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House Hunting, Farm Hunting

January 31st, 2013 at 04:54 am

I ran across two farms today in my search for something like that other farmhouse. Neither is ideal, but neither is in a flood plain, either. One is ten acres, but isn't flat land. The house is located on top of a hill. Actually there are two houses on this property and the second one currently rents for $1800 a month. So for 2 houses and 10 acres it is $350,000. Not too bad if you are taking in $1800 in rental income as well. It doesn't mention outbuilding though.

The other farm is 5 acres and $235,000. It has a good shop, garages, and a nice barn. The only problem is the house is a manufactured home. While I'm not anti-manufactured home per se, I do know that they take an awful lot of shortcuts, like walls that don't actually meet, but are then covered by molding so they appear so, or linoleum that is stapled down instead of adhered to the floor. Like interior walls being little more than cardboard covered with wall paper. Like an improperly pitched roof, or skylights that are not properly sealed. So that's not anywhere I would want to go. Otherwise it's a great property and has a great layout.

I guess I'll just have to keep looking. Good thing we aren't in any rush.

1 Responses to “House Hunting, Farm Hunting”

  1. ironicone Says:

    We sold our manufactured home after 8 years early last year. I found it to be incredibly well built and energy efficient. Having said that, I would not buy one again because most standard size buildings things do not fit (stovetop, oven range, etc). They also do not keep their value as well and when they are older are harder to sell and obtain a loan on.

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