Farms: 50-100 Acres
Want to earn part of all your living from a farm? You are at the right place. Our farming areas all have a long future ahead of them and we can't wait to welcome you to the neighborhood. Please contact us for aerial maps, an address, or for additional pictures. If you have questions, by all means ask. We are here to make your buying experience a great one! Note: if you don't need as large an acreage or need something commercially viable, also check out what we have under "Country Living". Please look under the sub pages to find the exciting properties that we can offer.
"Sold" places will have details left here for a year so that you can make comparisons.
"Sold" places will have details left here for a year so that you can make comparisons.
#1175 Eastern Montgomery County NEW LISTING
~Near Capital District
~ Many renovations to home
~ Lots of barns
Adjoining Schenectady County, we have a 71 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. 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 $449000. Taxes are extremely low - $3700. 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. This adjoins #1179 (24 or 92 acres).
UNDER CONTRACT, went above starting price, multiple offers
#1179 - Eastern Montgomery County. NEW LISTING
~ 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.
$225000 on the ~24 acres and all buildings, $399000 (firm) if you want everything. Taxes on it all are between $7-8000 with none of the usual deductions (other than ag assessment) taken. The owners reside elsewhere. This property is only 30 minutes from Albany and should get lots of good people excited. Especially with those views and the quiet you enjoy here! This adjoins #1175 (77acres), which we also have for sale.
#1146 Northeastern Otsego County - SOLD
- 75 acres, adjoins State Forest
- Tons of barn space
- Shipped milk (parlour) 12 years ago
Best buy, best not wait or you’ll be too late. This farm last shipped milk 10 years ago and you may expect to make repairs, even though its roadside appearance is quite attractive. There are 75 acres, maybe 20 of which are rolling sidehill hay meadows, another 35 wooded, and the remainder pasture. Previous owners have relied upon nearby rented land, but you could also buy crops if you prefer. There is a stream running through the property, plenty of water. It has frontage on 2 roads, a lightly-traveled State route and a county road,1530’ total. Nice area views. In the back, it adjoins State Forest land.
The home has 1600 ft2 and sits elevated above the road with vinyl siding and a newer green steel roof, so presents an attractive roadside appearance. Inside, frankly, it needs significant help. Do not be blinded by the attractive exterior. More visitors have planned to raze it than to remodel it. If you are planning to finance this property, do not expect the home to add to the appraisal value here. The value is in the barn and the land.
There is an enclosed porch with cement floor, a paneled long wall and new windows. The kitchen is 11x12’, with a ceiling fan, propane range, and a new window. A wide door-space separates it from the dining room (9x11”) which at one time must have served as the kitchen as it has wainscoting, cupboards (with sliding glass doors). A wood stove is in this room, also a washer. The living room L’s around the stairway and would be 15x17’ were it not for the “L”. It has a carpeted floor. Off of it is an old full bath (not used) and and another bath, newer, with a corner shower stall and a separate laundry room. Those rooms are 7.5x17’. In the other direction is another L-shaped room, 16x17’. This houses a 2 person hot tub, a piano and space that was once used for a laundry. Sliding glass doors open to the deck and the old pool.
Upstairs are 3 rooms, a 7.5x17’ child’s bedroom which encompasses a walk-in closet. There is a room at the landing which is 15x17’, carpeted, and could serve as a bedroom. Beyond it is a 16x17’ bedroom, carpeted. Its floor slopes significantly in one corner, probably due to bad joists in the basement. The foundation of laid stone appears to be OK. There is a new electric entrance but much of the wiring is considerably older. Plumbing and heat need to be thoroughly gone over. “Shabby, in need of paint and paper” describes the walls and ceilings.
There is a one car garage attached to the home but this is better used for storage. Next to it is a deck and an old in-ground swimming pool, surrounded by a cement pad and chain link fence. The basement has no stairs and was not visited. I noted a new 100 amp sub panel for wiring upstairs; the main must be in the basement. A dug well is by the home. Mostly, the molding and baseboards in the home are original. Some are quite nice.
#1161 - Western Montgomery & Fulton Counties SOLD
- 73 acres, all tillable, all outstanding land
- Large LN barn, suitable for any livestock or hay
- milking barn, machine shed
Southern exposure with 73 acres and nearly all is tillable, good land, all in meadows. The remainder is pasture. And there is ample land to rent or use across the street, hay and pasture both. There is a 12’ deep pond near the buildings for fishing and swimming as well as fire protection. There are wonderful views from the fields.
The main barn is like new 75x108’, solar, well ventilated with covered drive-through feeding. It is divided into loose housing pens. The old dairy barn (40x72’ w/22x40’ addition) has 12 tie stalls plus 5 pens, It is a bank barn and has a drive-in mow.
There is also a 41x66’ enclosed pole barn for machinery, a 16x36’ shed, and a 22x24’ 2 car garage.
The home is Italianate-styled and in good condition. It is heated with a wood furnace and has radiant hot water heat in the floors. Inside, it features a very open floor plan and feels much larger than its 2294 ft2 would lead you to believe. There is a sewing room, kitchen, dining area and living room, only separated by a center hall stairs. A bathroom and mud room are also downstairs while 4 bedrooms and a walk-in closet are upstairs.
This farm is Amish-owned but has electricity still functioning. You may want to check wiring before you use everything as they only use a bare minimum for themselves. They may prove amenable for solar development if that is your intention.
#1121 - Washington County
- 50 flat organic aces, all pastured
- operating dairy w/VG livestock facilities
Have your cake and eat it too! There is a pending long-term solar contract here which will sell with the farm. Better yet, they have 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 50 acres, nearly all of which are of which are improved pasture with 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 he 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. The barn was remodeled in 2015. It has a 7’ wide feed alley. Water is from 2 sources, a dug well and also 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.
#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.
#1135 - Western Fulton County - SOLD
- Over 70 acres
- Private setting
- Almost new home and barn
- It's a diamond mine!
Western Fulton County - Hidden farmstead was built by Amish just 10 years ago and is being totally revamped by the current owner. It is exceptionally well insulated, has new windows, fresh paint, a new kitchen, 2 new baths, new septic, and new wiring. Downstairs there is a open floor plan with the kitchen, dining area and living room, which forms a wide U shape. There is a bath and bedroom downstairs as well. On the second floor is the second bath (both with showers, no tubs), a sitting room and two unfinished 15x20’ bedrooms. There are 1800 feet of living space, but the layout makes it feel even larger. The laundry is located in a full dry walk-out basement. Heat is by a new propane hot air furnace but there is also a woodstove in the basement. It heats easily - they only spent $600 last winter, and it was far colder than normal. All appliances are included. A word on the home and grounds: You will find it very rustic and with lots of natural wood, on walls and ceilings both.
You will find 72.7 acres here, with 1677’ of road frontage on two roads. It backs up to a power line, which has it’s own driveway. You can use this or the land under the line, all for free. On the farm itself are 45 acres of flat well-drained and very fertile land, Galway and Lansing soils.Stick it in and it grows. Even the fence posts have branches (joking). Most of the remainder is wooded, but there is some pasture as well. A large pond can be seen from the home, plus there is a seasonal stream. If you wish to own more land, we have 42 acres nearby which is for sale from a different owner.
The barn is 40x90’ with a drive-in and clear-span mow. It was built for dairy with 23 tie stalls and room for youngstock. Now there are 6 temporary foaling stalls there. Everything is in good condition. There is a 25x48’ 4 sided machinery shed and a shop that is 10x20’ with a semi-finished interior. A drilled well services both barn and home. The driveway has been upgraded and 600’ of horse fencing was installed..
The barn is large, 32x250’, and it is a far better barn than the house is a house. Connected at its end is a 40x100’ pole barn which has been used at various times for hay, machinery and for livestock. In the main barn are 110 stalls. They need repair and were used most recently as freestalls. The barn has tunnel ventilation with spaces for 6 - 4’ fans, half of which appear to be complete. There is hay storage over its entire length and a Patz barn cleaner services half of it, a Clay or Badger chain on the rest. There is a large enclosed manure shed and a generator hookup and, in the oldest section, space for calves. Water is supplied by an artesian drilled well. There are 4 silos, no unloaders. 3 18x50s and a 14x40’.
You will find a fairly new double 6 milking parlour. This appears to be in good shape. It has a 3” lowline, ATOs, and is rapid exit. Nice. The milkhouse is L-shaped and has 645 and 635 gallon bulk tanks and a newer 100g water heater/heat exchanger.
The price is reasonable - $275000. Taxes are around $11500, but they have never taken steps to have them lowered. You could and you should. No Sunday showings on this one, please.
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 price is $300,000 and the taxes are $4719. If you are serious about farming, you need to see this one right away. For further questions or to arrange a visit or submit an offer, please give Larry Casler a call at 315-823-2970.
You can have this for a firm but fair $215000. If you do not want the fenced 6 acres of pasture and buildings, then you may subtract $25000. Taxes with no deductions taken are estimated at ~$3400.
One of the interesting assets here is your very own diamond mine, Herkimer Diamonds, which can be found here and there in the area. Any mineral hound in the US knows all about them. They are large, pure quartzite crystals. A previous owner, digging in his spare time, sold $20000 worth of these crystals. There is a new rose garden and a small apple orchard.
The farm is priced to sell at $285000. Taxes, complete, are $6881. Since the owner does not live here full time, he does not get the Star exemption - you could and would then see that figure plummet.
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