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Old 11-22-2012, 11:40 AM
Location: SC TN
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My wife and I are looking for land in western Lincoln county, TN. We currently live in north Alabama and I'm getting ready to retire.

My main focus is the hill country north and south of Hwy 64 and well west of the Fayetteville area. Land with a small house is OK, but we're more interested in buying property, about 75-150 acres +/-.

We do have a realtor, so any MLS-listed properties will go through him. For sale by owner however, we can go after by ourselves.

Is there any particular place we should stay away from?

Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:20 PM
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Default Looking for land in western Lincoln County

I retired from Huntsville to Tennessee some Years ago--currently live in North Giles County. If the property you plan to purchase is on the County water system be advised that such is marginal in some rural Lincoln areas--inadequate pressure and supply. You will find that some rural paved roads are atrocious at best. If you are on a Well be advised that dry weather during the last some Years has caused some wells to weaken, go dry or to be seasonal--same with Springs. It would be best to check the flow rate of wells. The property boundary system is different in Tennessee than Alabama. I forget the correct terminolog, but in Tn. the original surveys identified boundary lines by landmarks--big trees, rocks etc. These landmarks are mostly no longer identifiable, thus currently the only boundary lines that can be enforced are fence lines--you own only such land as is fenced provided the fence has been in place at least 7 Years no matter what your deed says. Also be advised of the possibility that a deed can state that title is passed free of encumberances and a search of previous transfers may not reveal such yet the owner of adjoining property may have an easement or right of way etc. across your property--safe thing is to pay for a title search of all adjacent property. Sorry to be so lengthy--lot of Bear traps out there.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:31 AM
Location: SC TN
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Good stuff, thanks!
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