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Seven Towns Offer Free Land

Yes! you heard right. Today CNBC announced seven towns are offering free land.

Tired of the hustle and bustle, the rat race and crime of big cities. Looking for better schools? Then maybe this is what you have been looking for.

If the thought of large open spaces and small modest towns without Walmart or Starbucks does not scare you off, then read on, some of these land lots are still up for grabs.

In an effort to stave off death of these small towns from a dwindling population they are offering free land. Economic Development Groups and the Governmentin these towns are hoping to generate taxes and utility fees from these neglected properties that will help save the towns from disappearing.

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Beatrice Nebraska

A city in Southeastern Nebraska has created its own Homesteaders Act 2010. It is like the original in that there are several land parcels of land for free on the first-come, first-served basis. You will also have to occupy your land for five years.

City of Beatrice Homestead Act 2010

Available Forms and Information

 

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Marne Iowa

Marne is located in the Southwestern part of Iowa. Marne is about 60 miles from Omaha and about 80 miles from De Moines. It is a small community of about 149.

The decline of the family farm affects rural areas like this. Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, there more smaller farms, and small towns supported the folks in the country, but now those homes aren’t there anymore.

There are four free lots available. Three for private and one for commercial use.

The first family to take advantage of the free land moved onto their new property the fall of 2008, also availing funds from the USDA’s Rural Development Agency for building their home, and they qualified for $10,000 down payment assistance from the Southwest Iowa Planning Council.

To Take Advantage of Free Land in Marne Iowa

 

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New Richland, MD

New Richland is a town in Southeastern Minnisota. There are around 1,200 living there. 75 miles from the outskirts of the Twin Cities, offering lake recreation and many fine churches.

The Free lots are in the Homestake Subdivision on the west side of town. The lots measure 86' x '133. Those who claim a lot must build a house on the lot within one year.

The land itself is free, but assessments for services provided by the town such as streets, curb and gutter, water and sewer. The fee for these is about $25,000, which suddenly sounds a lot less like “free,” but through Tax Increment Financing this number is reduced to about $14,000 for qualified candidates, which is paid over 15 years on a semi-annual basis along with real estate taxes.

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Some lenders will allow the FREE land to be used as equity (down payment) for a home construction loan, allowing the Assessments to continue to amortize to the City

FREE LAND IN HOMESTAKE SUBDIVISION

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Kansas

Kansas has so much free land to offer that it has its own online hub.

Free land is available for industry and residential

Kansas Free Land links to more than a dozen communities, from Herndon, population 124, to Wilson, population 9698, each with their own offers and requirements.

KANSAS FREE LAND HUB

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Muskegon, MI

 Muskegon is hoping to attract industrial companies to this city. Under this program, companies that will bring in 25 full-time jobs or more will be granted industrial park property for building, complete with all services, gratis. In addition, the industrial parks are situated in low tax “Renaissance Zones.”

 Muskegon is offering companies creating 25 jobs are allotted five acres, 50 jobs get 12 acres, 75 jobs get 20 acres, and 100 or more jobs get 20.

There will be discounts for up to 50% off water and sewer bills,state business credit and NO TAX. As an incentive they are offering season tickets to Lumberjacks hockey and even local boat slips.

FREE LAND, NO TAXES INDUSTRIAL PARK

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Curtis, NE

Curtis, NE is a city of about 832 people. It is in southern Nebraskas Medicine Valley. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and an airport three minutes away are located here.

Curtis offers two options for free land claimers. Roll'N Hills Lots was created by Consolidated Companies Inc. It was built to try to boost the ecomomy. The free lots are on paved roads with utilities for single family homes. Three of the nine lots are gone.

ROLL'N HILLS FREE LOTS


Free lots are also available through the city of Curtis overlooking the all grass nine hole Arrowhead Meadows Golf Course.

FREE GOLF COURSE LOTS IN CURTIS, NE

 

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Camden, ME

Camden Harbor is a berg of about 4,000 people in coastal New England. Camden is offering about 3.5 acres of land near Camden Harbor for a business that will create at least 24 jobs.

The site has been refurbished by the town of Camden. It comes equipped with, 3 Phase Power, Sewer, Water, Cable, Broadband, and parking is available for up to 300.

Camden is hoping to attract, companies that deal in film, biotech, medical labs, information tech.

Green businesses and environmentally friendly businesses are encouraged and given preference.

A wide range of loans and business financing options are available through the

Eastern Maine Development Corp. From $50,000 micro loans - up to $1,300,000

of business capital, EMDC and the Town of Camden are ready to work with you

and area banks to put together the best package of lending options for your

business.

CREATE 24 NEW JOBS, GET FREE LAND

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richtwf 6 years ago

Interesting hub and thanks for sharing it. I like the idea and if I was American I would probably look very seriously into such an offer.

Cheers and God bless!


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

rich, it is a great offer. I hope I can help someone with this hub. That is what it is all about, HELPING EACH OTHER.

Thanks for stopping and commenting

peace


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kimh039 6 years ago

Great info, Granny's House. Thanks for sharing. It would be interesting to hear from anyone who checks it out further.


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juneaukid 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Interesting! But, it is still unaffordable for those who have no building or development funds.


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

This could be a good thing in many ways.

Keep on hubbing!


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

june, I have emailed them to ask. There are links on each one where you can get the info or a number where you can call and talk to someone. I hope that helps


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

kim, there are links on each one so you can go and get the info and most provide phone numbers or email so you can get questions answered


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Granny I was just reading California businesses are fleeing the state as fast as they can find a place to go. Seems like there is opportunity for them. After owning several businesses in So. Cal. I was taxed heavy for anything you can think of, example, 100 plus dollars to operate an electric air compressor with a tank of 80 gallons or more, stupid stuff, yet California is going broke.

Great hub, dust


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

Dear Granny,

Thank you for the research and passing this around so someone maybe able to find a home. Shared on fb and tweeted. The very best Grandmother! :0)


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

Dusty, It makes me sick. I am going to do my next hub on taxes. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I am not saying I am poor, but it seems like the more money you have the more tax cuts you have.

Some of these towns are offering no taxes to help get people in their area jobs.

Good to see you Dusty. Hope all is well with you and the dogs.

peace

Tina


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

Lilly, as always good to see you. If you notice a lot of my hubs are on ways to try and get some kind of help for people. If I hear about I will write about it to help make people aware.Thank you for sharing, that is what I was hoping for. To get the word out to someone who can use this info. I am thinking about doing it myself.

Thank you for commenting.

Happy Holidays

TIna


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

I did hear about this, but not in the detail you offer here. I am not moving anytime soon but it is a great offer.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

I saw this the other day on yahoo or something and it seems pretty incredible.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

It is quite a surprise to know free land is being given away I would check to make sure there is no problems with contaminated land or water on the properties.


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

POP, thank you for stopping by and commenting.


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Beach Bum Bhudda 6 years ago from Maui, Hawaii

I liked your photos of land. Made your article more compelling. I'd like free land, but not enough to leave Hawaii. Hawaii is expensive, but it is warm. Those places with free land are freezing. Could make for a rough life. Thanks for thinking of others.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

Great reporting! It's not freezing all the time in ME or NE or MI or even MN.


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

nicomp,you are right and the fishing and hunting is great


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

nicomp,you are right and the fishing and hunting is great


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Very kind of you to try and help people.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, it reminds me of the first settlers who had to run to get their free land, I think it was a film with tom cruise and nicole kidman in it! what a great idea, good luck to anyone who takes up the offer, cheers nell


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

Nell, yes that is the film. I am hoping this will be useful to someone. For a business, it will help bring jobs to the people in these areas.

Thanks for stopping by


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

Wow! Am I ever thankful you posted this article. I've been looking for some free land. I am going to check this out. Thank you for this needful service.


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

James, it is so good to see you again. Let me know how it turns out.

Happy Holiday


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

What fantastic information for you to share. Thanks for putting this helpful offer out there and I'm sure you will help people with this offer. Love and Peace :)


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

katie, I sure hope so. free land was meant to help someone who is looking and these towns that need help

Thank you for commenting


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Tina, you hub is making me itch to pack my bags and go see what it's all about. Great hub with grat information.


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

Kk, thank you. I am sure if you research there are more states that offer free or discounted land


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Lyn.Stewart 5 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

I suppose you could buy a caravan and live in that on your new land. that's what I would do to save money then I'd build a log cabin (how cool would that be)

Though I dont know if your allowed to do that lol I live in New Zealand so I have no idea if that would be possible


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

Lyn, I would love to come to where you live! I have heard it is beautiful there.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Bah! Humbug! Thank you Granny. Just messing with you.


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time Author

Micky, No your not!. I thanked you for being honest, didn't I? LOL

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