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Jennifer    Posted 12-29-2002 at 16:28:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My husband and I are saving up to buy our land, can anybody give me an idea of the price of an acre. Is it even possible to buy and acre for 1,000$. we are wanting to buy in NC.

screaminghollow    Posted 12-31-2002 at 01:12:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Around here, 40 miles North of Baltimore, MD, in central PA, you can find some land that's cheap, but it's a long hard look and you probably wouldn't want it any way. Nearly vertical, mutiple easements, former land fill with methane problems etc. A single perked acre with well would be around 30 to 40 thou. lots more in a nice development. But you can get 5 to 8 acres for twice that price. Right now there is a wooded 8 acre lot for $63,000 a few miles from here. put in your own driveway, steep access to a hill top. gotta pay to bring the electric and phone and cable in. Last May, a 3.9 acre lot next to me, full of junk, old cars and two collapsing houses and steep as can be brought $21,000. I paid $65,000 for a 7 acre lot, all open with road frontage this year. But it adjoins what I already own and I didn't have any road frontage before. So I figure it raised the value of what I already own and I didn't want any new neighbors along my driveway. There's a farming newspaper in many states which often have rural land classifieds. I'd search for one of those. In the farm newspaper for this area,(Lancaster Farming) there are sometimes classifieds for farms in extreme upstate New York for about a thousand per acre. but you gotta buy 80 to 200 acres, the growing season is short and the winter is long and cold, and it helps to speak French.

Donnie    Posted 12-30-2002 at 13:42:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What part of NC are you looking to buy land in?

Walt    Posted 12-30-2002 at 10:33:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good luck, in our area PA, you have to buy land in bulk like 100 acres or so, then you might average $3,000 an acre. If you were to buy an acre that perks and has water, "ready to build", you would probably pay in the $20-30,000 range.



Tom A    Posted 12-30-2002 at 08:34:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]

In my area of western Maryland, about 70 miles from Washington DC, you can still find farmland for around $2,000 an acre but I don't know for how much longer. Developers are buying up the best land for developments, and moving farther and farther from DC every year. They're driving the prices up unbelievably.

Tom A

Homesteader    Posted 12-30-2002 at 06:45:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought my land about a year ago near the lakes in
South Carolina for $2500 per acre. (12 acres.) Before I
even closed I was offered another grand an acre for it.
Now the average is $4 - $5 K per. Just keeps going up.

I've got a buddy who lives in Tenn and tells me you can
still buy raw land up there for $500 to $700 per acre.

In real estate and kisses, and most important thing is
location, location, location.

Bud in NC    Posted 12-30-2002 at 04:19:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Try this site - look at the classified ads. I'm just south of Hickory - going price here is $2,500/acre up.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 12-29-2002 at 19:25:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seems like somebody mentioned some reasonbly priced land up that way a while back. DW maybe?? I forget, but seems it was in NC or TN for around $600/ac. Down here it averages about $1500/ac for private sales and about $2000 for realty.

No matter where, it all depends on Location, Location, Location!

DeadCarp    Posted 12-29-2002 at 16:44:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
We recently sold 140 acres of rough hunting land on a dirt road in central Mn for $425/acre. No buildings worth mentioning. (We're 160 miles from Twin Cities) Smaller, more fertile and dryer parcels closer to cities bring more.

Randy    Posted 12-29-2002 at 16:32:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A place you might want to check out is the web site for United Country Real Estate. They have offices in most states I think. Or the Century 21 site, etc. Good luck.

Donna from Mo    Posted 12-29-2002 at 16:30:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You might go to and find out what things in that area are selling for. You can still find hilly Missouri land for $1,000 per acre, but not in close driving distance of cities. I don't know anything about other areas of the country.

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