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 13 acres of pasture with the buildings for $195000.
Western Montgomery County. SOLD
~Old-fashioned farm, great farming area
~83 acres, mostly prime land
~lots of local interest in this one
83 acres, up to 65 tillable (40 of it prime land) and in a good state of cultivation (Angola, Armenia, Nellis & Lansing silt soils). The reminder is best suited for pasture (Fonda & Madelin land), though there are some wooded spots. Good southern views. There is 3600’ of road frontage and the home sits about 400’ off the larger road, on a gravel road which dead-ends at your drive during the winter.
The homesite feels like a haven, green grass, flowing spring, flowers, tiny pond, birds calling, mature shade trees. The major buildings are post and beam construction with slate roofs. The home, a 1920 ft2 eyebrow colonial, was built in the 1700’s and remains fairly authentic. It has 2 porches, both covered, one enclosed, the other open. Floors are mixture of oak, wide plank, carpet and vinyl plank. There are some replacement windows, definitely not all. Plumbing has been well-updated and there is a new shower and a new fuel tank. Downstairs is an eat-in kitchen, living and dining rooms a large laundry, small office, and a bath with a new large shower. A storage room is in the back. Upstairs is a huge master bedroom with 2 original sleeping nooks and 2 normal-sized bedrooms. And in an unused portion, 2 more bedrooms and a storage room (these need work). There are several original mock fireplaces.
Oil hot water heat, good-tasting well water. (Note: the well is located off the property, with full legal rights for use and maintenance. Portions of the line between are new but one portion isn’t and has lead pipe.) There is also a drilled well near the barn, but this has a rock lodged inside it and is not used.
The main barn is 40x75’ with a double drive-in loft. It is structurally quite good but outmoded of course. It houses a variety of pens of different sizes, stanchions, and calf stalls, has a large milk house and 2 smaller rooms. A 2 story shop has 2 overhead doors and measures 24x41’. There is a also a 2 story 20x30’ utility building, a good henhouse, a storage shed, and a garage.
This is an inexpensive property to own, not only due to its modest $350000 price, but also remarkably low taxes, which total (w/Star) $1781. Electric costs are typically between $60 & $80/month. A wood stove supplements the oil heat. Land rent generates some income.
#1194 - Gem of a Small Farm, Western Montgomery County NEW LISTING - SOLD IMMEDIATELY
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 SOLD
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.
#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.
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