Buying Land

Buying Land is All About Knowing the Market

June 23, 2009 Appraisal

Ever wonder how the government buys land? I can tell you it’s not easy. The criteria or purpose for buying land must be thought through and well established for an acquisition to move forward. Funding for land purchases can be lined up years in advance and comes from as many sources as there are public […]

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Californians Buy Idaho Rural Land

June 19, 2009 Buying Land

Run, Forest, Run! If Forest Gump was in California, he would be running for states nearby where economies, while they may be bad, aren’t hemorrhaging. Let’s look at Idaho as an example of a state where  Californians (and others) are hoping to buy rural land and get some economic relief by seeking , lower jobless […]

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The Wise Acres Guidebook: A Review

June 1, 2009 Building a House

This is the second in a series of reviews focusing on land buying guidebooks. Robert Minnella’s Wise Acres Guidebook to Buying Land informs land buyers about the necessary permitting requirements prior to building their own home. Mr Minnella’s permitting expertise is apparent when it comes to teaching land buyers what to ask before making an […]

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Finding the Best Property Location

May 28, 2009 Buying Land

When you are looking for the best property location or the best communities, due diligence at the broadest scale requires some research. Narrow your search by using online tools. For example, the U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts tool provides county statistics as well as demographic data for cities and towns with greater than 25,000 people. The […]

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Buying Rural Property and Living in a Remote Area

May 25, 2009 Buying Land

So, you think you want to find an idyllic piece of property that is “off the beaten path”? Buying remote recreational property or living in a remote area may sound really nice, but finding rural property that’s away from it all can be difficult. Here’s an interesting little factoid. According to NewScientist magazine, new maps […]

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Property Due Diligence

May 21, 2009 Buying Land

When you’re looking for information about how to buy land or choose a property location, whether it’s for investment purposes, building a second home, or a little R&R (recreation and retirement), you have to undergo some research. How much or how little research you undertake is up to you. Since your real estate investment is […]

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Buying Land is Easy With the Land Buyer’s Guidebook

May 18, 2009 Building a House

Was your land purchase a nightmare? Do you wish you could do it all again, only this time without all the headaches? Buying recreational property or rural land can be an overwhelming experience, especially when building your own home on the most perfect piece of rural land you can find. Your real estate agent may […]

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