the price per square foot can be misleading in this area because most of the homes for sale are attached to large tracts of land. For example, 7727 CR 418, is on 92 acres, and the old farm house has been completely remodeled in 2006 for updated living standards including granite counter-tops and ceramic tile flooring. The heated living space is about 2100 sq feet, but this does not take in to consideration several other buildings on the property such as a large barn, 4 garages, a guest apt., Workshop, and harvesting room.
The best place to start is with the budget you can afford, or a pre approval amount from a Lender. From there, select the property that is most appealing to you within your price range and have your real estate professional analyze the property as compared to similar sales in the recent past. You can also hire a licensed appraiser for this task, especially if it is an income producing farm.