How much land do I need?

Obviously this question depends on a lot of factors, as well as personal preference. However, most people tend to think they need more land than they actually do. In an area with trees and terrain, an acre or more will typically feel very secluded, even with neighbors on the adjacent lots. In a flatter area with low vegetation, 5 acres (about the size of 2 city blocks) is a great size for most endeavors.

How big is an acre?

The technical answer is 43,560 square feet – which is not very helpful for visualizing. Luckily there’s an easy way to visualize the sizes of raw land: 1 acre is about the size of a football field without the end zones.

Can I put my RV or Mobile Home on the Property?

With a few exceptions, most counties in the US do not allow mobile homes on properties. Similarly, RVs will typically fall under “camping” rules, which means there will likely be a limit to how many days per year it can be on the property. Once you build a primary structure (home) on the property, then you would be able to keep your RV on the property year round.

Information on RVs and mobile home allowances are listed on each property’s detail page. If you still have questions, or would like information on where they are allowed full time, give us a call or send us an email.

Can I still buy land from you if I live in another country?

Absolutely! All of the paperwork involved in transferring land can be done through email, so the process of buying land is easy no matter where you are.

Does the property have utilities?

Unless otherwise stated in the description, most properties will be clean slate for you to build your off-grid paradise. Distance to electricity will vary, and typically solar is a great option.

For water and sewer, rural properties will rarely have city hookups. Your best options will likely be to install a well or cistern, as well as a septic tank.

Does my property come with mineral rights?

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Generally speaking, chances are that the mineral rights for most properties in these areas are owned by the government or the railroad companies. This right was granted to these companies for building a railway system back in the 1800’s. So it’s not something we can guarantee comes with the land. That being said, it does not effect your ability to drill a well.

Can I raise animals on my property?

The answer to this will almost always be yes. The type and amount of animals you can have will vary (for example, some counties will allow you to have 2 horses per acre of property). Once you find a property or area you are interested in, call us or send an email and we can get you specific information for that lot.

Can I close through a title company?

Absolutely. Typically we take care of all transactions in-house because it’s cheaper and easier for all involved. However, if you’d feel more comfortable going through a title company, we have relationships with several title companies in each state, or we can use one of your choosing. Note that you will need to cover the extra costs incurred.

Why pay cash rather than monthly payments?

Monthly payments are a great option for anyone who wants to start investing today, but does not have plans to use their land immediately. The main reason to pay cash is for the ability to get the land transferred into your name so that you can begin using it or building on it right away. We also typically offer huge discounts for cash buyers!

How does the 30-day guaranty work?

We strive for a 100% satisfaction rate from our customers, because that’s what you deserve. With that in mind, we offer a 30-day money back guaranty on all of our properties. If for any reason you decide you aren’t completely happy with your property, we will exchange it for another lot in our inventory or refund your payments in full (less the doc prep fee).

What do you do with the "doc prep fee"?

The document prep fee covers all of the paperwork, legal documents and recording fees involved in completing a clean and legal land transference.

How do I qualify for monthly payments?

If you can afford the down payment – you qualify! We offer owner financing with no credit checks and no prepayment penalties.

Once the land is in my name, what’s next?

The answer to this depends on what you want to do with your land, of course. If you just want to visit the area for camping and hunting, you will be able to immediately use your land for this purpose. That means putting up a tent for the weekend, or relaxing in an RV for a week. Just be aware of the county regulations governing the amount of time you’re allowed to camp per year.

If you are looking to improve the property (build a home, install a fence, plant trees, etc), your first step will likely be to have the land ‘surveyed and staked’. Meaning you will hire a surveying company to put stakes in the ground that show the exact boundaries of your land, so you can be certain that your improvements don’t spill over onto a neighbors property.

What are my options for putting a house on the property?

While most counties have a rule against wheels (mobile homes, RVs, etc), there are a ton of great options for foundation homes you may not have considered. These include: earthships, tiny homes on foundations (depending on the minimum home-size allowances), modular homes, etc.

In some cases, yurts are allowed as full-time residences, as long as they have been approved by an engineer to meet building codes.