Thanks for the input so far. I posted this reply on another forum: For me the cost of entry now days is too great. I wish, like we all do, that I could turn the clock to when you could buy a piece for a price you can justify with that cost/benefit equation. My grandfather bought 96 acres in 1965 for $2000. The land next to us just sold for 1500/acre. That puts hers at roughly 150,000 to buy now. Decent appreciation over 50 years. But my grandmother has been paying taxes to the tune of at least $1000 for that last 20 years, plus the first thirty years. That doesn't count the interest paid if you finance and then subtracting capital gains. Interest of course is the big drain and I don't trust that the government will keep that mortgage interest deduction in place. So do you really make money? I can't convince myself of that anymore. We sold our cabin because once you added all the holding cost and maintenance and then divided it by the number of times we went up there, it is less to go to resorts and not do any work. I recently read Warren Buffets letter to his shareholders (don't ask why, I am not a financial mind) and this line was on the first page: "Over the last 48 years (that is, since present management took over), book value has grown from $19 to $114,214, a rate of 19.7% compounded annually." That is if you owned one of his Class A stocks, just one. Made me go Hummmm. Thanks for the input.