Last year, I opened this thread. I got a few really great responses. I thank everyone who responded then.
Fast forward to this year. In a month, we are headed to KY to look at “areas” to eventually buy land and settle. Criteria is much the same - Land with approximately 100 acres, some open spaces for horse pastures, good building sites, access to water, utilities, etc. I need to be in driving distance of an airport for my work.
The topic of lifestyle was raised a year ago. I had not considered dry counties then. We once lived in a semi-dry area & it was a bit of a pain. We are not big drinkers, but being able to buy beer, wine, & the occasional bottle of tequila is nice.
On the topic of budget, there are so many variables. I realize that the areas around Lexington that fit this category are in the millions. :eek: I don’t have that kind of cash.
I believe we can swing a couple hundred thousand for the land itself. We expect the land to be vacant when we buy it (although having some kind of structure on it would reduce the cost of improvements later - unless, of course, we have to tear it down). We expect the buildings will likely come when we eventually sell our current house in Michigan a decade from now. Existing fencing of a pasture or two might be a bonus as well as that can be expensive when you have to do it.
So - any more recommendations where to look?