Country Property Dirt Cheap
How I Found My Piece of Inexpensive Rural Landů
Plus My Adventures with a $300 Junk/Antique Tractor
Author: Ralph C. Turner
Publisher: Index Legalis Publishing Company Inc.
Ralph Turner was a 46 year old Computer Technical writer, and
he wanted to stay near Springfield Iowa to be near his aging parents
in case they needed anything. He also wanted to have a place where
he could experience the solitude he had learned that he loved.
The book chronicals his experiences learning how to find a piece
of rural land cheaply. After he sucessfully found his piece of
land, he thought about writing a "How To" book about
buying inexpensive rural land. Fortunately for us, he decided
to present the information in the form of a first hand account
of his experiences.
The author details a number of techniques of finding sellers without
the need to use a broker. He also explains why so many owners
are reluctant to break up a large parcel of land and he details
a number of ways around that problem. His solutions are both simple
and practical. They ranged from attending rural auctions to get
the word out to folks that he was looking for land, and even his
deciding to forego his own barber in town and get his haircuts
at the barbers out in the areas where he was looking for land.
Along the way, Turner manages to find an old Farmall H and buy
it for $300, even before he has found his land. We later hear
that he has even joined a tractor restoration club. We are also
treated to the detailed description of how he was able to move
an old summer kitchen to his property to serve as little cabin.
As I am currently in the midst of looking for inexpensiver rural
property myself, as well as totally enamored of antique tractors,
I found this book most enjoyable. I would recommend it for anyone
who is looking to buy rural land, or who simply appreciates good
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