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I thought this would be a hoot if people wanted to post their dream homesteads. Mine of course are over 300k..lol champagne on a water budget LOL :)

Here is a *awesome* farm in Xenia, OH. (minus all those lovely tornados up there). It's gorgeous and comes with some beautiful.

http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1059373516

Here is a gorgeous farm in Madison, GA. It'd be close to home and I LOOOOVE the surrounding area. That area is "behind the back of God" to quote the Finns lol.

http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1082792690

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Will you lend me some money ??
 

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The closest I could find would be this....

http://www.unitedcountry.com/search06/see_Property_Now.asp?Listing=2418013100

I am interested in the land, not the house. I don't care what kind of house it is as long as it has a bathroom and air conditioner. Actually, I don't care if it has trophy elk either, but this was the biggest parcel they had for sale on unitedcountry.com. If there had been a 2,000 acre parcel, I'd have chosen that one.

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I'm living on my dream homestead (although I'd have preferred a 100+ year old Victorian to the new one we built).

Here's some I like within a two hour drive of me:

I used to work here...ain't much around: http://www.unitedcountry.com/search06/SearchViewProperty.asp?SID=45070475&Item=605219&Lcnt=&Page=3&Office=23051&No=23051-06086&AU=N&FT=P

and: http://www.unitedcountry.com/search06/SearchViewProperty.asp?SID=45070475&Item=632199&Lcnt=&Page=5&Office=23052&No=23052-07100&AU=N&FT=P

This one's in the town I live now (I would have to live in one of the cabins cause the inside of the house hurts my eyes...especially the kitchen): http://www.unitedcountry.com/search06/SearchViewProperty.asp?SID=45070475&Item=561855&Lcnt=&Page=3&Office=23043&No=23043-31325&AU=N&FT=P

This would be nice if it didn't back up to the interstate (too noisy): http://www.unitedcountry.com/search06/SearchViewProperty.asp?SID=45070475&Item=629701&Lcnt=&Page=5&Office=23053&No=23053-02258&AU=N&FT=P
 

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Well...I thought I had the perfect place...till I went next door. A 9000 sq ft southern plantation looking home (which I would NOT want..too big!) on a couple hundred acres w/ 2 lakes and a creek running through it, not to mention a 3500 sq ft metal building barn, and a smaller barn for horses! It is absolutely gorgeous land! Here are some pics:

This is toward the back of the property which is pasture and woods. That is the house to the left, and you can see the top of the barn off to the right:




Here is DH and FIL riding some of the roads cut for 4wheelers. They are headed fishing!





This was my fav and I COULD NOT believe it was only about 50 ft from my property line!!! This waterfall in the creek was probably about 40 ft or more and wound down into this little lagoon pool! It was beautiful! And, yep, those are my darling little ones!!!





And who wouldn't love this view at night??




So that is my DREAM homestead...but I will say I do love where I live, just wish I had more land! Of course, who doesn't??

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Awww, now you've gone and done it...

I went to United Country and put in my bare minimum necessities (price, type of land, etc), and now I don't have time to stop and drool because I have to get a shower and get ready for work.

But when you search nationwide, a lot of cool stuff comes up!

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woodsrunner said:

Dude, go for the acreage. That house is adorable! The first one is nice enough, but it's not even 3 acres...

Where in NY are those properties? The prices are way below "reasonable" range. Are they sitting on landfills or are they in Zone 3?

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Pony said:

Dude, go for the acreage. That house is adorable! The first one is nice enough, but it's not even 3 acres...

Where in NY are those properties? The prices are way below "reasonable" range. Are they sitting on landfills or are they in Zone 3?

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They sit right on the border of PA in the most western part of the state. No landfills. Zone 5. And not a single full time job within 100 miles. That's why so cheap. As for land, NY's property taxes kill large parcel owners.

But, the pluses. Allegany county barely enforces it's zoning and it was one of the last counties in the state to adopt zoning at all. You don't need a large parcel of land. For one sites flat enough to build on are pretty far apart. secondly there are tons of state owned recreation lands and a couple publicly owned forests. Also the mindset of the locals is very libertarian. Most mind thier own business. And the biggest plus of all, they probably have the lowest property taxes you will find in this state. You think they're cheap on realtor.com, you should see what you could get 4-20 acres for at the back tax auction every may.
 
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