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Old 08-31-2011, 11:09 AM
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Default New member Hello

I am a new member here just getting ready to retire from military and looking for a good place to settle down. Thinking somewhere in the Midwest. I am considering buying an old farm with 40 acres or so. Any advice on location would be appreciated. I am using my last 2 years to get out of debt.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:21 AM
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Welcome and thank you for serving.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:26 AM
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welcome to the boards and let me echo the thanks for your service to our country
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:52 AM
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Welcome to BHM! I am also a new member.....but already know BHM is an awesome sight with many very nice people! Congratulations on your upcoming retirement! Was an Army wife years ago....and can only imagine how long all your years of service have been! Appreciate your dedication!! Good luck with you & yours finding a place to call "your own"
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum from SC MO. Sounds like you have a good plan. Lots of good advice here for you. What part of the Midwest are you looking at??? If you have a state in mind, I expect people will chime in.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:50 PM
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Welcome from Alabama and thank you so much for your service.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:12 AM
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welcome from KY. And like the others thanks for the service. Let us know what area your looking for. No matter where there is probably someone on here close. and most folks here will help with answers to any questions. when you start looking for land remember quality tops quantity I have 124 pretty junky acres and would rather have 10 good acres than this whole place. Water is very important I would never buy another place that didn't have the ability to provide water. this one is reclaimed strip mine and you can't even dig a well that will provide water. Just one thing to think about when looking.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:10 PM
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Thank you for your service. Hello & welcome from NH
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:12 PM
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Hi Razor, very glad to have you here.

You might want to check income/property/sales taxation levels in the different states you are considering. Your retirement might not go as far in some states as in others. And climate might be another factor, whether you would rather deal with prolonged cold or heat, and various rainfall averages.

This website has interesting climate and other data on various cities that might help you narrow it down:
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