There are always pros and cons to everything. Land investing is no different.
Investing in land may seem to be easy. People make money every day buying and selling raw land but those successful land investors do their homework and probably learned some important investing lessons the hard way.
There are some important pros and cons to consider before signing a check at a closing.
- The land will be purchased and sold “as is”. No repairs or renovations are needed.
- There are no tenants, no late rent payments, no legal fees for evictions, no holes in the wall.
- Raw land owners are, by definition, absentee owners. Statistically, they are motivated sellers because their land isn’t producing income and they don’t know how to maximize the potential of the land.
- There is little or no competition for raw land, so being the only prospective purchaser is a huge negotiating advantage.
- Most land purchases are for cash, eliminating the need for mortgage lenders.
- It doesn’t take a lot of money to get started.
- Raw land can be effectively bought and sold without ever stepping foot on it by using the phone and the Internet.
- Create passive income from land by financing qualified buyers. Most banks won’t lend for vacant land, so it’s possible to charge a higher interest rate to an eager purchaser.
Most cons associated with land