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100 acre NICE horse farm near Pittsburg, PA - $720K

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  • 100 acre NICE horse farm near Pittsburg, PA - $720K

    Wow! I don't know why I keep getting these messages about great deals on horse property as I am NOT in the market, but this one should be shared:

    http://horsedigests.com/1emails/esl-real-estate.html
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    Only 1 problem.....It's near Pittsburgh!!! Ever been there? EWWWWWWWW...

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    • #3
      But if I could afford to buy that place, I'd have to also be able to afford to pay someone to help keep it up, and that would mean I'd also be able to afford someone to bring me necessities so I didn't have to go near Pitts! LOL
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      • #4
        raised 40 miles from there

        Originally posted by HoofaSchmigetty View Post
        Only 1 problem.....It's near Pittsburgh!!! Ever been there? EWWWWWWWW...
        mega dittoes!!!

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          I loved living in Pittsburgh and environs. It's got all the city amenities, it's very scenic, and the people were very hospitable, especially when compared to Philadelphia. It and the rest of SW Pennsylvania have quite a lot to offer.
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          • #6
            I'd move back to the Pittsburgh area in a heartbeat.

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            • #7
              I am a west coaster, who has spent time in Pittsburg... and in other small towns in western PA. A little cold for me in the winter, a little hot and humid in the summer, but I didn't think it was a terrible place. And that farm looks lovely.

              Now if that farm was in Bakersfield or Modesto etc (CA) I would be running for the hills. But I do not think Pittsburg is half bad.
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              • #8
                It might be just me, but the descriptions (under the pictures) sound so....ummm...dumb. If that were my property, i would like for the realtor to at least SOUND like they know a little about horse "facilities". Especially when it's at that price point. Then again though, it might just be me! I would love ot live there. We have family in Western PA and we've always enjoyed our visits there.

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                • #9
                  Cute place! The owner sure did like loud wallpaper...

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                  • #10
                    I boarded all over the place in PittsburgH

                    There is a LOT to like about the city. I just did not particularly enjoy the horse community there.... I think there's a lot of western going on out in western PA.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Appsolute View Post
                      I am a west coaster, who has spent time in Pittsburg... and in other small towns in western PA. A little cold for me in the winter, a little hot and humid in the summer, but I didn't think it was a terrible place. And that farm looks lovely.

                      Now if that farm was in Bakersfield or Modesto etc (CA) I would be running for the hills. But I do not think Pittsburg is half bad.

                      Ditto-- from the NorCal-er who has Seen How It Is Done in sections of the East Coast where land is affordable and water exists.
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                      • #12
                        Ack! I HATE wallpaper!!!!!!! But I could deal with the rest of the place and it is 45 minutes away from the 'Burgh. I'm a SW PA'er but don't like any city anywhere. I'm a country girl and anti-social
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                        • #13
                          I just want to know how they are heating with free gas!

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                          • #14
                            Just make sure you check out the property taxes before you commit -- I had family in Alleghany County and the taxes were OUTRAGEOUS.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sketcher View Post
                              I just want to know how they are heating with free gas!
                              Marcellus shale. They are in a gas producing unit and well is probably on the farm. It should come with mineral/gas rights and a royalty check too!

                              If not...run fast, run far!

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                              • #16
                                I'm from SW PA as well and think the place is worth looking into. It's NOT in Allegheny County so taxes should be okay - as far as taxes can be okay anyway!

                                Make sure to check the fine print on any mineral/gas rights contracts. Probably worth having an attorney look it over as well! The potential for being royally screwed is all over in those contracts!

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                                • #17
                                  LOL. I'm just biased against most of PA in general. But man, that house is pretty tiny. 2 BR. Lots of renovating to be done - but according to the ad, it already was? Like 20 years ago? Nice farm though. Ideal for what I'd want for my horses. I'd only have about 10-12 stalls though. No need for that many more.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by tazz001 View Post
                                    Marcellus shale. They are in a gas producing unit and well is probably on the farm. It should come with mineral/gas rights and a royalty check too!

                                    If not...run fast, run far!
                                    I'm sure its like when I lived in OK, the mineral rights do not convey, so the old owners are still getting that, All you get is the free gas. Better check the water - some of those places have been on Environmental videos - you can light the water
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                                    • #19
                                      My family is from McMurray and Peters Township. We still have a steel mill there and I grew up on my family's farm there. That place is beautiful and I would buy it and move back there in a minute! They don't have farms with that kind of character in Central Florida.
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                                      • #20
                                        Not sure what's going on with all the hate for Pittsburgh. We are very friendly people, have access to fantastic universities and hospitals, and, in very recent times, have been awarded several major accolades with regard to the city being liveable, beautiful, etc. We've got four great seasons and a fabulous natural environment. In addition to our sports teams, we also have some great museums and cultural district.

                                        Oohhhh, I get it. You must all be from Cleveland! EEWWW!!!

                                        Really though, the farm itself looks great to me. Quite like something I'd want if I won the lottery. Yes, I agree, in this day and age of "upgrades" and "en suites", maybe the house isn't up to some people's standards, but nothing about it says "not fit for human inhabitance". Its a nice old house. People used to like wall paper, so what? If you buy it and don't like wall paper, tear it down.

                                        Thank you for sharing this, Sonesta.

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