How To Find Land For Sale Online

How To Find Land For Sale Online

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How To Find Land For Sale Online

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Guest Author:  Brandon Mickens

So you’re thinking about buying land, but you don’t know where to start? When deciding on the best strategy for finding land for sale online, you need to consider factors including who the target market is and what modern technologies are available. Regardless of your situation, there are a number of great strategies you can use to find land for sale online.

1 – Why buying land is much different than buying a house

Buying land is a lot different than buying a house. For one thing, you can’t just buy the land and then do whatever you want with it—you have to pay attention to zoning laws and other restrictions that might be in place. You also have to think about things like soil quality, access to water, and whether or not there are any natural hazards around that could damage your property.

In addition to these considerations, there are some other things you should know about purchasing land:

* The price of land varies widely depending on its location and whether it’s developed or rural (the latter being more expensive).

* You may need permits from your local government before building on your new property.

* You’ll need financing for the purchase of the land itself as well as for any improvements that need making before construction can begin.

2 – Get Clear On What You’re Looking For

It is important to be clear on your requirements before you start looking at land for sale. You may be tempted to rush into the process, but you should take your time and think about what you want from your property. This will save you time and money in the long run, as well as ensure that you find the perfect spot for your needs.

You should start by making a list of all of your requirements. Do you want to build a house on the property or do you plan to buy a plot of land with no plans in mind? Is there enough water and electricity in the area? How far away is it from schools and shops? What kind of access does it have?

If you’re planning a small-scale farming operation, it may be best to look for land that has existing irrigation systems and is close to power lines. If you’re planning a large-scale farming operation, however, then you’ll need more space than that to meet your needs.

Once you have answered these questions, you can begin searching for land in your area that meets these criteria.

3 – Leverage the Internet and Social Media

Once you’ve decided on the type of property you want, search through listings to find one that fits your needs. There are many websites out there that can help you find your dream property without having to go far or spend too much time researching.

* Start with Google: This is probably the most obvious place to start when looking for any kind of information, but it’s also one of the best ways to begin searching for land online. Simply type “land” into Google’s search bar, and see what comes up! You’ll probably see some listings from real estate agents, but also plenty of other options like websites dedicated solely to selling plots of land (which may be more likely than not). If you don’t like what comes up on your first try, try searching again with slightly different terms until you find what you’re looking for!

* Search Google Maps. Click on “Satellite” and zoom out until you have an aerial view of your area. Scan the map for any large parcels of land, especially those that are green or surrounded by trees (this means they’re probably farms or forests). If there are any areas that look promising, click on them and see if they have a website listed (usually in the upper left corner). If so, click on it! You might be able to find more information about what kind of property it is and who owns it.

* Check out Craigslist ads in your area under “For Sale” or “Real Estate.” This is another great way to see if there are any large parcels of land for sale in your area—and often at very reasonable prices! Just make sure you don’t fall victim to any scammers or sketchy sellers by doing some research first (like checking with local authorities) before making any offers or payments over the phone or online

4 – Use A Land Broker

If you find something that looks promising, contact a real estate agent like Southern Bell Living who specializes in selling land. We’ll be able to tell you more about the property, like if there are any restrictions on what type of structure can be built there or if there are any zoning laws that prohibit certain types of construction (like a restaurant). We’ll also have an idea of what kind of price range is typical for that kind of land in your area.

5 –  Find Tax Defaulted Properties

Tax-defaulted properties are abandoned by the owner, who is unable to pay property taxes. These properties are then sold by the government at auction. The buyer of these properties is not responsible for paying back taxes, which makes them great deals!

The best place to start is by searching online for “tax defaulted property listings.” You’ll likely find several sites where this information is available. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, contact them directly using their contact form or phone number. They should be able to give you information about upcoming auctions and how much each property will cost when it goes up for sale.

It’s possible the best strategy is to utilize several sources at once. A combination of the above tools and sites should prove to be the most effective in your search for the perfect plot of land for sale. But try not to get too overwhelmed by your options. After all, you have a lot of real estate sites to search through and that can be a bit overwhelming itself. To learn more about Charleston area land, contact Southern Bell Living Today!

About the Author: Brandon Mickens has been involved with buying and selling land for the past 15 years and now wants to share his knowledge and experience with others.Photo of Author of Article