Where to Find Cheap Land for Sale
By Steve Gillman - 2012
Yes, there is still cheap land for sale in nice places, and
in many areas of the country too. Some places never had a real
estate bubble, and so have been reasonable all along. Others
have dropped in price. The examples that follow were gleaned
from various online resources, and were available as of early
2012, when our last update was done. We limited the examples
to those that were under $100,000, and one is just $18,000.
This one from unitedcountry.com is at the top of our range
(for this page), at $100,000. But along with its nine acres you
get a two bedroom two bath remodeled hunting camp (mobile home).
It sits at the edge of some evergreen trees, and there is good
fishing and hunting in the area (February 2012).
Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Get 320 acres for just $62,400. That's less than $200 per
acre. What's more, the owner will sell it for a few thousand
dollars down and carry the balance with payments of $504 per
month. Now the catch; it may have some accessibility issues.
It is in an area with BLM land, and you must cross the BLM property
to get to yours. This is allowed, but it is not clear if there
is a decent road to your land. By the way, if you are a cash
buyer, look at how low the holding cost would be while you figure
out access; Taxes are just $150 per year at the moment. This
listing was found in February 2012 on cheaplandinamerica.com.
There are a lot of hunting camps with land for sale in Michigan,
but if you want just the land, this listing from unitedcountry.com
has 28 acres of hardwoods and rolling hills. According to the
information, deer, pheasant and wild turkeys are common. The
price is $55,000, and we found the property in February of 2012.
Lander County, Nevada
The price is just $59,9095 for this 160-acre parcel. It has
been surveyed, electricity is close, and water is usually found
at around 150 feet in this area. The seller will take $995 down
and carry the balance with no credit check. It is near a town,
so there may be development potential in the future. This is
another listing from cheaplandinamerica.com (Febraury 2012).
Park County, Colorado
This listing from landcentral.com is five acres a few miles
southeast of the town of Fairplay. There are mountains all around,
and good trout fishing in the area as well. (What they don't
mention is that Fairplay is also called South Park, and was the
inspiration for the show by that name.) The price; $13,497, with
just $149 down and $260 per month (February 2012).
What can you get for under $50,000 in Montana? How about this
February 2012 listing from unitedcountry.com; 40 acres with a
seasonal creek and a small hunting cabin. It is near the musselshell
river and in an area famous for its elk hunting. Just $49,000
and it even borders BLM land so there won't be anyone building
too close to you. For another $28,000 you can get an additional
adjoining 23 acres and have BLM land on three side of your property.
Saint Joe, Arkansas
This is another great listing from unitedcountry.com. The
60 acres include "spectacular panoramic views," a good
building site on a ridge with southern exposure, easy access,
telephone and electric nearby, and you will even get good cell
phone coverage here. The price is $99,900 as of February 2012.
Oh, and for those readers who like their privacy; this one sits
at the end of a dead end road.
Rusk County, Wisconsin
A great example of the cheap land for sale out there, this
wooded seven-acre parcel is priced at just $18,000. It is prime
hunting land, and a snowmobile trail runs along one side of the
property. There is even a small water hole, and a 17 x 40 foot
trailer (included, but as-is) for a camp. We found this listing
on landandfarm.com in February, 2012.
These are just a few examples, and by no means the cheapest
ones. Look around and you'll find that almost every state has
some nice areas where you can find cheap land for sale.
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