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Old 04-28-2005, 02:23 PM
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style architechts could put a really nice looking robey house there. maybe a falling water or just a good old ussonian with hydro heat in the floor.

if style does not count put up a nice large coach house, something like a quad and live over the garage. cut your commute time and put in a brass fireman pole to slide on. a firefighter buddy of mine has one in his golf course home.
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Old 04-28-2005, 03:32 PM
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architechts could put a really nice looking robey ...
We're a ways from building our home out there but, when it does happen, it will most likely be a strawbale-walled passive solar structure with a free-standing roof and deep-footed slab (thermal mass) to minimize temperature seasonal variations.

The first step on this journey will be a 40x60 barn/shop with an 600-800 sqft apartment.
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very nice. That makes my 5 acres look like a postage stamp.
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very nice. That makes my 5 acres look like a postage stamp.
Thank you. We love the place but, it's not quite 'ours' yet...we're set to close on the 16th. At 116 acres, we're probably biting off more than we can chew since our original plans were for 30-50. However, this one already has a lot of things done...water well, electric service, cleared pastures, fencing...
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I'd rather have a little more in land than other investments right now. We have more than our neighbors, but land is way too expensive here. My sister bought 22 acres in NH when it was really in the sticks - now people have built nearby and it's worth a lot. She sitting on retirement there. I have 2 friends in CT who have been offered $180K and $300K respectively for back pieces of their land (about 1 to 1-1/2 acres) They both declined as they prefer to plant corn on it. Personally, I'd be very tempted!
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:44 PM
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I'd rather have a little more in land than other investments right now. We have more than our neighbors, but land is way too expensive here. My sister bought 22 acres in NH when it was really in the sticks - now people have built nearby and it's worth a lot. She sitting on retirement there. I have 2 friends in CT who have been offered $180K and $300K respectively for back pieces of their land (about 1 to 1-1/2 acres) They both declined as they prefer to plant corn on it. Personally, I'd be very tempted!
OMG!!!! $150k/acre? We took a deep breath and offered the seller his full asking price: $2395/acre.

I was out there the other day at 'rush hour'...three cars went by in less than 10 minutes.
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Old 04-28-2005, 07:24 PM
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I'd rather have a little more in land than other investments right now. We have more than our neighbors, but land is way too expensive here. My sister bought 22 acres in NH when it was really in the sticks - now people have built nearby and it's worth a lot. She sitting on retirement there. I have 2 friends in CT who have been offered $180K and $300K respectively for back pieces of their land (about 1 to 1-1/2 acres) They both declined as they prefer to plant corn on it. Personally, I'd be very tempted!

In NH what is she on a lake? My Uncle just picked up like 20 acres in VT to build a summer hose on. The land is dirt cheap because their is nothing up their. On my Moms side her father tried that in upstate CT with 70 acres, he bought it like 50 years ago and it isn't worth much more, maybe in another 50 years.

With land speculating you need to have a lot of time and be carefull, it is the exception rather then the rule to make a lot of money that way.
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my sister's land is in Epping, and no, she farms it, she's not interested in selling it at all. But she's also well aware of what people have paid for land right next to her, and she's not stupid.
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Interesting coincidence! I live on "Epping Lane."

Your sis' Epping is just north of Manchester, right?
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Interesting coincidence! I live on "Epping Lane."

Your sis' Epping is just north of Manchester, right?
yep. Just a few miles south of Lee Speedway.
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OMG!!!! $150k/acre? We took a deep breath and offered the seller his full asking price: $2395/acre.

I was out there the other day at 'rush hour'...three cars went by in less than 10 minutes.
Building lots in my town are not even a full acrea 1/2 or less. Depends on where they are some can be an acrea or greater. They sell for between $80k-$200k+ depending on where they are located.

I would imagin in Southern CA you would buy a $1m house tear it down and build a $2m+ house on the same lot!

On the coasts land prices are shooting up and they will probably never go back down. At least not in my lifetime.
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In NH what is she on a lake? My Uncle just picked up like 20 acres in VT to build a summer hose on. The land is dirt cheap because their is nothing up their. On my Moms side her father tried that in upstate CT with 70 acres, he bought it like 50 years ago and it isn't worth much more, maybe in another 50 years.

With land speculating you need to have a lot of time and be carefull, it is the exception rather then the rule to make a lot of money that way.
The land is cheap to buy but after you build on it the taxes will run more per year than the land cost.

Hello from the library in Erwin, TN.
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Old 04-29-2005, 01:20 PM
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The land is cheap to buy but after you build on it the taxes will run more per year than the land cost.

Hello from the library in Erwin, TN.
Dunno about other parts of the country but here in Texas, if you keep the ag exemption current on rural property, tax amounts to nothing. On my 116 ac, it's $217/yr.
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Land prices are interesting to say the least. Almost had to bend my youngest daughters arm 8 years ago to get her to buy 3.18 acres with a barn and junk house for 20k. It was of course a bit of a deal even at that time. Suggested she buy it and put new house up when they could afford it. Now a bare acre lot is 49.9 K in area. What drives cost seems to be governmental restrictions in our area. Funny but all kinds of agriculture land available but difficult or impossible to break up into lots. Taxation will become the issue in the near future overshadowing current costs I am afraid. The price of land seems to be in direct proportion to being able to get required permits to build. My process time for a building permit is about one year now on average before the dancing is over. One son in law is an engineer and every year have to employ his services more and more in the process. Some disscusion if indeed a property bubble is forming in north america. Probably not but twenty years ago building lots were almost worthless in comparison. Quite sad for young people in general if the trend sustains. Also cannot see the benifit for guys in my age group as we cannot take anything with us. Not even our old mercedes.
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