Anybody Farm Shopping?
Here’s a farm for sale a few miles down the road, I used to throw hay there as a kid. Would be swell to see it occupied by a tribe of PP folks. Between the Miss & Mo Rivers on the 41st latitude.
150+ acres, rolling hills, some CRP, some conventional row crop, some timber, pond, no structures. Recently listed at $700k. Some Amish in the neighborhood and probably could build you a quick barndo to shelter your RV until you build a home. Neighborhood is fairly friendly.
PM me if you’re serious, I can reply with internet listing. It’s currently owned by out-of-towner who only shows up during hunting season.
700k for 150 acres with no house? That seems very high.
I have been looking for houses with 20-50 acres of land, and at least half of it cleared.
The main “obstacle” for me is that a lot of nice properties have no access to high-speed internet. It’s a no go for me.
I don’t want to be close to big cities, but I also don’t want to go back to dial-up days.
Price of ag land w/o improvements. Take one years gross income/acre X 7-10.
ie. 200 bushel corn land and corn is 4$/bushel, 800×7=5600$/acre. Watch the coming commodity super cycle get farm prices skyrocketing. Glad I have mine.
Depends on where you are. I just sold 86 good farm acres in Vermont with 2 barns and a 1500 sq ft house for 325k…which was about right for current market conditions. I bought it 7 years ago for 265.
Dreinmund, I live in the country about 7 miles out of town – no cable internet. But I had satellite internet put in when we moved here 13 years ago and it has been very reliable; see viasat.com.
Good download speeds – we do internet for multiple computers, TV streaming, etc.
Biggest drawback is that there’s maybe a 3/4 second delay between making a request and then starting to get the results (while that request goes out into space and back). Not a big deal for web browsing, but kind of annoying on Zoom calls because I won’t hear someone else start to talk (or they won’t hear me start) due to the delay and we end up talking over each other sometimes.
Occasionally, during a heavy thunderstorm we’ll lose the satellite connection, but just for a few minutes. And once a very heavy, wet snow stuck to the satellite dish and I had to go out and brush it off to restore service!
But all in all, it’s been very good, reliable service.