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My husband and I are putting our house and land up for sale the 1st of Feb and we are still in search for the perfect piece of property. We are looking to move to Texas preferably although we are not limiting ourselves to that area. I have searched high and low and other than taking an expensive trip to Texas to merely drive around looking for 'FOR SALE' signs, we have run out of ideas on where to look as far as websites or even newspapers. If any PrepperForums member has an idea, we would greatly appreciate the info.
Are there any sites or real estate agencies known to deal with land that would be ideal specifically for preppers and BOL?

What we are looking for:
3-15 acres .... no structures need be there but if any then thats fine...we actually plan on building a cabin
trees....the more the merrier...NO DESERT LAND
hunting/fishing.....we are looking to be able to hunt and fish and trap our own food for the most part so this is rather important
remote/semi remote..... we want to be positioned as far away from a major city as possible.....tiny towns and "one intersection" towns are OK
And of course PRICE is a factor....we will be working with the funds from selling our current home to purchase the new property so we are looking at 20-25 grand. Financing more expensive properties is cool but the top financing price we could be looking at would be around 50grand.

If anyone knows of a property in your area that fits the bill....or you know of a great place to search for this type of real estate, we would be glad to hear about it. Respond in the thread or feel free to inbox me. THANKS! :)
 

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Try sites like SurvivalRealty.com Google survival realty and you will find other sites that cater to people like us. Texas is a great state but for what you're wanting I think your cap will only be a down payment for the type of property you want. You may want to look east like Oklahoma,Tennessee, or N.Carolina. Good Luck.
 

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I'm a city feller but if ever I bought a place somewhere "out there" my first priority would be that it MUST be near a biggish river or large lake because WATER IS LIFE!
Call me suspicious, but springs might dry up,or an earthquake might crack them, or bad guys might poison them etc, and little icky streams might dry up too.
My place would also have to be in a lowland area because I wouldn't fancy freezing up in the mountains.
Something like this looks okay, I dunno where it is, it's just a stock pic off the net-


PS- To save yourself time, there's no need to travel out to a property that looks okay in the glossy brochures, USE GOOGLE EARTH AERIAL VIEW first so you can see if there's a six-lane highway, railroad or airport just out of shot. (And also use the 'Street View' option if it's available for the area)
For example I was thinking of moving to a new place last year, it looked good in the picture but when I looked at it on Google Earth I saw there was a big noisy scrapyard across the road!
 

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Try sites like SurvivalRealty.com Google survival realty and you will find other sites that cater to people like us. Texas is a great state but for what you're wanting I think your cap will only be a down payment for the type of property you want. You may want to look east like Oklahoma,Tennessee, or N.Carolina. Good Luck.
We currently live in NC and although the mountains here would be nice...we really want to get out of NC. And we are finding that, like you said, what we are looking to spend only just begins to pay for land in Texas LOL But we gonna keep on looking....maybe something will show up soon. Thanks :)
 

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I'm a city feller but if ever I bought a place somewhere "out there" my first priority would be that it MUST be near a biggish river or large lake because WATER IS LIFE!
Call me suspicious, but springs might dry up,or an earthquake might crack them, or bad guys might poison them etc, and little icky streams might dry up too.
My place would also have to be in a lowland area because I wouldn't fancy freezing up in the mountains.
Something like this looks okay, I dunno where it is, it's just a stock pic off the net-


PS- To save yourself time, there's no need to travel out to a property that looks okay in the glossy brochures, USE GOOGLE EARTH AERIAL VIEW first so you can see if there's a six-lane highway, railroad or airport just out of shot. (And also use the 'Street View' option if it's available for the area)
For example I was thinking of moving to a new place last year, it looked good in the picture but when I looked at it on Google Earth I saw there was a big noisy scrapyard across the road!
That place in the pic would be an AWESOME place to hunker down for the next 30 plus years lol And properties such as this run way up in price just for the water factor....so we cant drink 'bottled glacier water' on swamp water budget LMAO!!!
I have used Google Earth ALOT since we have been searching for land and it has come in quite handy....just wish it would zoom in to see who has 'FOR SALE' signs posted up on their property LOL Thanks :)
 

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Several places I would look at is east texas, south eastern oklahoma and northern arkansas. 3 great places.
 

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I noticed in my area the real estate guys sell 40 acres for $5 to $6k on ebay, and but they routinely offer the same parcels for $15k to $20k financed
and some times with no interest (do the math). I'd rather pay interest but they won't finance a $6k purchase - go to your bank - you'd be better off
with a personal loan at 12.9% on a 6k purchase then a 15k loan at no interest.

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Just wanted to preface I'm not affiliated with this group. My wife and I are considering something like this. We are not in a position to sell our primary residence yet, so we are looking for something we can owner finace on the cheap. The interest rates are high, but it may be an option for some.
 

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The best website I know of for looking for land is Realtor.com - be sure to fill in the blanks in the properties search engine and it will find exactly what you are looking for. Almost every realtor I know uses this web site.

I used to live in Texas - look in the Big Bend area - has what you want, probably. Happy land hunting!
 

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I have seen a property on my local craigslist a few times in the past couple weeks. Its not my property unfortunately. It looks perfect for what I would want but can't afford a second mortgage and can't move from where I am now.

More expensive than what the OP wants to spend, but i bet it could be parceled out to recoup some of the money.

50 acres with 2 houses on property. Creek, pond, spring, wildlife, etc. The more I see it the more I want it. And the best bit is the price. Only $89k!!!! That's Tennessee for you!

http://nashville.craigslist.org/for/3636623843.html
 

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Ok, don't look at my signature

But you really want to get to the American Redoubt:

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If you are not at the source of water you are at the mercy of everything upstream. The reason this area is so good is there are very few people. Here in Montana we are the 4th largest state with 1 million people, and 3 million cows. I live near the 2nd largest city in Montana with 80,000 people.

Fewer people mean fewer problems and less chance the Guvment gives a shit about what happens to you. Plus we are the 3rd highest ownership of guns which means less chance of the Guvment messing with us. BTW Wyoming is number 1 and Alaska is number 2 and Texans are not even in the top 25, plus if you haven't ever been to Texas it sucks on so many levels for a climate. I spent a bunch of time in a field artillery unit in Fort Hood, nothing like eating sand and living in a desert to take the shine off the great state of Texas.

The nearer you are to the Continental divide the better off you will be. Yes it is colder than a witches tit in December but that means you won't have to worry about burring the bodies until March.
 

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Man I checked out that survivalproperties website DUDE they are lunatics. Survival properties do not need to be 1.2 million dollars and have gigantic luxury houses on them. NO prepper can afford that kind of property, hell most millionaires can't. I saw one here in GA that they were asking 600 g's for and it wasn't even viable. Just because you got a plot of pretty land with a mansion on it does not make it worth 600 g's. To me at least it was insulting. Got looking around at the other ads and they all were retardedly expensive for what little you get with it. NO guarantees of good fishing or hunting, (well very few realistic ones) no detail or maps or boundary specs, no aerial shots, nothing you would expect from a half million dollar property. Talk about a scam, it's great to buy low and sell high like Americans want to do but it's just not realistic. I see what their business model was but making the right hand shake the left just ain't happening. Some of the properties here in GA they have listed have been on the market for like 15-20 years. You can sit on stuff like that all you want, but nobody will buy at those prices. People are trying to cash in on this prepping thing lately and I for one have a long, long memory. if SHTF I'll be looking to head to those places maybe and I am willing to bet money they will be vacant.

When me and my mom (she's a prominent real estate president at a major firm) went looking for the house I live in now, we probably saw three properties out of maybe thirty three that were not complete and utter scams. These assholes were asking like 100-300 grand more than they were worth, repairs needed and major problems. It wasn't the owners that were nuts, it was their agents. And we find that crap just insulting. We got this place, it has a creek with a bridge out back, granite counters, hardwood floors, a fig orchard, an apple tree row, muscadines, berries, a walnut tree, flowers out the wazoo, five bedrooms, rec room/studio, 9 sinks, 3 baths, 2 car garage, 9 wood-framed planting beds, fireplaces, tool cabinets and workshop in the garage, stone-lined paths, fountain, pond, thirteen acre greenbelt with rights, TWO living rooms and it only cost us 235,000. I have to share the woods and the pond with my neighbor sparky, who is a hoot and a pleasure to live beside and we both get access to the neighborhood pool and clubhouse (which we use the hell out of) AND a 115 acre farm that they turned into a park. All for 235.

Some folks are insane, we all know that, but if I can buy this joint for 235 in METRO ATLANTA of all places...yeah, anything less for more money is a friggin scam operation and the real estate agents know it. I view real estate agents like my mom does- as used car salesmen. They are glorified con-men looking to make a sale for the sake of a sale. They don't care about you, they don't care about anything really. The only thing they are after is THEIR money. The only thing they are concerned about is their cut. The agent that sold us this house, we got a good deal and I was still only willing to show him my snide prick side- I insulted that guy to his face several dozen times during the month long process. I was a salesman as my first job when I was 16, I sold cars. (New) and I was literally begged by the owner of that ford dealership not to leave and offered a salary. I was a damn good and honest SALESMAN who believed that the customer is always right and if I couldn't get them a fair deal I would tell them so. Real estate agents these days are lazy, greedy, starving and dishonest and perfectly willing to live with that. Like my mom says, they are used car salesmen. The next property I buy I am going to tell their agent, if there is one, that I am not dealing with him and going to the seller directly. Cut these assholes out of the picture unless they are willing to work for YOU.

All that being said, to Gin and Pete- west Texas is some nice stuff on the cheap. You can look up DEEPFRIEDKING or THEHOGZONE on youtube, he's my older pal Richard, he might know some stuff for sale he hunts and shops property like a fiend. DNAHOGHUNTER is Darak Armstrong, he lives in west Texas too. Also check out and try to private message BOHEMIANHUNTINGCLUB and ELGRANDEDAWG. Those are my guys on the ground in Texas. Tell them LeonRFpoa was suggesting maybe they might have seen or drove by something for sale that interested them.
 

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east texas land

I live in the area you were discussing. Very rural. It is possible to buy land here at a reasonable price, but Louisiana Land taxes are cheaper, I think. My daughter bought this land for me and it was already equiped with well and sewer system. 9 acres mostly cleared. I have seen several places for sale, but I can't remember realtors names.
 
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