Article courtesy of US News & World Report: Sep 28, 2015
Even if you love where you live, if you own a home that you purchased from someone else, you’ve probably looked around your house before and wondered: “What was the builder thinking?”
But not everyone goes that route. Plenty of people pay to have their home custom-built. In other words, some homeowners are the builder — or at least, they’re the ones pulling the strings and making the hard decisions on how small or big their residence should be and what features it should have.
On paper, the concept of land ownership sounds very simple- you pay money and in return you’re given unfettered access to a predetermined amount of land. But how much of that land do you actually own? Do you own the sky above it? How about the land below it? What about all the animals that may live there; do you own those too? All of these questions and more define what exactly it means to “own” a piece of land. Surprisingly, many of the answers aren’t well defined from a legal standpoint as you’ll soon see. [Read More…]
Well, for one, we are here at LandForSaleStore. In addition to this blog we also buy and sell land ourselves. We routinely send mailings to land owners around the country looking for motivated sellers. If you have a property you really aren’t interested in anymore, for whatever reason, click the SUBMIT YOUR PROPERTY HERE tab or give us a call at 1-888-205-6090 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, if you’re reading this then you are in the majority of people who begin their search for property on the internet or a land listing website like this one. This statistic isn’t surprising because in this day and age most consumers begin their searches for property on the internet. In fact, , in a February 12th post, LandThinkPulse publishes a survey that bears this out.
This is a rewrite of the original blog post on this website but it has never been more true than today.
What if we solved the housing crisis ourselves – without the banks, that”s right – no banks, without the corporate homebuilders and without the high prices? Who says you need to beg for a mortgage to buy a cookie cutter house that the Homeowners Association won’t let you touch and then be a slave to all of the above for the next 30 years!
I was on the phone the other day researching the land market with a small local builder. He was an older guy who had come back out of retirement to take advantage of the improving home building market in his area. The one comment he made that caught me off guard was, “the market is coming back dramatically.” He told me he sold 5 new, custom homes in just the previous month.
So we get it that you’re upset you missed selling your property 5 years ago when it was worth considerably more. We speak with people all the time who express this feeling. “Five years ago my property was worth (considerably more than today) so how can I sell it now for (considerably less) and lose all that money plus what I paid in taxes?I think I’ll just hold on to it until prices come back.”
Well, in the last few months this blog has been inundated with spam, spam and more spam. For the few of you with legitimate comments we apologize. However, we do go through most of the comments and the ones that seem legitimate have been noticed and we thank you for those. As this blog is relatively new and still evolving we take all comments to heart in an effort to continually improve it. Your participation regarding properties with comments or content is welcome.
Property prices in most areas of the country seemed to have bottomed and in some areas things seem to be ever so slowly improving. If this is the beginning of the usual up part of the cycle then this is a good time to own real assets such as land. A rising tide lifts all boats so an improving economy will only help land values.
So everyone says stocks, bonds, the euro, in fact the world economy is shaky so where do you put your money? The common answer has been real assets like gold and silver and possibly real estate. But what better asset is there than land. Even if you buy real estate the value of it is determined by its location or the land it is sitting on. [Read More…]