LsFarm wrote:I turned down a good offer for my land in 2004, the offer from a developer, he was going to put in 50-80 half-acre building lots, depending on what he could sue the township planning commission into allowing.
Financially it was a good deal, but i just could NOT do it.. my piece of land with the lake, river swampland and fields is a rarity in my area, and I just couldn't stomach it being cut up into another subdivision..
So I turned it down.. I'm still not sure if I should have taken the offer, I might have got the land back, since that developer went bankrupt a few years later in the real estate collapse. No guarantees.
But I'm here, the house is rebuilt, I have a beautiful yard, land in crops, coal to burn and I should be able to stay here for another decade or two..
By the time I'm 80, if I'm lucky enough to get that old and still be healthy,, I'll start selling cars and tractors, reducing the pile of 'stuff' and get to the point where I can get by with merely a 4-car garage and a 1200sqft house.. And try to live a more simple life as an octagenarian.
I could understand what you mean Greg. I turned down a offer for a gas lease. I was all ready to sign and the pit in my stomach told me not to. Still unsure if I did the right thing or not.
Things sure have changed here since all the drilling, in some ways it is better in some ways it sucks. The traffic and new people have really increased.
They drilled a well just over the hill from me the unit goes right around me. My property is like a middle finger sticking up. I am all for them drilling for gas but it just seems like they want you to sign away too many rights.
I love my property up here and always felt it was something I could leave to my daughter.
Here is a pic of the lower section where I can hunt, fish and shoot. Or just go and be alone.