We live in south central VA, Sussex County. Taxes are cheeeeep here $1400.00 on a $280,000 piece of property, 10 acres, house and barn. We still pay personal property taxes, about $4.00 per $100.00 in value. We have well and are happy as can be. I'm retiring from military in about 16 months and hope to stay here in gods country as long as the lord will let us. About 15 miles to the nearest city, Petersburg, VA.
I would invest now if you can, never know what will happen in 15 years.
What is included in the description of personal property? We both drive newer 4wd (got to have up here) a newer travel trailer, and an 08 mahindra 2615.
When you starting looking for land be concerned with perc sites and the cost of a septic system. In my area of NC the good land with good perc sites are pretty much gone in prime locations. When we were looking for land last century a conventional perc site was hard to find. Some of the soil on our land would require a spray septic system. Back in 2000 a spray system was $30K in our area.
TBNers in Texas were paying $5,000 or less for a system that would cost at 4-6 times that amount in my area.
I think my area was being ripped off. I looked at systems and figured they really did not cost that much more to build. An engineer had to do the design but one just had to follow their instructions. I could not see why the systems cost that much.
Once you start looking for land pay attention to perc, systems, and perc rules.