freetown fred wrote:You're young & healthy and already whining about the money part of it.
Plenty of land for sale up this way reasonable--$500.00 to $1000.00 an acre.
Not really whining about the money, just the fact that I don't have the land to use. Someday I'll figure out how to get some more land, then I can enjoy going broke maintaining it! Gotta spend your money somewhere, could be booze and whores but I'd prefer to spend it on diesel and tractors.
There is a 180 acre farm down the road from me, sold for 1.3mil a few years ago, they took the gas rights, logged it, and tore down all the buildings, and it's back on the market for $630K. I'd love to have that piece of property, no way I could afford that.
Another lot of 94 acres they are asking $399K, no worthwile buildings. It's hard to get a loan for property alone, And I don't have 20% available for a downpayment that most banks require right now.
With the gas leases around here, an acre is worth $3-6K alone for the gas rights, and $3-10K or more for the land. And everyone is holding on to their land to see what is going to happen with the gas industry.
That land price is tempting, but it would be a long drive to find a Nuke plant to work at!