Whether you already know where you want to buy land, in a specific city or county or you’re just getting started, finding that perfect “patch of ground” can seem like a daunting task but if you utilize some of the ideas below it will help you in your search. Below are a few ideas to get you on your way.
Look online and search for land listings
Real estate sites like Zillow and Redfin show local listings and sites available. These websites provide the ability to search with specific filters that help you to locate land in a wide or targeted geographic area and at price ranges and unique qualities you desire
Check sites like LandWatch.com, Landsearch.com , Realtor.com and even Facebook Marketplace. These sites have a wide variety of listings for land of all sizes and terrains, including farmland, acreage, and residential lots.
Check local FSBO (for sale by owner) sites in your area as well as your local Craigslist, and small-town newspapers. Check with local bankers as they may know of someone about to sell. Another great place to find those sweet deals is where bulletin boards can be found, such as churches, hardware stores, libraries, feed stores and even the local grocery store. All are ways people find property all the time.
Speak To a Local Real Estate Agent.
A local real estate agent can have invaluable info on properties not yet listed or that may be coming available. They will also have access to all MLS listings in your area for land.
Drive around and drive some more.
Grab a six-pack of sodas and hit the road. Drive through areas where you’d like to live and look for addresses or adjacent property addresses so Ocala Custom Homes can investigate the property you’re looking at and make sure you’re not buying or wasting time on an unsuitable property. This is a service we provide free of charge if you’re doing business with us and can save you countless hours trying to find that perfect parcel. Speak to the neighbors and local business owners as they can provide great information about the area and an unknown gem of land.
Google Maps can be a useful tool.
Use Google Maps to view and ID locations in 3 dimensions before you leave home. You can get a good idea of the terrain, neighborhood, cleanliness, road conditions and an overall “feel” for the area.
Ocala Custom Homes may have property.
We are constantly getting calls, people dropping in, and flyers on unknown properties that too may work for your needs.
Check the zoning before committing to any parcel.
Manufactured homes require specific zoning and it’s important to speak to your salesperson at OCH to see what the specific zoning designations are in the areas you’re searching in.