Land/Lots For Sale Real Estate Land Lots To Build You Dream Home On !
If you are interested in purchasing land for sale in North Atlanta Georgia, we are here to help. There are many things to consider such as, will this be a good investment for the future or what I want to use the land for, is it zoned for such a use. Below are a few questions that need to be answered, and we can hold your hand through the entire Land / Lot purchase from real estate offer to close.
What is the Zoning on the Property?
A phone call to your local planning & zoning department, can give you the answer to this question. The zoning classifications include, residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial, and agricultural.
What is the Topography of the Property?
One of the ways to do this is by using Google Earth. You can download the software, search for your property (using the address or coordinates) and zoom in. You can also tilt the earth on its side so you can see precisely where all the hills and valleys. A detailed land survey should be done as well.
Tax Bill “ What is the Annual Tax Obligation?
A reasonable annual tax bill usually falls in the range of 1% to 4% of the properties full market value. Be careful though, depending on where you purchase, there may be a very high tax bill placed on land by the City if you intend on holding on to the land for a long period of time.
Availability of Public Utilities such as Water, Sewer, Electric, Gas, Phone, Etc.
Be aware of the properties usability. Since most buyers of land intent to build a home or property on the land, you will want to be sure that the utilities are available or you will lose marketability and value.
What are the Required Building Setbacks on the Property?
You will need to know what the designated building setbacks are for the property in question (building setback requirements are very common, and are imposed as a way of giving order and consistency to the buildings in any given area). This information can be found through the local City / County zoning department.
Does the Land / Lot Have Any Usage Restrictions?
Most Cities impose reasonable restrictions, and most (HOA) Home Owners Associations will put even more restrictions in place, if it is a lot in a community, to help maintain an element of predictability in the neighborhood.
Is the Property Located in a Flood Zone?
A perc test can be performed in order to determine if the property is in a flood zone. This test will determine the absorption rate of the soil.
Does the Land Percolate? If not, Does it Have Access to a Municipal Sewer?
If your property can tap into the municipal sewer system, you will not necessarily need to install a septic system even with a high water table. The local county office can inform you if there is a municipal sewer in your area and if your property can tap into it.
Is the Property Landlocked? If so, are there any Easements to the Property?
A property that is landlocked is what they call land that does not have road access being surrounded on all sides by other private property, which can make the land virtually useless. This issue can be overcome if you can establish a legal, recorded easement to the property.
What is the Size and Shape of the Property?
Some land sizes can be un-buildable, so be sure of the parcel dimensions.
Will You Have Access to a Water Source? If Not, Can You Drill a Well (and at What Cost)?
There are a few ways to determine whether or not you will be able to do this but in most cases, if there are surrounding buildings in the near vicinity, homes or buildings built right next door on both sides, this will be a good indication, but not guaranteed, that you may not have problems accessing water either.
Is there a Moratorium on Building?
The local planning and zoning department should be able to inform you if there is currently a pause being done on new developments.
What About Junk, Tires, Rubble, Gas, Oil, or Other Contaminants on the Property?
Be certain that the land is vacant land and has not been used as a makeshift landfill. There are companies out there that will perform a clean up, and account for that expense as well, when purchasing land with items you do not intend to keep.
What Were the Former Uses of the Property?
For example, if the land you are considering is zoned for commercial development, make sure there are no environmental issues that you are inheriting with the property. Unless you verify upfront that you did not cause these environmental problems, the liability could be your responsibility.
What Do the Adjoining Properties Look Like?
If the adjoining properties have any obvious issues that are beyond your control, you will want to think very carefully about what this means for the properties value you are considering.
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