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eventing addict
Dec. 27, 2010, 10:21 PM
I'm currently toying with the very beginning stages of a farm search and I need advice please! We do have a pretty good idea of the location and specifics that we'd like to find. 10-12 acres near Winston Salem, NC. We are in no great hurry unless the perfect place comes along now.

Not ready to hire a Realtor but not opposed later in our search. So if anyone has any advise or favorite websites for finding land/small horse farms in North Carolina please share :winkgrin:
Thanks!

Melissa.Van Doren
Dec. 27, 2010, 11:01 PM
I've relied on www.realtor.com (http://www.realtor.com) for three homes now (IN, PA and SC). It has a good search engine that allows you to specify # of acres as well as a lot of other qualifying info. It even has search capabilities for horse properties, but not every realtor takes advantage of that when they put a property into the multilist. I've found the best way to look is to pull up everything in the area with "x - x" acres and carefully read the descriptions. If it wasn't listed as a horse property and I wondered about the location/zoning, a quick call to the listing agent did the trick.

Moving here, I didn't even use a realtor... just the website and the GPS. :yes: Good luck!

ladybugred
Dec. 28, 2010, 12:15 PM
I've been looking in Pa/MD, I use Realtor, Redfin and Sawbuck, fisrt two let you define acreage SB doesn't. I pull plats (plots depending where you are) through the state, before seeing all properties, sometimes the lines vary from site to site, from owner to state, trust the state. Also that way you can see the layout of the property, sometimes the way the land is cut up isn't so conducive to horses.

Real prop search site for NC, it's pretty easy, choose your county from the drop down, scroll down page choose GIS go from there.

http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/North-Carolina-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm

Good Luck

LBR