Stepping towards the farming dream!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SophieLain127, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. SophieLain127

    SophieLain127 Songster

    Apr 7, 2009
    So I found the perfect property it is 40 acres for $90,000. Has a 1900 3 bedroom house with one bath. I filled out the loan application today. I should hear back from them on Monday. "Fingers Crossed" [​IMG][​IMG]

  2. flopshot

    flopshot Songster

    Feb 17, 2009
    good luck !!!
  3. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Where the heck are you at? Our housing market has been gridlocked for over two years now, and has completely tanked since the elections... and STILL 40 acres with a farm house would be listed at 250k. Stupid upstate NY.

    What a find! You get that dream! Just get it.

    Go you.
  4. Buckhorn Farm

    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

    Mar 30, 2009
    North Florida
    I'll say a little prayer [​IMG]

  5. SophieLain127

    SophieLain127 Songster

    Apr 7, 2009
    Ohio is where I'm located. however I found this property off of Craigslist. It is a grandson and and father selling it for their grandfather. Try craigslist you'd be surprised.
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Some places still are high for country property, over by my parents there is a hobby farm for over $400,000.
    However, we have been looking too and I have found a lot of good properties, just have to unload this one first.
    Good luck and I hope you get it![​IMG]
  7. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    Quote:Good Luck [​IMG]
    Yeah, around here is is so hard to find anything under 500+ acres, when you do it is high.

  8. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    Sounds like a dream come true. Congratulations.

    Work on strengthening your marriage - you'll need it to tackle that 1900 era home. [​IMG] My DH and I bought an old plantation home (1908) last year and even though it had been updated in the 70s it is sooooooo different from the state-of-the-art energy efficient home we left. For example, total electric bill there for 7,500 sq. ft, leaving every light burning and all 3 units running (avg. $200 or less). Total bill here every month that first winter, including electric and propane - $2,000 and the old house was still freezing. I don't think it ever got above 40 degrees in the kitchen that winter and sometimes things would be frozen in there. This year we added a pellet stove fireplace insert to the main room we use and before next winter we are buying an old fashioned wood burning cook stove to put on the sun porch since that's the room we use most and it freezes.

    Have fun discovering all the "quirks" about an old home. Another example, this one came with thousands of bats and lots of nights one will decide to come inside the house, usually our bedroom. They are federally protected so I won't say any more.
  9. RHewitt

    RHewitt Songster

    Nothing better than your own piece of dirt. Super excited for you! Good Luck and remember the first order of business will be to build your coop! [​IMG]

  10. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    That's awesome!!! I hope you get it!

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