Great residential vacant land buys in Del Norte County, California.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with (831) 626-4000 CA #01772851 HI #RB-21268

Buyers are showing up again looking for vacant lots here in Del Norte County, California. And the ones who call, want to start construction right away.

Many investors purchased their oceanfront or oceanview lots before the downturn of the market. At that time, it was hard to find a home, much like some other markets around the country, so they purchased these lots, hoping to build their dream homes for their retirement. 


Although we still have homes for sale and at excellent prices, most of them are older and come with problems. They also have outdated kitchens, bathrooms, etc.

Today's vacant lot buyers want to build their dream homes to their specifications, and want to take advantage of low interest rates.

Although I feel sorry for the sellers who purchased their property at the height of the market back in 2003-2007, it is good news for them that now they can at least sell them, albeit at a loss. Yes, unfortunately during the downturn, prices kept going down, yet no buyers willing to buy even at the low rates.

Take, for example, my listing:

190 Ocean Heights Road, Smith River, California

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Build your dream Home

2 acre lot in Ocean Heights Subdivision.




Beautiful Ocean views from Oregon to the north and Mouth-of-Smith-River to the south. This 2 acre lot is in gated community. Smith River Community water available. A short drive to Brookings, Oregon for shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Miles of beach just down the hill. Redwood forest for hiking, fishing and other recreational activities close by on the Smith River. Just south is Crescent City, the seat of the government for Del Norte County. Come build your dream home on this fabulous lot. .


Call for more information about this beautiful oceanview vacant land in the desirable Smith River Area.


Posted by

Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Broker/Owner/REALTOR 


Let me be your independent real estate broker for oceanfront and oceanview property in California and Hawaii.  If you are a seller/owner, I will travel to your property to help get it ready for sale, then list and market it. If you are a buyer and we have a Buyers Representation Agreement in place, I will preview property on your behalf anywhere in California and Hawaii.  Please call me to discuss how I can help you.

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Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)

Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268

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Comments (5)

Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

yes the win win is the properties are marketable once more, better able to at least sell at them moment

Apr 19, 2013 10:19 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hella, At least the market is coming back and there is a market to sell those lots. I hope your lot will sell at a good price.

Apr 19, 2013 11:03 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Mark: This market was at a total standstill here in Del Norte County until just recently. Prices just kept going down, and even that didn't help. Now, before prices go back up, investors can pick up some excellent lots still.

Debbie: The listing I have is a beautiful oceanview lot of 2 acres. Utilities come up to the lot line, and the pad is ready to build the home.

Apr 19, 2013 12:37 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Hella, we experienced a similar situation here. Glad to hears your vacant land market is picking up!
Apr 20, 2013 10:18 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Hella, like your area many sections of our country are experiencing rising prices which will help the entire market return to a more normal situation. Good luck.
Apr 20, 2013 11:04 AM