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lavender rose
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Am wanting to buy property off line am currently in a different state than where am going to be buying it am wanting to know of any one have done this this if so did you come into any complications and what would you do different
 
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Becoming more self-sufficient is worth the struggle.
 
Glenn Underhill
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Done what? Move? I dont understand the question.
 
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Buying property off line
 
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Edit:I just took a bunch of stuff out cause it was too long. The main point:

Yes you can buy property online. These days you can do just about anything remotely. I made a big move and while I didn't buy property online, I have a story which may help you to NOT do some of what I did.

I did move from South Carolina to Montana back in 2006. Our goal was to buy a house, so what we did is found an inexpensive rental property in an area we liked (in Montana) while we shopped for a house. We rented 2 acres with a converted mobile home for $500/month. That way we could search for a long ways around and wait for the perfect property. We fell in love with a very nice property and house and we bought it 4 months later. The economy crapped out and it turned out to be more than we could afford and 5 years later we lost it to the bank. Now we living in a camper in my in-laws backyard. My poor 2 goats are trapped in a tiny little fenced in area where they can't run around, and 5 dogs live with us in the camper and its 20 degrees outside and it gets cold in here.

So the lesson is, what I wish we had done differently was take more time, think with our heads and not with our hearts, and buy what we could afford.
 
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Okay. That does sound like good advise I think that is my biggest concern is always trying to follow my heart with somethings. But in my case I don't want to be oweing anything if do maybe a couple thosand (aka under 6 k) for that being one the reason.
 
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lavender rose wrote:Okay. That does sound like good advise I think that is my biggest concern is always trying to follow my heart with somethings. But in my case I don't want to be oweing anything if do maybe a couple thosand (aka under 6 k) for that being one the reason.


Debt free is good. Haha I learned the hard way, and that is the way I am going now. I cashed in a 401k and bought land outright. I will build a house in the spring, spending as I go with no loans.

Since you don't want to take a loan, keep in mind the cheapest properties are remote and often off grid, around here anyway. To me that's a good thing, but everyone's different. If you need to work in a city, commuting can suck.

Keep in mind, taxes - property, sales, and income.
 
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Am trying to make it where my home doesn't have any bills like I want to live on solar energy, for my water it will be water well to bath in or to water my plants rain water to deinkthat but where am moving I really don't think I would need to water that much cause am moving to florida so the plants will take care of them selves am planning on having chicken, fish and sheep for my meat and I plan on getting a solar cooker to cook my food or just use good old bbq. I plan on growing my own veggies and season\spice. So as you see am going to very self efficient. So the only concern yearly I would worry about is property tax and clothes and other small items around the house
 
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Florida is great. I lived in Jacksonville for a few years. Some nice rural areas once you get away from the cities and plenty of solar potential. One thing, though, it gets HOT and HUMID in the summer. Heat alone is one thing but the humidity down there is a big deal. Parts of the summer it would rain briefly every day, then for the rest of the afternoon it was sweltering, your sunglasses fogging up and going in the shade doesn't help one bit. IMO the only way to live there without air conditioning would be an earth home but mind the water table. Air conditioning draws too much power for a solar electric system so keep that in mind too. Also with humidity comes mold and mildew. Not trying to talk you out of it, just a heads up if you haven't lived there so you have some things to think about while you're looking.

Also keep in mind it can get darn cold in Florida in winter, something about that humidity again I think, you just feel it in your bones, at least in Jacksonville where there is a wicked winter wind. If you get a place with trees for firewood that would be awesome for heating or you could use it or cooking.

I wish you luck!
 
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Well the humidity I don't think that it will bug me cause I live in Mass. but from Desert south west (where it gets as high as 110 dry heat). I think I like the hot humid over the other stuff but when i google how hot it gets it didn't doesn't get into the 100's.
 
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