Well, if you’re reading this then you are in the majority of people who begin their search for land on the internet on 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. You might wonder though, is buying land a good investment? The quick answer is YES!
Want To Know How Big An Acre Is ?
How big is an acre – a unit of area commonly used for measuring tracts of land? In our business, this is an important word as most properties are defined in some fraction or multiple of an acre. So, what is it, how big is it, and where did it come from? [Read more…]
How Far Above And Below Do You Own?
Article courtesy of Today I Found Out
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…]
What Are Lot Lines, Setbacks, Easements, Etc.?
Let’s say you’ve decided that buying some land, or a lot sounds like a good idea. You begin searching the internet websites, like Landwatch, Zillow, Craigslist, etc. as most people do and you run across one or more terms common to this type of real estate that you don’t fully understand. Terms like lot line, setback, easement or zoning. Or maybe after buying a property you’ve encountered them on a plat or survey. These are all important terms that we will attempt to explain. [Read more…]
Land Is A Real Asset Too – Right?
So everyone says stocks, bonds, crypto and in fact the world economy is shaky so where do you put your money? The common answer has been a “real asset” like gold, 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’s sitting on. [Read more…]
Why Baby Boomers Are Buying Up Land For Sale
Nearly 80 million Baby Boomers have entered or are edging ever closer to retirement. In fact, about a hundred thousand Baby Boomers who have chosen early retirement are already receiving first Social Security checks. The outlook for these retirees and those who come after them has never been brighter.
Financing Your Land Purchase
Planning to finance a land purchase can feel overwhelming. Unlike buying an actual house or even financing a business start-up, there just isn’t much advice available about land financing.
How to Build On Your Land Sustainably
There’s just something exciting about building on your own land from scratch. Whether you’re starting a farm or simply building a family home or cabin, it’s a wholly different experience from buying a home that already existed. That’s why sustainability is so important. You don’t just want to build something. You want to build something that will last, and the ability to sustain the land and your resources as you build is a big part of that. It’s also better for the land and the environment as a whole. So how do you build sustainably? Here are a few tips.
I’ve Never Bought Land Before – What Do I Do?
We get it. Your income is limited yet you still want to go out to nice restaurants and have fun with your friends. Buying a house or condo is just too much right now. And who knows where you’ll be in a year or two. You want the freedom to go anywhere and live life to the fullest.
8 Financial Mistakes To Avoid When Building A New Home
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.
Land Prices and No Banks
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!