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    Lots of rocks, don't think I've seen any gold ones. I live about 30 minutes closer to Nashville. The building lot down the street from my house (less than 1/4 acre) recently sold for over $40K. They've already built and sold a home for $265K. I have a neighbor from New York, he loves it here in Tennessee, says he'll never go back... Trust me, it's worth the high price to live here

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    Occasional snow that clogs everything up and gives the northerners a chance to make fun of us until they get to try it down here. No mile high snowbanks. No state taxes. Some of the most reasonable cost of living cities in the country. Down home southern hi yall, and bless your hearts. Hard working folks that just get on with it.
    A few years ago Nashville got 10-12" of rain in as many hours and was flooded so deep the General Jackson paddle wheel that was usually tied up to the dock near Opryland had to be tied off to the tops of the trees. Most of the country never heard about it. Almost no media, and almost no one in the country out side of TN even knew about it. No one stood on the street corners holding up "help us" signs and screaming and shooting at people trying to help. In severely flooded neighborhoods everyone just went to work digging out the most dangerously flooded homes, making sure everyone was ok, then moving on to the next in groups "gangs" if you will to help the next guy. It was an amazing thing to see given the yelling going on in other parts of the country at that same time for somebody else to fix it.
    A few weeks later Anderson Cooper I think it was apologized and said he never even heard about the devastation in Nashville to report on it.
    I know that there are many places in this country that also have self help people but just saying there are some great reasons for living in this hillbilly country. And yes in some areas the cost of land is skyrocketing precisely because people are discovering this.

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    Shhh, no state income tax is a secret. Ya, all that flooding, homes and businesses completely under water, nobody asking for handouts and no looting. Only downside to TN is just as you said, people are figuring it out... I've met a few outsiders lately that maybe should have stayed outside, they don't get it. There is also the humidity and a few sorry politicians, win some lose some I guess. I've lived other places, further north and further south, I wouldn't move away from Tennessee for anything.

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    TN is great I would love to move there. Land is gett pricy though I've been watching it skyrocket the last few years.

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    Everything is hot on the market till it is not. Think Florida. I don't care if Tennessee is like heaven. I don't care if anyone likes it. I would not pay that kind of money for a lot anywhere. I looked all over this country for land. I saw Tennessee marketed heavily at home shows at high prices. LOts of Floridians had the the Tennessee dream about 10 years ago. That means it is highly speculative and the value will drop like one of those big rocks when another part of the economy drops out. Even in a steady market you can lose a lot of money on a land buy when the prices are high when you buy. Go ahead and do what you want. I'm not trying to talk anyone out of throwing money away. I'm just seeing a lot less economic sense here lately and a lot more popular thought.

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    Economic's include a lot more than just the price of the land. We have 10 acres and a 3000 sf home with no additional charges for garbage pickup and all our water for no extra charge 3 miles from town and our property tax is less than $1000 a year. We don't pay state income tax and while our sales taxes are more than some the difference is narrowing lately. We are within a days drive of the Atlantic, the Gulf, Canada and as far as Colorado. Our fuel prices are usually .50 to a 1.00 less than a lot of the country and milk can still be found for less than $3.00 a gallon. Lots of different reasons people chose different places to live and isn't it great. If everyone wanted to live in upstate NY you wouldn't have been able to get such a great price on your land and likewise most people had not yet discovered the beauty of the mountains of WNC when we found our place for less than $1000 an acre. I would love to live in Montana or Oregon or Idaho or Colorado or any of a dozen other places. We had to chose one. The rest we will have to visit.

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    Different strokes for different folks. Lots of reasons for deciding. Cost was high on our list, but close to grandkids was also. We got 40 acres for $32,500.
    Yes I would enjoy Tenn, Montana, Idaho, Col, but those are all too far from grandkids. AZ was the only thing that made sense for us.

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    Agreed! Almost all else pales to the need to be with those grandkids. Earlier this week we drove 3 hours after work to spend 2 hours with some of ours.

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    What town are you in Mossey?

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    oops for double post

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