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What’s the Best Time to Buy Land? 5 Tips for Buying Land in Asheville NC that Work No Matter Where You Live

5 Tips for Buying Land in  Asheville NC  that Work No Matter Where You Live

1.  Find a local expert who enjoys the out-of-doors to assist you(see photo of Asheville real estate land expert) This professional land expert knows how to answer important questions about the land. SEE THIS POST.

2. Plan to see the land in the winter. Yes, the winter! Or in the early spring. Why? Because, in most climates, you can get an excellent view of the lay of the land when leaves and bears are sleeping.

(Photo taken today just past dawn as Land Loving Specialist digs out after winter storm in the Asheville area mountains. Showing land in winter is an art form.)

3. Decide the context: Do you desired your own little "bit of paradise"  on a mountaintop? Would you prefer to have neighbors in a mountain setting with whom you might enjoy hiking, fishing, and cross country skiing ? Will this land be a legacy for your family? Possibly you are considering a weekend getaway- so many cherished memories unfold from times spent with family and friends at the family cabin.

4. Ask good questions of your land specialist: Does the property have reliable water source? Is it landlocked? What does your sustainable development expert say about solar orientation? What building restrictions are in place?  

5. Notice and acknowledge the "feeling"  you enjoy when you stand on the land. Take that "feeling" into account when you discuss what is most important to you and your family in the buying decision.



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It's winter! Who wants to come see some land with me?



If I were moving to your area, you'd be the first one I would call. It's so beautiful there in winter and I'm sure in summer too....


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith almost 11 years ago

I like this post...often a buyer says I want to buy to build on later... and they set a price not realizing the other factors that MUST be considered to make an educated decision.

Here at the coast, the budget for land is one key but other considerations are  1. home you want to construct (will it blend with the community) 2. timeline (are there restrictions and how long would permits last ? -like septic  3. have you made consideration to listed properties with home already constructed ? renting the home until you decide to reside will allow you to capture todays low rates, know your costs and earn rent to cover the mortgage.

Certainly, you have such spacious accomodations for dreams to come true. Lots here are typically residential or small acreage . Our costs vary due to proximity to ocean,river,intracoastal etc.

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) almost 11 years ago

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