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 this number.
What else can you tell me about the land?
Everything we know about the land is in the listing. 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. We provide the GPS coordinates, and you can download 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. Many buyers call me from the land and buy it during their tour.
Does the property have utilities?
Some will and some will not. If the property has utilities, or they are nearby, that will usually be stated on the webpage for the property. If not, 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 necessarily need to rely on utility companies, or the associated costs anymore. There are solar systems that are able to meet your electrical needs. You could also consider bulk potable water delivery or paying to drill a well if building a residence.
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. We do not allow living on the land or building on it, unless you have prior approval from us, or you have finished your payments on the land. 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.
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?
Almost all of the pictures in our listings are of the actual property. This costs us more, but we think that it is worth it to give you an idea of what you are buying.
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 almost anybody can go research the chain of title.
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. But they might have a hard time selling it until they are of age.