This is a NO RESERVE auction . . .
The high bidder wins ... PERIOD !
You are bidding on the
Full Purchase Price
ALREADY BUILT UP BY THE PREVIOUS PURCHASER OF THIS 5.1 WOODED ACRES AND AMISH BUILT LOG CABIN WHO DEFAULTED ON THEIR MORTGAGE AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF MAKING PAYMENTS.
This means that the previous purchaser ALREADY PAID $13,446.00 in payments …
Their loss is your gain !
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The Mortgage Lender has agreed to allow the assumption of the existing remaining mortgage balance of $43,517.80 … after all of the previously made payments have been deducted …
With monthly payments now reduced by the bank to only $495.
So the winner of this auction will simply ASSUME that existing mortgage … without ANY up front closing costs … or attorney fees… or other fees of any kind.
To see a copy of the Lender’s Mortgage Assumption Agreement Contract with all of the terms and conditions of the assumption spelled out just message a request to me and I will send it to you.
This auction is unlike most other eBay item auctions that only need short simple auction descriptions ... it is instead for the sale of real estate and therefore requires a much longer and more detailed description ... SO PLEASE BE SMART ... AND READ IT ALL BEFORE YOU BID !
THIS IS A RARE CHANCE TO GET A GREAT “BUY” IN COUNTRY LAND … WITH AN ALREADY BUILT AMISH BUILT LOG CABIN DURING THESE DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES … EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TO PAY CASH … OR GET A NEW MORTGAGE OF YOUR OWN!
PLUS ... For all bids over $1,500 … WE WILL THROW IN A GAS POWERED ELECTRIC GENERATOR - FREE !
This 5.01± acre parcel AND already built Log Cabin package is tax map number 120.14-1-3.18 in the Town and Village of Angelica, Allegany County, NY.
Please read the following
VERY CAREFULLY ! !
ARE YOU NEW TO EBAY … OR HAVE ONLY A FEW PREVIOUS EBAY PURCHASES?
IF SO, you are welcome, but ... PLEASE TAKE NOTE: we need you to contact us BEFORE you bid and assure us that you have completely read, understand and AGREE to all of the terms and conditions in this auction description, and that you are a serious and responsible bidder, and that you will pay promptly at the end of the auction
In fact even if you've been on eBay awhile ... PLEASE DO US BOTH A FAVOR … READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION ... BEFORE you bid!
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The only reason this 5.01 acre parcel and Amish Built Log Cabin is available is because the previous buyer developed serious financial and personal problems after making payments for over two years and, as a result, had to give it up … their misfortune may be your opportunity.
It is the only property like it that we have left in in this area that has a Log Cabin is already built that you can simply purchase the equity to own it … so bid accordingly ... when this opportunity is gone … it’s gone forever.)
Now, having stated that ... Why should you buy this 5.1 acre prime location wooded country get-a-way by simply purchasing the EQUITY built up by the previous purchaser and assuming their mortgage ... without any of the traditional real estate buying hassles . . . and no up-front closing costs ... or any fees of ANY kind?
. . . And why should you do it now ... while you're still young and healthy enough to enjoy it . . . ?
I'll address both of those questions later ... but, first let me tell you more about me and the land we’re offering at auction.
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Hi... and thanks for taking a look at our auction!
If you are a regular follower of our auctions, you may notice that this 5.1 acre parcel and already built Log Cabin is located in Angelica, NY right off of I-86
If you are new to our auctions ... welcome aboard!
auction is for purchasing the EQUTY ONLY and then assuming the mortgage for 5.1 acres of
wooded land (out of part of our original 117 acre parcel)… INCLUDING an already constructed Amish built Log Cabin located in the Village of
Angelica in the Town of Angelica in Allegany County New York 14709, designated as lot #24.
*** With NO reserve! ***
"If you had a magic wand that could produce any kind of a country get-a-way you want ... what would it be like?"
Here are some feedbacks from a couple of our recent buyers...
Hi I'm George and I have bought two Angelica parcels from
This man has stood by his word 100% and I would trust
him with my life. I originally bought 10 acres and
later decided to change properties to 10 acres on top
of the mountain. There was a delay on getting a
building permit on the lot I wanted because I needed
to go to a town meeting to request one. Rather than
wait the few weeks I wanted to start on MY schedule.
Jack went out of his way and in a matter of a day or 2
had swapped my parcel and taken care of everything.
Everything he does seems to be for the people who
purchased property from him. Ask any questions of him,
He answers quickly and doesn't make it seem like a
chore to answer you. I've talked to him personally and
find him to be intelligent, personable and will bend
over backwards for you if you treat him with the
fairness and respect that he has earned. Hope this
. . . George Mika
"First I must compliment you on your honest representation of these parcels of land, they are exactly as you say and so much more... (Feel free to quote me and to use my email as a satisfied customer reference)."
. . . Bob Wood
This 5.01± acres of land AND Log Cabin THAT WAS ALREADY RECENTLY CONSTRUCED is located on a Private Driveway called the High Street Extension which is directly off High Street (a Public Road plowed and maintained year-round) in the Village of Angelica, NY.
Thus, this parcel has frontage right on a paved Village road that is plowed and maintained year round.
Plus it has direct access to public water, electric and natural gas … which all run right along the south boundary of this parcel.
To give you an idea of how large 5.01 acres is, it's about the size of a city block ... or about enough area for 18 or 20 normal city house lots … plus we also give you the right to hunt or hike on the unsold remainder of our 117 acres.
This is the VERY LAST 5.01± ACRE PARCELS we have available here (WITH ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES ACROSS THE FRONT) ... so bid accordingly. When it's gone ... They're all gone.
The present 5.01± acre parcel that is up for auction, upon which your Log Cabin WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN CONSTRUCTED, fronts on a The High Street Extension ... (See the map in the photo section) ... and it is arguably one of the NICEST LOTS WE HAVE IN THAT IT HAS ACCESS TO ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES.
It was recently approved by the Village of Angelica for hook up to public water, the municipally owned Electric utility (with the very low rate of about 4 cents per KW) and natural gas.
It was also recently tested and approved by the Allegany County Health Department for a septic system
If you go back up to the top to the DESCRIPTION BOX and click on the Display Map link it will take you to a MapQuest map with a marker located right at the point on High Street where the The High Street Extension leading to this land begins.
Once you get the map on Map Quest you can switch from Street Map to Aerial Map by clicking the tabs in the upper right hand corner of the map.
The High Street Extension connects directly to High Street (a paved public street) and if you look at the topography/plat map in the photo section you will be able to see precisely where it is situated. Map Quest recently updated its "aerial map" view so I highly recommend that you check it out. It will show you amazingly detailed terrain features...
The High Street Extension starts at High Street and GIVES IMMEDIATE ACCESS to these 5.01 acres from High Street.
This parcel is in the middle of a HUGE extent of the woods (which shows up on the aerial photo in the picture section).
If you click on the Neighborhood Profile in that same above DESCRIPTION BOX if will give you tons of useful information ... for example ... the water quality here is much higher than the average for the nation ... and the crime rate is lower ... etc.
This land is perfect for all get-away-seekers, nature lovers, hunters, and snowmobilers, etc. that want to be in the woods ... off the beaten path ... but, still have IMEDIATE easy access by way of a public year round PAVED road, with electric, water and gas along it.
As well as great internet and cell access.
Plus it is only about one mile or so away, as the crow flies, from the first of thousands of acres of County and State Forests (Bald Mountain State Forest being the closest State Forest).
The topography map in the picture section shows the lot and the surrounding area and also shows the large extent of the wooded land around it (in green shading).
There are literally dozens of close by State Forests with over 50,000 acres of land that you are free to roam or hunt at your pleasure.
Two of the adjoining Towns, Birdsall and West Almond, both are about 40% State Forests ... with very few people.
A GREAT LOCATION ! (location … locationJ)
All of the photos are taken on or from this actual 5.01 acres except the photos of the Log Cabin … which will be custom built using the same design as shown to the size you choose.
Because most of the photos are in the woods the field of vision was rather limited.
This 5.01± acres of land is just about totally wooded recreational/residential land ... but there are a few small openings here and there in the woods ... and it is also surrounded on three sides by woods.
We're starting the bid at only $495.
All of the photos are either taken on or from this land, or very close to it. (Except for those labeled otherwise.)
The topography map in the picture section shows the large extent of the wooded land in this area (shaded in green).
You are bidding on EQUITY ONLY.
The minimum monthly payments on the already existing mortgage that you will be assuming have been reduced by the bank to a new minimum of $495 per month.
You may pay off the balance in full at anytime without any penalty or fee.
This is a NO RESERVE auction ... the high bid wins ... period!
What do you need to make you comfortable enough to purchase some real nice country land on eBay ?
This land and deal is guaranteed to be just as described ….
There is . . .
NO RESERVE !
NO Realtors !
NO Lawyers !
NO attorney fees !
NO up-front fees or CLOSING COSTS of ANY kind !
NO extra fees for Survey Stakes (Stakes are included) !
NO fees for a Search (Abstract) (Copy of our Search is included) !
NO time wasted running around looking for the “right” deal … or the right land !
NO hassle … or cost … of getting a new mortgage yourself !
All you have to do is decide if you can afford $495/month … and how much you want to bid for the EQUITY … AND WE DO EVERYTHING ELSE !
IT'S VERY EASY TO BUY FROM US !
IT'S AS SIMPLE AS A. B. C.
A. Pay us whatever you bid for the EQUITY.
B. Assume the existing mortgage.
C. Pay $800/year (presently) towards the cost and administration of taxes.
We do EVERYTHING ELSE !
ABOUT ME AND THE "UNIQUE SELLING PROPOSITION" I'M OFFERING
My greatest claim to fame is that I was an Airline Captain (for the predecessors of what is now known as US Airways) for a number of years. And, instead of buying stocks, I bought land ... lots of it. I’m 79 now (as of January 5th) ... and it’s time to start sharing some of that land. (Kind of like "paying it forward")
eBay has opened up a whole new and exciting world ... and mode of doing business for all of us.
Our intent is to offer a unique way of using eBay to give you an opportunity to own your own little place in the country … away from the hustle and bustle... and the "rat race" of the cities.
And you don't have to worry about the substantial upfront closing costs and attorney fees that are often required when buying real estate...
This pre-existing financing IS available ANYONE who wants it ... with NO credit checks
So if you don't have the right credit ... or you don't have enough cash saved up to pay your entire purchase price in cash ... OR to be able to get a traditional mortgage requiring a 20% to 30% down payment ... (with all of the normal "jumping through the hoops" they require) ... OR you don't have the substantial closing costs required ... then this may be a unique opportunity for you to get started NOW ... WITHOUT HAVING TO WAIT UNTIL YOU'VE EMASSED ENOUGH SAVINGS TO PAY CASH … OR TO GET A CONVENTIONAL MORTGAGE IN THE PRESENT DEPRESSED FINANCIAL MARKET.
What you've previously done with your credit is of no concern to me. If you've done good ... congratulations … But, if you've made some mistakes ... chalk it up to "the cost of your education". It's what you do from here on out that counts.
As you undoubtedly know, Today is the beginning of the rest of your life. If you give me your word ... keep it ... and we'll both feel good about it ... and have no need to look backward.
We want to offer this land in such a way so as to reduce your risk as much as possible. Thus, our guarantee . . .
First, this land, and this deal, must turn out to be just as we describe them to be ... or we will do whatever is necessary to make that happen.
Second, you will get a Warranty Deed (at no extra cost to you), which guarantees a good and marketable title, free and clear of all liens and encumbrances ... not just a Quit Claim Deed, as many eBay sellers offer ... which does NOT guarantee the title.
We also eliminate the need for you to spend money for a lawyer … and all the legal Gobbledygook and Mumbo Jumbo that goes with them ... and we make the transaction as simple as possible for you. We take care of all the legal paperwork …
For what it's worth ... our attitude is that we’re dedicated to do whatever it takes to consistently endeavor to make this an easy and pleasant experience and transaction for you
We really mean it when we say … We’re at your service!
Buying land from us is extremely simple and easy . . .
All you are have to do to win this auction is to bid the amount you feel it’s worth to buy the EQUITY in this property that was already built up by the payments made by the previous purchaser that defaulted.
You do not have to pay for anything else up front!
Before we get into the specific about the land ... let’s do a little "imagining".
Well... this land ... in conjunction with your imagination ... can make any of these things ... and a hundred others ... come true.
All you have to do … is ACT!
AND HEY ... HAVING A NICE PIECE OF SECLUDED LAND FAR FROM THE BIG CITIES MIGHT NOT BE A BAD THING TO HAVE IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES ... JUST IN CASE ....
THE LAND ITSELF : ... The pictures tell most of the story ....
Many who have won our auctions invariably say that the land turns out to be BETTER than the pictures.
Keep in mind that we took some of these photos in the fall of the year ... so things can look rather different in summer when everything is growing … or in the winter when the trees are bare and there is snow on the ground.
This land is just about totally wooded, but there are a few small openings here and there in the woods.
If you have a chain saw you can keep it pretty busy cutting a just about unlimited supply of firewood.
This land is just about level with a very slight slope from north to south … and it has a seasonal stream running through it.
You can get an idea of the terrain from the survey/topography map in the photo section.
The USGS Topography Map I included in the photo section will also show you the extent of the woods (in green) as well as the surrounding area.
This land even has some thick pine cover nearby that the big trophy bucks love to hide and bed down in.
This parcel of land is pretty much rectangular in shape.
The front of the parcel (it's west side) is about a total of 245 feet wide and fronts on the High Street Extension. The back (the east side) is a total of about 267 feet wide. And the north and south sides are both a total of about 903 feet long. It is 5.0136 acres in size.
And … there IS ELECTRIC right alone side of this property … along with MUNICIPAL WATER and NATURAL GAS !
The survey/topography map in the photo section will show you the approximate bearings and distances, and the shape of the land and the elevations of the terrain look like. (Each brown contour line indicated a difference of 20 feet in elevation ... and the green shaded areas indicate older wooded areas.)
You WILL receive an original stamped copy of the Instrument Survey that we recently had prepared by a Licensed Land Surveyor. And there ARE Surveyors stakes in all corners and/or angle points of this lot … All this at no cost to you.
FYI this survey cost me $4,000 to have done.
This land is VERY private and quiet. So if you really want to get away from it all, but still have reasonably easy access … this lot may be for you.
It is definitely buildable … in case you want to build something larger or additional in the future!
It is essentially duel purpose land … equally well suited for a secluded recreational get-a-way, OR an out-of-the-way permanent home ... and yet close enough to walk to the center of the village in only a few minutes.
There are two municipal entities that our 117 acres spans ... the Town of Angelica, and the Village of Angelica. This parcel is in the Village.
There are presently NO zoning regulations or ordinances in either the Town or Village of Angelica ... so you can pretty much do ... or build ... what you want... at least for the time being.
But ... things they are a-changin'. The Village is already in the process of reexamining and perhaps revising their local laws about what you can and can't do with your own land IN THE FUTURE.
(The TOWN has rejected that same proposal ... which I think makes more sense.)
They call this progress ... but, I have my reservations about that. This kind of progress just makes it tougher and tougher to do what I do ... i.e. Make land available to the average Joe and Jane at a reasonable price. All this "progress" just drives the price of country land up more and more.
Oh well ... this is a sign of the times we live in. Many previous freedoms are being eliminated.
All the more reason to get some country land now ... while you are still able to do so.
And having a place to go in the county if things get bad is not a bad idea…
All timber and surface mineral rights are included and will go to the winning bidder ... forever.
There are homes on the High Street ... but, once enter this parcel and into the woods, permanent neighbors are nonexistent ... and seclusion and wildlife abound.
There are a number of the lovely hiking/sno-mobile/atv/horse trails in the area.
Most of the soil in the area appears to be moderately well drained and was recently tested and percolates OK. The Allegany County Health Department has already tested and approved it for a septic system.
The INCLUDED already constructed AMISH BUILT LOG CABIN :
Included with this purchase is a nice little custom built Log Cabin that has already been constructed as set forth below.
This cabin is our original basic Log Cabin... it has about 330 square feet of enclosed area .
As a bonus we have also include the following extras:
· Site clearing, leveling & preparation as needed (upgraded from no clearing, leveling or site preparation
· Insulated 9 window metal door (upgraded from a solid door)
· Five medium sized interior window (two in the loft and three on the first floor)
· Interior wood trim package (upgraded from no interior wood trim)
· GUARANTEED EXISTING ASSUMABLE FINANCING !
· NO ADDITIONAL DOWN PAYMENT WILL BE REQUIRED!
This Log Cabin has a 10' X 14' first floor with about 7' headroom, and a 12' X 16' loft with about 5'-6" maximum headroom (The loft is accessed by a pull down attic type stairs).
The interior of the loft is extended (cantilevered) out about 1 foot on each side and about 2' in front of the first floor enclosed area.
The roof is cantilevered out 1' on each side and 4’ beyond the front wall of the 1st floor and 2’ beyond the rear wall.
There is a total floor space (main & loft) of about 300 square feet.
This Log Cabin does not contain any interior dividing walls, counters, kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing, or electrical wiring, septic system, or well, etc.
However … it DOES have a built in gas wall heater.
This is just the basic Log Cabin "shell". But, it is should serve very nicely as a small camp, or initial base of operation ... or later as a guest house or storage building if you someday decide to build a larger building.
The pictures shown inthe photo section are actually of this Log Cabins.
OPTIONAL “OFF THE GRID” WIND TURBINE PACKAGE:
are also offering an optional wind turbine electric
generator package for anyone who wants to be electric independent and “off the grid”. The entire erected and fully operational wind turbine
package is available as an option for an additional $6,950.
It includes a wind turbine mounted on a 100' guyed tower, with all the wiring and 4 deep cycle batteries and a 2,499 watt inverter, grounding rods, switches, etc. It will be completely constructed and ready for you to plug into if you elect to purchase it.
We also offer owner financing for this Wind Turbine Package with 50% down.
This parcel has a lovely little seasonal stream that runs down through it … so you will have your own ‘babbling brook’ :)
There are a number of free flowing artesian springs located in many places on our 117 acres. I have not yet located all of them, but I find new ones all the time (117 acres is a lot of land to walk every foot of :)… so there is a good chance you can find and develop one on this parcel. (The source of the seasonal stream that runs down a portion of our 117 acres comes from one of those springs.)
This parcel also has a possibly potential Pond Site. I have not yet constructed a pond on it ... but I love to operate dozers (my wife calls them Jack's BIG Tonka Toys) … and especially like to build ponds. I have built dozens of ponds over the years.
I can build you a very nice pond as an option for an additional fee of as low as $4,000.
We can even finance part of the additional Pond costs ... if you are willing to put up at least an extra $2,000 up front. (This helps offset the cost of renting & operating the dozer.)
We’re willing to then finance whatever extra you may need for the pond with additional payments of as low as $100/month until paid in full. The length of time to pay off in full will depend on how much extra you want to finance and how big you want your payments to be.
Getting to this land is extremely simple and easy ... and fast.
You are only 3 or 4 minutes away when you get off I-86!
Get off I-86 at exit 31. If you're coming from the west, you turn left at the end of the off ramp and go about 4/10ths mile to the "T" at Main Street ... if you’re coming in from the east turn right off the exit and go about 3/10ths mile to the "T".
Turn left at the “T” onto Main Street and go west about a 2/10ths mile to the Village Green Circle. Go right around the Circle and continue west on Main Street about another 3/10ths mile more to High Street (it is about 5 or 6 houses past the Angelica Bed and Breakfast on the right).
Go up High Street about 1/10th mile to a sharp bend to the left ... and you are there.
The High Street Extension entrance is at an angle to the right off High Street towards the woods.
You make an immediate 45° right turn off High Street and onto the The High Street Extension instead of following High Street around to the left … this is the beginning of our 117 acres.
We are doing some improvement on that Private Drive ... so it may be under construction for a while until we get it finished.
This is all shown on the survey/topography map in the
photo section … and the entire Private Drive also shows up very clearly on the
“aerial map” view on Map Quest
TIMBER AND FIREWOOD:
You will also have a virtually unlimited supply of firewood for you to use for fireplace wood or camp fires. If you have a chain saw you will have a lot of potential firewood to use it on :)
We will also be given you a written copy of the “Best Forest & Wildlife Management Plan” that we had prepared by a Professional Forestry Consultant.
If you follow this plan, and make periodic selective timber harvests ... over the years there is a high probability that you can get back much ... or perhaps all … of what you pay for this land by selling future timber.
That's one of the nice things about wooded land ... the timber is a self-renewing natural resource ... it just keeps growing.
There are numerous great fishing streams nearby. The Angelica Creek is but a 5 minute walk (about a half mile away). And the Upper Genesee River is only about 3 miles (five minutes by car) to the west.
There is OUTSTANDING fishing in this upper area of the Genesee River. I have a recent article from one of the local newspapers that gives a great deal of information about the superb fishing in this area of the Genesee. It is truly a premiere fishing area for trophy size trout, bass and many other species of great game and eating fish. We include a copy of that article in the "documents package" we send you if you are the winning bidder ... but we will be glad to fax or email it to you now if you email us a request.
I personally pulled out about 20 bass the last time I fished there ... but, kept only four of the bigger ones that were all over 18 inches. About noon we even beached our little John Boat, built a small driftwood fire ... and fried one up in butter for lunch ... delicious! Now that's real sport...
At the beginning of this description I posed two questions.
The first was ... should you buy this land ... and the second was ... should you buy it NOW?
Perhaps you have already figured out the answers to those questions on your own from what you've already read.
If not, I will give you my version of the answers a little later.
SNOWMOBILING AND SKIING:
There are a number of marked and groomed Snowmobile Trails accessible from this land.
And this land is right in the middle of the Ski Resort Area in what is know as the “snow belt” south of Buffalo, NY. Some of these Ski Resorts are within less than an hour drive from this land.
I don't believe I exaggerate when I say that this is literally a "Snowmobiler’s and Skier’s Heaven".
If there is one thing western NY State is famous for ... its lots of snow :)
There are also a number of dedicated, marked horseback riding trails set up by the State within some of the State Forest ... only a few miles away from this land.
They tell me they have complete facilities specific for the needs of horseback riding, feeding and corralling ... and camping.
Every year horsemen (and horsewomen) from far and wide trailer their horses in for the numerous wilderness trail rides held at these these sites.
ABOUT THE AREA:
This area of NY State has so much to offer it is hard to know where to begin.
For general information on all of Southwestern NY click on this link: http://www.discoversouthwestny.com/index.html
In addition to being only a few minutes walk to the Village of Angelica http://www.angelica-ny.com/, this land is also only about 30 minutes away from Wellsville, NY.
Now, at the risk of this sounding like too much hype ... I speak truly when I say that I believe Angelica is the prettiest and quaintest little Village in all of Western NY.
It dates back to the early 1800's. And even back then if was a "planned community" in that it has a Village Green Circle ... wide tree lined streets ... with many beautiful homes set way back from the street. And the small business section has been pristinely managed and kept as original as possible … even the US Post Office is an old fashioned “original”. It’s truly very quaint.
The Village fathers ... and the good people of Angelica … work very hard at maintaining the 19th century aura.
I've never seen any other Village that has a permanent old fashion public CROQUET COURSE right on the Village Green ... now that’s "style" ... and every year they have tournaments open to the public.
I sincerely believe that if you get a chance to walk down its charming streets you will agree with me that this is truly a unique and romantic little “19th century Village” quietly tucked away in the foothills of the Allegany Mountains.
Wellsville, NY has everything from a K-Mart to a Texas Hot. It has all the things you would expect from a small city ... gas, food, hardware, Post Office, restaurants, motels, Bed & Breakfasts, Police Department, Jet capable Airport, etc. ... plus several large supermarkets, Lumber & Building Supply Outlets, a movie theater, department & specialty stores, drug stores and a full service Hospital … etc.
Wellsville also has lots of great activities like the annual Trout Fishing Derby http://www.trout-derby.com/index.html , and the fascinating and exciting Great Annual Balloon Rally http://www.wellsvilleballoonrally.com/ .
This land is truly in a very picturesque rural area … (while still having the advantage of everything you might need close by)... and it is loaded with all kinds of wild game, as well as many fishing streams.
Arguably, this is some of the best deer and turkey country in the world … and it is crisscrossed by numerous hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding trails.
Alfred University http://www.alfred.edu/campus/, a world class higher education facility established in 1836 with renowned ceramics and architecture departments, is only about 12 miles away to the southeast as the crow flies.
If you like skiing you're gonna love the Swan Ski and Snowboard Resort. It's only about 15 miles to the northeast as the crow flies ... and offers some of the best skiing in this part of the country. Check it out further at http://www.swain.com/
Only a few miles to the west are the The Enchanted Mountains of Western NY. Try this web site for more info on that area http://www/enchatedmountains.info
And if Casinos are your bag ... your “jackpot” could be waiting for you about 25 or 30 miles west down I-86 at the huge new Seneca-Allegany Casino Complex at Salamanca, NY. http://www.senecaalleganycasino.com/
Two major airports, with domestic and international flights, are only about an hour an a half away in Buffalo and Rochester, NY.
Niagara Falls, NY (and Niagara Falls Canada) are also only about two hour away … and Toronto, Canada (culturally on a par with New York City) is only about another hour and a half north of Buffalo.
All this adds up to a tourist's, and hunter’s, and nature lover’s paradise where fish & game and all kinds of recreation abound. Yet this land is easily accessed by well maintained paved Interstate, State, County and Town Roads ... and its right on the edge of one of the most picturesque little Village you may ever find.
Here is a great link that will lead you to a site with all kinds of general info about Allegany County, its government, its place of interest, and all kinds of activities. http://www.alleganyco.com/
And here's another one for you history buffs ... http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/wayoutwest.html
Letchworth State Park is a MUST SEE. It is known as "The Grand Canyon of the East", and is only about 20 miles or so away to the north. Its camp ground is rated as one of the top 100 in the entire United Sates. Click the below Link to see some great pictures, and get a brief history and some of the facts about this magnificently beautiful park. It is a place will worth visiting ... over and over.
And for a truly never to be forgotten experience ... float silently over the gorgeous park vista in a Balloon ! http://www.balloonsoverletchworth.com/
The great Alleghany State Park and Reservoir is only about 30 miles to the west on I-86.
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Your bid constitutes your agreement to buy as per the terms set forth herein...
PLEASE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION, AND ADHERE TO ITEM #1.
1. If you are NEW TO EBAY ... have zero ...or low (less than 10 positive feedbacks) ... or a lot of negative feedback (98% or less), please contact us BEFORE bidding. The purpose being for you to reassure us that you have completely read, understood and AGREE to all the terms, and that you will keep your word ... and act with integrity ... and pay your bid promptly if you win.
2. The full amount of the winning bid for the EQUITY must be paid as soon as the auction is over, either by direct wire transfer, or by check or money order sent by overnight delivery.
4. If the payment for your bid for the EQUITY is not received within 24 hours after the end of the auction you will also be in immediate default and will have no further claim on me or to this land.
That's all there is to the terms.
It's really very simple ... Just pay what you bid promptly as agreed !
THE SMALL PRINT:
There is NO small print !
Upon my receipt of your winning bid, we will forward you the following:
a. The Lender’s Mortgage Assumption Agreement Contract will be sent to you for your signature and return to us.
b. A copy of our original Abstract of Title (Search).
c. A portion of our original stamped Instrument Survey prepared by a Licensed Surveyor with your lot sketched on it.
d. Two forms that the County requires in order to record the deed for you to sign and return.
e. A copy of our original fee Title Insurance Policy that we purchased when we purchased the original 50 acres that insures and ‘guarantees’ the titile.
Last year the total amount allotted for the cost and administration of the taxes for these 4± acres was only about $800.00 (about $400.00 for School taxes, due each September 1st, and about $400.00 for Town and County taxes, due each January 1st).
ASK ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING:
Just message us anytime (24/7) with any questions you may have, and we will be very glad to respond in detail as quickly as possible.
If we haven't answered you in 24 hours ... chances are we didn't get your email... in which case please email us again.
Please ...ONLY BID ... IF you understand AND AGREE to the terms... and that you further understand that this auction is for the purchase of the EQUITY ONLY that was previously built up in this property by payments made to the Lender by the original purchaser that defaulted on the mortgage. And that you will be benefiting from all those previously made payments and you will be assuming that previous purchasers mortgage at the remaining balance.
ALL arrangement for funds, research, questions and due diligence you may require to make you feel comfortable, should be completed BEFORE you bid. Feel free to e-mail us about anything. But, please ... ONLY bid if you are going to pay promptly as bid.
I promise to keep my word and act with integrity ... I’m relying on you to also keep your word, and act with integrity. Let’s both be good eBayers ... and both end up with positive feedback after a good transaction.
We are offering a nice property, with very simple (and fully explained) terms. We consider our offer, and your bid, to be a legally and morally binding contract.
Your bid is an “electronic handshake” that indicates you understand and agree with the terms herein... and that you agree this is a binding deal, ... and that it guarantees your promise to pay promptly as set forth and required by the terms.
You also agree that it is just as real and binding as a personal handshake.
Please only bid if you like the property, and the terms, as described ... and if you accept the terms ... it will make both our lives a lot simpler.
Our Mission Statement and Core Values:
· We offer good Country Land (and Log Cabins), at affordable prices and terms.
· We make commitments with great care ... and then live up to them.
· In ALL things ... we do what we say we are going to do.
PAYMENT OF AMOUNT BID:
If you are the winning bidder you must pay the amount of your winning bid IMMEDIATELY.
Because of the 2008 collapse of the financial markets related to mortgages, PayPal’s policy is NO LONGER ALLOW PAYMENTS for REAL ESTATE RELATED transaction.
Therefore you will have to make your winning bid payment by one of the following two methods:
1. Have your bank send a wire transfer directly from your bank to our bank (detailed instructions and our Bank information will be provided to you at the end of the auction).
2. Send us a CHECK or MONEY ORDER BY OVERNIGHT DELIVERY.
I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you but, that's the NEW 'Golden Rule' ... "Them with the gold makes the rules" ... and PayPal controls the 'gold'.
Possession of the land:
You will have possession of this land IMMEDIATELY upon our receipt of your payment of the bid amount. For this and other reasons all payments are non-refundable.
Fee Title Insurance Policy:
We have already paid for a Fee Title Insurance Policy on this property when we purchased it which indirectly also covers you by virtue of you getting a Warranty Deed.
SECOND CHANCE OFFERS:
When special circumstances exist we do, occasionally, send out a "Second Chance” offer.
If you do get second chance offer please verify that it came from me by messaging me.
In any case ... Good Luck!
. . . In conclusion… (finally:)
If you haven't already figured out the answers to the questions I posed to you at the very beginning ... I will now give you my take on them...
You must have a dream of having your own get-a-way in the country ... or you wouldn't have endured wading through this lengthy dissertation:)
If all of the features and benefits associated with this land DO NOT meet your particular needs ... then the answer to the first question is decidedly NO ... you should NOT bid on this land.
But, if they DO meet most of your needs ... well then you don't need me to tell you the answer that's right for you...
As to the 2nd question ... WHY you should buy now?
To answer that I'll first tell you the tough lesson I learned from what happened to my own Dad ... who worked hard for 47 years in a grimy foundry ... and then died before his time ... with the music still in him ... before he had a chance to enjoy his golden years.
Secondly, I'll tell you the sad tale of a very nice couple who won the bid on one of my properties ... but never got a chance to enjoy their dream. Unfortunately, within a couple of days of the end of the auction she fainted. And when they did a MRI they discovered she had three inoperable brain tumors. *
Life is very short ... and sometimes much shorter than it should be.
I have learned to live each day as if it were my last ... and
dance as if no one was watching.
If you want to do something ... do it ... NOW ... before you can't.
Seize the day ...
Take that for what it's worth.
*Now for "the
rest of the story" as Paul
Harvey used to say ...
I recently received the following emails from the husband of this very courageous lady that I am pasting below just as they were received:
I’m not sure if you remember me I've been watching your auctions, I am John ... my wife Debbie and I were the couple that won one your auctions a couple years back.
Debbie was my wife that fainted and then was diagnosed with the brain tumors. If you remember, it was only a couple days after winning your auction.
I noticed you have been giving people reasons why they should buy the land of there dreams now and not to wait.
I am glad you use Debbie and me as a good reason to do so.
Debbie was touched when I showed her your add that you remembered us ... and it is truly a very good reason to buy now and not wait ... because you never know what tomorrow will bring.
On a sadder note, not to ruin your day, my wife Debbie, who I loved very much, passed away a month ago. She fought a long, courageous battle with the cancer.
I just wanted to let you know ... and thank you for caring.
I would be very appreciative if you would continue to use us as an example.
Sometimes life goes by so fast we don't stop ... and slow down ... and look at what we have ... before it’s gone.
Take Care Jack,
Sincerely Debbie and John
Wow ... what a beautiful ... and touching ... and yet, at the same time, sad ... story!
Thank you so much for sharing it with me.
I am much honored that you made the special effort at this time of great grief to send me this follow up story.
As you know, I was so touched by your original story that I wanted to share it with everyone who reads my auctions.
Now, with your permission, I would also like to share "the rest of the story", as Paul Harvey used to say, with my future readers.
Perhaps it is an additional "legacy" that you and Debbie can give to so many others.
My heart reaches out to yours (and Debbie's) with very strong feeling.
Thank you Jack,
You are more than welcome to share our story.
If it makes just one person stop and appreciate what they have then it's all worthwhile.
When Debbie first got ill you would check to see how things were going ... and I remembered that.
I felt you should know.
Good luck to you yours.
Take Care Jack
Now all you need to do is to TAKE ACTION …
JUST GO BACK UP TO THE TOP AND PRESS THE "BID NOW" BUTTON AND PLACE YOUR BID NOW … and you will have an advantage over others that did not do their homework and read all the way through this auction description to the end.
Plus, as a special reward to you for reading all the way through this lengthy auction description ... Just let me know and …
I will credit
you 25 bucks towards you 1st monthly payment :)