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09-16-2011 11:57 PM

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Hi gang

Some time ago I was saying how much I missed living in the country. Yes i live in Oregon in a little peaceful town,yes there are beautiful tree filled hills around the city ,yes I built a pretty nice wood shop with lot’s of bells an whistles but I still cry out for the country living I had before moving here. My little 750sq ft house is perfect for the retired couple that one or more of the occupants love woodworking with great neighbors .If you know of some country property in Oregon that can be purchased or traded for my little house please let me know . My home is worth $135,000 according to last years appraisal . The property I would move to would have to be in the $80,000 or less with the owner carrying half at a reasonable interest rate or the full value of my house if interested in an exchange. I would need a minimum of 1acre with water and septic in place and some kind of living quarters,fixer uppers are ok since I’m a contractor and can fix most any thing. PLEASE let me know if there is any thing you or a friend that might work out.

Thanks friends


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#1 posted 09-17-2011 12:20 AM

I don’t blame you Jim, they will have to drag me off my land in a pine box (hopefully dovetailed).

We love the distance from our neighbours, and watching the horses run across the fields, sounds of the frogs in the evening and all the birds, deer, moose, coyotes, etc (I don’t love the gophers).

I hope you find a place to move to!

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#2 posted 09-17-2011 12:31 AM

I MISS THE COUNTRY Yes I do also, if it would not be that I am close to the end I would move too I think about it every time I get a chance to look out, I hope you get your dream Jim.

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#3 posted 09-17-2011 02:03 AM

Good luck Jim in your searching to find more dirt.

I had 14 acres in NJ. and about 1 acre in DE. I really like the bigger lot.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 09-17-2011 02:09 AM

I luv it out here where I’m at. If I were in your shoes, I could certainly feel your pain Jim. I do wish you luck. Keep it on the “up-side”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 09-17-2011 02:12 AM

I wish I could get back to VA. and have been trying for the last year I miss the planting and harvesting of my own gardens.

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#6 posted 09-17-2011 02:16 AM

I’ll sell you a bridge I know of for $135,000. It’s not in Oregon, but California is nice this time of year….

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#7 posted 09-17-2011 02:38 AM

Hi Jim!

Golly, I thought you were already in the country!

Isn’t Oregon, for the most part, Country?

How close are you a City?

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#8 posted 09-17-2011 02:44 AM

Thanks guys for you support ,Stumpy I’m the one that sold that London bridge to lake havasu . LOL

Joe There is lot’s of open spaces in Oregon but there are lot’s of small towns I live in one of them.

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#9 posted 09-17-2011 02:47 AM

Jim, with all the Californians fleeing the state for Oregon (and inflating your land values), I suspect that you could find lots of inexpensive oak or conifer land down this way. It would require that you to leave Oregon, but the northern counties are quite remote form the larger cities and the capitol.
Good luck to you.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#10 posted 09-17-2011 02:49 AM

Jim your in Heaven. I miss Oregon so much. Hopefully some day I will come back.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 09-17-2011 02:53 AM

Hey Greg
Property values are pretty low here too. I have lived in orange county 15 years ago and even with the lower prices I could not come close to buying the house I sold back then.
Do you have any particular northern California towns to search on line?

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#12 posted 09-17-2011 02:55 AM

Hey Wayne if you can live in a 750 sq ft house here’s your chance LOL

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#13 posted 09-17-2011 03:36 AM

Tell you what!
For the next week, you can come enjoy my country life and I will go enjoy your house in town!
160 acres surrounded by timber Co land! No neighbors! Creek! Trees! Fields!
Sorry, right now wood shop consists of a 4 wheeler loaded down with chainsaws, gas and oil, ready to cut firewood!
Oh, and there MIGHT be 9 calves in the barn being weaned and 17 cows running around calling their calves that they can’t have! They might shut up by the end of the week!

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#14 posted 09-17-2011 03:44 AM


You might go crazy in 750 sqft but there aren’t any cows a calling. Your place sounds great. Got a guest house I’ll come stay and help you build a shop.

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#15 posted 09-17-2011 11:48 AM

I have been exiled in salt Lake City for 11 years.
I kind of got used to it but I certainly cannot say that I like it or Utah.
I would like to move back to Africa or to Oregon.
There are many places in Oregon I would like to live in.
Unfortunately my wife is from SLC, all her family and her kids are here, and she is not willing to move.

-- Bert

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