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Like the men aboard sailing ships looking for land you too can find the best way to invest if you just look.
Take a step outside of wherever you are. Take in a deep breath and open your eyes wide. Then slowly turnaround and look at things all around you. Turn360 degrees and look, look at everything. What do you see?
What do all these things have in common? Owners, yes. Taxes, yes. Mortgages, probably… But most importantly each and every thing you see have one big thing in common---
THEY ARE ALL SITTING ON LAND!! LAND-LAND-LAND
Everything is built on land. Land that is owned by people just like you and me. There is no secret society that says you can’t own land. There is no law that says you can’t own land. Land is available to everyone, everywhere. You just need a bit of knowledge and a big helping of courage to take the steps needed to be a land owner.
It’s all out there. Available to those who want to take just a few steps.
There are many types of land that you might take a look at
-Let’s narrow our conversation today to just one-
Just because nearly every inch of land in your neighborhood is covered with something doesn’t mean that there are not parcels of vacant land available to buy. Buying vacant land is a great investment. After all every town, suburb, urban neighborhood was once just open, vacant land. Let’s say you have driven by that one empty lot on your way to work. Day after day after day. Occasionally you wondered why someone doesn’t do something with that eyesore—maybe that someone could be you!
To find out about that land, or any land, you need to do some detective work. Your first job is to find out who owns the land you have spotted. In other words who hold the deed to the property? To get this information all you need is the address of the land. That should be easy enough when the land is in a town or city.
With the address your next step is a trip to the courthouse or hall of records in the city or county where the land located. In most areas, but not all, at the courthouse or hall of records you will need to find the City or County Assessor. This is the office where all the maps are kept of the property of cities or counties. However is some villages and communities there may be other names for the offices you may need to go to. If you are not sure? Just ask someone—anyone--in any office. The people that work in a courthouse or city or county offices can direct you to the right office and the right person to talk to. Remember people are people. They could be a friend of a niece, or a relative of a friend. Just people. Asking for help is the best way to wing your way towards owning land!
HERE IS A GREAT PIECE OF ADVICE
Bring with you a smile and a good attitude. These two things will get you a lot farther with the clerk you will be dealing with than a surly mouth and a high and might attitude. Keep this one thing in mind---if you were on the clerk’s side of the counter what kind of a person would you like to deal with?
BE THAT PERSON!!
Once at the right place produce the address of the land you have found and are in interested in. You will soon find information about the current owner along with their address. If there is a mortgage or lien against the land that will be filed and there will be a paper trail of who the lien holder is and how to get in touch with them.
Now you have taken two HUGE steps towards owning land. Something that can be such a grounding thing in your life.
Owing land… Being part of a club of land owners… Something you can stand on and call your own…
Land doesn’t dissolve. Land doesn’t get rusty and eventually become nothing.
LAND IS FOREVER