Farms: 50-100 Acres
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#1193 Western Montgomery County LOWER PRICE
~ Mostly Remodeled Home
~ Water, Views, Good Soils
~ The Right Mixture of Crop Land, Pasture & Woods
53.3 acre farm, 36 tillable (high quality soils, rented by the season to an Amish neighbor). The y lay nice and have black silt loam soils. The remainder is about equally divided between pasture (some of which could be cropped) and woods. To my knowledge, the woods has not been logged in far more than a decade. There are fine southern views across the valley, and there is 2587’ of road frontage on two roads. A tiny stream flows through the pasture and Crum Creek forms the northern boundary. This is a 30’ wide, always flowing, clear water creek. By the buildings are a dug well and two drilled wells, one of which taps into an aquifer with water suitable for bottling. The farm is registered with the USDA and is eligible to participate in their programs and grants. I do not believe anything has been done with USDA that would encumber it. There is also a trailer pad with a septic.
The home is 2188ft2, 2 centuries old, and was the subject of an extensive remodeling 10-15 years ago. As the owner’s plans changed, the remodeling was never completely finished. But it is perfectly livable as it is. Floors were leveled and walls were studded to 6” thick. Nearly everything was sheet rocked and super well insulated, with new windows and doors. A very large wrap-around deck was built, some new floors installed (Southern Yellow Pine planks - very attractive), and there is a new stairway and rails. And a completely new bath installed (the shower was plumbed but not finished). Not to worry, there is a full bath downstairs. The home was largely re-plumbed and re-wired with a new entrance and a new hot air furnace. And the old roof and siding were replaced with enameled steel and vinyl, respectively.
It has an eat-in kitchen with tons of cabinet space, oven, cooktop, refrigerator and dishwasher. The floor here needs to be re-covered. The living room is large, divided. The small section of it never had the floor surface finished. Upstairs, each of the 4 bedrooms has a cathedral ceiling. Three are nearly completed and the 4th needs additional work.
The old dairy barn was removed, but the foundation was left intact. The one story section of it stands. It is 36x50’, clear-span, insulated and heated with a coal furnace. It has an open front so would be easy to add on to if it were not large enough for your needs. A large silo room is off to the side. There are 2 Harvestore silos (20x60’ and 20x32’) and a 20x60’ concrete silo. There is also a 30x42 machinery shed with electric. At the edge of the nearest field is the frame for a hoop house, 30x100’ with 15’ center height.
Taxes are just $5859, but could be lowered considerably as the owner failed to let the authorities know he’d removed the dairy barn, so it is still appears on the rolls. The price is $395000: they’d like to hear offers. With 25% or more down the owner can hold terms at 4%, for up to 7 years.
Available by separate treaty are the following: Ford/NH TC35 4WD tractor with loader (800 hrs), bush hog, finish mower, lawnmowers, pressure washer, 2 bottom plows, small disc harrow, posthole digger, rake, produce planter, rototiller…
If you did not want all the land, they are willing to keep some. The property has been surveyed and would be fairly easy to separate. The minimum would be 15 acres of pasture with the buildings for $275000 or 20 acres by adding the smallest field - $299000.
#1189 - Central Montgomery County - OFF MARKET Old Order Amish Farm
- Home and principal barns are almost new
- Attractive homestead setting
- Set up for dairy goats, easily adaptable to other livestock
- Fonda schools
There are about 98 acres here, of which up to 62 can be cropped and another 12 pastured. The remainder, 25 is wooded. Streams flow through that area. There are 2 farm ponds as well as 3 dug wells and a 225’ drilled well (no pump running on this) - plenty of good water. It has over 2000’ of road frontage and another 1450’ on an abandoned road.
The home is 3 years old and the main barns are just a bit older. All are exceptionally well- built. The home sits just behind a small stand of sugar maple and large white pines, and has 2304 ft2 of living apace, with a full attic and a 4 room dry basement. Real 3/4” hardwood floors are throughout. It looks nice. Downstairs is an open floor plan with large common rooms, K-DR, living room, foyer, and a pantry plus woodshed and master bedroom. There is also what they call the 'bake room", occasionally used for large scale baking. Above are 7 bedrooms, middling in size, One does not have the sheetrock fully complete. In the front is a broad porch.
The dairy barn has a series of 4 large pens, a milkhouse and a 12 stall parlor for dairy goats. It is 38x80” and has a large drive-in loft. The horse barn is 38x64’, with a partial loft, 7 box stalls, 1 single and3 double stalls, plus tack room & watering and grooming area. These buildings are outstanding and anyone should be proud to own them.
In addition is a12x20’ shed used to house buggies, which could be used for small machinery, 2 ice houses, a 12x20’ chicken coop, and a 2 story shop, ~30x44’.
Taxes are around $4750. It is on ag value assessment. They are hoping for a Spring closing so they do not need to have their children change school. Adjoining it is a 14 acre property, recently surveyed, with home and barn that will be offered for sale at a reasonable figure, giving you the chance for a family compound or housing for your help.
A word on Old Order Amish homesteads. Their religion does not permit Sunday showings. Please take this into account. Also, there is no electricity, even though the wires are right there at the road. And no bathrooms, septic, central heat or modern kitchens. The home is being comfortably lived in but the siding has not been installed over the Tyvek wrap. Also much of the trim is unfinished. Nevertheless, it presents a very welcoming appearance, both inside and out..
#1194 - Gem of a Small Farm, Western Montgomery County NEW LISTING - SOLD
This is a beautiful former Amish farm, with attractive valley views, good land in an excellent state of cultivation, newer buildings (all are about 15 years old), and privacy. There are 51.4 acres here and other than a few acres of woods, it is all south-facing tillable, though you may prefer to use some of that for pasture. Mother Creek runs through the woods. Water is from a drilled well, but there is also a dug well. We have an outstanding tenant for the land. He is willing to stay on for a new owner.
There are 2 homes, connected by a breezeway and a shared woodshed (which houses the facilities). The connection area is large, too - 26x36’.
The main home has about 2500 ft2 of living space and enjoys an open floor plan with huge downstairs rooms. The kitchen area is 11.6x22.5’, the dining area 9.7x12.5’, and the living room area is 17.5x18’. A downstairs bedroom is11.8x15.9’ and a pantry 3.5x7.5’. Upstairs is a 11.2x15’ landing room and 3 bedrooms, each 11.5x11.5’. A fourth bedroom is large, 14.8x14.8’ (because of the stairs, not all is that wide). Above is a full attic. The basement is full and dry with plenty of head space and a walk-out door to the outside. Also on the first floor is a 9.5x19’ uninsulated utility room which occupies a former porch area. The main porch, I should add, is huge - 9.5x47’.
The second home is similar but on a smaller scale - open floor plan with one bedroom and a pantry and mud room downstairs, and a landing room and 3 bedrooms above, also with a full and dry walk-out basement. No real attic. It has a much smaller porch, normal-sized.
As the homes were last occupied by Amish, in addition to being well-built, you should be aware that they heated with wood, have no modern kitchens or bathrooms, and no wiring. Minimal plumbing and no septic. They are fully sheetrocked, but taping needs completion or repair in a few areas, mostly in the smaller home. Downstairs floors are polyurethaned plywood. The small home has had some foundational movement which you may wish to check out. Roofs on both are steel. Basement floors are cement and the walls utilize cement blocks. They use triple wall stainless steel pipe for chimneys.
There is a lightly insulated workshop, 30x48’, with an attic. 12’ of this length was used for storage and has a earthen floor. It enjoys an open and bright work area. A machinery shed is 28x60’. A corn crib occupies one end of this and there is a super-insulated ice house at the other end.
The dairy barn is 38x64’ with a 13’ single story addition which houses an area for carriages and the milkhouse. Inside the barn are 18 tie stalls with water-bowls, 5 straight horse stalls, and a large box stall. It has high ceilings and a huge hay loft with no beams in the way. It is in very nice shape.
We ask $399999 (offers?) and taxes are $5281.43, with no Star exemption taken.
#1195 Western Montgomery County A steal - FAR LOWER PRICE
Solid farm with nearly all river flat land and 2 homes. To find river flats for sale around here is very rare. There are 80.7 acres here and about 65 are tillable, with most of the rest in pasture. Leased by a Mennonite neighbor, it is in an excellent state of cultivation. He is willing to continue leasing the land should you want that. No real woods. But there is a ton of road frontage, 4594’. Gravity fed spring.
The dairy barn is nearly all new. Except for one end, it was built 11 years ago. No posts to get in your way in the loft. And you can drive right up and in. It measures 40x100’. There are 2 silos, 12x30 and 16x40’. In the stable are 24 ties, 8 straight horse stalls and a large pen.
Attached to the barn is a 36x90’ pole barn with a trussed roof. And also a 27x30’ addition that leads to it and also covers an ice house. Very nice usable space. Someone ambitious for diary could convert this extra space to stalls, making it a 4 row barn with over 100 stalls. Feed can easily be purchased locally.
A work shop is 24x40’ and can be heated. Also you will find a 16x20’ storage shed, a produce stand, a corn crib and perhaps other small buildings.
The main original home is close to the road and hides the newer one. In turn, it is somewhat hidden from the road by trees. It probably dates back to the early 1800’s and is large, 3436 ft2. There is a small back porch and a wood shed attached. Inside you will find an open floor plan for the kitchen, dining areas and living room. There, it has polyurethaned luan plywood floors. Elsewhere, except for one room, floors are the original wide planks, some extremely wide. Most of those have been refinished and show every nicely. Downstairs, there are 2 bedrooms, a mud room and a laundry also on the first floor. The largest bedroom there has 2 sets of double doors, one leading to the living area and the other to the second bedroom (which has a separate entrance). A curved stairway to the upstairs opens to a wide landing, one the size of a room + a sitting room, and 3 large bedrooms as well as a second landing room at the top of the back stairs. An large but incomplete bathroom is upstairs. Attached to the back of the home are the original Amish "facilities". As a very original home with minimal modern improvements, the heat would be by wood but it does have electric and a new 200 amp entrance.
The newer home is about 16 years old and has a large cathedral-ceilinged kitchen/dining room, then a large L-shaped living area. Other than the kitchen, which has decoratively placed but older softwood floors, the downstairs floors are oak. There is a laundry and 2 bedrooms downstairs + a wood shed. Above are a full bath, and 2 box car style bedrooms. It has a hot water oil boiler and a new 100amp electric entrance. I’d call it “space-efficient”.
The owner asks $280000. Taxes are only $2017. If you want a lower price or do not need so much land, it could be purchased with 72 acres for $240000.
#1175 Eastern Montgomery County
~Near Capital District
~ Many renovations to home
~ Lots of barns
Adjoining Schenectady County, we have a 77 acre farm with 53 tillable (needs brush hogging, but no chemicals on it for many years). In the woods is 37000 feet of standing timber, mostly oak and maple. (Figure what that’s worth alone.) There are 2 small streams and a shallow pond, and 2 drilled wells which cross-feed home and barn. There is over 2000' of frontage on 2 roads. You will love the view to the east as well as the quiet location only 1/2 hour from the Capital District..
The home has had extensive recent renovation, but the job is not fully complete. There are all new windows and siding, electrical entrances, new septic, new furnace and HW heater, new bath and laundry, plus miscellaneous work in other rooms. It has 1500 ft2, 2 full baths and 5 bedrooms, 2 of which are small. Downstairs is a mud room leading into a dining room with wood stove, hardwood floors and stone and barn board walls. The living room has real wood floors, crown molding. The kitchen has slate floors and island, countertop range and double oven, dishwasher. There is a back mudroom and a new laundry with washer and drier. Downstairs are also a small bedroom and a medium-sized one. Upstairs are 2 large bedrooms and a small one pus a full bath. The upper hallway has very nice original molding.
The barn is 32x112’ in the main section (it is L-shaped) and once held 40 milk cows. Dairy amenities are no longer present. There are 18x60 and a14x40’ silos. A hay elevator and a mow conveyor are included. The barn has a new electric service.
A quonset barn is 36x80’ and there is a 24x40’ heifer run-in barn with outside pens for handling. There is also an oversize 2 story 2 car garage. There are NO leaks in any of the buildings’ roofs.
This is priced at $429000. Taxes are extremely low - $4000. Just so you know, to focus on buyers who are both serious and qualified, the owner has asked that that any accepted offer be accompanied by a $10000 non-refundable deposit. It will be refunded in case of unclear title, but not for other reasons.
#1181 Central Montgomery County - SOLD
#1181 - has 94 acres, all open land, basically all tillable with long views. No woods. There are 3 ponds, 2 of which are piped to the barn. There are also 2 drilled wells one with sulphur and one without.Over 4700’ of frontage on two roads, great farming area. Areas traditionally pastured have (mostly) excellent high-tensile fencing.
There is a good home built at the turn of the century which has tenants + an apartment where an elderly former owner enjoys life tenancy. It is handicapped accessible for him. In the tenant portion are 3 bedrooms 1 1/2 baths, living room, dining room and kitchen, plus an enclosed porch. Lots of paneling, but everything is in good shape. The apartment has a nice kitchen, living room, 1/4 bath, and 2 bedrooms and a fun bath upstairs. 2400 total square feet of living space, oil hot air heat for the home and electric for the apartment. All electric is on breakers. There is also a trailer hookup.
Also a 2 car garage with picnic area across the end, a dairy barn w/50 stanchions and 14 ties plus heifer stalls w/full loft, and 3 machinery sheds (18x32’, 32x48’, and 28x60’ (this one has very high sidewalls). In the dairy barn are a cleaner and a manure auger for the 3rd row, 1000 g bulk tank. It has 10’ ceilings, a generator double-throw switch, and a 24x60’ silo with unloader.. Large paved barnyard. This is a large complex of buildings. The barn is fully equipped, but needs remodeling before you milk again. An insulated shop is 24x40’ and also has high sidewalls.
Well kept exterior, looks like a farm ought to look. $510000. Below, you see the western portion on the map, a perfect rectangle.
#1179 - Eastern Montgomery County. NEW LISTING - SOLD went above starting price, multiple offers
~ Nr. Capital District
~Views + Quiet
2 homes, barns, and the world at your footstep. The main home is 7 years old and has an open floor plan for the kitchen/dining area/living room. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, plus a separate laundry. Front deck for the view + back patio. Some furnishings can be made available (2 beds, 2 dressers, sofa, island chairs, some end tables). The basement is full, dry, insulated, and high-ceilinged. It could easily be made into additional living space if the 1320 sq. ft. upstairs is not enough. Heat is from a oil hot air Lennox furnace. Water is from a spring. We will add a UV system so no one has to worry. I’m not kidding about the views: you can see across the entire Mohawk Valley into the Southern Adirondacks from here.
On this side of the road there are about 24 acres, nearly all open land, nearly all of which can be cropped or pastured. Across the road are nearly 70 acres more. Of this other land, 43 are tillable, all in hay now. The remainder of these are heavily wooded, surrounding 2 creeks. Very pretty. Some of the fields enjoy the same or similar view that the home lot has. 92.7 acres total. Since it is on both sides of the road, there are 3250’ of road frontage, lots. The road has almost no traffic - I was just there for 2 hours and saw one car pass. Yes, it’s paved.
On the same side as the home is a single story dairy barn, 36x80’, with 32 stanchions. If you want to milk, do yourself a favor - remove them and replace with ties. The milk house is 17x18’ and has a 400 g bulk tank, room for another or even a third one in a lower clean area. The pipeline is there though not complete. However, the barn cleaner appears to be fully workable.
Just a few feet away is the original hip roof barn. It has additions on both sides and measures roughly 45x100’ with a 20x20’ hip roof section extending beyond. Inside are stalls for heifers and other livestock, one very large room and several smaller ones. The loft goes the entire length and has a both a mow conveyor and a skeleton elevator feeding it. Although you can easily find things to do, basically this is in good shape. A 14x40’ cement silo is next to it.
Just up the road and nearly hidden by giant yews is the original home. Built in 1849, it was recently stripped to the studs for a renovation that never happened and is in very poor shape as it now stands, not habitable in any sense of the word. 1870 sq. ft., with a newer roof over most of it. It is saltbox style and stands in a very shaded yard and is serviced by a 265’ drilled well.
#1121 - Washington County AVAILABLE
- Solar lease in place - you keep the money - $36000/yr. !!!
~ 50 flat organic acres, all pastured
- operating dairy w/VG livestock facilities
- asks $500000
Have your cake and eat it too! There is a 30 year solar contract here which conveys along with the farm. Better yet, the solar firm has agreed to raise the solar panels so that the pasture beneath them can continue to be utilized. This should raise some eyebrows and get the economic juices flowing.
There are 60 acres, nearly all of which are of which are improved pasture set up for rotational grazing with only a small amount wooded. Flat to rolling terrain. In the pasture has a watering system and high tensile fencing. Just across the street is the Upper Hudson river.
The seller can provide organic feed year-round. He sells large amounts of wrapped large bales every year and can provide the necessary equipment to run the operation, a win-win situation for all.
The barn is 36x122’ and has 50 large ties, 2” 4 unit pipeline, mats, mow conveyor, 1000g bulk tank w/new compressor, 2 large steel grain bins, tunnel ventilation, new variable speed vacuum pump, new plate cooler, and a new Berg barn cleaner. Concrete barnyard and 2 steel bins for concentrates. The barn was remodeled in 2015. It has a 7’ wide feed alley. Water is from 2 sources, a dug well and also there is public water.
A concrete strip leads to a 40x100’ Coverall barn, new 11 years ago, with concrete floors and sand pens with a bedding pack. It is used for heifers and calves and has curtained side walls.
The home is of colonial origin and, very much unlike the barns, is in poor condition. It has 4 bedrooms, and 2 baths and is heated by a wood stove. It has a partial basement. Same water as the barn - dug well + public water. The 3 car garage is in similar condition.
#1166 - Western Montgomery County - SOLD
- 73 acres, all open, farmed organically
- decent facilities for livestock and machinery
- Amish farmers in the neighborhood
A beautiful parcel, and beautifully kept, too. There are 76.9 acres here of which 52 are tillable, 17 pasture and the remainder wooded, All gentle slopes, all in hay, and certified organic. There is 2978’ of road frontage, too. A dug well (lots of water, but has iron) located near the pond supplies water to the barn, but there also is a good spring in the woods that used to be the main source until the pipes needed to be replaced.
The barn is 32x80’ single-storied (stable part), with a hay barn attached at the back (32x60’). There are 50 tie and a large leanto addition affords space for young stock. Milking and cleaning equipment has long been removed, but a 16x24’ silo remains, it is sealed storage, bottom-unloading, and intended for grain. The attached milkhouse is 16x20’.
There is a 38x57’ pole barn and a 20x20’ garage. The garage has a new door overhead door, room for a small shop and a full second story, a nice building only the siding was never install over the sheathing..
The home was removed some years back, but where it stood is a great building site, all lawn with shade trees and a circular drive. A dug well remains.
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