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There weren’t any “happy campers” at the November 20 meeting of the Great Bend Township Supervisors. Efforts to get Dubois Creek dredged after the June flooding have been put to a halt, reportedly by two of the county’s three commissioners.
Susquehanna County has not been reassessed since the mid-1990’s and real estate values have increased dramatically since then. Homes that sold for $25,000 back then have doubled in price, and undeveloped land that averaged in the neighborhood of $1,000 to $2,500 an acre is now in the five-figure range.
Most of the county farmland for sale is being scooped up by investors and retirees from other states, primarily New York and New Jersey. They are getting astronomical prices for their holdings in those states and coming here with sizeable bankrolls and making purchase offers Don Corleone couldn't refuse.
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