Monday, July 16, 2012

Finding Cheap-Ass land


Buying land in this day and age is a real chore. It’s not as easy as strolling down the isle of your favorite supermarket, casually browsing the merchandise until you run across something that strikes your fancy. To find a piece of property that suits your needs you must be diligent in your search. You should make it your number one priority and be willing to put in the time and effort that it takes to find what you’re looking for.

This is especially true if you are seriously lacking in available funds to purchase your own little Shangri-La. Even with the end of the housing bubble in the United States real estate prices are still ridiculously high and will only go up in the long term. Remember, they aren’t making any more land but new human beings are minted every day!

However don’t think because you are cash poor you will never be able to obtain a patch of ground on this planet that you can call your very own. To do so you need to be creative and use “gorilla tactics”. Going through a realtor or looking in the classified section of your Sunday paper is not the only way to find land, and it’s damn sure not the way to find “cheap” land.

If you read my post “camp 420” last month you know how I found my little oasis. If you haven’t read it go back and check it out. I’m by no means a real estate expert but I purchased a book a number of years ago called How to Buy Land Cheap and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to find their own cheap-ass property.

If you purchase the book through my amazon account you will be helping this blog out and I certainly thank you if you do. Check your local public library first however to see if they have a copy for you to read. The last addition to the book was written in the 90’s so some of the info is a bit dated but it is still well worth your time if you want some cheap-ass land.

The internet is a great tool for finding cheap-ass land as well. E-bay of course is one source you can use in your search. Craigslist is another site to watch for some cheap-ass land. About ten months ago I found an acre and a half on craigslist for only $1500! It was less than twenty miles from my location as well. Unfortunately the owner wanted cash and I didn’t have $1500 at the time. Needless to say it sold pretty quick. is a site you might want to check out. I haven’t seen anything cheap from them in a while but they will email you any new listings when there’re available.

Another possibility is to place your own ad on craigslist and even in your local newspaper. Tell people what you’re looking for and what you’re willing to pay. It might take a while before somebody calls you with a deal you can afford but you could get lucky.

A couple of days ago I discovered a site on the web selling some pretty cheap-ass real estate. I haven’t yet had the time to fully explore their site but these are a few of the cheap-ass properties that are currently listed.

2.7 acres in Benton county, Missouri $2500 cash price! Ask for Finance price and terms. Contact info-360-354-1171
10 acres-2 adjoining 5 acre lots-In lake county, Oregon! $5500 cash price for both lots. Ask about financing terms and cash price. Contact info-360-354-1171
1 acre-south of Albuquerque NM in Socorro county $1250 contact info-360-550-8943.
5 acres in Ne NM four corners area near the Zuni mountains $5000-contact info 360-550-8943
5 acres adjoining 5 acre lot also available for possible 10 acres! $2750 cash price per lot. Call Char at 360-550- 8943 to ask about owner financing.
½ acre in Rio Rancho NM about 15 miles NW of Albuquerque and 50 miles SW of Santa Fe. $1600 contact info 360-550-8943
10 acres Elko county Nevada $3000!  Contact info 360-550-8943.  I believe it’s somewhat close to the “infamous” Bison survival compound! If you buy this property Jim Dakin might actually give you a tour of the Bison Pit of Doom!

These are not the only cheap-ass properties I found on this site so go over and check em out at If you Know of any other sites where people can find cheap-ass property send em this way and I'll pass em on.



  1. Nightshift here. Good post Tex. Speaking of cheap campers, saw one on the local craigs list, 28', so clean it looked new outside. Inside good, had a brand new awning about 12-16', it all worked. Guy needed to pay bills. Sold before I called ($1000). The add was 2 hours old. Deals are out there.

    Enjoying you blog. Check my older comments if you missed them about the scooter idea.

  2. Property prices have surely shot across the roof! Today property is considered to be the best investment with quickest returns. But some people with vested interests create artificial scarcity to push up the demand.

  3. You can check out We have some cheap land that can be financed for as low as $62 a month.

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