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Pennsylvannia land prices
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mark ct    Posted 08-26-2002 at 09:39:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was just wondering if anyone had a rough idea of what land is going for in eastern pennsylvania. i have been down in that area recently and i would love to live there someday, buy a decent sized piece of land, maybe 20-50 acres. i would like to build my own house and such eventualy. i would probably farm some on the side but i would have a regular job also,that is why i would like to stay in the eastern part of the state, seems to be more manufacturing and such there.does anyone know any good real estate listing sites for that area?


Justin-Pa    Posted 08-27-2002 at 20:06:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, I am in Wetern Pa (Erie County) and just bought about 10 acres for about $3800/acre. It is in a nice farming neigborhood. Erie has a lot of manufacturing, but the economy has not faired very well here.



screaminghollow    Posted 08-26-2002 at 12:46:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Doylestown, Bucks County is as bad or worse than Poconos. If you want to start checking land prices, I'd suggest the Lancaster Farmer, a weekly newspaper that comes in the mail. It has real estate/acreage listings for the whole state and a fair portion of Maryland and NY. I went to a farm auction last Sat. 135 acres 15 mi north of the Md line, most in farm preservation one 13 acre commercial lot along a state highway, but miles from anywhere, $1,105,000. I bought 7 acres adjoining my place back in April, $8,000 per acre seems about the going price in SE york county. If you just want a 1 acre bldg lot, expect to pay three or five times that.


jeremy Lyter    Posted 10-06-2002 at 12:56:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dear Sir:

Hello my name is Jeremy S. Lyter, and I am a student at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa. A friend of mine recently acquired around 80 acres in the bucks county area, and I was wondering how they could lessen the tax burden on the land. Both of the people occupying the land are retired and not very knowledgeable about taxes or investing. They both have a heart of gold so I took it upon myself to try and make their life a little easier. What I was wondering is if their was a way for them to live on the land until death, transfer a portion of the property to their child, and not have to pay heavy taxes while living? I donít know if a trust would work; if you have any suggestions or comments I would delighted to hear them. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Respectfully,
Jeremy S. Lyter



Ron/Pa    Posted 08-26-2002 at 10:07:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, what area are you looking at in eastern Pa. If you are looking at the Stroudsburg, Pocono area the prices are climbing daily. New York City and New Jersey are moving there in droves.
If you can pin down an area, I will do what I can to foreward some prices to you
Ron


mark ct    Posted 08-26-2002 at 11:02:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
i been down to doylestown a few times(my girlfriend is going to school at deleware valley college) and i saw alot of areas that looked nice. i dont know exactly the area i would be looking at, suggestions there also would be appreciated. i definatly dont want to be in the yuppie new yorker areas(dont mean to offend anyone by that). i want a rural area definatly.


RB/CT    Posted 08-26-2002 at 17:59:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, I have 10 acres North of Bloomsburg in Columbia County which I'll move to in the future. Colombia County is mostly farmland and no coal mines, 24 covered bridges in the area. The value of my property has doubled or more since 1994. So have the property taxes, they doubled in the past two years. I pay $560 on my lot. For this area real estate try www.pressenterpriseonline.com, click on the left for realestate, and try the realators. Some have virtual tours. To get a tax break in this area on vacant land, you must have 10 or more acres, its called the Clean and Green act. I have 9.676, if I had ten, my taxes would be $125 instead of $560. Many people from New York and New Jersey are moving to this area and retiring, not too many from Ct. I love this area as their are many horse farms, and most homes are on 10 or more acre lots. Good luck, Choose wisely.


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