If you are in the market of acres for sale, if you are considering buying land to build a house, think about a gated coommunity instead. Yes, it would be nice to have 4047 square metres of land (an international acre), but think of the work. Not as much work as farming the whole acre. In the Middle Ages, an acre was how much land you could plow with a pair (or yoke) of oxen. But if you follow through with the steps to buying land, then you have to have the house built. Instead of buying land to build a house, gated coommunities are an easier alternative.
The land that you buy may not be that good or valuable, but you can be assured that the land inside of a gated community is. Due to the higher standard in home quality, because they must all follow a strict building code that promotes uniformity,