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Land Surveys Are An Important Part of Land Purchases

May 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 127

When you are looking into purchasing a plot of vacant land or a piece of property this event is something that should not be taken without considerable consideration. Buying land is a process that is exceptionally pricey that represents a significant outlay of an individual's time and finances. There are a few questions to have clear answers to before a purchase is considered let alone made.

First it is important to determine the reasons behind the purchase. There are many common reasons people look to buy land that is not developed such as; building a home, creating a residence for vacationing or for an investment. Sometimes you can have an interest in purchasing the piece of property for a combination of the reasons listed above and for each a different list of considerations and priorities will need to be met through the property.

When looking for a primary residence you are looking at aspect such as privacy, easy access to the town, close schools and playgrounds or even the idea of being close to, near or on water.

If you are looking to build a vacation home it may be important that you are surrounded by things to do. If hiking interests you than a location close to the mountains may be important.

If you are looking into property as an investment you will be considering the market, the location and the potential growth of the area.

It is important to remember that purchasing a piece of land is a personal decision and the requirements for how the land will be used and why are unique to the individual purchasing it.

It is also important to figure out what kind of return will be made upon selling the property. Consider other parcels located within the area you are looking to purchase. If you are purchasing the land as an investment you are looking for areas that are areas considered to be good for potential future growth.

Another thing to consider is if you will need to proceed with obtaining a new mortgage or will you are able to proceed with the purchase as a cash purchase. Many people feel getting a mortgage is a difficult step in making a purchase of this magnitude. I however disagree and believe it is harder to pay the mortgage off not get the mortgage in the first place. If you can't pay for the property you risk having it foreclosed leaving you without money or land.

Also consider if a recent land survey has been done on the land. It is difficult to ensure that you are making a wise purchase without one being recently done. A land survey will guarantee you are getting what you are paying for. Only a certified land surveyor will be able to tell you the precise boundaries of the land you are considering. This will allow you to make a purchase with confidence.

It is a must to know ahead of time also if there is any restriction in regards to zoning the land. If you are planning to build you will want to make sure the blue print is not violating any regulations laid out for the property. Find out what you are able to do legally and what is illegal when it comes to building on the land you hope to purchase.

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