is it possible to buy farm land anymore?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fushalilly, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Im still young, but when I get older, I want to have a nice open field big yard with some woods and a little farm house so I can live in peace with my chickens and animals. Where is it cheapest to buy this sort of property?! APPEARENTLY its not here in RHODE ISLAND because all I hear are complaints around here from everyone! If its "so expensive" here, then where is it cheaper?
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Find an area that you would really like to settle down at. It's not a good idea to buy land wherever it's cheapest, you could end up being miserable there. Look at things like taxes, schools, and how long it would take to commute back and forth from work.

    If you would like to stay around RI, look at land in neighboring states.
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Kentucky [​IMG]
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Chickentoes hit the nail on the head, that is the real way to go, I did not do that and now i am stuck in Oklahoma.


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  5. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Go West young man, go West, but not too far!!!

  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Travel as much as you can. Go away to school. Not too far away (saying that
    for the sake of your dad [​IMG] ).

    Find somewhere you like, with weather you can live with, and a place you can
    find a job.

    You may find yourself moving back to RI when you're ready to settle down.
    I never in a million years thought I'd end up back here but now I can't imagine
    living anywhere else.
  7. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    If you're not worried about children and schools, etc or resale value (because of people with school age kids) then you could go where land is cheaper. You're gonna have a tough time in New England, my sister's BF is going nuts trying to find something affordable in NH. I keep telling him come to MI.

    He does love it here (he's hunted deer with my husband) he's just got this weird idea that he has to stay where his friends are. Gosh, if I'd done that, I'd have ended up alone, all my friends moved away! (grew up in MA)

    Anyway, land in northern MI is pretty cheap right now, the economy is lousy, nothing is selling so prices are falling.

    And instead of those miserable winter ice storms you get real snow, though oddly not as much as northern New England. Something to do with all these lakes I think. [​IMG]

    Oh and I've lived in MA, southern Calif, and northern VA. I like MI best. Visited several other states.
  8. Keebler

    Keebler New Egg

    May 5, 2008
    We just sold a 16 acre farm in central Ohio. Looks like you need to go to the Midwest for land
  9. we moved to tennessee and some land here is Fairly cheap, according to where you want to live.Best when you take a vacation, decide what you want Or would like in your retirement, like weather, and take a vacation there, only don't stay in the big city take in the countryside and talk to people, talk to people, talk to people, visit both winter and summer then you will get an idea what the weather is like, Good Luck and be sure to ask just what ALL utilities cost. marrie
  10. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Quote:Agree totally!! Not that I'm biased or anything. [​IMG] Also you can keep your eyes opened for forclosed properties when you are ready. If it weren't so far from DHs parents we would have had 11 acres with a fairly new doublewide, but he thought it was extremely far out in the country. So we agreed on 1 1/2 acres a little ways out of town. Of course if we thought we'd have chickens then...

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