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Old 02-13-2007, 06:44 PM   #61
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Update to an old thread. Bought some land a little over 4 acres, soon found out the county was considering increasing the land requirement to 5 acres for a septic tank permit. The land owner was willing to sell me some more in order to bring it up to 5 acres. I am in the process of closing on the additional acreage. Looking at this old thread made me somewhat amazed thinking of 600K properties mentioned on this thread. I will have about 15K in the raw land when I finish. Electricity, water, phone and road access are all there. No cell phone, too far out now. Don’t know what I will do about internet access. Possibly satellite. No one near me except one guy who doesn’t use electricity! About 16 miles from the nearest small town. Population about 10K. Where I grew up. Not everyone’s idea of a great retirement spot. Which is just perfect for me. Don’t want a place that will become overrun by people during my retirement.
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Sounds great! What a deal, and it sounds great for an early retirement.

When you grow older, do you think you may want to move closer to hospitals and other conveniences?
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Yea, That could be a problem. About a 100 miles or so to a major city. (Kansas City), I have had this discussion many times with frends. I say you might as well move into the Nursing Home as soon as your retire! I don't know how may years of health I will have but there are many farmers in their 70's working harder than I will. Don't be old before your time!
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Yea, That could be a problem. About a 100 miles or so to a major city. (Kansas City), I have had this discussion many times with frends. I say you might as well move into the Nursing Home as soon as your retire! I don't know how may years of health I will have but there are many farmers in their 70's working harder than I will. Don't be old before your time!
Good point! If and when your health begins to fail, you can start thinking about an alternate plan. And who knows? Like the health of those farmers, it might not fail for a long, long time.
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