@salamander
hi there , curious as to how your property search went and what trade-offs you accepted for the current land that you are on ? i am having a pretty challenging time atm finding an ideal spot in vermont and part of that is weighing trade-offs so i thought i would ask someone else's thoughts!

@fleeky Oh this sounds really exciting to talk about! I think the first decision point should be around what the type of land you are looking for is. What combination of forest / pasture / water features do you want to either have already there or be latent in the potential of the space? When you know this you'll want to learn more about how water catchments / watersheds might work in the areas that lead to those types of landscape. From there you should have the general idea of where.

@salamander
our main issue :
cannot spend too much max 75k but more like 30-50k
vermont land has been bought up hard last year so at the moment we are torn between several concepts.
each place we find lately will have some fatal flaw in it. (last place we were into we found would not allow mobile homes , no animals, no farming).
we are constantly changing and re-changing our plan based on what is available and its tiring. so just sort of wanted to hear your story a little bit :)

@fleeky My criteria was to either find
1) 10+ acres with healthy forest
2) either a larger home with potential or no home at all
3) ideally a good water feature
4) some sort of magic

I traded off the water feature; the property I have has no constant or standing water. All my other boxes were checked.

I looked in person at approximately 30 properties over 8 months. Watching the real estate map in some target areas was a big part of that

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@salamander what did you use to search for property? i am just using zillow and then directly contacting the agents that are handling something.
how are you dealing with water ? we figured if a place really feels ok we could do rain catching / bring water in / store water. curious what your solution is.

@fleeky We have something called viewpoint here in NS, Canada. Its a pretty nice system for finding real estate.

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