Searching for No Restrictions Land

  • Searching for No Restrictions Land

    Posted by Freedom4Me on March 20, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    Been searching two years for land with no restrictions. Does anyone have tips to share for finding 2-5 acres, for sale by owner in a different state? Have found land on real estate websites, but individuals that live in the area have the advantage as they live near the offered sale. Any advice or tips would be appreciated.

    Espressogirl replied 2 months, 1 week ago 15 Members · 36 Replies
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  • AlternativeHomesteading

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    March 20, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    I am selling 3.1 surveyed raw acres in Jackson County KY, portion reticently cleared for building $68K electric installed, water at the street. Another 1.67 raw acres is also for sale across the street $28k.

    • Freedom4Me

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      March 20, 2023 at 5:48 pm

      I bet your land is beautiful. And having electric already installed is certainly a plus. However, KY isn’t a state that we are looking at.

  • RevRynd

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    March 20, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    You need someone local to notice unused property and to find out who owns it. My next door neighbors never been to their house in the two years I’ve been here. It looks like it to. I bet if you offered them anything they’d take it. That’s why you can’t find that stuff online. You gotta drive for them deals. I’m in SW mo. Unrestricted land no code no problems.

    • Freedom4Me

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      March 20, 2023 at 5:40 pm

      Do you have any contact info on the owners? How much land do they own?

      • RevRynd

        Member
        March 20, 2023 at 11:46 pm

        YEah i have their info, it’s 14 acres. I’m waiting until i am in a better spot to approach them to buy it. That is just an example. Where are you trying to end up?

  • Fy-Nyth

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    March 20, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    Our experiences are from the Wyoming, Idaho, Montana area, but I did a little video series on some of the tools we used, things that happened, and problems that came up in our multi year search for a property. To try to save others from some of the same hassles we encountered. 🙂 We love the spot we ended up, but it was a long journey to get here. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLahYrM1qHHGPGU_mNVmbDZ0CbPB2vrvSL Best wishes with finding your perfect place!

    • Freedom4Me

      Member
      March 20, 2023 at 5:42 pm

      Thank you for sharing. I will check it out.

  • BiggKidd

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    March 20, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    You will likely come out a lot better finding what you’re looking for if you get out of that small bracket size. You will probably find as we did that you can buy 10X as much unrestricted land for less money than going for such a small parcel. When we were looking for land 15-20 years ago it amazed me we bought 36 acres here for about 1/3 to 1/2 of what 5 to 10 acres would have been. I know it’s backwards but small parcels are way over priced! So try looking at larger places for less money.

    • Freedom4Me

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      March 20, 2023 at 5:54 pm

      The prices today are already so high, I can’t imagine the prices for 10+ acres. In alot of areas, land is already $10,000+ an acre. And that’s raw land. Price breaks per acre don’t seem to break until around 12+ acres. Then, it’ll go down to $9,500.

      • BiggKidd

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        March 20, 2023 at 8:58 pm

        Depending on where you’re willing to move you can find say 20-50 acres for less than $2,000 an acre for raw land.

      • coyotech

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        March 22, 2023 at 2:38 am

        4 years ago I paid $630 per acre for my 9.5 acres of raw land. I found it through one of the raw land sale sites. Land in the area jumped up much higher the next year. While a bigger lot would have been even cheaper per acre, I couldn’t afford more and couldn’t get the same kind of owner finance (without a down payment) deal like I got. I also didn’t have that long to search. I had to get some land and move onto it, ready or not! It all worked out fine. I like the land, I like the location, it’s paid for, and it’s enough. But certainly, if you can afford more and have more time to look, a bigger lot is almost always a better deal, and you might find something that’s really a great deal if you’re not in a hurry. As for restrictions, I was looking for no restrictions and didn’t find that. My lot has county requirements and restrictions. Not many, but enough to make it more complicated and expensive. But that’s what counties are for. If you have a really big lot really far out, you can probably get away without county interference. If you don’t want to order online and want to take your chances about DMV stuff, you can skip getting an address. But mine wasn’t quite far enough out, and I finally gave in to the desire for a street address so that I could get deliveries and mail, a drivers license and such things. However, my county will let you build like you want as long as you have a diverter for your kitchen sink. They’re weird about that. Don’t have to have a flush toilet, can use whatever building material you want, just have your kitchen sink drain into a barrel. And the building has to be minimum about 400 SF with a bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. That’s how they define a house in order to grant you an address. 😜

      • BiggKidd

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        March 22, 2023 at 2:54 am

        Interesting info there. We’ve been here 15 years and still no address. Which other than getting deliveries I like. Flying under the radar suits me to a tee! My po box is on my license and all my other documentation including my CCW.

      • coyotech

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        March 22, 2023 at 2:58 am

        Here, you can’t get a license or register your vehicles without a street address. I had hoped to just use my PO box and work out about deliveries, but it was getting too complicated. I found I was a little too close to the radar to fly under it indefinitely.

      • BiggKidd

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        March 22, 2023 at 6:52 am

        You “can’t” here either but somehow I slipped through the cracks.

      • coyotech

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        March 22, 2023 at 2:14 pm

        More power to you. 😉 There are people here who manage that, too! It depends a lot on your circumstances. If you are young, and especially if you also have family, you can go farther out and build up a bigger place. You can start a real farm or ranch, even if a small one, get some business going on your place and actually stay under the radar easier. I’m a single old lady building my place with limited means, planning for when I become a much older lady! A lot of people are doing that kind of thing, too. In that case I decided that even though I’d love to have a few hundred acres out in the desert or mountains and be completely independent, it was wiser for me to stay closer to other people. Which means radar avoiding is harder. I picked a spot that was pretty far from incorporated towns, where most of the people thought the same way, but there were roads, some paved, and I could get a tow from a friend if my truck broke down. I didn’t know about the street address requirement when I moved to this state … I wanted to point out that you can run into restrictions that you didn’t expect. Even though I bought land free of covenants and municipal restrictions in a county with the best reputation around for letting people do what they want, I ran into some.

      • BiggKidd

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        March 22, 2023 at 2:20 pm

        I’m not exactly young myself, being a little past the half century mark. Plus as I mentioned we moved here 15 years ago things might not go the same these days.

      • Hanidu-Farms

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        March 22, 2023 at 2:21 pm

        👍

      • Freedom4Me

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        March 22, 2023 at 11:51 pm

        Yeah, for you. That’s a good deal. And I certainly don’t blame you.

      • Freedom4Me

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        March 22, 2023 at 11:50 pm

        It’s interesting to hear how different areas can be so far away from each other on requirements.

      • coyotech

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        March 23, 2023 at 4:00 am

        Yes, takes a lot of research into each area, and you probably don’t know exactly what to look for until you run into the snags!

      • Freedom4Me

        Member
        March 22, 2023 at 11:47 pm

        Must be way up north????

      • BiggKidd

        Member
        March 22, 2023 at 11:48 pm

        Way up north?

      • coyotech

        Member
        March 23, 2023 at 4:03 am

        For me, SE Arizona.

      • BiggKidd

        Member
        March 20, 2023 at 9:02 pm

        @Freedom4Me also check here

        https://www.unitedcountry.com/landforsale

        Plus you can always go to banks in areas you’re interested in and tell them you looking for investment property and are looking to spend xxxxx and ask what do they have? You can really find some deals and tax sales also!

      • packrat

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        March 22, 2023 at 4:39 am

        There was some unrestricted land three miles off the interstate near me, eight acres about 6K per, on a paved road, unimproved with power line. That’s fully half price of most land out in my area, and it hit the sheets. A realtor can set an automatic Pick for you (I asked about houses and land both) and can describe a circumference around a center point (which is what I have set up, like ten mile circumference around a place where I have friends out in the country.) I found 60 acres of timberland for 4000 an acre two years ago and just could not make the logistics work. It’s a game of persistence.

        Someone asked where you’re looking. The more you give the community, the closer they will be to helping with more than vague principles. If you are looking in half a dozen states, fair deal. You might join all of the relevant State Communities on Freesteading. If you say you are looking to be at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in an unincorporated area with no land restrictions, or you’re looking at West Texas ahead of the secession–that’ll narrow some things down for the folks here. Some might have a lead. Best of luck.

  • Hanidu-Farms

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    March 20, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    You need a local advocate. We bought 6 acres and invested in our new neighbors as well as the previous owners. The result: we were able to pick up the 3 acres between us and the road and now the house/1 acre across the road. Both newer purchased have angered others who had been actively trying to buy them for some time. (They were both offered to us, at different times by different owners, before they were even posted).

    My suggestion: pick your area and travel to it. Meet and explain who you are and what you’re wanting to do…sell yourself so they’ll sell to you.

    • Freedom4Me

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      March 20, 2023 at 5:58 pm

      That’s for sharing the ideas. We’ll certainly work on that.

  • Marthale7

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    March 20, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    My solution was to pack everything up in pods Then go to where I wanted to live, and rent a place week to week until I found what I wanted. I looked at cost of taxes, cost of insurance, as the first circles I drew, next was the need for fast internet, then next to grocery store or job as the case may be, then you drive every street. I think for you you have to find the locations that are free… Indian reservations do not have the same laws as the laws of code, and you can build a home anyway you want on that property if you can work out a deal with the tribe. You can look where Earthships have been built as they have to have lots of freedom to build those, or look on youtube for others who live off grid. Normally the more rural the location is, the less eyes, the more freedom, but you have to do your research.

  • MannaHollow

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    March 20, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Greetings Freedom4me. I can agree with many suggestions already discussed in the previous replies.

    I can tell you with my husband and I’s experience prayer and fasting to ABBA YAH was the number one action we took to find our 5 acre property.

    We were lead by The Spirit to a beautiful parcel in Arkansas, with no building codes. It has a year round spring as well as a creek, mixed pasture with woods, that we paid $4,000 per acre. We were originally looking in Missouri but we are so happy we followed The Spirit’s leading here.

    Yah will lead you there you just have to listen to his voice on where you should look. Once you find that area go explore, network with people. I agree with others that having an advocate in your area helps. There are so many options not listed on the internet.

    • Espressogirl

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      March 24, 2023 at 7:49 pm

      i just read your post and i appreciate your insight. thank you.my husband and i have been praying about a move ,and seems like Missouri, but will keep in mind your insight. if you should hear of anything for sale in Missouri or even Arkansas please let us know. God be with you and yours.

  • Tin-Foil-Tiara

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    March 20, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    If Arkansas is of interest to you, look into Boone County. I’ve heard good things about it.

  • AiNt-RiTe-Acres

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    March 21, 2023 at 2:11 am

    Try Arkansas I’m in north central AR in the Ozarks. A lot of beautiful land, people with manners and values. Lot’s of areas with zero zoning restrictions. Property is up but still cheaper here than many other places.

  • AlphaDelta

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    March 21, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Also find out if some type of ag tax exemption is available for whatever property you are looking at. There may be minimum acreage requirements also. It can make a huge difference in annual costs.

  • PackersRboss

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    March 22, 2023 at 1:56 am

    The other day, a Real Estate Agent drove by & stopped & said she had a Buyer for my property. Trouble is: its not for sale!

    Had to laugh when she said that Buyer was willing to pay me the price I paid for it. As things unravel, people will get desperate. And the price of safety will become more expensive. Told Agent “I’ll sell for 3X the cost CASH AS-IS”. She left. I hope that woke her up.

    • packrat

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      March 24, 2023 at 1:52 am

      At least you’re getting your money back offered. They send me letters with 30% of what I paid all the time. They are targeting owners who’ve been there forty years and not kept up with what land prices have done in the meanwhile. They get enough suckers to bite to make it worthwhile, I guess.

  • Espressogirl

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    March 24, 2023 at 7:27 pm

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