Everyday I am still on the lookout for a farm that is for sale in Iowa that we would be willing to sale ours for. The farm we currently own is more suited for hunting than farming and we would love to find a farm with better farm ground and a house already on it that is still within our budget. This farm near Earlham Iowa fits that bill.
This is a 38 acre farm that has a 3 bedroom and 3 bath house on it, with an old barn and pond is what we are looking for. I look at hundreds of farms for sale in Iowa and Missouri and I know a good bargan when I see it and this one is priced to sale at 178,500.00
Why We Like This one
We like this one because all of the acres is useable for pasture farming. We also like the fact it has a house already on it. We also love trees, they provide beauty, shade and help lower utility cost and this house is surrounded by mature trees. At our current farm there aren’t any trees around the building site and it will take years for some to grow that will help shade the house.
We also like where this farm is located. It is only about a 30 min drive west of Des Moines, so if my wife Niki wants to keep working off the farm it would be a easy commute.
Great Old Barn and Farm Buildings
For those of you who have been following my blog for long know I love old barns. I did a post about it “Memories Of Old Barns” . To me, having an old barn on your farm is romantic and brings me back to my childhood when we used to go visit my mothers sisters on their farm. I have always been envious of farms of bloggers I follow that have old barns on their place, so this farm having an old barn is a big plus.
The House Needs Lots of Work
We have learned from our past searches you can’t always tell how a place is by the pictures. So we hope this one is as good as it looks by the pictures.
The kitchen is going to need lots of work.
The more I look at this farm the more I think this could be the one, but I am not the worst critic in our household, that title belongs to my wife. She is good at spotting the flaws in places we look at. We plan to look at this farm soon and when we do we will report how it went.
I was waiting to post this tomorrow so no one would beat us to this property, but I just got off the phone with the realtor and this property has already been sold. I knew this one wouldn’t last long at that price. Better luck next time.
You can see more photos and the listing here http://www.iowarealty.com/aspx/findahome/listingdetail.aspx?list_numb=425347 Let me know what you all think on this one.