I stumbled over this site while trying to find some seed taters for next year.
20 acres of land for 119 a month zero down. Looks to be a deal. But it is in Texas. Wonder if T parts could survive storage out there or if a garden grows good there?
Folks are always saying they have no where to store their parts.So here is a cheap solution. Buy it by clicking your mouse!
Not much grows out there unless it has thorns, stingers or fangs. About the same as here except you might be able to see mountains in the distance.
The problem is that you would have to be there awake 24/7/365 with a AR15 and a good supply of ammo or your T stuff would be hauled away to the scrap metal dealer. The area around El Paso is rife with drug smugglers, people smugglers, and desperate, penniless, illegal aliens who will steal anything and everything you own.
So apparently this land aint worth even what they have it priced for? Wow.
It is Afghanistan, except they'll arrest you for shooting the enemy.
I'm sorry I don't get the virtual tour guide having a British accent selling property in Texas? (insert Sailor language here!)
I cant hear sound on my computer so I cant tell ye.
I just thought it very odd that you could literally buy land with a mouse clic. And no credit check and 20 or 40 acres!.That is alot of land for the money.
Around here 16,000 wont buy a acre anymore sadly.
I couldn't find a price for the land so it's hard to say if it's worth it or not. Years ago, it was selling for about $135/ac. in +/-1000 acre lots. I can remember when it sold for $35/ac. in the 70s. It's mostly scrub brush and small trees used for hunting. If you don't hit the Edwards or Pecos aquifers, there's not a lot of water out there. So you better have a wet creek or river access or you'll be hauling in water or collecting the 1-3" of annual rainfall.
There are some nice areas but they'll be closer to or in the mountains. Most of that area is part of the "Trans Pecos Region". The area south that includes Brewster, Terrell and Pecos counties is a virtual waste land of rocks and hills with few roads. Big Bend National Park is in Brewster county.
This is part of Big Bend National Park.
Abut 35 or 40 years ago a rancher that was going broke near Roundup, Montana sold 20 acre parcels of his Bull Mountain ranch through magazine ads and similar. 20 to 100 acres for 1000-3000 an acre, 10% down and a contract at 5% for 20 years. At that time it was 100+- an acre land. He scratched a few roads in the dirt and sold it to people who had never seen it, got the down payment and was off and running. A few people actually moved there and built a little place, his sheep continued to graze the same land they had before only now it was owned by somebody making payments on it. In Montana the law is you have to fence livestock out so if they didn't want the sheep they had to fence their acreage to keep his sheep off the land and when they read the contract there was a little clause in there about grazing rights were retained by the seller. He did OK.
If that is not too good to be true i am on the wrong continent...
Oh, . . . I don't know, guys. . .west Texas holds a pastel beauty for me. The best Model T touring I've enjoyed has been in far west Texas. If you're now looking outside your window at the lake effect snow on the U.P. or west N.Y.; this might look like a good alternative. If it takes 3 changes of a traffic light and theres 7 traffic lights to get through between your Model T in a garage and the ice cream joint; this might just be the place. I respectfully disagree with Royce on the unregistered democrat traffic here and attendant theft. These people are transiting through this region to population centers. At this stage of my life, I kinda like population sparcity.
Don't get me wrong George. There are areas in west Texas that are beautiful and it stretches for miles and miles. So much so that most of I-10 between San Antonio and El Paso has an 80mph speed limit. That's so transients can't see how nice it is out there and want to stay.
I was referring to the southern part. While nice to visit and take pictures, living out there presents special hardships. People do live there though.
I consider the scarcity of human critters a plus. While I enjoy visiting with family and friends, I'm eternally grateful that millions of people are willing to live in major cities so all of them aren't where I am. I like looking out from my front porch and seeing fields, trees, and sky. Places like west Texas, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, etc., have a special beauty of their own in the parts that still have miles and miles of miles and miles.
After 30 years of brain dead existence in Seattle, I woke up one day and asked myself:
"Self, ... WHY do you live in this gawdfersaken swamp ?"
It took a year to mobilize, but I left that delightful land of eternal rain, rust, mold, absurd traffic, rain, stupidly high property costs, people stacked on top of each other, rain, endless and ugly sprawl, and rain for the great wide open to the east.
One of the better decisions I ever made.
There is cheap land in Texas that is safe. Just stay 50 or more miles away from any railroad tracks and out of border counties.
Royce is correct about the Illegals crossing into
Texas. At one time it was fun to cross the border and bar hop in Mexico. With all the drug lords there now, I would not even think of going there.
There are many loads of illegals caught on I-10 not very far from where I live in South central Texas. There was a load of about 10 that was chased past my farm and were caught about a mile and a half past me as they ran into a creek trying to escape the law.
I hear that a lot of ranchers living on the border have a steady flow of illegals crossing their land. I WOULD NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THE BORDER
Not to drift off topic, but I seem to remember that land owners in border states were supposed to put out water full jugs of water on their property so the illegals wouldn't die.
Sorry Royce, I may have slightly misquoted you, but the Mexico border is a real problem.
Why would they (whoever "they" might be) want to do that? Its sort of like feeding fire ants so they won't die. Giving them free anything is just going to worsen the problem.
The US Government need us to shut the borders so that Mexicans can attack the real problem - a totally corrupt Mexican government that keeps peasants from ever being able to have the freedom to work their way out of peasantry.
Our own government is becoming more and more like Mexico every day. Our president wants more peasants.
Has anybody ever heard a definition of "Comprehensive Immigration Reform"? The pols love to use it.
The ranchettes are all north of I-10 and not near the boarder. They appear to be on the plains closer to New Mexico. They've taken a square mile of land (640ac.) and cut it up into 20ac. parcels as a development for home sites. Some of the lots are only a few hundred feet wide. That's not my idea of "remote".
Perhaps the the brain matter is slipping, but my reaction when I heard that made me want to go hunting water jugs and shoot them ( the jugs )
When I say they, I mean all the misguided do gooders
Not to turn this into a political statement about the water jugs for border crossers but humans no matter where they come from are not fire ants. There is only a handful of true Native Americans left in the United States and it seems that there was a bunch of border crossers took their land. <consider>
I learned the hard way. Any land my parts are going to be stored on; I'm either going to live next to them or they are going to be under a strong, secure building. I recently had stolen from me, two valuable Ford 9" rear ends, brake drum to brake drum, that I had stored on my brother's farm, not 10 miles from where I live. One was from a 63 Galaxie R code car and the other was from a 70 Boss 302 with a nodular iron center chunk, 3.90 gears, and Traction Lock. They were stored on a concrete floor in a small unlocked shed and had been there twenty years and I took for granted they were safe.