No, I know title companies usually do but I don’t. Lots of taxes on these vacant lands are pretty low and I end up trying to split pennies. I pay the outstanding taxes and any new taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Yes, APN stands for Assessor’s Parcel Number or more commonly referred to as the parcel number.
The uses are only limited by your imagination and the local regulations.
Check this earthship build out on Youtube. The guy builds a really nice looking, very functional house out of basic supplies and walks you through it step by step.
This guy is fun to watch. He builds a small house with a passion and shares lots of how to with you.
This guy builds small houses, cabins and other weird structures you could live in. He likes to use a lot of recycled and or free materials. He also takes you on tours of lots of other DIY homes that might inspire you.
This guy is in New Zealand and takes you on tours of creative homes built on tight budgets.
This Alaskan lady builds all kinds of stuff. They just built a small house that is inspiring to me.
Please tell me about your YouTube channel I would love to watch then feature it here too.
Learn how to grow all your own vegetables
There are all kinds of ways to own a property.
Sure, there is a link at the top of the website titled Pay Here. Go there and enter the APN number of the land you are buying. Enter how much you want to put on the card and do it again for each card until you have paid for the property.
Yes please do, hopefully you can sell them for a lot more and come back to do it again. Let me know if you need help with the paperwork.
Please go watch the YouTube video on the property where I try to present everything I know about the property. My YouTube channel is here.
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.
Sure, if you pay for it. To me their numbers make me feel like I am being robbed. In WA they pay out something like $0.03 for every $1.00 they charge. That is a 97% profit margin. There are super high barriers to getting into the title insurance business. I think they must pay the real estate agents and everyone else in real estate huge kickbacks to keep that sales pitch going. Most deeds are digitized now so most anybody can go research the chain of title. It is not like they are going to the recorders office and digging through files to price their insurance. When you buy land with out a mortgage you don’t have to be taken to the cleaners by the title insurance companies. Read the article by Forbes here.
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.
Sometimes. We try to visit new properties when we get a chance and when we cant I hire someone to go take pictures but I started noticing that someone often buys the land before I get the pictures from the person I hired to go get them. If you are touring my properties please take pictures. 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.
No, I’m not a real estate agent trying to pry a commission out of you to pay for a financed car to drive you around in. Use your cell phone to look up the GPS coordinates to the property. Download a free app that shows you the actual coordinates. Drive out there or better yet ride your bike. It is healthier and with all the money you save you can buy more land.
You realize there is a recycle value to those cans in CA right? It might be cheaper to try that in New Mexico or elsewhere. When you build it please send me some pictures. Better yet make lots of YouTube videos along the way. If you make good videos I might sponsor you.
Hopefully so because those are cheap and efficient if you are willing to put in the labour. Check the zoning and get creative. Read between the lines.
There are all kinds of local guidelines that are different from one side of the street to the other in some cases. Check the local rules. Maybe you can add some wheels that may get around the zoning, lots of tiny home people on YouTube seem to be doing that. Get creative with it. The zoning guys tell you what you can’t do and you have to figure what you can do from there
Hopefully, but you really need to ask the local zoning.
Not sure on most of these. Please go on YouTube and search for how to perc test land. There are lots of off grid build types making very informative videos on this subject. They teach you how to dig a hole about the size of a 5 gallon bucket. Then pour water in the hole and time how long it takes to soak in. Depending on local codes the depth of the hole and the diameter of the hole are dictated. The volume of water is dictated too. Then there is a local guideline about if it takes longer than the allotted time to drain then the land does not perk. These land deals are very do it yourself. You can go perc test any of my land before you buy it. Watch the YouTube videos on how to do it. Then you can feel a lot more comfortable about installing a septic system before buying land.
Sure, I like places to stay that would be entertaining for my wife and youngster. We have well used passports. Earth moving equipment, skidsteer, tractors, ATV’S, dirtbike, classic cars, camper. Picture takers of my vacant land. Small home builders or other vacant land improvement trades. YouTube creators building on vacant land might get big discounts or maybe even free land from me with the right sales pitch and audience. My wife likes camping and is always looking to upgrade her truck and pull behind camper. Gold, Silver and other precious metals as well as gemstones are fun too. Other land is always a good thing to barter with as well.
Not likely unless we are advertising it on a particular property. Rural Vacant Land is perfect for an off the grid lifestyle. There have been some great advances in telecommunications, sanitation, energy and water systems so you don’t have to rely on centralized utility companies or their taxes any more.
Probably but each property has its own local restrictions. You should check local zoning first.
Unless stated all of our properties are free, clear and current when we transfer them to you.
If you are interested in the property and believe you can make payments then you qualify. You don’t need credit or even have to be American, 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, show and tell your friends how you got your land from us so they can too.
Sometimes, please let me know your circumstances and I will try to come up with a win win solution.
The recent taxes should be included in each property listing.
Yes absolutely, please do. Some land you can drive right up to and others need some tenacity and ingenuity. With GPS coordinates and a modern phone or some research on the internet ahead of time you should be able to go look and see the land 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. I recently found a good app called “Easy GPS” it allows you to drop see your exact coordinates so you can walk the property lines.
No, but they sure do a lot of marketing to make you think so. Real estate agents tend to market land for what it might be worth if the right buyer comes along some day. We market land for a quick sale excluding their fees to get the end user the best price.
Yes, American land can be bought by anyone who is not subject to American trade restrictions like citizens of Cuba, North Korea, Myanmar, and a few other countries.
Every property has GPS coordinates posted in the listing. Simply copy and paste them into a google maps and it will show you to the property.
No, The reason is, I can’t keep track of them. You have to use my online system and pay via debit or credit card.
You bet, here is an easy and cheap way to do it: Be sure to google the county planning and zoning and give them the APN number of the land you are interested in to be sure the zoning allows this type of construcion.
You can grow just about anything you want. For example this guy added about two feet of wood chips to his desert land. The wood chips retain moisture much better than bare exposed ground and act like a sponge to hold the moisture in the soil. He planted all kinds of exotic fruit trees and vegetables making a permaculture garden he can harvest food from daily.