The median home value in Manhattan, IL is $274,900.
the county median home value of $269,000.
The national median home value is $308,980.
The average price of homes sold in Manhattan, IL is $274,900.
Approximately 85% of Manhattan homes are owned,
compared to 11% rented, while
4% are vacant.
Manhattan real estate listings include condos, townhomes, and single family homes for sale.
Commercial properties are also available.
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This family sized ranch home on an oversized lot with mature trees has endless possibilities to make it your own. Relax and enjoy your evenings on the back deck or at your firepit roasting marshmallows. Located in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Manhattan/Lincoln-Way school district. The large corner lot is across from the Wauponsee Glacial Trail and short walk to downtown or the main park. Large kitchen with a pantry and plenty of counter space to create your family meals, hardwood floors featured throughout excluding the kitchen & baths. Huge family room with a large separate bar area with a wet bar and fridge. The basement has a good amount of storage. The oversized 2 car heated garage has additional storage and a NEW 9000-watt generator that is hooked up to the electric for those power outages. Roof & soffits 2017! Battery backup sump! Double thermo pane windows! No HOA! Come make it your own!
Amazing opportunity to own a scenic 2.5AC lot with 180 feet frontage in unincorporated Manhattan! Within Green Garden township, Zoned E2 (estate residential), where you can build your dream home, add a Barn, and have some animals! Flat land with hilltop view and no water streams, are taking the flooding factor out of the calculations. Soil tested & permits/architectural drawings successfully obtained for building an SFH. Fenced all around & extra fence added inside the lot to cover the RV parking. Gravel driveway up to the parking. Wooden deck built for extra convenience. Sewer system with 100-gallon tank at the property. A drainage system installed at the lot entrance. Electric nearby, with utility pole right next to the entrance. Lot surrounded by gorgeous pine trees. Peach trees (around 35) added inside the lot, and apple/peach trees to the sides, all matured and having fruits! Strawberry parcel right next to peach trees. School bus service is available (Peotone schools) and Garbage pick-up at the site. Very low property taxes ($56.84)! Great location with excellent proximity to in-town amenities including the Metra Station, parks, schools, shopping, dining, and more. Easy access to I-57 and I-80. Come check it out!
Welcome home to this cozy 3 bed 1.5 bath townhome located close to shopping, schools, and parks! On the main floor, find an inviting living room open to the spacious eat-in-kitchen with new vinyl floors, tons of cabinet and countertop space, and plenty of room for eat-in dining table. With a courtyard view, enjoy your outside patio off of the kitchen sliding doors. This Townhome has a full-sized laundry on the upper level, conveniently location near all 3 bedrooms! The large primary bedroom features dual walk-in closets and a cathedral ceiling, creating a warm space. A 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are complete with oversized walk-in closets. Wind down when you come home due to low maintenance as members of the HOA that covers the lawn care, snow removal and exterior maintenance!
New Construction Homes at Ivanhoe in Manhattan, IL. NO SSA! Beautiful 2-story home on a sought-after homesite, with no one behind you. The Holcombe is the perfect combination of open concept living with modern finishes. This home offers 4 large bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with full basement and 9ft ceilings on the first floor. Walking in, you're immediately welcomed by the study, which can be used as a sitting room or an office area. The Kitchen is dramatic with 36" designer cabinets, white quartz countertops, LED lighting and stainless-steel appliances. An abundance of storage space with large island and generous sized pantry. This inviting open concept floor plan flows effortlessly to the family room, perfect for entertaining. Welcoming you upstairs is the large primary bedroom suite, with a walk- in closet, ceiling fan rough in, & plush carpet. En Suite bathroom combines design and functionality with dual comfort height vanity, oversized decorator mirror, and designer plumbing fixtures. Laundry room and secondary bath are conveniently located on the second floor right next to the additional bedrooms. Professional landscaping, fully sodded front, side, and backyard, with concrete driveway and 2-car garage. Manhattan Schools and Lincoln-Way West High School. Close to shopping, dining, Metra (SWS) and I-80! All Chicago homes include our America's Smart Home Technology which allows you to monitor and control your home from the comfort of your sofa or from 500 miles away and connects to your home with your smartphone, tablet or computer. Home life can be hands-free. It's never been easier to settle into new routine. Set the scene with your voice, from your phone, through the Qolsys panel which you can schedule it and forget it. Your home will always await you with your personalized settings. Our priority is to make sure you have the right smart home system to grow with you. Our homes speak to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and cellular devices so you can sync with almost any smart device. Photos of a similar home, actual home may vary.
* BACK ON MARKET, DUE TO BUYER - THEIR LOSS, YOUR GAIN! * Beautiful home located in Brookstone Springs of Manhattan. Upon entry 9-foot ceilings grace the main floor with stunning wood grain ceramic tile. Featuring a versatile living area with decorative fireplace, separate dining, large kitchen, family room, and first floor laundry. Spacious kitchen with an island and 42" upper cabinets perfect for gatherings. Family room overlooks the lush backyard complete with hot tub. Upstairs is enhanced with a large loft, ideal for relaxation or recreation. Generously sized bedrooms offer ample closet space, and master suite includes an en-suite bath. The finishing of the basement has been started, awaiting your ideas and personal touch. Home has been upgraded with a new roof, new driveway and newer central air. Plus a sprinkler system adding convenience, and a neighborhood park. All of this located in the esteemed Lincoln-Way School District, education excellence is right at your doorstep.
This impressive two story townhome, ideally situated in the sought after Stonegate neighborhood with 2 generously sized bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Throughout the main level, you'll find luxury vinyl plank flooring. The spacious family room welcomes relaxation and gatherings, while the well-appointed kitchen offers abundant storage, generous counter space, quartz countertops, a pantry, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Sliding glass doors seamlessly open to a delightful patio. The master bedroom features a walk in closet and ensuite bathroom with a shower and a double bowl vanity. The second bedroom offers its own full bathroom and walk in closet. For added convenience, the laundry room is located on the second floor. Further enhancing the home are two panel doors throughout, a whole house water softener and a reverse osmosis drinking water system. The attached 2 1/2 car garage is fully finished and offers built in storage shelving. Experience the benefits of smart home automation with a Ring doorbell, Schlage smart lock, 2 WiFi boosters and a WiFi thermostat. Located within the Lincoln Way High School district. Don't let this opportunity slip away to make this your new home!
Rare opportunity to purchase this 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath End Unit Townhome in Brookstone Springs of Manhattan. Recently painted interior, Spacious Eat-in Kitchen w/all appliances. Master bedroom w/full bath and large closet. 2nd floor laundry, 2 car attached garage and large concrete patio! Hurry to this one!
If you are looking for open space, privacy and country living this is the home for you! Drive up an elegant driveway flanked by mature trees to reach this lovely brick home. Situated on 10 pristine acres with a tranquil creek on the back end of the property; the home has an open concept living area with cathedral ceiling and Bruce oak hardwood flooring. Living room is bright; being surrounded by newer Anderson windows (2018). Brick fireplace has an oak mantel with custom built in bookcases on either side. Formal dining room is centered around a craftsman custom built hutch. Kitchen features an electric range, corner sink, breakfast bar, island, and a walk-in pantry. Main floor primary suite has dual closets. The finished basement has an additional bedroom. Garage has 220 amp electric service for your tools or possible EV charger system. There is an additional Storage Shed 14X12 on the property. Home is in the Lincolnway East School District. Property is zoned E1, agricultural with horses allowed. For a listing of all of the upgrades see list under disclosures. Back end of 10AC is in a flood plain. Owner did not have to purchase flood insurance. Propane bill is paid in full through 4/30/2024.
Towering, mature trees create a setting of unbridled beauty and ultimate privacy for this awe-inspiring 78 ACRE custom estate with 7 ACRE pond. Your journey HOME begins on a tree lined, private road that sets the scene for this magnificent offering. Built with no expense spared and the absolute highest attention to detail, this brick and stone residence wows at every turn. Home features include luxurious first floor master suite, gourmet kitchen, dramatic great room with wall of windows overlooking verdant grounds, bedroom suites, finished WALKOUT lower level with 10 foot concrete walls, radiant heat, security system, high end appliances, upper echelon plumbing and electric fixtures, landscape lighting, hot tub, inground pool, pergola, and so much more! VACATION IN YOUR DREAM BACKYARD YEAR ROUND where you can relax, swim, fish, sled, ride ATV's on nature trails, and enjoy breathtaking views of over 3,700 tress planted on the property and native prairie grass on one of the most spectacular home sites in Illinois! Attached 4 car garage, plus a separate 2 car garage AND 7,200 sq ft pole barn with radiant heat, bathroom, office, washer/dryer, and sport court. 3 zones heating and cooling. Conveniently located, this property is just minutes from shopping, dining, METRA, expressway access, world renowned golf courses and more! BE SURE TO WATCH THE FULL LENGTH VIDEO! Truly one of the most incredible offerings to enter the Illinois real estate market! Full brochure with list of all upgrades available. For the discerning buyer seeking a home of uncompromising quality in an absolutely priceless setting!
Amazing 3-step ranch in Hanover Estates! The Aspen model by Distinctive homes boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Kitchen has granite countertops, white kitchen cabinets and all stainless appliances. Vaulted ceilings in the family room and dining area. Family room also has a tiled fireplace & exposed beam along with a wrought iron spindles leading to the partial unfinished basement with egress window and 4 additional windows to let light inside. Sliding door off the family room takes you to a large composite deck & beautiful views. Laundry room has utility sink and tons of cabinets. Primary bedroom has huge closet and private bath with toilet room. Other two bedrooms are oversized. White trim and white doors throughout. Everything is new in 2021 - here's your chance to own something new without having to start from scratch! Close to the expressways, train station, neighborhood park, walking path and ponds!
This beautiful brick ranch is unlike anything else in Manhattan, and it comes with low township taxes! It sits on a spacious .91-acre lot in the desirable Ranch Oaks subdivision, surrounded by oak trees and overlooking Jackson Creek. Inside, you'll find three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The entire home has been updated since 2019, but it still retains its charming mid-century modern style. The updates include a gourmet kitchen, renovated bathrooms (one with a walk-in shower and one with a jacuzzi tub), brand new hardwood flooring, updated electric wiring, a new water treatment system with a reverse osmosis dispenser for high-quality water, and upgraded mechanical systems. The basement is fully finished and offers a wet bar, a private office or studio space, a game area, and a powder room. There's plenty of storage space and built-in shelves throughout. You'll even find a ping-pong table that comes with the house. Both the upstairs and downstairs feature wood-burning fireplaces. The house is equipped with several smart-home features, including a video doorbell, security system, Bluetooth speakers in the bathrooms, remote control of mechanical systems, and wiring for speakers on the back porch. For relaxation, you can enjoy watching the sunset over the creek from the hot tub on the enclosed screen porch. The property also includes a new storage shed and a charming chicken coop where you can have farm-fresh eggs. Schedule a showing today!
Welcome the New Year with a Beautiful New Construction home at Ivanhoe in Manhattan, IL. NO SSA! Beautiful 2-story home on a sought-after homesite, with no one behind you. The Holcombe is the perfect combination of open concept living with modern finishes. This home offers 4 large bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with full basement and 9ft ceilings on the first floor. Walking in, you're immediately welcomed by the study, which can be used as a sitting room or an office area. The Kitchen is dramatic with 36" designer cabinets, white quartz countertops, LED lighting and stainless-steel appliances. An abundance of storage space with large island and generous sized pantry. This inviting open concept floor plan flows effortlessly to the family room, perfect for entertaining. Welcoming you upstairs is the large primary bedroom suite, with a walk- in closet, ceiling fan rough in, & plush carpet. En Suite bathroom combines design and functionality with dual comfort height vanity, oversized decorator mirror, and designer plumbing fixtures. Laundry room and secondary bath are conveniently located on the second floor right next to the additional bedrooms. Professional landscaping, fully sodded front, side, and backyard, with concrete driveway and 2-car garage. Manhattan Schools and Lincoln-Way West High School. Close to shopping, dining, Metra (SWS) and I-80! All Chicago homes include our America's Smart Home Technology which allows you to monitor and control your home from the comfort of your sofa or from 500 miles away and connects to your home with your smartphone, tablet or computer. Home life can be hands-free. It's never been easier to settle into new routine. Set the scene with your voice, from your phone, through the Qolsys panel which you can schedule it and forget it. Your home will always await you with your personalized settings. Our priority is to make sure you have the right smart home system to grow with you. Our homes speak to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and cellular devices so you can sync with almost any smart device. Photos of a similar home, actual home may vary.
Start the New Year off in this beautiful ranch plan available now with no SSA in Manhattan. The beautiful Fairfield plan has brick detail, a 3-car garage, a generously sized basement, 9' ceilings throughout, 4 bedrooms, and 2 full baths. The beautiful open-concept kitchen will have designer 36" cabinets, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a walk-in pantry. The great room and dining area are adjacent to the kitchen, making entertaining a breeze! Comfortable outside living is easy in this home with a covered porch off the great room in the back. The bedrooms all include lush carpet with upgraded padding and the living spaces and kitchen has luxury vinyl plank flooring. The main bedroom is situated at the back of the home for extra privacy. The primary bedroom has a large walk-in closet and private bath featuring a raised dual bowl vanity, water closet, large shower, LVP flooring, and a linen closet. The laundry is tucked away near the garage entry. Fully sodded homesite with landscaping. All Chicago homes include our America's Smart Home Technology which allows you to monitor and control your home from the comfort of your sofa or from 500 miles away and connects to your home with your smartphone, tablet or computer. Home life can be hands-free. It's never been easier to settle into new routine. Set the scene with your voice, from your phone, through the Qolsys panel which you can schedule it and forget it. Your home will always await you with your personalized settings. Our priority is to make sure you have the right smart home system to grow with you. Our homes speak to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and cellular devices so you can sync with almost any smart device. Builder Warranty 1-2-10. Exterior/interior photos of similar home, actual home as built may vary.
Newly constructed brick ranch, 4-bedroom, 2 full bath, Fairfield model in fantastic location in Manhattan. This home features a finished a 3-car garage, generously sized basement, and 9' ceilings throughout. The open-concept kitchen with designer 42" cabinets with crown, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a walk-in pantry. The bedrooms all include upgraded carpet with upgraded padding while luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout. The main bedroom has a large walk-in closet and private bath featuring a raised dual bowl vanity, water closet, large shower with seat and clear doors, ceramic flooring and walls, and a linen closet. PREMIUM LOT that backs up to the grassland, pond and walking path. A covered porch off the great room . America's Smart Home Technology which allows you to monitor and control your home from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
2.5 Acres, survey available, 250.12'X435.62', covenants available. For sale or build to suit.
Wonderful opportunity for development on this fantastic piece of land! 9.81 +/- acres - preliminary zoned, surveyed, & platted for 18 single family lots in this great subdivision - Call Today! AS IS
DESIRABLE STONEGATE SUBDIVISION 3BR/2.5 BTH DUPLEXWelcome home!!! Beautiful newer Duplex home at 24813 S Dart Rd is located in the desirable Stonegate subdivision in Manhattan, Illinois. Built in 2019, this stunning two-story home has a total finished area of 1,760 square feet, 9nfoot ceilings, this property provides ample space for relaxation and entertainment. The thoughtful layout of the home includes two full bathrooms and one, half bathroom. The bathrooms feature modern fixtures and finishes, adding a touch of elegance to the overall design.Upon entering the townhouse, one is greeted by an open and airy living area that seamlessly connects to the dining space and kitchen with a large island and tons of cabinet space. Fully appointed kitchen includes quartz countertops, spacious single bowl under mount sinks, Aristokraft cabinets & stainless-steel GE appliances, providing residents with a functional and beautiful space. Vynil plank flooring on 1st level for easy cleanup and durability. The upper level has 3 bedrooms, providing a peaceful and private retreat. The bedrooms are well-appointed with comfortable carpeted flooring and ample closet space. The Master bedroom has a large walk in closet and an an ensuite bathroom with 2 full sink vanity, large shower and upgraded sitting bench. The 2nd floor laundry offers convenience! Additionally, the property includes a well-maintained yard and outdoor space, allowing residents to enjoy. The owner extended the patio with lovely brick pavers! Situated in desirable Manhattan, Illinois, this duplex offers a convenient location with easy access to a variety of amenities. Residents can enjoy proximity to shopping centers, restaurants, parks, and schools, ensuring that all daily needs are easily met. Top schools including award winning Lincoln West High School!RECENT UPGRADES: Mounted wall shelves in garage, April Aire humidifier on furnace, top of the line screen front door with slide down storm window, expanded paver patio, dimming slider lights in livong room, ceiling fan/light in master bedroom.
Private and peaceful, wooded 1.38 acre lot available to build your custom dream home located in the Twelve Mile Grove Subdivision of Wilton Center, just south of Manhattan. Dream home size requirements: 1 story 2,200 sq. ft., 1.5 story 2,500 sq. ft., 2 story 2,700 sq. ft. The Twelve Mile Grove Subdivision is across from the Laughton Preserve which is part of the Will County Forest Preserve.
This custom and meticulously kept home located in Sunset Lakes has updates and upgrades galore. The second level features 4 large bedrooms plus a bonus room. This home also features a highly sought after main level 5th bedroom. Although this room could also be used as an office/study depending on your needs, it is only steps away from the main level full bath, significantly enhancing this home's versatility and accessibility. This home boasts an upgraded kitchen with custom cabinets, granite countertops, newer stainless-steel appliances (2022) and walk-in pantry. The huge finished basement features a wet bar with granite, cabinets, exercise room, powder room, and ample storage. In addition to professional landscaping, the home features a fenced backyard with a screened porch, Trex deck, playset, and landscape lighting surrounding the exterior. Other updates and upgrades include a Trane high efficiency furnace, air conditioner and humidifier (2022), Generac Whole home generator, and Chubasco Lawn programable in-ground sprinkler system.
Stunning Lake lot set in a fabulous area! Enjoy huge wide open space behind your new dream home on a premium water view lot. Call for updated Lot list . Desirable Lincoln Way High School district! This subdivision is booming with new construction! You can build or have it built yourself - your way! Picking out your style house & finishes. Premium location close to Metra train, schools, parks, highways & shopping. This is the ideal spot to build your new custom home! Annual fee for subdivision management is $268./year. Lot # 1 2400 sq ft min on Ranch and 2800 on 2 story
Welcome to Stonegate-Presented by Lennar Builders--The Hottest Subdivision in the Southwest Burbs! Check out this ONE OF A KIND Stunning 2 Story Duplex with a Full Walk Out Basement! Features include 4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Baths! This one comes with a Deluxe Master Bath with a large shower! Main floor Great Room plus "Flex Room" which is currently a dining room! This deluxe unit has top-of-the-line features! A stunning & fully appointed chef's kitchens include; quartz counter tops, farmhouse under mount sinks, 42 inch Aristokraft White cabinets and stainless steel GE appliances. The home also features LED surface mounted lighting in the hallways and bedrooms, modern two panel interior doors and white colonist trim, 2nd floor laundry, Shaw vinyl plank flooring and 9 ft first floor ceilings! Full bathrooms feature raised vanity with Quartz counter tops! Plus, this townhouse has WiFi CERTIFIED designation that keeps you connected and has superior Smart Home Automation. Remote access to Ring doorbell, Schlage Smartlock plus Honeywell WiFi Thermostat! The curb appeal of this home is a "10" and includes 30-year architectural shingles, Craftsman style front door, brick, garage opener with keypad plus outdoor entertaining space with landscaping--and your own private deck and large backyard! Buy with peace of mind, everything is like brand new and comes with the remaining 8 of a 10-year builder's structural warranty! Great location--new school nearby! This one checks ALL your boxes! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity--the one and only 4 bedroom Duplex (the loft was made into a large 4th bedroom with a closet, 11x15) AND one of the few units with a full walk out basement to finish as you wish...AND BEST OF ALL...maintenance free living!
For the past 34+ years the Kirby family has serviced the local area with their amazing Bakery/Diner, as well as catering & weddings etc. Now it's time for the owners to retire and offer "KIRBY's KORNER BAKERY" to the next generation entrepreneur! Located directly on US-Route 52 with tons of traffic & exposure, and near the Metra station, this is a perfect spot for someone to continue this bakery and diner (sandwiches & meals) by also adding their own twist to serve the community! This listing price is for the building only. The restaurant equipment as well as the Bakery name and recipe are available at an additional amount (see Equipment list attached to this listing). Owners are willing to remain after the closing (if building, business and equipment are sold together) to train the new owner on their day-to-day operations, as well as introducing them to vendors and regular customers. This corner lot has approx. 17-20 parking spots (shared with Dentist office) and an average daily traffic count of 6,750 (I-DOT). There are 2 bathrooms & plenty of table space for dine-in customers. ***INTERESTED INVESTORS*** ---- please DO NOT go to the restaurant without an appointment. The Kirby family will continue to serve their customers and the community until this sale is finished. Thank you for your understanding.
New Construction Homes in Ivanhoe community in Manhattan, IL. NO SSA. Functionality meets sophistication in this home over 2000 sq ft open concept two-story home, offering 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, full basement and oversized 2 car garage. As you walk in you have a spacious study/flex room is a great space for a home office, den, playroom, or formal living room. Beautiful designer cabinetry and center quartz island is the heart of this kitchen overlooking the open great room. 9 Ft. ceilings throughout the 1st floor compliment this open floor plan. The turnback staircase leads you to the oversized primary bedroom with en suite bath, dual vanity, and walk-in closet. The secondary bedrooms share the hall bath. Enjoy a conveniently placed laundry room on the second floor. FULL basement offers storage plus plenty of space to finish in the future. Enjoy a professionally landscaped and fully sodded homesite with a concrete driveway. Includes an extensive builder warranty for peace of mind! Close to shopping, dining, Metra (SWS) and I-80! All D.R. Horton Chicago homes include our America's Smart Home Technology which allows you to monitor and control your home from your couch or from 500 miles away and connect to your home with your smartphone, tablet or computer. Home life can be hands -free. It's never been easier to settle into a new routine. Our priority is to make sure you have the right smart home system to grow with you. Our homes speak to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and cellular devices so you can sync with almost any smart device. Photos of model and similar home, as built may vary.
Welcome to this stunning and updated single family home nestled in the heart of Manhattan. This spacious home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a generous size of 2,204 square feet. Step inside and be greeted by a beautifully updated kitchen, perfect for creating culinary masterpieces or gathering with loved ones. The new carpet throughout the house adds a touch of elegance and comfort, making this home move-in ready for you and your family. Ideal for those warm summer days, this home features an inviting above ground pool, providing endless hours of relaxation and fun. The huge unfinished basement offers unlimited potential and ample storage space, allowing you to truly make this home your own. Conveniently situated on a quiet non-through street, you can enjoy the serenity of the neighborhood while still being within walking distance to downtown Manhattan. Explore charming shops, delicious restaurants, and a vibrant community atmosphere right at your doorstep. Families will appreciate the excellent school district, ensuring a top-notch education for your children. Tons of storage options, including a garage, provide the perfect solution for keeping your belongings organized and easily accessible. Your own private oasis awaits in the enclosed backyard, complete with a playset for children to enjoy and mature trees offering shade and privacy. Spend evenings relaxing on the deck or patio, or gather around the fire pit for cozy and memorable gatherings. Don't miss out on the opportunity to call this amazing home yours. Schedule a showing today and experience the perfect blend of comfort, style, and convenience that this property offers. Home is being sold "As Is"
If your dream homesite is a little "out-of-the-box" meaning you would love a few animals, or an outbuilding for work or special projects or maybe a few big toys like an RV this is the investment opportunity for you. 12 acres to create your compound in unincorporated Manhattan. A total country feel, yet you are a short drive to shopping, dining and transportation. An excellent school district, including Lincoln-Way West High School. Located in Will County and zoned agricultural. Plenty of land for horses, chickens or whatever livestock are allowed. Maybe create your own paths for dirt bike or ATV's. Within minutes to the 19 mile long Wauponsee Glacial Trail. Even a unique related living option with neighboring 10 acre lot available. Complete your due diligence and as the song says...buy dirt!!