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So you just bid it for mowing and you got over $1,000?

Where I come from, an acre is usually 40-50, so that would be $100 for your 2 acres, but not considering the overgrown though.
Around here 2 acres would be $200. Then factor in it missed 5-6 cuts(biweekly) then you get 1000-1200. You pay to maintain it on the regular or all at once. Either way it cost the same.
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Around here 2 acres would be $200. Then factor in it missed 5-6 cuts(biweekly) then you get 1000-1200. You pay to maintain it on the regular or all at once. Either way it cost the same.
My area is about the same. Again, it all depends what part of the country your in. They are all different.
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Bid hi man, if you get it,more power to ya! That looks like an F'n job right there. If you don't get it...o well.....on a side note, thats a beautiful property!
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I hope you get the job!

Keep us posted on how this goes and how long it actually takes to get the job done.
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Around here the banks would never approve/ pay for the whole property to be cut. They would approve what they call a "perimeter" cut and it would be 75-100' around the house and the grass clippings will need to be removed.

I would not touch the job under the conditions listed above for less than $600. If I had to do the whole property it would be much much more.
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Hope i get it too ill keep everyone posted and thank you everyone for the replies.

yes it was a very nice property...its not in the picture but there is a nice garage/barn too.

johnny boy what would you have bid on this considering im cutting the whole property.
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Hope i get it too ill keep everyone posted and thank you everyone for the replies.

yes it was a very nice property...its not in the picture but there is a nice garage/barn too.

johnny boy what would you have bid on this considering im cutting the whole property.
Honestly I probably would not have bid the whole property because the time needed would have forced me to put off other work. But after working on many foreclosed homes if I was forced to price it I would bet you could at least $1400-1600 out of them if you are removing clippings.
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if I was forced to price it I would bet you could at least $1400-1600 out of them if you are removing clippings
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Honestly I probably would not have bid the whole property because the time needed would have forced me to put off other work. But after working on many foreclosed homes if I was forced to price it I would bet you could at least $1400-1600 out of them if you are removing clippings.
holy crap... That is one high bid.
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Good news the bank called and said I got the job so I will start it monday. I asked for a 50% deposit too so they are sending that today! Ill take before and after pictures too.

Im also going to be using a walkbehind billy goat brushcutter instead of a handheld so hopefully this will get it done much quicker. The billygoat claims to cut 3/4 acre per hour. Anyone have any experience with these units.
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