Just throwing numbers.

What would I do with 640 acres? Build an one-man amusement park? LOL
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.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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^^ There's definitely a reason for the affordability.
Places like Missouri are loaded with 10-100 acre pieces of land for less than 100k. Lot's of rural land that's not particularly good for row crops, but you can still grow most anything you'd need on it.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I got river frontage forest here for $900 per acre, and a woodlot across the road for $300 per acre. Thick forest land, accessed by paved county road, 7 miles from the freeway, power / phone / DSL at the pavement. In a Township with a density of 9 people per square mile.

But we have a short growing season, so you either grow native crops or you use greenhouses.

We are finding that sheep, goats, chickens and hogs are fine underneath a forest canopy.

No shortage of fire wood or water.

We are well North of the 'Great Lakes snow belt" region, if we went further South we would get more snow. This past winter we had 6 snow storms which each dumped 8 inches to a foot of 'global Warming' on us. A tractor with a front loader makes handling snow an easy task.

Another thing to consider is taxes. Ours run about $1.05 per acre each year.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: SW Michigan
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I am looking for the same.. I want a more mild climate though.. No more then 15" of snow a yr or not hotter then 85 in the summer.. I'll keep checking this post too. Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Mild climate is what to you?

When we looked,we knew we wanted no real snow and winter should not last longer than three months...so looked accordingly.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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I got river frontage forest here for $900 per acre, and a woodlot across the road for $300 per acre. Thick forest land, accessed by paved county road, 7 miles from the freeway, power / phone / DSL at the pavement. In a Township with a density of 9 people per square mile.

But we have a short growing season, so you either grow native crops or you use greenhouses.

We are finding that sheep, goats, chickens and hogs are fine underneath a forest canopy.

No shortage of fire wood or water.

We are well North of the 'Great Lakes snow belt" region, if we went further South we would get more snow. This past winter we had 6 snow storms which each dumped 8 inches to a foot of 'global Warming' on us. A tractor with a front loader makes handling snow an easy task.

Another thing to consider is taxes. Ours run about $1.05 per acre each year.
Let's see... dirt cheap, sheep, goats and chickens do well... low taxes... all in Maine... where do I sign up?
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