Living anywhere has it strengths and weaknesses. In general, probably the biggest drawback is the spread of manure when the farmer fertilizes his fields. Mature corn can obstruct view during the late summer and early fall but this is a very temporary issue that is resolved when the crop is cut.
I for one, appreciate the space that a field provides between me and my neighbor and feel this far out weighs the negatives.
Many folks have found that taking the route you are considering has ended up costing them a bundle. It would be very interesting to do a study to find out which of the buyers who got the lower prices you are seeing have used a Realtor. From my past experience with this company and others I have my quess; what do you think?
Mayby you could have a chat with some of the folks who have already bought there and see what their experiences have been.
If you want to contact me of course I would be most happy to give you some professional help. (NO charge to you)... more