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I am in the stages of browsing land to see what options are available to a budding homesteader. I have found copious amounts of land available in the city but most property is commercial land. I am trying to figure out 'loop holes' that would help me live on the commercial land and also establish a 'business' to farm this land. I was wondering if anyone had experience buying and using commercial land for this purpose. If anyone knows any helpful links please post them as I havent had too much luck yet with google. Thank you.
 
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I would think it would be different in different cities?

What city are you looking in?

I know in some places there are folks who live in homes or apartments above stores.

You might have to check out the zoning rules in the area you are looking.
 
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Don't commercial properties often have a higher tax rate? They do, at least where I am at. I think that would be a serious consideration. Visibility for a future business would be much better, probably.
 
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I am looking in Grand Rapids MI or anywhere else around MI that has lots of vacant land close to a city. And if the taxes are higher for commercial land I may just look into residential land after all.
 
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