A Place of Your Own Part Five: The Land Search

A land investor friend of mine once told me, “The deal of the century comes along about once a week! With a little work, you’ll have more land to chose from than you can shake a stick at.” He was right. Finding land for sale is easy, provided you are willing to be creative and put forth a little effort. By all means use the internet, but remember that technology is no substitute for basic blocking and tackling. Looking for “land for sale” is only part of the process, but you’re also looking for land that can be purchased but MIGHT NOT be … [Read more...]

A Place of Your Own Part Three: Get a Plan

It is a simple, undeniable fact that most of us aspire to own land. We all want a place in the country, a get away, a retirement retreat, a legacy to leave the kids. And while most of us want, unfortunately, most of us won’t. We all have the desire. We all have the ability to dream big dreams that start out, “Someday I’m going to own…..” So, why is it that most people never seem to get past dreaming about land ownership and actually pull the trigger? Is it fear? Is it lack of knowledge? Is it lack of finances? Maybe, but I think the … [Read more...]

A Place of Your Own – Make it A Family Decision

I have a good friend of mine who says that everybody needs a place to “go knock it in neutral” for a while. How true. I think we all want to own place where we can go and recharge our batteries, get in tune with nature, and get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives for a while. Five years ago, I decided that I wanted to buy some land. I had convinced myself I needed it, but I didn’t know how to approach my wife about it. I’m not sure how it is in your family. In mine, a hunting club membership might be my decision, but a land … [Read more...]