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Old 08-07-2007, 09:38 AM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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A while ago I had heard that unimproved land in New York State was still relatively affordable (as compared to New Jersey, where I currently live), but it sounded a little too good to be true. Basically what I would be interested in is buying 20-30 acres and building a small cabin on it so that I could hunt in the fall/winter and bring the family up for vacation in the summer. I'm hoping that my lack of "necessities" will help me in finding an affordable piece of land. For example, I'm not concerned about access to utilities, major highways or population centers, etc... I'd envision taking two or three summers to clear the land, build roads, and construct a small cabin. Minimal electricity needs could be easily satisfied by a solar system, a woodburning stove would suffice for heat, and a good friend of mine owns a well drilling/septic/excavation business. He would be a partner in the purchase and would be doing all of that work. So, given those parameters, would it be feasible to purchase a piece of land in that vicinity for around $50K? Who is the largest landholder in that area? The state, private entities, farmers, resorts, etc...?
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Eastern NY
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A quick search at a broker's website showed that you can get 20-30 acres for $50K in the areas north and west of the Catskills (West of Oneonta, for example). Most land there is a bit more expensive than that, so these parcels may be less than choice. The 20-30 acre parcels seem to average roughly $70K to $80K (asking price) in that area.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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Osceloa and the foothills into the Adirondacks have many places like that.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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Contact mrferran /a t/ nycap.rr.com. Awesome deer Hunting Land near Albany, New York and near Vermont available starting at $2,000 per acre. or, call 248-2036 at area code 518. Also available for hunting-lease for $10/acre plus insurance premium.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:17 AM
 
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Contact [EMAIL="fkrack@twcny.rr.com"]fkrack@twcny.rr.com[/EMAIL] There are two farms located between Black Lake and the St lawrence river with excellent hunting and close to excellent fishing that are for sale in the $1200 - $1400 per acre range. Also check the St Lawrence county MLS at [url=http://WWW.SLCMLS.com]St. Lawrence County Board of REALTORS[/url] for other land in the area.
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A while ago I had heard that unimproved land in New York State was still relatively affordable (as compared to New Jersey, where I currently live), but it sounded a little too good to be true. Basically what I would be interested in is buying 20-30 acres and building a small cabin on it so that I could hunt in the fall/winter and bring the family up for vacation in the summer. I'm hoping that my lack of "necessities" will help me in finding an affordable piece of land. For example, I'm not concerned about access to utilities, major highways or population centers, etc... I'd envision taking two or three summers to clear the land, build roads, and construct a small cabin. Minimal electricity needs could be easily satisfied by a solar system, a woodburning stove would suffice for heat, and a good friend of mine owns a well drilling/septic/excavation business. He would be a partner in the purchase and would be doing all of that work. So, given those parameters, would it be feasible to purchase a piece of land in that vicinity for around $50K? Who is the largest landholder in that area? The state, private entities, farmers, resorts, etc...?
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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look at steuben or allegany county, great hunting, much lower prices
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