Anybody used www.governmentland.com before

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by dutchman, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. dutchman

    dutchman Member

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    Have you used governmentland.com before to buy you land? or you know anybody? What was your or their experience?

    This webside claims they can help to claim a 5 to 20 acre piece of land from the government for $1 per acre. Their website is not clear on:
    * can I built a house on this land?
    * can I permanently live on the land?

    PLease help.
     
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  3. dutchman

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    OK scam? tell me more....... what is not right about them, does the program not excites with the government? Can you not claim land like that? WHAT?
     
  4. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    It is a scam for 2 reasons.

    The first is, they are selling you information that you can get for free from the government. If it is a government program, the government will answer any questions that you may have on it.

    Secondly, there is NO land available for homesteading. There hasn't been for 30 years. They are lying to you.

    There IS land availble in a FEW states as mining claims. There are a lot of restrictions on getting a mining claim, and it is VERY hard to get title to a mining claim. For information on a mining claim, you MIGHT try the BLM or the Forest Service.
     
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    Thanks guys that was very nice and helpful.............

    Have great day
     
  8. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I was sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

    In a few states (Like here in Kansas) a few communities will give away a building lot, and the ones that I know of are legitimate. But, that is only a building lot and you wanted a homestead.
     
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    If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
    Try going to the USDA website and looking for repossed property sales.