Land For Sale By Owner- Finding the "Right" Acreage- (2)

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Following up on my earlier post, Land For Sale By Owner- Finding the "Right" Acreage, a few more thoughts . . .

Over the years I have discovered that "the thing" about finding the "right " acreage is that those seeking LAND tend to be quite particular. I wonder , given this, how the seeker of land is to find such acreage --especially if it is in the Land For Sale By Owner category-- without the help of someone (a local expert and land broker) who really knows that land-

 In fact,  I ask myself this question time and again . I receive requests from land lovers who live far away from the Asheville area and our mountains such as the request that follows and have to shake my head and smile....

horses on land near asheville ncHere is a  list of "  critical issues for property purchase" fron one such person: .

1. Price - under 500,000.
2. 15 acres or more for our horses
3. southern exposure
4. year round water-spring, stream
5. 4,5,6 miles from a small or medium size town. Ideally town would have an active progressive lifestyle. ie vegetarian options on menus, theater group, farmers market, small college, bicycle awareness, etc.
6. If there is a house on the property it must have character. Older farmhouse, newer crafstman style-  house cannot be an ugly split foyer or rancher etc. Any house has to be well constructed, although it does not have to be perfect.
 7. 20-30 minute drive to larger town maybe with a college
8. a hospital not to far off would be nice, although not critical.
9. a hard road to property is not needed, although year round surface would be expected.
10. do not need access to electric or phone line.

 

So what do you say? If you were seeking the "right" land, would you also seek out an experienced broker? or not?

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If you were seeking the "right" land, would you also seek out an experienced broker? or not?

Dec 29, 2009 12:43 PM #1
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janeAnne -- intersting to see how things work in the Asheville area... It certainly is a beautiful place to call home.

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Joan~

I love the land. I am thrilled that land specialists are finally getting recognized by NAR! Asheville land is unique, of course...and I am NOT objective, of course =)

Dec 29, 2009 12:46 PM #3
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JaneAnne: selling land is a specialty for sure. It can be quite complex. I do know that Asheville has some gorgeous land. I was surprised that person didn't require electrical line. Solar anyone? Either way you have to be a local expert. I like to check land after it rained to see how it reacts for ex.

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Yes, PLEASE use an experienced land broker!  Or someone who can answer some of those pesky questions....

- can the land truly be built on?

- what type of septic is required, and how much will it cost?

- will you need a basement foundation, and if so, have you included that in your construction budget?

- what is the zoning on and around the land?

- if the land is being subdivided, what steps have been completed and what needs to be done?

These are just a few of the questions an experienced land broker will help answer.  Great job as usual.

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janeAnne,

Most definitely I would be employing the services of a knowledgeable real estate agent. Studies have been done that show that the majority of buyers prefer to buy through and certainly anyone with land to sell should be listing it to gain access to the greatest pool of buyers.

Jo

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Great point..."...you have to be a local expert. I like to check land after it rained to see how it reacts for ex...."

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