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Lots and Lots and Lots- and Lots For Investors to Think About

Asheville NC -Investors' LOTS and Land For Sale

I wrote a post not long ago about the Top 5 Eco-Friendly Trends for Investors to Watch in 2010 that gave investors lots to think about: Innovation - developing alternatives to technologies that have been demonstrated to damage your health and your environment."Cradle to Cradle" Design - fully reclaiming or re-using products end "cradle to grave" cycle of manufactured products. Sustainability - meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.Source reduction - reducing waste and pollution by changing outmoded patterns of production and consumption. This decreases reliance on landfills and incinerators.Viability - creating economic growth around "green" technologies and products.


But all this got me thinking about LOTS! Eco-friendly LOTS , that is. There are lots of LOTS for sale by owner and/or on the MLS in the Asheville NC  area.  What can distinguish these lots? They are informed by the list above. 

Such LOTS would take into account protection of the building site, solar orientation, wildlife preservation, erosion control, saving existing trees, and would incorporate plans for a "Cradle to Cradle" design. The LOT and the Investor would want sustainability to count. How many trips to the landfill, for example, could be avoided when the building process gets underway? (Source reduction.) And would bring green technologies into play.  Would you consider reclaiming or re-using timber?(see video below.)

I know of a handful of lots (that is NOT  a lot) that Investors looking for ROI might consider-LOTS where  conservation based subdivision design, Low Impact Development (LID), walkability, and land development that minimizes adverse environmental impacts adds up to a wise choice- 

Take a look at this one, for example. (see video) This LOT is NOT on the MLS. It's a FSBO.  It belongs to a poet-author....and when you watch the video, you may understand why he chose to invest in it--hint (waterfall and trails.)

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Comments

Take a look at this video-I shot it myself, so this is a Home Spun video ..and yes, I am one Land Lady who loves to walk the land..but may not always be watching her feet .. =)

This LOT is NOT on the MLS. It's a FSBO....Let me know what you think...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

janeAnne~ is always looking around and inquiring... Now that we have the "Green Designation" maybe we can encourage NAR to include "Land" as part of the education and requirements...It always seems that Land is left out of real estate...when it actually is the beginning of it all..."From the Ground Up"

Keep beating the drum!!!

Lou Jewell ALC

Accredited Land Consultant and Lover of Land

Posted by Lou Jewell ALC, ALC (United Country Real Estate - Sutton Properties) over 9 years ago

janeAnne, I think you did a fabulous job with the video....and so did he!  He presented it very well....it looks and sounds beautiful.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago
Lou~ We LOVE Land!!!! and who wouldn't with special parcels like this?
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

Carole~

Possibly the idea of being "present and accounted for" is sensed in a homespun video--something authentic about the format that seems important to my clients..and my colleague, I agree, did a SUPER job!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

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