Corder's Corner

Land for Purchase

Are you ready to start searching for land and potentially purchase? With some planning and research, the world wide web can be a phenomenal tool for acquiring a piece of ground that you’ve been dreaming of. Real estate agents can facilitate your land search as well, but there are things to consider that will help out everyone as you begin the journey of finding that perfect piece. A magazine or publication can have listings to peruse through but most of those listings are just highlighted ones. If you want a distinct and accurate depiction of what is available, we recommend utilizing what is now a popular instrument, the internet.

There are three sites that are designed to specifically help you find land and those are,, and At this point, there are some questions that you should be able to answer. For instance, what do you plan to use your land for? Do you want to build a home on the land or use if for farming andranching or invest in timber? Do you want to purchase land to invest and hope to make a profit by selling later down the line? Your answers will help guide your search and ensure that you are finding the ideal fit.

Typing in “land for sale” in the search bar will leave you feeling quite overwhelmed with the results that come back. To search for a property on a website, search boxes are prominently displayed on the homepage with three main methods: location, price, and size. Montana is a huge state. Even inquiring to a real estate agent about what land is for sale in a county is quite an undertaking. Know a portion of the state that interests you, a city that you find appealing, or a region such as counties. Have a budget in mind. Land prices can range from all over depending on the use and area the land is to be purchased. Price is also greatly affected by the size of land you are looking for. If you want real estate agents and sellers to take you seriously as a buyer, get prequalified. Some sellers require prequalification before you can even look at property, so it is an efficient step to take. It will save you valuable time in the end, especially if you put in an offer on a property with multiple offers.

In this day and age, giving out your email address is as daunting as giving out a telephone number or address. Yet, providing your email address on land websites and establishing a free buyer account allows you to save favorite properties to come back to and view, share listings with your friends and family to get their opinions, and receive alerts or notifications when new listings come on the market and meet your search criteria. This free service allows you to stay up to date with listings and get a valuable first glimpse of land that hits the market and will be sold quickly.

The internet is a great tool to help you narrow down countless results and provide you with information on the area and an account of all the available listings. Nevertheless, nothing beats local, on-the-ground knowledge so it iswise to touch base with a local agent to understand amenities and attractions as well as the local customs and climate. You will want to know who your neighbors will be and things like hunting rules and regulations. Spending some time in the area before you purchase is a terrific way to get a feel for the layout of the land and to communicate with some locals.

Buying land is a collaborate effort, and you can be prepared by doing your research initially and narrowing down your favorites by having an adequate understanding of what it is that you are looking for and what the property will be used for.

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