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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

4 Best States to Buy Bug-Out Land-Get Out of Big Cities

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 4 Best States to Buy Bug-Out Land-Get Out of Big Cities

The real estate market here is going crazy,” an acquaintance told me. She’d know more than most, being the township supervisor about 10 miles down the road from my home.

In recent weeks, your editor has taken to telling folks how my wife and I were years ahead of the corona-curve — taking up the telecommuting life in a remote stretch of the Upper Midwest, after I’d spent the better part of a decade working at company headquarters in Baltimore.

“Do these newcomers know we get 250 inches of snow a year?” I snarked in reply.

Turns out many of them previously attended the university in these parts. So they already know and love the winter lifestyle. (If you don’t, you won’t last long around here!)

The exodus from the big U.S. cities began well before anyone had ever heard of a coronavirus strain emerging in China’s Hubei province.

So says our ex-investment banker Nomi Prins — who regales us with the following statistics you might not have run across elsewhere...

  • “Between 2014 and 2018, the percentage of people moving to the biggest cities such as New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco fell by 3%

  • “Next-tier big cities like Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., also lost more residents than they gained

  • “Meanwhile, it was the noncoastal cities that picked up a greater share of incoming residents, particularly millennials. Between 2014 and 2017, Austin, San Antonio, Nashville and Dallas saw a bigger influx of residents between the ages of 25 and 34 than Los Angeles, New York or Washington, D.C.

  • “According to a 2018 Ernst & Young survey, more millennials were already buying homes in the suburbs than in cities. In fact, the share of millennials buying suburban vs. urban homes rose by 14% over the prior two years.”

The story zeroes in on Connecticut. “No state fared worse during the post-2009 economic expansion. Now New Yorkers are fleeing a city hard hit by COVID-19, including for Connecticut’s pastoral towns, giving one of the nation’s most troubled states a glimmer of hope.”

  • Cities are expensive. It happens to cost about twice as much to buy a home in a city as it does in the suburbs, and even more so depending on which part of the country you’re looking at. For example, the median rent for a small (and I mean small) two-bedroom apartment in New York City is around $3,500. That’s more than twice the national average rent

  • “Cities are crowded and scary. Rather than having to share tight elevator space with neighbors that they barely talked to anyway, and deciding upon the health hazards of riding a subway or taking other public transportation, living outside the city has a serenity and health benefit

  • “Cities are less fun than they used to be. For now, it’s unclear to what extent the buzz of any large city will regain its pre-COVID-19 energy level. And with certain iconic or local mom and pop type shops shut down or potentially returning as shells of themselves, COVID-19 has made people wonder if it’s worth staying in a city that doesn't have it all

  • “Cities aren’t critical for work anymore. One thing that the coronavirus pandemic revealed was that working from home can be way more productive than working in an office. Think of all the time saved not having to engage in office politics, gossip or wasting time on endless meetings. Also, with businesses struggling more than ever, paying more overhead to bring people together could go into the company or salaries instead.

·         According to Cushman & Wakefield, workers are as productive at home as they are in the office, and in some cases even more so,” Nomi continues.

·         “For them, living in a less expensive, larger home in a pleasant, walkable suburban development represents a lifestyle that saves money and time. And that can save you from stress, which can preserve health.”

·         Nomi herself fled Los Angeles for the hinterlands at the outset of the pandemic. “I’ve missed LA less than I thought I would.” What’s more, three of her friends have fled LA as well.

·         “Some of these moves might be reversed, but some will spawn a whole new life from a whole new nonbig-city location at a far more affordable and sustainable cost.”

4 Good States to Buy Bug Out Property to Escape To In Case It All Goes Sideways

During a riot or disaster, you definitely don’t want to be in the big city… as we’ve witnessed a lot lately.

You want to be in a good rural area.

As our population grows, finding that ideal place to buy such a property is becoming harder.

It’s not that there isn’t any land out there, but rather, the land is overpriced or not desirable.

But before we talk about potential states to buy bug out property, here are some factors to consider:

Isolation: Ideally, any property would be in a remote location.

Somewhere where you don’t have to worry about unwanted people showing up to loot and steal your supplies.

If it's remote enough that nobody is going to find it, all the better.

Supplying the location: You want to be remote and isolated but you also need to be able to reach the location without any trouble.

Plus, consider if you can get to a nearby town to buy supplies in case you are staying there long term.

Will the closest town have everything you need?

Utilities: Most likely you won’t have city water.

But, you can try to dig a well.

Worst case, without a well, you'll need a stream nearby...Or steady rainwater to collect...Or have lots of 55-gallon drums or other water containers.

You’ll also need power. This can include solar and generators, to name a few.

With that in mind, here are some of the top states for buying bug out property in.

Utah: The mountains are an ideal place for a survival paradise.

There is usually a water source and plenty of game for hunting.

Maybe I’m a bit prejudiced because I live there...

But there are many places in Utah that are perfect.

There's rainfall or snowfall, lots of trees, and plenty of game to hunt.

Montana: The Western part of Montana is rapidly becoming a survival paradise.

The area is growing in the number of retirees who are choosing snow over sunny Florida.

The population is lower than that in comparable states.

Plus, there are good rainfall or snowfall and plenty of game.

One drawback to this area is the high elevation.

You’ll have a short growing season and a long winter to deal with.

Tennessee: Tennessee is one of the most popular states when it comes to land for survival.

It provides a central location for many people up and down the east coast.

The rolling hills include plenty of trees and game for hunting.

Yet, even though it’s in the east, there are vast parts of Tennessee with a low population.

If I had to pick a state east of the Mississippi, Tennessee would be hard to resist.

West Virginia: Another good state for east coasters is West Virginia.

Many of the people who live in the Appalachian Mountains are survivalist types.

They hunt, fish, and keep their long guns in the back window of their pickup trucks.

In West Virginia resources shouldn’t be a problem.

And the mountains of West Virginia are wonderful for keeping isolated so you have privacy.

If you live in the Eastern United States, heading to the Appalachians is one of the easiest ways to get isolated.

Consider planning a trip to one of these states near you to see if it could be a future retirement location, or somewhere to bug out when things go bad.


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Bruce ‘the Poor Man’



We’re about to see a tsunami of defaults and bankruptcies, as well as layoffs and shutdowns. 

This process has already begun. Simply take a look at a few recent headlines:  

  • Wells Fargo reportedly preparing to cut thousands of jobs
  • United Airlines warns it could furlough 36,000 employees by Oct. 1 as demand remains low
  • Storied apparel brand Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy as it seeks a buyer and closes dozens of stores
  • Muji files for bankruptcy
  • GNC files for bankruptcy and will close up to 1,200 stores
  • 24 Hour Fitness files for bankruptcy, closes more than 100 gyms

All told, US corporations have over $10 trillion in debt. And corporate leverage is WORSE today than it was in 2008.

It’s only going to get worse from here on out.


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Sam said...

Sure does seem every city touched by Dems becomes poisoned...great and timely info!

Mary said...

Amen brother-I want to get my family far away from these gangster Dem-Socialists!

Ron said...

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Ali said...

Many of my friends/neighbors are stocking up on ammo, etc. as we all expect civil turmoil to erupt.