I want to buy a tiny house or cottage or trailer on a piece of land for
$ 10.000 or 1-2 acres for $ 2000 in or outside a little town. I need no
basement, no garage but electicity and water and Internet access. I can
move to any state or town in the western USA.
I called a few real estate guys but it seems they just want to sell me
their most expensive stuff. I looked at some websites but found mainly
expensive houses in larger towns.
In any economically depressed, out of the way, small rural town, in
any region of the USA, you will have no problem finding what you
seek. The problem, as you already appreciate, is connecting buyer and
seller. Realtors have little interest since this is a low-yield
proposition for them.
You could try eBay, but "buyer beware" and "due diligence" should be
You could put an ad in the paper somewhere where you think you might
want to live...
That's easy... just drive out to any run-down rural town and hunt for a
trash littered lot near the rail road tracks. Once in a while you hear
on the news of tiny remote midwestern towns where they'll even give lots
away free if you agree to live there... they want to reverse the decline
A more conventional way is to drive around in the area where you're
looking for a lot and read the real eastate agent's names off the "for
sale" signs along the road. Or ask around in the town's bank. They
know all the sellers in person.
Of course the agents want to "up-market" you... they don't make much off
a $1k transaction.
What's this for? A love shack?
You'll need to do some legwork, but realtor.com should have all the
listings. Unfortunately, you need to specify the city or town you're
The 'real estate guys' you called probably only have local listings
available to them.
On 24 Jan 2007 15:32:13 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Try Mentone, Texas. County seat of Loving county, population 52. The
county not the town. They are down from 120 in 1990. Move there and
you'd make the newspaper. If they had one.
On election day, an old cowboy is outside the polling place crying his
eyes out. Someone asked him what was wrong. He answered, "My dear of
departed Pa came to town to vote and didn't even look me up."
Do a google on rural land for sale. A good place to search for rural
land is http://www.unitedcountry.com /. There are several sites like this
out there. The hard part will be finding one with a low limit below 25k
but you may find some.
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