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