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TUTORIAL: Finding Land Corners and Boundaries

Finding Land Corners and Boundaries

Finding Land Corners and Boundaries sometimes could be tricky and challenging. In this video we show you how take advantage of Google Maps and GPS coordinates to accurately find those corners and boundary lines on your phone! GPS – Global Positioning System When you hear GPS, you probably think about your phone’s navigation system getting you to that new shopping center across town. GPS is so useful because it’s an accurate way to calculate the position of anything anywhere on the globe, making it an incredible resource for determining the boundaries and corners of your new property that might not have a physical address. If you are a techie like us, feel free to read more about GPS on Wikipedia 😉 In this short video,…

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U.S. Real Estate Market Outlook 2021

This article shows our view for the 2021 U.S. real estate market outlook. At the beginning of 2020, the Elegment Land Team was concerned. We were concerned that such a global pandemic will bring down the entire market like the 2008 Financial Crisis. We held a conservative approach in land acquisitions in the first half of the year. But, the market evolved far beyond our imagination. It developed in the opposite direction of our expectations. Our land sales in 2020 have increased by five times compared to 2019! For two months we sold out all our land parcels. Our e-commerce store became out of stock with no land to sell! The epidemic market this time is different from 2008. In 2008, real estate led to…

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Elegment Land • Preferred Lenders

A lot of our buyers ask us – is it hard to finance my land purchase? We know of a few different options that our buyers can take advantage of on their land purchase from us. Option 1: Tap into your Self Directed 401(K) or Self Directed IRA Congress recently passed a bill that will let you take $100,000 from your 401(k). You would be able to make the withdrawal without the 10% penalty that normally applies to those who are under age 59½. You’d still need to pay any income taxes on the amount if you make profits. The measure would give you three years to pay those taxes and replace the money you took out. Option 2: Owner Finance with Elegment Land We…

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Weigh These 5 Land Characteristics Before Building on Your Land

Looking to invest in undeveloped land? A lot of investors love vacant land as an investment! If you’re thinking about buying land for your family, make sure you weigh these 5 land characteristics before buying raw land for development in California, Colorado, or Texas. Land Characteristics #1. Legal Area In many residential areas, boundary markers like fences, sidewalks, and roads mark the legal boundaries of a home. But with vacant land it’s not always as clear. Depending on where the land is, it can be difficult to tell where your property ends and another one begins. Before you even invest, make sure you check the legal boundaries of your property are so you don’t develop beyond those boundaries. There are three methods for checking land…

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What Type of Real Property Is Right For You?

single family house

There are many types of real property that you could buy. What is right for one person, may not be right for another! Find out what is right for you in our latest post! Every person will be drawn towards different kinds of investments. The amount of time and money you are able to put into a property will help you decide how to invest. Below, we look at some of the most common real estate niches, so you can choose the one that is right for you! Single-Family Houses Single-family houses are the most common type of real estate property. Typically single-family homes are easily maintained and attract long-term renters as opposed to those rental apartments. Single-family homes are more easily resold and can…

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5 Proven Ways To Increase Land Value In Texas

Ready to learn how you can make money in Texas residential land? In this post, we’ll explore five proven ways to use real estate to increase your financial standing! Owning residential land is one of the best ways to build wealth. There are a number of ways to use it to make money. Some are obvious, while others are a bit more out o the box. Keep reading to learn more about some of our favorite ways to make money in Texas real estate! Buy and Hold As an investor of Texas residential land, it’s always good to have a few properties in your portfolio that you are holding onto. Look for properties that are likely to appreciate in up and coming areas. Holding investments…

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5 Online Resources to Find Texas Land Deals

Are you looking for the best Texas land deals? As a buyer, you will need to do your due diligence on a piece of land before signing on the dotted line. In our latest post, we will discuss a few online resources an investor should utilize! We want to help local investors find the right properties! When it comes to real estate investment, many people are going online to find the best available Texas land deals. Most of the information you need is public and can be accessed with a little digging. Below are 5 great places to find the information you need for some great Texas land deals. Your Local MLS While investors aren’t likely to find the great deals on the MLS, it…

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3 Tips for First-Time Colorado Land Buyers

Elegment Land is a team of land specialists. We put together 3 tips for first-time Colorado land buyers. Whether you are looking to purchase a piece of land as an investment or as a place to build your dream home, there are some things you must know before buying. Tip #1: Make A List of What You Want Are you buying the land as an investment, or as a recreational or building site for yourself? The land’s use will determine exactly the types of land you will want to focus on. A few things you should consider are: Price. Sure this seems obvious, but you will want to set a maximum budget and stick to it. If you are planning to build, you don’t want to…

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Pros and Cons of Land Investment in Texas

Land investment in Texas can be a great way to boost and diversify your investment portfolio. It is a fairly low-maintenance and hassle-free way to increase your assets and overall wealth. In this blog, we will take a look at some of the pros and cons of land investment in Texas! Investment in Texas land is often times overlooked, however it can be an excellent asset to any real estate portfolio. If you want to begin your investment journey, add to a portfolio, or find smart ways to diversify, land can be an excellent way to go. Land Investment in Texas: Pros Low Cost Texas land is cheap in comparison to other types of investments. Many people will find they only need to save up…

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How to Check Official Property Ownership in the U.S.?

In the U.S., real estate records are public data. A buyer can check official property ownership records with local county government. This article shows how this works. Or you can check our tutorial video 🙂  Check Official Property Ownership – Verify Owner Name Usually, there are three county government departments to deal with on real property transactions. County Clerk, who handles all document recording, including real estate deeds, mineral rights, marriage certificates of residence, death certificate of residence, company registration and filing. County Assessor, who specializes in assessing the appropriate tax value for the real property within the county. Finally County Treasurer, sometimes also called County Tax Collector, who base on County Assessor’s tax valuation, collects annual taxes from real property owners. The official…

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