Sunday, March 23, 2014
Prime Desert Property
Area code 775 encompasses most of Nevada and has a population of exactly 12. Pretty much everything but Las Vegas and Reno is in the big, empty 775 which is traversed by US 50, itself nicknamed America's Loneliest Highway. There’s prime land to be had in the verdant reaches of the Silver State and the price is so so right. Or, instead, you can choose a slice of paradise in the netherworld of the Mojave Desert. Why you would do either is a question best left to psychiatric professionals.
Property number one lies just outside Death Valley, a moniker based on the likely result of being left beside the road in mid-summer. And you’d face a similar fate were you to be stranded ten miles west of Edwards Air Force Base on plot number two. If the temperature didn’t get you the winds would. Last January those winds nearly tore the door off my poor Pilot.
I get a kick out of For Sale signs on worthless patches of nothing. It goes to show that hope springs eternal or that there’s hope that one is born every minute. Unless coastal California falls into the blue Pacific, a not entirely remote possibility, these may not be your best real estate plays.