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I want to live in the country
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Piglet Pincher    Posted 02-24-2004 at 19:54:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi, all. I want to live out in the country but I don't have alot of money, certainly not enough to buy a farm.
My credit is horrible, due to a co$tly divorce - it ruined my credit rating and I lost all my credit cards.
I have two children.
My fiance has a college degree but what he does is so specialized that he's overqualified for 99% of jobs around here, so he's not alot of help financially.

I live in Kentucky. Western Kentucky, to be exact.

Does anyone have any SERIOUS ideas....could you brainstorm with me?

I really want my kids to grow up in the country. I'm not taking way out in the boonies, but enough so they can have a decent yard and we can have a garden and some animals.....any ideas, thoughts, etc?

If I get any serious responses I'll post my email or email you...thanks, PP

Dieselrider    Posted 02-25-2004 at 03:49:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are also Sheriff (tax) sales of property in different areas but, you have to do your homework as you may become responsible for any liens against the place as well as the taxes. You might be surprised at what kind of land people will let go bacause they don't want to pay the taxes on it.

EngineerJoyce    Posted 02-24-2004 at 21:25:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you can find a place where the kids can also go to a county school instead of a city school, THEN you will be doing something good for sure. First thing, you've got to have a job to pay the bills. Then you can look for property/farm within realistic driving distance from your job. Sometimes an older home on more acreage is cheaper than just acreage. But you must have a downpayment - or go for one of those manufactured home with land deals.
Bide your time. Don't expect to find the right place right off the bat, but if the right piece comes up, you have to move quick to get it.

And remember that country = agriculture = animals = manure = stink. Know what you are getting yourself into. No more pizza delivery. A quick trip to town takes 2 hours, and everything your kids participate in will be a big undertaking in travel.

Ron,Ar    Posted 02-24-2004 at 20:57:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
You might look at something like this.

Piglet Pincher    Posted 02-24-2004 at 21:35:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I am going to homeschool, if at all possible.
The school where my kids go now is pathetic.

Clipper    Posted 02-24-2004 at 20:25:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Might want to think of renting a place out of the city....

Ron,Ar    Posted 02-24-2004 at 20:24:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

There are almost always someone in each area willing to owner finance a place. With interest rates low there may be more folks doing that as 10 percent seems to be what owner finance usually runs around here. Most of them usually carry the note around ten years. Problem is, it's not the best pieces of real estate you find like this. I would think West Kentucky/East Tenn would be a beautiful place to be, far enough from major cities yet not too far either. Here there are lots of manufactured house/land deals being offered. Main thing is watch for quality and have a good down payment. JMO

Piglet Pincher    Posted 02-24-2004 at 20:28:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for your post.

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