Discover Rural Living in the Painted Desert
PETRIFIED FOREST LOT – 40 ACRES IN APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA
Do you dream of owning a piece of the great American west? Well, we have a real catch! This is a 40 acre lot right at the doorstep of the Petrified Forest National Park. The parcel is in the center of the painted desert and part of the great Colorado Plateau. The area is perfect for hiking and horseback riding.
“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. president
Our lot is about midway between Albuquerque and Phoenix, and 30 minutes to St. Johns, the county seat of Apache and “the town of friendly neighbors”.
“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie, billionaire industrialist
This lot is not only at the doorstep on the Petrified Forest, but is not far from Canyon de Chelly National Park (home to the Navajo cliff dwellings)and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. This is a region with a lot of history – so if you love the southwest, rural living and the pastoral colors of the Arizona desert, this is the perfect place for you!
According to the Apache County website, Apache, “is a County of contrasts, starting from the blue spruce and aspen covered mountains near Alpine and Nutrioso, to the Greer Valley with the clear, cold waters of the Little Colorado River flowing northward to Round Valley and St. Johns. The Navajo Nation begins near Sanders and is a world apart. It is a country of long, pinon covered mesas, red sandstone cliffs, huge open valleys and hidden canyons.
Apache County is growing. Our current population is 70,000. With the new Units three and four being constructed at the Springerville Generating Station, new permanent jobs are being created along with all of the required support services needed for an expanding population in the surrounding communities. Land values are increasing as a result of many new subdivisions being approved and the desire for rural property and second homes by those living in the more metropolitan parts of the state.”
PURCHASE PRICE $
10,50010,000 + $199 DOCUMENT FEE
We accept personal checks, cashier’s checks, money orders and Zelle.
TITLE AND USE
What you can or cannot legally do on the land is controlled by the local government, not by us or any seller. Please contact the county, providing them with the parcel number, to confirm zoning, access and available utilities.
GPS Coordinates: 34.8390262864689,-109.576220065436
TAXES ARE PAID AND CURRENT
Annual taxes are $76.42. Taxes have been paid through 2018 and no back taxes are owed.
“Buy on the fringe and wait. Buy land near a growing city! Buy real estate when other people want to sell. Hold what you buy!” – John Jacob Astor, real estate and business mogul
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are there any improvements on the lot? No, the lot is vacant. There are no fences or buildings on the lot.
Are there utility connections to the lot? There is not much in the way of public utilities in the area. You will need to install a septic system for sewer. Likewise, water will either be supplied by a well or water hauling service and power from a generator. Please contact Apache County for more information on utilities.
How many people can be included on the deed? You can have as many people listed on the deed as you would like.
What kind of deed will I receive? You will receive a special warranty deed, which means the seller is guaranteeing the property wasn’t encumbered during the time of his/her ownership.
Can the deed be made out to an LLC? Yes, the deed can be made out to an LLC or corporation.
We completed an extensive due diligence process on this lot, but we recommend you do your own research as well. Take the time to get to know your new property before purchasing – it could remain in your family for generations!
“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” – Mark Twain, writer and humorist