What $650,000 Buys You in New Hampshire: Sundance Christmas Tree Farm
The opposite of a fixer-upper, this Farmington, New Hampshire, listing earns its high asking price through nearly 165 acres, much of it managed woodland, and a circa 1800 colonial in tip-top shape.
A 2007 remodel upgraded the home’s kitchen and added an east-facing solarium. There’s also a two-story barn and a detached four-car garage with a second-floor apartment. But the pièce de résistance: a 10-acre Christmas tree farm, with some 4,000 evergreens in various stages of growth.
Current owners Rob and Susan Loker purchased the place in 1980, after seeing it in Yankee magazine. They planted their first fir seedlings in 1997 and currently sell 300 to 400 trees each season. Now looking to downsize, the Lokers are game to teach the next buyers about the business.
All but about seven of the farm’s acres are in Current Use tax status, meaning the property benefits from low taxes as long as there’s no new construction (which will result in penalty fees). Also, the garage apartment’s interior is somewhat dated. Ultimately, though, a house-hunter’s interest might come down to the fright factor: The property includes two graveyards.