Worktrade for land contract ???

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by spiralmama, May 28, 2005.

  1. spiralmama

    spiralmama New Member

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    I am new to this site and after searching i am wondering if you all might be able to guide my search further. I had heard there were threads regarding working in trade in order to gain the contract (over time) on a piece of land in which the current elderly owner resides and oversees. I probably did not use the correct key words in my search. Any additional direction would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Go into the archives, click 'countryside', scroll down to 'land' catagory for 400 plus past posts consening gaining land. Welcome aboard.
     

  3. spiralmama

    spiralmama New Member

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    Thanks so much!
     
  4. Running Arrow

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    If you do pursue this further to a contract, be sure all details are spelled out in writing. Including the $$ value of your work, who is to keep record of it, specifically what "work" is included, etc. Time limits to "buy" on contract before more $$ is required, financing when you finally purchase the land, etc.

    Remember, sellers and customers are both good & bad, crooks, shysters, quality deals, etc. Not a respector of age. The old people can screw you as easily as the younger ones. JMO.
     
  5. spiralmama

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    ok- i don't know what i'm doing wrong but when I click on archives and then go to "countryside families", i don't see a "land" section. I even searched using the word "land" and am not finding what you mention.

    Guess I am needing a bit of hand-holding here... :)

    thanks!
     
  6. spiralmama

    spiralmama New Member

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    Invaluable advice! i appreciate your wisdom.
     
  7. evermoor

    evermoor Well-Known Member

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    Many land grant colleges have programs to match up beginning farmers with retirees/ or soon to be. The farms are quite varied from what I have seen. Again go with written contract and have a lawyer look it over.