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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Buy Land For Farming

Buying land doesn’t have to be tricky if you have the right people helping you every step of the way. You will need a team of professionals you can call like agents, brokers and maybe even a lawyer. Buying a farm is quite different then buying a residential lot. This may seem obvious but have you considered what it means to purchase bulk acreage. Have you surveyed this acreage and made sure that it will meet all your requirements?

First, have all your financial ducks in a row, so to speak before you even begin looking to buy land. You will be ready to buy as soon as you find what you’re looking for, if your finacing has already been secured.

Secondly, you should choose an agent who has experience with selling farm land since there are many specifics involved in terms of paperwork and land requirements that everyone will need to be on the same page about. The USDA’s website has all the documentation for many different types of land purchases.

Third, you should carefully examine the property, do not really on pictures or hearsay. make sure yourself, that everything you want is there. Do you plan on planting crops? Do you know for sure your soil is good and fertile enough for planting? Does it have proper drainage and irrigation?. Is there a place to put your equipment? Such as, a large barn, shed or other lot?

Lastly, have you done your research on insurance? You will need to know your options here as well as find someone you trust to help you cover all your bases. You need to insure your crops, even if it seems expensive, it will still be the best decision you made in case of a natural disaster which wipes out your harvest such as a tornado or a flood. In case of disaster, you shouldn’t rely on FEMA to save you. You should have a good insurance plan to cover your losses.

Need Land Surveyors

Legal Documents:

Legal documentation is the nightmare of every property buyer. Along with all the other necessities it also requires delicately calculated parameters of land distribution and other areas of the property. This way one learns about his rights and gets his legal permits to sue anybody who intrudes in his property. There are also cases when legal documentation are required for deeds, as the previous owner may have made any changes to it or it may be out dated. The surveyors help you to get rid of the major part of this ordeal the rest is not much of a trouble.

Boundary Disputes:

This problem is one of the most troublesome, when two neighbors have boundary disputes they end up at court but can be solved beforehand if they choose to go with a professional land survey and know what the surveyors decide. The use advanced equipments to calculate precisely and divide the boundaries in a rightful manner. Moreover, they guide both the neighbors about who owns which land and help them solve the dispute before it causes any financial or other loss to any of the both parties.

Use Land Wisely

These days entirely self-sufficient communities are being built. This is where you can live, work, shop, and participate in recreational activities within the boundaries of the community. Such places are especially popular with retirees and senior citizens. Knowing what kind of a community people want to live in will definitely help you develop your land wisely. Then it will prove to be a fantastic investment for you.

In another smart use of the land you can find property acquisitions that will allow you to construct commercial buildings. This is a very good move. People need places to work, places to shop, places to go for sporting events or cultural activities, even places to study and do research for school or for a job – like libraries. Again, find out the needs of the townspeople in the land you bought. Then plan a project that they can benefit from and improve the financial well-being of that town.

An entirely different way of wisely using land is to leave it in its natural state and develop it just enough for people and wildlife to visit. We’re talking about places such as national parks and forests; or land that includes a body of water – like a natural lake or a small pond or even a fountain or a waterfall. All living creatures great and small, animal or human can enjoy such land. Maybe you own a piece of property near an ocean or an even bigger lake that contains a beach. Think of what a wonderful thing a private or public beach can be for local residents and out-of-town visitors alike. This is a wonderful use of both land and water. While they are there they are likely to be able to observe water birds and fish and other types of creatures that inhabit a beach.

Yes, there are many ways an owner of some land can develop it in a wise manner. All it takes is some research and patience; as it will not be an overnight project. However, if you are prepared every step of the way, one day many, many people will get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. With this advice in mind, go ahead and invest in some land. Think of all the people that did this before you. You will realize that you too can succeed in using your land wisely.

Real Estate Raw Land Grab

Others on the Democratic side of the coin believe that there should be land set aside for the public, and that it’s not fair if everyone develops their property anyway they’d like because that would make the cities unlivable, and take away from nature. Then there are those land conservation groups and nature conservancy groups who are willing to split the divide, and take on donations, or match with government funds the ability to buy property from those who own it, and then they can set it aside because they have property rights which allow them the freedom to not develop their properties.

That makes sense right? Well now due to the global economic challenges, real estate in many parts of our country is still very depressed. That means there are big chunks of land available for sale for much less than they ever have been in the last 30 years. Many conservation groups have prime pieces of real estate that were set aside previously, and they can sell those now for a huge profit, and therefore use that money to buy even more land. That makes sense too.

Now then, a word of advice; those Nature Conservancy type groups should indeed buy up these properties before the economic recovery has all the prices of that type of real property increasing at a rapid rate. Indeed, they may even wish to buy more than they need, and hold some of that property to sell for later at a profit to buy even more property thus parlaying their investment in open space, and undeveloped land.