need more space?
they're not making it anymore."
~ Mark Twain.
DO YOU YEARN FOR WIDE OPEN SPACES?
There are many things that need to be considered when buying land. We want to provide you with some tips of what to look for when purchasing land in Texas.
Visit at different times of the day. You need to see clearly how your land and the community looks both during the day and the night. What seems like a quiet neighborhood during the day may transform into a hive of noisy activity in the evening when everyone returns home.
Drive around. Try to get a realistic picture of what kind of traffic you’ll be facing each day.
Learn what’s happening. Check local Texas newspapers (and recent archives) for any proposed construction projects.
Get to know the Property Owners Association. Ask how active neighbors are in the association, and learn what the expectations and requirements are.
Find out about taxes. Ask about past home reappraisal patterns and property taxes, and ask about the breakdown of Texas taxes and city taxes in the area. Many counties have websites showing tax assessments and levies.
Do your homework. Check online for reviews about the neighborhoods, the people, and the schools; check everything that matters to you.
Check the surrounding area. Some homes are in what the industry refers to as “transitional” neighborhoods. Every home is sold for a reason. Make sure you know that reason.
Look into zoning and building codes. Check with City Hall and your neighborhood covenants about property and neighborhood zoning issues. You need to know what restrictions your property may place on your lifestyle. For example, if you have an RV or boat you’re planning to keep somewhere on your property, you need to make sure that’s even allowed.