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Looks like I have my land now what?? Marshall NC

 
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OK so I believe i have found my land 20+ acres above asheville.
It's an old farmstead I will be leasing for now looking for advice on how to lease farmland in NC. I'm only familiar with residential home leases.
Is there anything different I should do?

There is about 8 acres of pasture ther rest of the land is open to do with as i want..  where do I start?  
I will be relocating there in August so I have some time to plan..

Looking to network in the area.
We raise rabbits, quail, and poultry

 
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i'm in marshall. have you seen your spot? i would expect anything not in pasture in this area to be steep and heavily wooded. lots of opportunities though!
 
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You can find agricultural lease templates on line. Those are what I have used and they give.you a good idea what to figure out and have space to customize them to your needs
 
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Greg we have not seen it in person yet. But have looked at satellite photos and tax maps. You are correct the majority of it is steep and heavily wooded.

But there is a large piece of pasture land that has been organically farmed for many years.  
We are in South Florida right now and here until August we will be heading up there then.  


 
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s. lowe wrote:You can find agricultural lease templates on line. Those are what I have used and they give.you a good idea what to figure out and have space to customize them to your needs



Cool ill take a look.
 
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We introduced ourselves to the local community by attending the local Baptist church; that and the "I Wanna" trader could supply you with everything you need.
 
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not sure what kind of term you're looking for on the lease, but the longer term leases that we have in the area are modified from christmas tree leases since those are generally the longest term ag leases done at 7 years (though ours are much longer). i can probably dig up one of our leases for you to check out but it may take me a bit.
 
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I'm honestly looking to long term lease and eventually buy the property maybe even the neighboring property too.. I dont believe the landowner is ready to sell yet and I'm not quite ready to buy.  
Just nervous this has been our dream for many years and don't want to mess it up.

I would also hate to put years worth if effort only to lose it in the end.
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well that went sideways quickly, what was a verbal agreement turned into well now there is other people looking and making offers.

color me defeated


anyone with land for a hard working family please let me know
 
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This might help depending on your credit rating
One hour south of Asheville
Quick turnover once you find your ideal location.


https://www.iwanna.com/real-estate/land/




 
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I was just about to comment that I would not lease,  then I read your last post. Sorry about the plans falling through. My experience  with attempts at leasing have not been good.  Best of luck at finding property. You have selected a nice region.
 
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Hey there, my partner has 26 acres in Marshall, NC. we live there in a few tiny cabins he built a year ago. We will expand the cabin next year for our expanding family. I'm expecting in January so we won't have much time to develop the acreage. It's an old tobacco farm on Walnut Mountain. We have electricity, an old barn and an old house for materials. Three creeks run the land, it's very steep and wooded. Any developments must not compromise our creek water, as we drink it. If interested in working out a lease, email me at s.l.milone.mapper.com.  
 
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good property around here is more and more difficult to find prices are up supply is down. that's the way it is right now anyway, I'm on the other side of blue ridge about due west of there, where prices and taxes are a bit lower
 
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