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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

Hi! I wouldn't be so afraid of a Realtor. They have access to a lot of information that will be hard for you to find. Granted, I might be a little biased, because I am one. (I know, I know .... but I'm still a nice person!)

Unless Realtor fees cost differently there then here, it shouldn't cost you anything to be using one. They will help you get through ALOT of paperwork, especially regarding a large property which may or may not have water rights and various other issues.

It doesn't cost anything to talk to a couple and find one you think you can trust.

Anyway....just a thought.
 

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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!
 

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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!
 
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