I don't post here much, but I lurk a fair bit. My wife and I can purchase 2 1/2 acres with a livable house, and we are blessed to be able to do it with cash. That's not much dirt, but its a darned site better than the acre we're renting now. (47 quarts of beans here this season!!) The house will need some work, but I don't doubt that we can handle it. Land around SW OH is going like hotcakes now, and this is on the "edge" of the development zone. (Land is approx 20K an acre for building, 14K for farming). No mortgage, no rent, kids go to a school district next door to their current one, and I add 15 minutes to my drive to work. It has fair outbuildings too. Opinions?