No matter how old you are either just graduating high school or are about to retire, everyone can absolutely benefit from owning a nice piece of land especially if you are planning on doing DIY (do it yourself) house building. And good news, there is inexpensive land to be had all over the world! Complete Gold Mine! But to be more successful finding land suitable like this for building a house, it’s best to shorten your search and include these three tips…
1. Location – Where in the world do you want to buy inexpensive land? What country,near what city or town? And do some checking up since some property values are more expensive than others. And for best success you should look for land away from cities or at least the city limits. And sometimes you don’t have to travel far out from a city limit to find inexpensive land. Do some checking up in your local city property tax office, or even a local realtor and find out if there are building codes in that area.
2. Your Plans – Think what you want out of your land before you buy it. Do you want to have a small business running on your property for instance a Christmas tree farm, or a pay to catch fish fishing ponds, then you want land that will cater to your plans. And also find out all the restrictions and building codes first before buying land, critical if you plan to DIY House Build. And you might be surprised how many properties out there that have no building codes what so ever and very little restrictions.
Also you might come across properties in gated communities. A lot of times these types of places have several restrictions associated to the land. They do have benefits living in a gated community but you might want more freedom especially for building, so keep this all in mind.
3. Assess threats – When you are looking for inexpensive land to initiate operation DIY house building on, you might come across properties that seem to good to be true since the price is so low. And sometimes these properties might be located in a risk area that you would not want to build a house on or around. Threats like fault lines, flood planes, if there is a volcano or nuclear reactor near by or near a river that a nuclear plant or factory bleeds off into. Also some land might be a wetland that someone is selling. Wetlands don’t always look like wetlands but like a nice piece of wooded property from the borders of the property but farther in the property could be a marsh. Just make sure you ask all the questions before you buy inexpensive land.