Monday, December 27, 2021
Of course, you should never let a big of unknown scare you off from making what could end up being a truly fantastic investment. And to help guide the way, we are sharing our top tips for what all first-time land buyers should know, including how to tell if a piece of land is worth your money, and how to tell when it's not.
TIP #1-ALWAYS WORK WITH A REAL ESTATE AGENT
You don't technically need a real estate agent in order to purchase land, but it is definitely recommended, especially for first-time buyers. Nobody knows the local land market better than an experienced agent who's been helping buyers and sellers navigate it for years. A real estate agent is also crucial when it comes to negotiating your best price, and some sellers might only want to work with potential buyers who have an agent by their side.
TIP #2-KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO SPEND
Land loans operate a bit differently than mortgage loans, and they are considered to be a bit riskier too. With that in mind, you will want to be sure to figure out your financing prior to starting your search, including how much you will be able to borrow and how much cash you are going to have to invest. Both of these are key to knowing what your total budget is so that you can optimize your search and stick to properties that make the most sense for you.
TIP #3-KNOW YOUR MUST-HAVES AND YOUR MUST-HAVE-NOTS
What is an absolute essential for you when you think about the land you want to buy? Alternatively, what might be a dealbreaker? Determining these factors early on will save you a lot of time in the long run, and it will also help your agent pick out the best properties for you to see.
Keep in mind that this may require a bit of research, since as a first-time buyer there may be some things you don't know yet about what features the type of land you are interested in needs to include.
TIP #4-CHECK OUT ZONING AND BUILDING REGULATIONS
A raw piece of land presents a ton of opportunities - but they are not endless. There are almost always going to be some limitations on what you can do and build on a piece of land based on local zoning and building regulations. Ad if you don't check into these before putting down an offer, you may end up committing to a property that doesn't actually suit your needs.
To get the details, contact the Building and Planning Department that oversees the property. They will be able to fill you in on any and all restrictions you need to be aware of.
TIP #5-TAKE YOUR TIME
Buying land is a big investment, so don't rush it. The land market often moves at a bit of a slower pace than the housing market, so you should have the flexibility to really take your time and make a decision that is right for you, your finances, and your future.
There is a lot to consider when purchasing land. Let the Rural KC Team's expertise in rural property work to your advantage. We will take all of the guesswork out of your land purchase, making it an enjoyable transaction. Give us a call at 913-837-0760 or 913-837-0411 or go to our website: ruralkc.com.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
A thoughtful approach to garage storage makes the most of this valuable space and keeps every necessity at your fingertips.
Divide and conquer
What goes where?
Off the wall
Safety stepsAs always, if you have any questions, or have an interest in buying or selling rural real estate, please give The Rural KC Team-Keller Williams Partners, Inc. a call at 913-837-0760 or 913-837-0411. Have a great day!
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Having space within the home is important to most homeowners. If everything is too small and cluttered, it can make an otherwise charming home seem claustrophobic and unpleasant. With that said, adding space to your home can be a significant ordeal that comes with a lot of costs; at the very least, adding space means a major remodeling project even if you don’t have to make major modifications like taking out a wall.