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Posted: 8/23/2004 2:03:17 PM EST
Where can I find the cheapest non-swamp land in the lower 48 states? I'm looking for something usable for hunting or a remote recreational retreat.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:07:09 PM EST
maybe NM??
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:07:36 PM EST
btt

I am interested also.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:09:32 PM EST
Texas is roughly about 250,000 square miles. While much of it is as close to paradise as one can get, there are sections of far west Texas which are shall we say, estically challenged.

The good news is that some of it is cheap. The bad news is that it is in the middle of nowhere.

For ya'll who are not fortunate to live in Texas, here are a few stats.

Dallas is closer to Kansas City than Brownsville, Texas.

El Paso is closer to Los Angeles than it is to Texarkana.

The short drive from Brownsville, Texas to Amarillo, Texas, is about 820 miles. To get from Brownsville to the very top of Texas is nearly 900 miles. It isn't short as the crow flies, because not even a crow can fly that far.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:09:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2004 2:12:33 PM EST by mr_camera_man]
My parents just bought 4 acres waterfront on a small private lake for $7k in southern Illinois. Perry county, to be more specific. The found some stuff in the same area that was about $800 per acre, but was pretty hilly and hard to build on.

EDIT: Not quite in the middle of nowhere, either... about 1.5 hours from St. Louis, and 4 hrs. from Chicago.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:10:37 PM EST
try here.
AZ LAND
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:12:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
Texas is roughly about 250,000 square miles. While much of it is as close to paradise as one can get,

For ya'll who are not fortunate to live in Texas.










You're kidding right?
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:12:17 PM EST
I saw somehting back awhile about land in the Dakotas being cheap.

And I imagine any desert property would be cheap.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:12:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:14:24 PM EST
Coal country land in West Virginia is dirt cheap. You can get 100+ acre lots with a house and free natural gas for under $100k.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:14:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Coal country land in West Virginia is dirt cheap. You can get 100+ acre lots with a house and free natural gas for under $100k.



Link?
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:23:57 PM EST
Did you say Free natural gas?
Obviously, you did. No kidding, free?
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:25:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2004 2:25:35 PM EST by Sammich]

Originally Posted By maximumbob_tx:
Did you say Free natural gas?
Obviously, you did. No kidding, free?



I want to hear about this too.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:28:21 PM EST
Wow what's the deal with that West Virginia stuff, sounds sweet? Land all chewed to hell or something with past mining or what?
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:29:18 PM EST
A lot of these properties include gas wells. In exchange for the gas company's use of their land, the owner usually gets free gas.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:35:15 PM EST
Tagged
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:36:06 PM EST
ive seen 50 acers for 20k in northern maine... probably recently logged and 50 miles from a paved road
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:40:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2004 2:42:16 PM EST by Tanker06]
Some of our neighbors in PA have the same deal with the gas company.

I know of two different cases, so I'm not sure which is the more prevalent. For one of them, they
have a well on her property, and in addition to a monthly check, she gets free gas. On the other
property, the pipeline runs across their property, and they have an instrumentation panel in a little
toolshed-looking thing. In exchange for them allowing the gas company to house their monitoring
equipment there, close the road, the gas company gives them free gas.

I've seen this offer touted as a feature on real-estate ads, so it's a transferable commodity.

They've drilled several test wells on our property, but we never heard anything from them, so I'm
guessing that they didn't get jack for results.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:41:03 PM EST
Thanks.
Can't help wondering i you could fuel a generator with it and sell electricity back to the grid?
If west Virginia doesn't work out for you, there's still lots of cheap land in beautiful East Texas.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:43:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By maximumbob_tx:
Can't help wondering i you could fuel a generator with it and sell electricity back to the grid?


Not sure about selling it back to the grid, but I do know that you can get conversion kits for your
generator for this. And with the rate that the grid uses electricity today, I doubt that the local
grid management would say no.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:48:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:00:21 PM EST
I would check Western North/South Dakota or eastern Montana for cheap non-swamp land for hunting or other recreational uses.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:03:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2004 3:04:34 PM EST by CAMPYBOB]
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:05:08 PM EST
Look in here:

www.unitedcountry.com/

Lots of land.

Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:07:54 PM EST
Southern VA and SW VA have cheap land, ditto to West VA. I have also seen some really cheap land in Southern AL and MS
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:09:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2004 3:09:41 PM EST by codycoyote]

Originally Posted By Orion_Shall_Rise:
ive seen 50 acers for 20k in northern maine... probably recently logged and 50 miles from a paved road



sounds great, to bad I'm in illinois and can't leave. to have property with extremely limited access would be heaven. trees or no trees.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:11:09 PM EST
West Virginia Just bought some sweet land in central WV Free gas, stocked pond ,deer and turkey everywhere, covered in big oak trees, about 20 acres cleared, rest deep woods.secluded. Almost Heaven. Just under 1,000 an acre.Been looking just over 2 years to find this place. There is a lot of good land in central part of state at 800 to 1200 an acre Ive looked at.No coal or strip mines in that part of state just gas wells about every 10 feet.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:11:48 PM EST
You can get land here in MO for $500 acre. Half woods and half flat feilds.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:43:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Where can I find the cheapest non-swamp land in the lower 48 states? I'm looking for something usable for hunting or a remote recreational retreat.



You're in Ohio? Heck, land is cheap in Southeastern Ohio.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:06:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ramjet:

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Where can I find the cheapest non-swamp land in the lower 48 states? I'm looking for something usable for hunting or a remote recreational retreat.



You're in Ohio? Heck, land is cheap in Southeastern Ohio.



I just did a few realtor.com searches and couldn't find anything especially cheap.

To be honest, I plan to relocate out west, preferably to Idaho, so I'm not really interested in Ohio.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:17:53 PM EST
How about here?

CW
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:23:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
Texas is roughly about 250,000 square miles. While much of it is as close to paradise as one can get,

For ya'll who are not fortunate to live in Texas.










You're kidding right?



I must remind you TX fellas that if Alaska was divided in two, TX would be the third largest state.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:44:40 PM EST
tag
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:15:39 PM EST
Yup, it's true. Alaska is bigger than Texas. But we have literally millions of good looking women and you fellas got the sled dogs.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:31:18 PM EST
Hey, now, no hijacking my thread. If you want to argue about the size of Texas, open your own thread.

Back on topic...how cheaply can large tracts of land be had these days? I routinely see $800/acre quoted...is that as good as it gets?
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:34:22 PM EST
large tracts in maine

www.land-usa.com/ajc-list.html
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:36:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Land in Love Canal used to be pretty cheap.



good one
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:36:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Orion_Shall_Rise:
large tracts in maine

www.land-usa.com/ajc-list.html



This is a great site. Are there any like it for property out west?
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:37:48 PM EST
Dry land acreage outside of Amarillo is likely going for $500/acre. Not to many years ago it was $3-350. Now, if you want water with that, it will cost you more.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 6:58:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
Texas is roughly about 250,000 square miles. While much of it is as close to paradise as one can get,

For ya'll who are not fortunate to live in Texas.










You're kidding right?



I don't know why you don't just move. If I disliked my state as much as you seem to, I sure would.

You have gotten pretty predictable.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 4:23:43 AM EST
Any thoughts from the morning crew?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 4:28:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 4:33:09 AM EST by StykUrHedUp]
West Texas near Big Bend National Park......from $100 an acre and up......great for mule deer hunting. dig around on this site under "southern brewster county" and see what you can dig up.

www.westtxrealty.com/SBAcres.htm

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 4:30:45 AM EST
I just bought 67 acres in Maine. Heavy tree growth, nice land. 90% of it is buildable.
Now, while this was NOT cheap, part of the land in the deal was sold at $500/acre.

I hear you in wanting to get land. Nothing like it. My new piece abuts what I have now for my house, so combined I have just about 3 million square feet, a pond, a stream, and LOTS of nice old trees.

Maine is not for everyone. We have a winter up here from time to time, but for me it is heaven.


Best of luck to you on your venture !
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:13:34 AM EST
Tagged.

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:32:33 AM EST
tagged
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:44:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
Texas is roughly about 250,000 square miles. While much of it is as close to paradise as one can get,

For ya'll who are not fortunate to live in Texas.










You're kidding right?



No.
He's not kidding.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:01:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
Texas is roughly about 250,000 square miles. While much of it is as close to paradise as one can get, there are sections of far west Texas which are shall we say, estically challenged.

The good news is that some of it is cheap. The bad news is that it is in the middle of nowhere.

For ya'll who are not fortunate to live in Texas, here are a few stats.

Dallas is closer to Kansas City than Brownsville, Texas.

El Paso is closer to Los Angeles than it is to Texarkana.

The short drive from Brownsville, Texas to Amarillo, Texas, is about 820 miles. To get from Brownsville to the very top of Texas is nearly 900 miles. It isn't short as the crow flies, because not even a crow can fly that far.



On a recent trip to El Paso I saw a real estate sign, along IH 10, 99$ an acre. Of course, there is that lack of water thing and the 120 degree days, but really good views.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:06:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Johninaustin:

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
Texas is roughly about 250,000 square miles. While much of it is as close to paradise as one can get, there are sections of far west Texas which are shall we say, estically challenged.

The good news is that some of it is cheap. The bad news is that it is in the middle of nowhere.

For ya'll who are not fortunate to live in Texas, here are a few stats.

Dallas is closer to Kansas City than Brownsville, Texas.

El Paso is closer to Los Angeles than it is to Texarkana.

The short drive from Brownsville, Texas to Amarillo, Texas, is about 820 miles. To get from Brownsville to the very top of Texas is nearly 900 miles. It isn't short as the crow flies, because not even a crow can fly that far.



On a recent trip to El Paso I saw a real estate sign, along IH 10, 99$ an acre. Of course, there is that lack of water thing and the 120 degree days, but really good views.



I attended Basic Training and AIT at Ft. Bliss from June 3 to August 28, 1985. After that summer I vowed never to return to El Paso.

Thanks anyway.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:10:49 AM EST
Word of caution on the free gas - if the well goes dry (not producing) you are responsable to fill the hole. This can run you some serious cash to fill a 600-800 foot deep hole.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:12:40 AM EST
www.iplandsales.com
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:23:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
I must remind you TX fellas that if Alaska was divided in two, TX would be the third largest state.



What about if we got the land back that now resides in 4 other states? Alaska1 and Alaska2 would both be 2 and 3 respectively. So what's your point? If my aunt had nuts, she'd be my uncle.

And on topic, land in West Texas is CHEAP! Large tracts of land out in the middle of nowhere though.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
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