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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Are they worth it? Having a hard time justifying 50k for a small building w/no power and water on a parcel you do not own.

What is your opinion?

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Location, Location location...if you don;t have that, I would say NO for 50K.

Ours is 8 miles from the highway and hotels and campgrounds..ON TOP of the mountain others are looking at from the bottom or some far off vista. So ours is worth it, miles and miles in any direction from the door. Just got back from it . We got electric because of a nearby pipeline but no water.




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We have one in Pike Co,we have electric but no running water.Split it with my brother and we use it alot.Its worth it to us.

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Re: state cabin lease

I've been wondering the same thing. I found one up in Warren County, but it appears to be pretty beat up. Does a guy buy the place and dump money into it? I don't know. I guess it really comes down to the terms of the lease.

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I looked into one several years ago in the Pecks Pond area of NE PA. After I foud out that the price was 36K and I could not make any changes or improvements to the building (and all the ones for sale were shacks) I decided to invest in bonds. I have never regretted that decission.

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Re: state cabin lease

Like RB stated location can really make the lease worth the price. We have a state lease and our closes neighbor is over a mile away. There is now way we be able to afford a similar located cabin private land that would have the privacy our cabin offers. I guess it comes down to is it worth it to you.
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I looked into one several years ago in the Pecks Pond area of NE PA. After I foud out that the price was 36K and I could not make any changes or improvements to the building (and all the ones for sale were shacks) I decided to invest in bonds. I have never regretted that decission.
That is incorrect. There are guidelines to follow but you can make improvements, additions, etc with approval from the district forester (Ryan Brown for Pike Co).

Like buying anything, its only worth it if YOU think so.

Where are you looking Brad? There are a few for sale not far from me.

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Re: state cabin lease

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Are they worth it? Having a hard time justifying 50k for a small building w/no power and water on a parcel you do not own.

What is your opinion?
Mine has water within 50 feet, but no electric, low deer population, good bear population, native trout stream within walking distance, solitude.
Priceless
Wouldn't sell it for twice that amount.

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$200.00 a year to lease the ground. Hundrededs of thousands of acres to hunt . Building is yours dude. Keep within the 1000sq feet, dont leave any junk laying around and get to know your forester and in my mind it is priceless. Sproul
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I looked into one several years ago in the Pecks Pond area of NE PA. After I foud out that the price was 36K and I could not make any changes or improvements to the building (and all the ones for sale were shacks) I decided to invest in bonds. I have never regretted that decission.
Well the 'shacks' usually sell for less...I've seen a few lease camps in Pike that were nicer than some homes. The local ranger is your friend and will let you know what you can do. I'm in Monroe & the gipsey moths killed a lot of trees around me. The ranger marked 14 on my lease that I can cut because they endanger my building, privy and electric line. all it took was an e-mail.

BTW someone mentioned 1000 sq ft.; I think it is 1500sq ft max for the building [not including porches] plus you can also have a storage shed. Just need to work with the rules and communicate with the DCNR.

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