Frequently Asked Questions
What is an APN number?
The APN number is the Assessor’s Parcel Number and is a common identifier for the parcel. If you should contact the county for further information on the property they will want to know what this number is.
What else can you tell me about the land?
Everything we know about the land is in the listing. We own every piece of land we sell, buying them from an air-conditioned office in Houston Texas. We have not actually walked the land, we do our research before we purchase property and put everything we know about the property in our listing.
May I go tour the property before I buy it?
Yes, please go tour the property if you are in the area. Some land you can drive right up to and others need some tenacity and ingenuity. We provide the GPS coordinates, down load a free app for your phone that will direct you to the land so you should be able to go and see it for yourself. You don’t need to ask me, just go. Lots of buyers call me from the land and buy it during their tour.
Does the property have utilities?
Not likely unless we are advertising it on a particular property. Rural Vacant Land is great for an off the grid lifestyle. There have been many great advances in energy, water systems and sanitation to where you don’t need to rely on utility companies or their taxes anymore. There are solar systems that are able to meet your electrical needs. Consider bulk potable water delivery before paying to drill a well. Bulk Water Delivery is a site having a list of bulk potable water delivery sites, by state, where you can have a service come out to your property to fill water storage tanks. This would be a great way to meet your water needs until you are ready to drill a well.
If I am not in the United States may I still buy land from you?
Yes, American land can be bought by anyone who is not subject to American trade restrictions.
May I buy land using a payment plan and how do I qualify?
If you are interested in the property and believe you can make payments, we will work with you to qualify, if your circumstances change along the way please let us know so we can work with you. We want you to use the property and enjoy it. Your land will be purchased using a Promissory Note and Land Contract where, once you pay the down payment, you can do anything you want with your land. All we ask is that you not devalue the land or break the law. Once you have made all your payments the deed will be signed over to you.
What are the taxes?
The most recent taxes should be included in each property listing.
Are there back taxes or Liens on the property?
Unless stated all of our properties are free, clear and current when we transfer them to you.
May I raise crops or animals on the property, set up a trailer, tiny house or even a shipping container?
Each property is different, you need to contact the planning and zoning department in the county where the land is located. They will be able to answer all of your questions pertaining to how the land can be used. Refer to our links page where we have tried to provide all the necessary contact information for you to perform your due diligence.
Do you have any pictures of the land?
All pictures in our listings are of the property or the general area. If you are touring my properties and decide not to buy, please take some pictures while you are there, I will compensate you for good pictures. Try to get the road or lack there of. The view in all directions and anything you think is noteworthy, good or bad.
Do you offer title insurance?
Our properties are priced without title insurance, unless otherwise stated. You can purchase our land with title insurance if you want to pay for it. Most deeds are digitized now so most anybody can go research the chain of title.
Can we use escrow to close?
Sure, if you pay for it. Signing over a deed is really easy so I have a hard time paying someone else to do something I know how to do and have done many times.
Can I buy land in my kids names?
Yes, one of the nice things about transferring land in the US is that the buyer does not have to sign. The seller signs as the grantor granting the property to the Grantee or receiver of the grant. A child not of age to sign legally binding contracts does not need to sign to receive or take ownership of land. They might have a hard time selling it until they are of age.
Do you own any other property in the area or right next door?
The way we buy property so cheap is we don’t get to choose which properties we buy. I buy what people want to sell for cash at the right price. What I can do is offer you names and mailing address of the neighbours to land you buy so you can solicit them to buy their property too or gain better access or whatever you have in mind.
May I resell your properties?
Yes, of course you can, hopefully you can sell them for a lot more and come back to do it again.