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      Buying Land in the Asheville Area

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      Asheville North Carolina Land

      People buying land in the Asheville North Carolina usually look for many things, like location, views, access, topography, tree cover, and proximity to readily available utilities. Location has be the most key consideration in finding that perfect piece of land if you are considering the land as an investment type property. Someone who is looking to purchase land as an investment wants the property to go up in price over a period of time. That person should not consider land in an area where it has already gone up considerably in value and perhaps topped out. There should be the prospect of possible future development or a draw nearby for the land to have the possibility of appreciating considerably.

      More on Location

      Good locations are those that feature nearby attractions like lakes, parks, or perhaps National Forests like Pisgah and the Blue Ridge Parkway. These locations should also offer short driving distances to nearby cities or towns. Remember, most people want easy access to their property from major roads and interstates, yet they also want close proximity to city, towns, shopping, dining and health care services. All land that you are considering for purchase should have an easement or guaranteed road that leads to it. You should never consider a piece of property that is land locked with no guaranteed access into or out of it as this could be terrible for any chances of resale.

      More on Views and home site

      Land with an unobstructed view is great but these type lots are usually located on the side of a steep sloped mountain lot and could be difficult to build on. The Asheville area has many new steep slope ordinances in place so make sure that you understand county mandated rules, and the deed restrictions on the land in regards to the construction that can occur on your new property. Topography and soil condition can also play a key role in a property if the goal is development and new home construction. Geo-technical engineers, civil engineers and the like may need to get involved and give feedback if development of the property is a primary goal on the land you are searching for here in the Asheville area.

      Negotiation on that new land

      Make sure that you choose a buyers agent for your land search that understands the land market here in the Asheville and surrounding mountains of Western North Carolina. Real Estate brokers that have experience as developers and builders may be able to point out key areas about land tracts as their experience is more in depth and relates to development and build out requirements. Some land that appears to look great on the surface could cost a fortune to develop and build due to erosion problems, rock formation problems or simply due to the fact that utilities are too cost prohibitive to run to the property. Contact Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for homes, land and real estate.