Looking for Oklahoma Land

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Well our landlord called us the other day and told us that he is selling our proerty and already has been advertizing it. We want to get out of California and have already decided that Oklahoma is the place for us. We are looking for bare land or land with a fixer house. We want more than twenty acres. We need owner financing with a low down payment. If there is anyone out there who knows of such land please let me know.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little bit Farm (littlebit@calinet.com), April 27, 2000


Little Bit, have you checked RE listings on the net? UnitedCountry has a couple of good listings in Oklahoma (we were only looking at bare land, by the way), and I had found another Oklahoma RE site with lots of addresses of individual realtors. I did e-mail one for more info. but most of them were not in the area we are considering (southeastern corner). I also looked at the on-line newspapers and it appears that it would be fairly inexpensive and easy to find a place to rent for a little while, so you could look around. Jobs appear to be scarce, though. Happy hunting!

-- Kathleen Sanderson (stonycft@worldpath.net), April 27, 2000.

Here's some advice FYI from a born and bred Okie. If I was looking for a place I would choose somewhere east of Oklahoma City (OKC), the dirt around there and west is red clay. You can not get it out of your clothes. It also takes more land to raise animals out west. West is dryer and east is wetter. The area around Tulsa is nice. The farther south you go the warmer and more humid it gets. But, the Tulsa area is a very HIGH allergy area! So if that bothers you take that into account. The western half is more plains, where it is not clay it is sandy. The eastern half is more hills and woods. Just decide what you want and you'll be able to find it in OK. It is a beautiful to state to live in. Good luck. Let us know where you land.

-- Vaughn (vdcjm5@juno.com), April 27, 2000.

hello from an Okie :) i live in Oklahoma City and am also looking for an acreage. i have traveled to all 48 states (contigious US for you picky people) and Canada. oklahoma has a lot to offer. very reasonable land prices, plenty of jobs. although our wages are not as highly paid as some some other areas, in proportion it is quite good. property taxes are very low, car tags are high. food is taxed but legislature is trying to repeal that. i would definitely look at living east of i-35. its eerie how well i- 35 divides oklahoma. west of i-35 is more red clay dirt, not as many trees. east of i-35 is richer soil, more trees. oklahoma has built MANY MANY lakes since the dust bowl days, we have several times the length of the atlantic seaboard. i personally prefer the area east of i-35, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. northeast oklahoma is gorgeous. the very southeastern part of oklahoma reminds me of colorado, it is fun to watch a visitors reaction when they see that part of oklahoma. many people along the southern border of oklahoma commute every day across into the texas border and work in the northern part of the dallas/fort worth metro area, wages are much higher there and people feel it is worth the time and hassle and expense of driving 50-75 miles. one drawback of oklahoma is our screwy taxes. property taxes are extremely low, income taxes are low, some other taxes are high like i mentioned car tags. utilities are extremely reasonable, winters are not that cold and summers are somewhat hot but electric rates are low compared to other areas. but it all comes out in the long run. people here are extremely friendly and helpful. feel free to email me, i will accumulate and forward to you whatever information i can and answer any questions. good luck, gene

-- gene ward (gward34847@aol.com), April 28, 2000.

One of the realtors of the internet shows a listing of 800 acres "recreational" land for $300/acre. Wonder if it would be feasible to have several people go together to buy a big place like that and split it? I know that's what Rob and Jaqi Roy (of Cordwood Construction fame) did in upstate New York -- or maybe they bought the land first then sold pieces of it to like-minded people? Anyway, it's sure cheaper per acre to buy a big chunk like that. See how many people you can find who are interested in the same kind of land!

-- Kathleen Sanderson (stonycft@worldpath.net), April 28, 2000.

Wasn't it nice of your landlord to give you all that notice! Why some people aren't more thoughtfull. I would place an ad in the local newspaper if you have it narrowed down.If you can take a trip also post at the local post office ,grocery , ect.Good luck with your move.

-- Patty Gamble (fodfarms@slic.com), April 28, 2000.

i live in oklahoma city. ok here are some concrete facts and data. a co-worker just signed a contract for, and closing on in a few weeks, 20 acres.

the 20 acres includes a house (built in 1982) 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, all brick construction. has well with good water, and septic. has a metal barn, and a 16 x 30 greenhouse. very nice construction, good looking. it is all fenced and cross fenced. its about 16 acres of cleared pasture, with some scattered big trees here and there to provide some shade for animals. there are 4 acres of densely wooded trees, looks like a forest its so thick. property of off a blacktop road. it belonged to a college professor who is retiring and wants to be free to travel, rv-ing fulltime ( college town is approx 15 miles away or so). it is a very nice looking place, in great shape, not crappy land.

want to take a guess what he paid? $80,000

lol beat that !!!


-- gene ward (gward34847@aol.com), April 28, 2000.

I live on a few hundred acres in Eastern Ok., we moved here from Ill, it would cost you 200., to 400. an acrea. Near Wilburton you might even get less and it is beautiful. Jobs is another storey, although the town McAlester is growing (my husband is at the Army Plant). You could work say in McAlester, Muskogee and commute.

-- Debbie Wolcott (bwolcott@cwis.net), May 01, 2000.

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