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Les...fortunate    Posted 10-01-2001 at 17:02:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A buildable lot of about 2 1/2 acres right next to me is about to go on the market. It's on a paved, town maintained road. No septic, no water, rough driveway, about 3/4 woods and the rest field. There is electricity on the lot serving the neighbor on the other side. I'm guessing the asking price is going to be at least $10k, maybe 15. Was wondering what some of the rest of you around the country might expect to pay for a comparable hunk of real estate. Keep in mind it is in a rough neighborhood ;^)


Bama Red    Posted 10-05-2001 at 07:58:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Unimproved land in East Tennessee is going for $1000/acre or less.


Joe    Posted 10-09-2001 at 19:42:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in east tennessee and i would like to find some of that $1000 acre land. I just offered $1500 an acre for 6 acres next to me and he got a good laugh.


Chip    Posted 10-03-2001 at 10:50:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
It varies a little down here in SE VA, runs about 3000-6000 per acre depending on the area.


ShepFL    Posted 10-03-2001 at 06:58:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here in N. FL (Jacksonville - Lake City)

Unimproved land - no water, pwr, septic is approx. $2,000-3000/acre.

Improved land or property closer to town is approx. $5000/acre

Residential real estate - neighborhoods etc. is $20,000-$150,000 just for an average size lot to build a 2000 sq ft. home.

Prime Real Estate - (Water front, golf course, gated, etc) even much higher


Karen    Posted 10-03-2001 at 04:05:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We just bought our homestead in SW Virginia. It has a 10 room 75 year old house (restored), 10 acres, pond, new well, backup water source from a capped spring that goes into the house also, barn, chicken coop, 5 outbuildings (rough), 3 car garage, oil heat plus propane heat backup, orchard of 5 apple, 2 pear, and 4 black walnuts, on the top of the mountain with a beautiful view, paved road -- $109,000.


tomatolord    Posted 10-02-2001 at 19:03:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
here in raleigh nc it depends

golf course 100k
rough neighborhood 40k
country 20k



Harvey    Posted 10-02-2001 at 18:51:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Small acreages here sell in the $1500.00 - $2500.00 Canadian range so that is relatively a bargain. You can be close to town or as far out as you want. You will be close to great hunting and fishing. Also lots of oportunity to enjoy great outdoors with full 4 seasons of activities. If you like more space full 1/4 sections (160 acres) sell for between 40,000.00 and 60000.00 dollars Canadian. We are currently seeing new people move in from all over the globe. Lots of opportunities here. Check out this website if you are interested. http://www.town.grimshaw.ab.ca (this is in the Peace River Country of Northern Alberta, Canada)


PatM    Posted 10-02-2001 at 09:54:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here, 50 miles southeast of Denver you can plan on spending 75K, depending on how close to Denver. 5 acres just a couple hundred feet from me is up for sale at 130K, but the folks selling it say they'll wait for the market to come to them.

Three years ago 10 acre lots were 100K and up, 35's and 40's were about the same. The county requires that all "developments" that are less than 35 acres have utilities and roads to the lots.

Most of these are bought by Burrhead's yuppie "friends". Right now the yuppies are trying to limit the number of animals on properties under 60 acres by changing the zoning laws. Seems these country folk actually have animals (other than horsies and dogs that chase the neighbors'stock). What's worse is that these animals eat the grass and THEN THEY POOP! Plus those ignorant folks don't keep the 40 acres landscaped and mowed proper.


Dave    Posted 10-04-2001 at 07:55:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thinking of building Mt. Elizabeth with horse crap, to welcome in all the city folks. It seems no one moving here notices that there are horses and cows around, until they move in! 3 acres near us just sold for 54K with bad soil! Keeping Elbert co. rural is more than a full time job!
Dave


Mike Taylor    Posted 10-02-2001 at 08:04:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have 60 acres in north east OK setting at the end of a county road (gravel). Has a 95 year old house with septic tank and a 40' deep hand dug well. Also has a large spring fed creek running through the property that runs all year. Lots of deer, turkey, squirrel. About 3/4 timber with 10,000 bf of standing walnut. Has a 10 acre hay meadow. Rest is hills and woods. Lots of Dogwood.

I have been thinking of selling but have no idea what it's worth now. I've had it for 16 years.


Bill Wannabe    Posted 10-02-2001 at 22:28:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My mom's place here in MA about 20 acres they value at about $600,000.00 with the house (1959 brick construction )for farm use only but if you get the land permit ready and buildable it's ........more but then again , it's only 40 mile south east of Boston. We have to beat the Real Eastate sale's "people" ? off with a club every couple of months at times would like to use something stronger ..... D*m Buzzards .


Alvin NE WI    Posted 10-02-2001 at 17:57:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
If that hunk of land would be here, figure about $180,000


Larry    Posted 10-02-2001 at 10:20:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Sounds like my kind of place. Too bad it isn't in Wisconsin:-)


magpie    Posted 10-01-2001 at 20:29:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
In southern B.C. for something like that expect to pay 60-100K.


Les    Posted 10-02-2001 at 02:47:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
WOW!!! Even in Canadian $$$ that sounds like a lot. Or are you just saying that to discourage us from moving there?
A lot on a golf course in town is advertised at $125k.


magpie    Posted 10-02-2001 at 20:13:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope Les I'm not kidding, of course thats in southern B.C. Probably close to same in Alberta. Sask or Man. would be much much cheaper. And no I wouldn't discourage anybody from moving here, but I will say that land in western Canada is not cheap. Of course with the terrorist attacks and the dwindling economy this could all change.


Nathan(GA)    Posted 10-01-2001 at 19:41:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Out here in the country it varies from about $1600 to $2200 per acre. A little less if it's a big tract.

In one of the subdivisions near town, they are selling lake(big pond) lots for $9000 to $22,000 per acre and half.


Richard    Posted 10-01-2001 at 19:39:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
45 acre's behind my place has been on the market, realtor said asking price was 204,000.00 When it sell's, the buyers will have to put in a long drive along my north property line to get back to it.


Old Warrior    Posted 10-01-2001 at 18:45:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around central Mn, decent arable land is about $250/acre sold in 40's. You can then split a 40 twice without declaring subdivision (smallest parcel minumum 2 1/2 acres).

Swamp with mixed cover/wetland brings about $450/acre from hunter demands. Lakeshore is probly $10 to 16,000/lot.

With all the baby-boomers starting to retire, best get it now. or 10 years ago. :)


Les    Posted 10-02-2001 at 12:01:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey, OW, are you anywhere near St. Cloud? Ms Fortunate has a cousin about 20 miles east who bought one of those 40 acre pieces and is growing veggies and flowers on it.


OW    Posted 10-02-2001 at 21:04:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, about a long hour's drive north! Here's our hometown .........


Burrhead    Posted 10-01-2001 at 19:20:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anything is $4500 to $10,000 just according to how close to the water on small plots around here.



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