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Is the land worth it?

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

I have a client looking for a home with a decent amount of property to go along with it. An acre or more would suit her just fine. There are several problems with her search, though.

She is looking in a fairly developed area where larger lots are rare, and expensive. They also come with older and not so great condition homes on the property. I tell my clients who are looking for more property that they typically will get less house as they get more lot size, unless they are willing to go up on their budget.

I understand the need for some to have more land around them for privacy, but it comes with a cost. Taxes on a larger property are higher, and not everyone wants to do what it takes to maintain it.

It is my hope that this client decides that the land is not quite as important and looks for a bit better home to live in. However, my client is also my daughter, so her agent, me, may never be happy with her choice!

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545



I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi again Peter. We can't always get everything we want so at some point we just need to prioritize.

Feb 03, 2020 06:48 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Peter - it seems as if the learning curve and reality need to meet.  Good luck.

Feb 03, 2020 08:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Peter, sounds like a client that you need to do a good job with or you could be in trouble down the road.


Feb 03, 2020 09:50 AM