Looking for land...in NC

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by dnurkle, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. dnurkle

    dnurkle Member

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    Anyone know of a better place to start than with a Realtor?

    Looking for 30-100 acres in lower Wilkes, upper Alexander or upper Iredell Counties.

    Land to be used for a Homestead and Retreat Center - allowing families, couples, teens or individuals to get back to basics - slow and be still - rest and heal from the hustle and distractions of most of their lives.

    We homesteaded in AL for 10 years and are now displaced without a home working in a Ministry.

    Anyone have any suggestions on where we can look - we have 'burned up the roads' when we are in that area - but where we want to be isn't ON a ROAD - if you get what I mean.... ;)

    Thanks!
    Blessings to you and your home!
    Donna
     
  2. Tater'sPa

    Tater'sPa Well-Known Member

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    Hey there Donna,
    Have you tried looking through Iwanna paper? they usually have quite a few listings.
    www.iwanna.com
    It is also available (hard copy) in convenient stores, grocery stores etc.
    I lived in West Iredell for many years, now living in Catawba County. I have seen alot of land in North Iredell for sale around Love Valley a few years back.
     

  3. threydin9

    threydin9 New Member

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    Check www.ncmountainland.net/ I see several properties listed in Wilkes County. May be more expensive than you had hoped :( but they are available.
     
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  5. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    Not exactly where you identified but look under land for sale at this site http://www.carolinaforestry.com/ . Unless you have deep pockets Iredell county is out. Acreage in Iredell, by the average appraised tax value. is in excess of $6000 per acre if it is useable. Wilkes is your better bet. Davie county slightly east, north-east of Iredell offeres some opportunity.
     
  6. dnurkle

    dnurkle Member

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    Oh thank you! I forgot about this!! Going on line NOW :D


    Have you tried looking through Iwanna paper? they usually have quite a few listings.
    www.iwanna.com
     
  7. dnurkle

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    Thanks - I'm looking and hoping!
    Donna
     
  8. dnurkle

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    Thanks for the site!
    Donna
     
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  10. uyk7

    uyk7 Well-Known Member

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    I am not familiar with NC but we do have a nice property in NC on our website. Please visit www.homesteadhunter.com and see if the property meets your requirements. Thanks!
     
  11. dnurkle

    dnurkle Member

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    Thank you - I'll keep checking it.
     
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    blhmabbott We're gettin' there!

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  13. POULTRYWAGON

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    Hey.....
    Just thought you might like to see some of these ads from the North Carolina Agricultural Review.....

    80 ac native trout stream, market timber, horse farm, Christmas trees, $3,700/per ac. Randal Letterman, Green Mtn 828-682-3850.

    26 ac Caswell co hunting, stream, some mature timber, $78,000. Nancy Goings, Winston-Salem 336-769-1798

    38 ac Chatham co near Goldston, great hunting or farming, bounded on two sides by Indian Creek hardwoods along creek, flood plains, $39,900 nego, will trade for other property or boat. Molly Keppler, Chapel Hill 919-942-0028.

    (That one seems awfully low....maybe a typo?)

    53 ac Yadkin co, cleared & wooded, access to Yadkin River, 30 min to Winston Salem, $4,000/per ac. Van Shore, Jonesville 336-526-3437.

    Here's a link to the classified pages of the Ag paper, just in case you'd like to look:
    http://www.ncagr.com/paffairs/class.htm

    We live in Davidson county, north of Charlotte. When we bought our little piece of land, it was only about $1,000 an acre. It's gone up a lot in the last 12 years....

    Hope this helps!
     
  14. dnurkle

    dnurkle Member

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    Thanks Heather! Kings Mnt is a bit far for us - but thank you!
    Donna
     
  15. uyk7

    uyk7 Well-Known Member

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    "Just curious, did you read the original post before rushing in to plug your rather amateurish website? He's looking for acreage -- plural. On your site (congrats you got another hit!) you are listing a 1/2 acre property."

    I guess I missed the amount of land wanted. I do that sometimes. If you have any positive inputs on how to make the website even better please let us know. Since we are amateurs when it comes to building a website (we don't have $500+ to pay someone else to build it for us) we could use some insights from someone who has more experience. Thanks!