Questions to Ask When Buying Land

We’re experts in buying and selling land across the USA. Read the questions we most regularly get asked by our land buyers.

What Questions Should You Ask Before Buying Land?

Here at Elegment Land, we’ve worked with all sorts of land buyers, looking to buy all sorts of land. We speak to our customers directly, so we understand first hand what their concerns are and know the questions that you should ask when buying vacant land. 

Our FAQs are a great place to start if you have any questions of your own and cover everything from information about utilities, to what you can use your land for. 

If you can’t see your questions here, our team are ready to help simply give us a call or send us a message

Our individual lot listings often hold a lot of the answers to lot specific questions. If you want to know more about a specific lot, you can find answers about access, location, utilities and lots more on the property page. 

FAQs

Elegment Land provides GPS coordinates for all land parcels and county plot maps, soil reports, topography reports, and surveys to buyers. This video demonstrates using Google Maps and GPS coordinates to locate land corners and boundaries on a smartphone. We also show how to navigate to a property using turn-by-turn directions. Additionally, we show you how to view local attractions and amenities on an interactive map.

Yes! You don’t need a green card to buy land here; you may buy land in the USA regardless of citizenship status. If you plan to build a property to rent or use as a vacation home, speak to our team of experts.

We provide the current or prior year property tax amount on all our land-for-sale listings. Some of our properties are eligible for agricultural or timber tax exemptions. These properties are highly desirable due to the substantial discounts on their annual property taxes. Buyers must maintain the agricultural or timber exemption requirements to keep the property tax discounts.

No. We guarantee that all of our properties are sold free & clear of liens and encumbrances and that the taxes are current.

We want to provide great value to our customers. So we purchase properties at very large volumes at discounted rates so we can sell to you at wholesale prices.

Usually, the land we list has electric services. Some city lots even have local water and sewer service. It’s more common for rural properties not to have utilities, making them perfect for a solar or wind-powered eco-home.

If mineral, water, or timber rights were specifically stated in the vesting deed, we would disclose this information in the property listing on our website. We do not conduct a Mineral Rights title search for each property we buy. If this is important to you, you’re welcome to pay for the Mineral Rights search to determine if they’re included with the property. We do not withhold mineral rights when we sell.

If your land is outside of city limits, most likely, yes. On our detailed listings, we provide information regarding whether the land is within or outside of city limits. Please check with the county regarding permitted property use.

For owner-financed sales, we charge a higher price overall. This allows you to skip applying for bank funding and build equity in your property with easy monthly payments. And you can prepay at any time without penalty.

We purchase real property for the sole purpose of reselling it. Everything we know about each parcel is stated in the listing. Can’t see what you’re looking for in the listing description? Give us a call, and we’ll do our best to help.

Some attorneys or agents might lead you to believe that buying any property is risky and complicated. This just isn’t true. While you are more than welcome to consult a professional when you feel it is necessary, we have simplified the process to make buying land as simple as possible.

Some real estate agent’s fees range from 2% to 10% of the purchase price. We eliminate the middleman, saving you even more.

You are certainly welcome to! We are happy to provide driving directions and GPS coordinates so you can visit the land in person. Feel free to give us a call to make sure the property is still available.

All purchases are first come, first served, either with a security deposit or full payment. Once payment is received, we will mark the property “SOLD” Your purchase on our site secures the property. Deposits will be utilized to initiate legal documentation and closing.

You can initiate a purchase directly on our site. All purchases can be made by credit or debit card. We also accept other payment methods. Just ask us.

A deposit may be made to secure the property and initiate the close process. The balance can be paid by cashier’s check or wire transfer. We will transfer the deed to the property to the buyer and record it with the county at no additional cost. If you wish to close the purchase through a title company and receive insurance on the property, please let us know at the time of purchase. Email us to indicate your intention. If using a title company, title company costs will be paid by the buyer.

Payment Plans are available on most of the properties. Minimum down payment and term lengths vary by property. In most cases, payment plans are by a promissory note and land contract, whereby the deed is transferred when the balance is paid in full. Balances can be paid at any time without early payment penalties. We always recommend (and may require) that no permanent improvements be made to the property until the balance has been paid off.

We have done our best to ensure clear titles to all properties we acquire. We provide Warranty Deeds to our buyers (Grant deeds in California). Our affordable pricing does not include title insurance. For many lower-value properties, an escrow close through a title company or attorney is cost inefficient. However, if you require this, we are happy to work with you on this arrangement, and you pay for such costs.

We have many repeat customers! For our repeat customers, you will receive $200 off on your next purchase. If you refer your friends and families and buy from us, you will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card, and for the buyer $100 off the land sale price!

Some of our wooded lots will need land clearing to get them ready to build. A typical small RV pad (100 feet x 50 feet) land clearing cost could be as low as a few hundred dollars. A traditional quarter-acre home site (about 10K square feet) would cost between $1000-$5000, depending on the density of the woods.

Many of the lots we sell have electric service by local energy companies. The connection cost varies with the distance from the nearest electric pole. If the electric pole already exists on the property, electric companies might charge a small amount to install an electric box. If the electric pole is a few hundred feet away, electric companies might charge a few hundred dollars to a couple of thousand dollars to run an extension line/pole to your property.

Properties far away from existing electric poles are great candidates for solar/wind alternative energy solutions.

If the property has local sewer service, the tap-in cost is usually minimal (around $50) to set up your account with sewer service.

If a sewer line is far away, a traditional septic system costs between $3,000 to $8,000.

If local water service is available, usually, it’d be a nominal cost (around $50) to tap into the existing water service. Where lots are a few hundred feet from the water main – water companies typically charge between $500–$2000 for line extension.

For properties far from existing water lines, wells are a good and highly sustainable option. Depending on the depth of the underground water table, a 100-feet to 200-feet well usually costs between $5,000 – $8,000. A 300-feet to 500-feet well would cost between $10,000 – $15,000. You can call a local contractor or well driller for an estimated quote.

This is simply our business model. We specializes in acquiring and selling quality land parcels directly to buyers, ensuring a simplified and cost-effective process. We offer land at competitive prices, providing a unique opportunity for investment, development, or personal use.

The majority of our land parcels are raw, undeveloped, and vacant, offering a blank canvas for new owners. This untouched land reflects its natural state, having been preserved from extensive development or alteration.

Still Got Questions?

Elegment Land own all of the land you see on our site, so it’s likely that we’ll have the answers you need or can easily find out for you. 

So if you still have questions about the land you’re buying, simply get in touch with!

Our Happy Customers

Elegment Land makes it easy to find cheap land for sale. Read what other land buyers have to say about our process below. 

An Exceptional First-Time Land Buying Experience with Elegment Land

We were so nervous with this being our first time buying land. It was a major plus that we’re allowed to build and live on the land while paying the notes. Very few companies will allow that. They were so kind and patient, and walked us through each step. I highly recommend them to anyone.

Latisha H
Land Owner in Colorado

Under Promised, Over Delivered

Honesty, Integrity! Under promised, OVER

Reyes O.
Land Owner in Colorado