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4 Things to Consider Before Buying Land

Posted by admin on April 21, 2016
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Buying land is a big step and might seem overwhelming. The buying process can be intimidating for anyone going about it for the first time, but it’s one of those journeys you’ll have to take to ensure that your family is taken care of. When buying land, it is easy to get caught up in all of the excitement of being a future landowner.

In the middle of the entire process, it’s easy to ignore crucial questions. “Are there schools around for my kids? Are there events to enjoy? Is this city worth investing in?” There are a lot of things to consider when starting to look for your ideal piece of land. With the right guidance, Santa Cruz Properties wants you to consider these four things before committing to making that big purchase.


Above all, the most important thing about buying land is the location. Is it close to great schools? How about public parks? Is it further outside the city than you want? If so, you have to take into consideration gas and travel time to work. Location is ultimately decided on what is important for you and your family. Do you want to live closer to shopping plazas or work? These are important factors to consider when laying down your roots.

The great thing about the City of Edinburg is its small town feel, yet it’s also home to all of the big city events! These fun city events include the Cool City Celebration, the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce’s “Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks” and Edinburg Arts! Edinburg Arts hosts various events throughout the year and include monthly festivals such as the Festival of International Books and Arts Community Celebration, art exhibits, operas, theatrical performances, concerts and conferences.

For more fun celebrations with Edinburg Arts, click here! But wait, the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library is also full of fun and educational programs with tons of activities for your kids! In the Rio Grande Valley, it doesn’t get much better than laying your roots in a great family-friendly city like Edinburg.

The Future

The biggest question before you take the plunge with a piece of land is, “How will I see my neighborhood in five or 10 years?” Don’t get clouded over with these important questions just because you quickly want to buy a house. These questions will help you shape your family’s future. A city and its subdivisions can change quickly because of an added street or loss of economic growth.

Although it can be scary to commit to purchasing a piece of land, one of the many great qualities of the City of Edinburg is that it has big plans for growth! The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is reported to expand the Shoppes at Rio Grande Valley into a 1.1 million square-foot open-air shopping center! A $250 million investment plan for a residential, retail and office space near Monte Cristo in Edinburg is also in the works. And let’s not forget the Bert Ogden Arena that will be home to the Rio Grande Vipers and partner concert promoters!

These are big plans for the city that ensure its economic growth. Also, many investments mean that a more secure future where you live is very possible! It’s exciting news for future landowners and the entire Rio Grande Valley! Read all of the exciting news here!

Do You Need Help?

What turns a lot of potential land buyers away when looking to buy land is dealing with banks. Most non-citizens have a hard time negotiating and getting a loan. Borrowing money in itself is worrisome and a big hassle. When buying land, it helps to budget and weigh your options. Will a bank loan help? Will I be turned away because of my credit? What about owner financing?

At Santa Cruz Properties, we see time and time again people being turned away from their dreams because of loans that are unobtainable. For this specific reason, we offer owner financing. Don’t stress when dealing with a bank. We will work tirelessly with you and your family’s budget. It’s a great alternative to save on closing costs and it’s even better for non-citizens who are worried about being denied. With our owner financing, you won’t have to worry about bad credit or no credit.

We want to help people from all walks of life to be able to achieve their dreams. For a more in-depth look into our owner financing options, click here. If you feel that your bank can assist you better, don’t worry! We want you to have the best deal available but will be here should you change your mind!

Narrowing it Down

With your growing family, what are you looking for in land? Do you want close neighbors? Do you want a spacious lot? It really is up to you and what you’re looking for. It’s a more exciting thing to consider, but it does help in narrowing your options down to the perfect piece of land. Santa Cruz Properties has great options for you and your family, and we will work with your budget! You can see all of our available lots of land for sale here!

Let’s Get Started!

Don’t let the process of buying land overwhelm you. Start talking to your family about what you want in your future land purchase and remember these four crucial tips! Whether it’s your eighth time buying land or your very first, we want you to know that our company is beside you 100% of the time. Santa Cruz Properties is determined to make things easier for you and will work hard on your behalf to help you achieve your dreams. Let’s get you started on your future! Call us today at 956.383.0868 to schedule an appointment, or contact us online.


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