Locating land for sale to build your own property on can be time intensive because estate agents may have just one or two plots of land if any and it will be within a small area. So where can you find cheap land for sale that is easier than getting in contact with a long list of estate agents?
How to Find Cheap Land For Sale
Thankfully there are a few online land brokers who have access to land sales nationwide. They work with a large network of brokers who provide them with information of all their land available which are then listed in a large database online. You can search the database on price, state, county, and other factors. Currently there are thousands of plots of land available from small holdings to large ranches’ lake front properties, mountain land, plains and forests.
What to Consider When Choosing Land
Your land needs may be very specific, for example you might want the cheapest plot of land available where you can have a mobile home while you commence building your own home. Or you may want a piece of land where there is already a property you can move into that will become your permanent home or just temporary while you apply for building permits for a larger property.
Land can be bought that could be used as a ranch, or for hunting or fishing land, a plot to be used for camping or for building a holiday home, or perhaps a large estate where you plan to develop several properties and a business. Factors important to you will be whether the property has road access from a main road or alternatively this will need to be built first. Is the property within reach of a town or city so you can buy supplies such as food, building materials and hire contractors or labor? Does the property have access to utilities such as mains water supply, electricity, telephone cable, cell coverage, septic tank pick up?
The availability of utilities and amenities will factor into whether the land you are interested in is worth the price you can pay for it, because you may have to invest more money to develop the utilities and amenities before you can even build on the land. Linked to this as well is whether you will be able to get the permits required for the land usage. If you intend to have a commercial enterprise on the land whether that is holiday lets, a farm, a rank, a factory, a hunting area or fishing pond, you will have to apply for permits if they’re not already in place.
Building permits may also have to be applied for. The more remote land is the less likely you will need building permits because your land development won’t affect other land owners around you, but if your land is close to towns and other properties than expect some delays in getting approval for your buildings and developments on the land.