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Old 03-24-2009, 01:45 PM   #41
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:18 PM   #42
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I sold 40 acres in the Missouri Ozarks a few years ago as I wasn't using it. I was happy with the $600/ acre I recieved. It had a good road and had nice views. nearest power was a couple of miles away.

It did get below freezing in the winter though. And now that I think about it, it was 6 or 7 years ago.
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I sold 40 acres in the Missouri Ozarks a few years ago as I wasn't using it. I was happy with the $600/ acre I recieved. It had a good road and had nice views. nearest power was a couple of miles away.

It did get below freezing in the winter though. And now that I think about it, it was 6 or 7 years ago.
Did it have potable water on it?
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There were people living in the area year round, so I guess a well could be drilled. I paid $250 an acre in the late 1990's for it so I still made alittle on it. Taxes were almost $100 a year though. It was hilly, rockey, all the good trees were cut for timber years ago. It was in Iron Co. Missouri, just south of Taum Sauk mountain.
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It looks like I sold at the right time.


http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...onton_MO?sby=1
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Maine has this type of land deal still. It's very isolated there, and, with the cold Canada winters, this should be right up your alley.
There is a fellow on the City-Data.com board from Maine who brags about what he paid for his place and his low taxes. He has made many posts about this, and very easy to find. Sorry I cannot remember his name, but you won't have a problem locating him as I always run into him on various boards.
The trick is to find a place where you purchase enough (farm) land that there are close to no taxes.
From personal experience, I also know Texas and Arkansas has alot of rural land like what you are seeking. And there are tons of areas in Texas that are illegal-free as the illegals mainly congregate in larger cities to find work. Sweetwater, Texas, near Abilene has the lowest property tax rates I've found with plenty of land at cheap rates. It isn't too crowded over that way and very rural.
I see your quest as very do-able, frankly.
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The name of the guy from Maine who has minimal tax and cost on City-Data.com is: Forest Beekeeper. You can do a search for him or drop him a note. Very friendly and helpful guy, too, who would be more than happy to share information with you.
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We're stuck down in the SOCal desert - missed our flight when we took MIL to emergency room - about 5 miles south of 29 Palms close to the Joshua Tree National Monument (Park, to the newbies). Biggest Marine Corps base in the world is about 8 miles across the valley. They get to play with all kinds of cool stuff - very normal to see big flares drifting slowly down from way up in the air - listening now to them blowing stuff up - don't think it's all artillery - we're getting the occasional window shaker and see pretty good sized grey clouds coming up from a cleft in the mountains. Go get 'em jarheads!

Something to be said for the desert and a long view - we looked at 5 acres west of here in a little raised bowl surrounded on two sides by Monument land. For scale, the big foreground rock on the right is 10-12 feet high and my honey is wearing a dark top and blue shorts standing next to an orange cone - pretty much right in the center of the pic. Takes a pretty good lawn mower to deal with the rocks in these yards! Marine gunnery takes place by the far hills.

Looking at all sorts of stuff - saw a little adobe in rough shape but with several advantages - cheap being one, original kitchen and other details being others. Sucker for old stuff here.
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