M James wrote:Good luck with all that.
Property prices in Missouri have skyrocketed recently, especially the ones with some land.
You'll want to ask lots of questions about any property you're interested in. If there is a creek or river near it, you may be required to buy flood insurance forever, and it ain't cheap. Also beware of adverse possession issues. Some people don't play nice. If I were you, I'd ask a variety of people about the close neighbors of a property before I committed to it.
If you find an appealing property, jump right in there, because they get snapped up really fast. In some places, there are bidding wars where the actual purchase price is thousands more than the asking price.
In spite of all that stuff, I wouldn't want to live anywhere besides Missouri. The people are friendly, we have lots of rights still, and there are a lot of people that like permie type stuff. I love what our Missouri government has done and is doing.
If I were going to have to start all over in Missouri, my first choice would be to move down around the Ozark region. It seems that the land there is cheaper than other areas.
John C Daley wrote:Perhaps draw up a list like these and start planning around them
Make a list of characteristics you must have;
- road access
- soil suitable for growing if required.
- ability to create a driveway if not established now.
- fencing if needed
- water supply, rainfall catchment or well or stream.
- No smells from nearby
- flood free
- No issue with chemicals
- Pests, IE rabbits etc
- South facing land
Then another with 'real nice' characteristics you can live without.
- shedding or dwelling
- garden infrastructure
- farming infrastructure
- good neighbours
- access to electricity
- Bird life etc
Remember a "dream" property is actually a 'dream' only, buy smething that you can wok with.