Country Real Estate
By Steve Gillman - 2009
Looking for some country real estate? One of the best resources
you can use is the guide put out by United Country. No,
I am not paid to say that. I just picked up a copy recently and
was once again fascinated by the variety of rural properties
for sale all over the country. This is a fun little catalog of
For example, they had a fifteen-acre "mini-farm"
listed in Alabama, with fruit trees, pasture, a four-bedroom
home and some outbuildings--all for $145,000. If you want just
land in Alabama, 100 forested acres with a stream running through
it was listed for $180,000. And if you want to buy less expensive
properties in Alabama, there were nice homes as cheap as $65,000
(of course if it isn't country real estate you want, you can
find many $5,000-houses in Birmingham).
More Country Real Estate Listings
Hardy Arkansas - Cabin on 3.5 acres for $48,500.
Sterling Colorado - Rural grocery store on busy highway for
Bieber, California - Mountain home on over three acres with
four bedrooms, koi pond, and a Jacuzzi, for $120,000.
Avon Park, Florida - 2100-square-foot home on a lake, with
four RV rental spaces for extra income. Includes a travel trailer,
shed, and shop building. Price: $199,000.
Quincy Illinois - 96 acres with woods and water for $89,900.
Salem, Indiana - 159-acre dairy farm for $950,000.
Mount Ayr, Iowa - Profitable small town pub for $74,000.
Albany, Kentucky - Cabin with eight acres close to a lake
and bordering two mountain streams, all for $97,000.
Grand Rapids, Michigan - Three-bedroom home on a lake for
Pine River, Minnesota - Fifteen-acre fruit and vegetable farm
with three-bedroom home, greenhouse, pole barn and garage, for
Alamogordo, New Mexico - Fifteen acres with a rodeo arena
Those are just a few of the examples of country real estate
found in the United Country guide. There were also riverfront
properties, hobby farms, stores, and more. They also had a new
section that I haven't seen before, on real estate in Costa Rica.
I'm not sure why they are straying so far from their theme (they
say, "No One Knows the Country Like We Do" - and that's
a registered trademark). But in any case, looking at the prices
in Costa Rica, it seems that now is the time to buy in the United
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