I am in outside of NE Philly. I have a realtor but we haven’t found anything at all in the past 6 months. Yeah, I know there just isn’t inventory. We are looking to purchase a 7+ acre farm or something that can be turn into a private horse farm. Ideally with a seperate MIL suite (ideal), built in MIL suite or enough space to have a MIL built.
We haven’t seen one listing that has even come close. Well, we found one that was close but the seller hid that they subdived off two lots right behind the house. They went on contract with someone else and the deal feel through for obvious reasons.
Its crazy, we have a $1.3 million budget. Even just looking at 5+ acres with none of the other factors, there isn’t more than 4-5 listings in my large search area. Those 4-5 are over 120 year old houses and have been sitting for 3+ months, no one wants them and we aren’t interested. Even increasing my search to $2 million (just to see) doesn’t add and more listings. I figure its just a waiting game at this point. I know its going to be hard to find what we are looking for and this post might just be me venting. I haven’t even had a got to the stage of putting in offers on anything.
Maybe someone has tips to find unique properties like what we are looking for. No luck on for sale by owner type searches.