My husband and I are thinking of buying a particular lot on a river. If we built there, it would be outside of the 100-year flood zone, but not by a ton. Does global warming make that too risky? [more inside]
A few friends of mine and I have a dream of buying a small plot of land in Eastern or Central PA and building a rustic cabin on it. I'm looking for some advice on where to even start looking for available plots and sources of information from others who have done something similar. Any ideas?
We own a lot in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Its value has tripled since we bought it; at this point we could sell it for $100k if we wanted to. We don't want to sell it. We want to build a 500 square foot house on it. We already paid for the permits, saved up the money, and now it's looking like we might fall $10k-$20k short on the total cost to build. Neither of us is employed. Given our extended explanation, how do we make this happen? [more inside]
Are there free/low cost legal services that help low-income folks purchase land? [more inside]
Hey all, I want to buy an empty lot in Lousiana, but I am away from there until February. I have also never bought land before. I have the full amount needed to purchase. The land is listed through a real estate company. How do I do this?
I posted this question a few weeks back. The empty lot next door is technically owned by a man who died 2 years ago, I am in touch with his son, who is willing to try to help me obtain the property, but we don't know how to go about doing that, since A: It's in his father's name, B: It has back taxes. Details inside [more inside]
I'm a renter and my 5 year plan is to buy a Tiny House. Getting the house is not a problem, but what appears to be insurmountable is figuring out where to put it. [more inside]
I live in Ontario. A local farm agreed to let me fence off various sections of their 90+ acre farm to house some tamed, educational wildlife for my nonprofit. I want to build the enclosures this spring, but neither party has any idea how to negotiate the terms of land use and financial compensation. I am looking to rent or lease x acres for a minimum of one or two years. [more inside]
We need to survey our 3 acre property in a semi urban area. The surveyor claims to have a very hard time to find data to start with. I am wandering in the era of precision GPS, areal survey's with drones etc that if there isn't a much more efficient way of getting the data that is needed for our Landscape architect to to work in his CAD programs. I understand that there is a big responsibility on the surveyor when it comes to lot lines and when construction has to take place right at the edge with the neighbors. [more inside]
We ended up hiring a lawyer to assist in enforcing the divorce "agreement" and won! Or did we? The total judgment against the ex is 50K and he is required to sell the property. At the hearing, he tossed us a curveball and offered up the property in lieu of selling it himself. I'm confident we would not be able to turn around and sell immediately to cover the debt owed. Should we force the sale or hold onto it in hopes of making a profit? [more inside]
Has anyone built a guesthouse/in-law suite/studio on their property? [more inside]
I need to survive here, since transferring out hasn't worked (yet). [more inside]
My Dad owns about 20 acres of land in a small town that he wishes to give to my brother, my sister, and myself now, not when he passes. My siblings and I plan to split the proceeds of the sale of the land evenly amongst us. Which way, tax-wise, would maximize the amount of money we receive from the land in the end? Should my dad give the title/deed to us first and we sell it, or Dad sells it and then gives us the money from the sale of the land? [more inside]
I wish to buy some undeveloped rural land for recreational purposes. What words of wisdom or relevant recommendations (books, blogs, etc.) can you offer? [more inside]
Please suggest sources for a layman's understanding of the evolution of land ownership law/practice in the UK, from feudal times through today. Yes I know this is a tall order. But, that's why you're reading this question. Right?
I thought I wasn't ready to buy a place, but with all the advice I've been getting from everyone, I wonder if I should. [more inside]
Due to a ridiculous series of events, I am in quasi-possession of some land in Huerfano County, Colorado. Due to what I understand is a Colorado-specific difficult process of inheritance, the land (in my late wife's name) is more expensive to transfer to me than it is worth and since it is in her name, I can't even gift it. It costs me $100 or more annually to hold onto this acreage, and I am considering abandoning it. [more inside]
What is the situation regarding open-range ranching in Ontario? [more inside]
Here's a little puzzle: you want a piece of property to be in the control of your progeny in perpetuity. You want to be certain that they don't up and sell it, and you especially want to be sure that future spouses don't get their hooks into it and force sale or forfeiture during divorce. How do you set things up to make this happen? [more inside]
Are a small corner market and a major grocery chain store typically subject to the same licensing requirements? [more inside]
I am trying to find common equivalents for various acre sizes. What is a thing/place many people are familiar with that is (more or less) 50 acres? 100 acres? 200 acres? 1000 acres? 2000 acres? 10,000 acres? [more inside]
How do I determine whether to purchase vacant land next to my house? 1/3 of an acre in western Oregon, $15,000, but no utilities. [more inside]
I'm thinking about purchasing a used Land Rover. I know that up until recently, they were owned by Ford. Will Ford dealerships/service shops service Land Rovers, or only specialty/import shops? I'm in the Milwaukee area.
I recently bought a home in the country, along with some nice acreage. After a recent survey, it seems that my neighbor's garage extends about 10 feet onto my property. I had intended to put up a fence along that straight line, but as it turns out, the line is interrupted by someone else's building. Other than consulting a lawyer who specializes in such matters--which I may or may not do, depending--what do I do from here? I don't mind building my fence around the garage, but I'm not fond of the idea of giving away some of my land, either, albeit only a small piece. Any words of wisdom?
Buying land on contract-to-deed; what to know? [more inside]
I'm considering buying a 21-acre farm for personal (non-commercial) use and enjoyment. What should I know before launching into this endeavor? [more inside]
I am male. When I jump down from a fence, why is there a sharp pain in my rectum? [more inside]
Should we lease our land to a solar energy company? We were approached by a solar energy company that wants to lease 5 acres of our family (3 generations) land in Ontario, Canada for solar collectors. We are having some lawyers and other folks make recommendations and look over contracts, etc. What sort of things might we be missing? Will our neighbors hate us? In 10 years, what will make us say, "didn't see that coming?"
Could Native Americans own land in America in the years between 1700-1900? [more inside]
I just moved to a new part of the state, and had a landline telephone installed through my local telco. I asked if they could port my old number (123)-xxx-xxxx to my new landline, and they said my old number was not in the same "Rate Center". I confirmed that they were telling the truth based on this AskMeFi post. I have the option to enable call forwarding from my old number to my new landline, which takes care of incoming calls. Now I am turning to you, the hivemind, to find out how to dial out from my new landline, and have my old number, (123)-xxx-xxxx, show up on other peoples' caller ID. I've done some searching and found a bunch of convoluted VoIP setups that would achieve this solution for me, but I'm not that technical, and I don't want to have to dial a million numbers just to make a single phone call from my land-line. Does the hive mind have any simple solutions?
My cousin and I live in separate parts of the country currently, but we'd like to go in together on a 10+ acre piece of land roughly 30 minutes outside of St. Louis now with the intentions of both building on it several years down the road. What are we not considering? [more inside]
I’m a Pagan who wants to live a monastic life. Is there such a thing as an interfaith Earth-based monastery? [more inside]
What should I plant now to enjoy down the road? [more inside]
Hey, I'm an Aussie that wants to buy land or a house in Ecuador, is it safe, how do I protect myself, and where should I engage a solicitor for conveyancey - here or South America itself? (*asking for a family member).
A guy chopped down some of my trees. He did it without an OK. Now he wants $1400. Help me figure my next step. [more inside]
Tips and pointers needed for purchasing UK freehold land. [more inside]
Should I buy land with a tear-down house given my special snowflake details? [more inside]
I've always wanted to cut my own Christmas tree....on public land. Legally. How do I find out whether and where I can do this? [more inside]
I've been idly dreaming about building a small house someday, something along the lines of the small houses (not the tiny ones) designed by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. I'd like to know more about what this would entail in the area where I currently live. [more inside]
Looking for a place in the middle of nowhere with a big black horse and a cherry tree... [more inside]
I need help with my inheritance in another state... [more inside]
Shot-in-the-dark-filter: On a recent flight going from L.A. to Denver, I noticed a very unusual landform, but I can't find it anywhere on google earth. Specifics within. [more inside]
What information do I need to have at my fingertips to profitably negotiate the sale of a commercial rental property? Or should I even do it? [more inside]
We want to buy some land (in the UK) to build a house on but it's a minefield. (The process, not the field itself obviously.) [more inside]
What research has "Living with the Land" at Disney's EPCOT actually produced? [more inside]
What's the going rate and terms for leasing your land for a cell tower site and is there any ability to negotiate? [more inside]
Framing urban/regional planning as economic development, are there any great or just widely accepted numbers out there on this? [more inside]
How do liens on property work in Ontario (the Canadian one)? [more inside]
How legitimate are the offers of free land from Western towns? Has anyone taken up one of these offers (or do you know someone who has)? [more inside]