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zeppe beppino
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I’m seeking advice on purchasing land in Australia. I came across a living off grid website called ourway.org.au. It stated that 2 hours away from any major city cheap land can be purchased for as low as AU$ 1000. I registered but received no activation email and there is no moderator or email contact. So I don’t know if it is a legitimate site? So I was unable to post on their forum for information. I’ve tried searching real estate websites but seem to be for expensive urban/rural plots, existing property or vast farm size acerages. I’m interested in acquiring some essentially worthless rural bush land (overgrown, rocky, steep, disused quarries etc) ideally about 2 to 5 acres that is neither good for commercial property developers or agriculture. Previous experience with real estate agents has been negative so I don’t want to contact any as they are time wasters. What is the best way to go about finding such land in Australia? I don’t want to place a wanted advert as it will up the price. If anybody has any suggestions please let me know.
 
Angelika Maier
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Two hours from Sydney is vastly overpriced land! Two hours from Brisbane, maybe. Were do you live? Do you know how poor the soils are? I would serach in TAS.
 
zeppe beppino
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Hi Angelika,

Thanks for the response and information. I’ m currently in the UK and planning ahead long term for a lifestyle change should I get work severance in the next 12 months. As the Australian economist Steve Keen indicates the real estate market in Australia is grossly overvalued and expects a market correction in the future. I agree with him on overvalued, hence the search inland for remote worthless bushland. I have n't looked into soil quality, though for my needs I'll accept poor quality soil.
I figured around Sydney and Melbourne would be extortionately expensive so I’ve discounted NSW and Victoria. I was looking at Western Australia, (2 to 3 hours either north or south of Perth), Northern Territories and Queensland. I had never considered Tasmania and will definitely look into that location in much greater depth. As some initial basic research indicates it has a lot of positive potential. So thanks for the tip. What are the Blue Mountains like for land prices, especially for steep and rocky ?
 
Angelika Maier
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Blue Mountains prices are ridiculous! The soil is poor. Perth is a big bubble. And we have either too much or too little water. A lot of the land is under a  mining licence and in this case you always lose. The further out you get the more difficult it is to get your produce to one of the big centres. I would only buy what I inspect personally. And really do your research.
 
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Thanks again. It looks like I’ll have to make that trip to Australia after work severance and do some travelling around. It’s the same as Europe, you have to inspect personally.
 
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