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Buying Land for the First Time? Here’s Where to Start.

Posted by admin on May 7, 2021
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Buying land can be an uncertain process for many first-time buyers. It can be a long process that is often favored against the buyer, and there is much to learn before you plant your family’s roots deep into Edinburg’s soil.

Even though the waters may be a little murky at first, there are a lot of resources that can ease you along the process.

Santa Cruz Properties has been in the land development industry since 1993, and throughout the years, we have gathered a ton of information for first-time buyers. We know how important this investment is for you, so we’ll be sharing a few tips on how–and where–to start.

Not your first rodeo? No problem! Check out our listings here and contact us when you are ready to start owning your own piece of Edinburg today.

Know Why You’re Buying Land.

Will you be using this land as a primary residence, a place to spend the weekends only, or an investment property to generate long-term profits? Each question has a different answer, and each answer has many variables to consider.

Make a wish list considering everything you want to do with the land you’re interested in and how your budget fits into it. This wish list will make it easier for you to capture–and later see–the big picture of what you want to accomplish, helping you to more accurately deliver your needs to one of our land experts.

P.S. Keep in mind that you don’t have to have perfect credit when buying land, especially if you choose Santa Cruz Properties to help. More on that later.

Before Purchasing Land, Do Your Homework.

Before investing in land, you should research everything surrounding the lot you plan on buying:

  • Is the land free of environmental concerns/issues?
  • What is the land’s soil quality?
  • Is the land uneven/elevated?
  • What is the history of the land and its surrounding areas?
  • Are there particular permits required for the zone?

Whatever you want to do with your land purchase, you must consider any closing fees, permits, purchasing costs, building expenses, and access to all utilities and services required. Considering all of these aspects of the buying process can give you a clearer vision of what you’re looking to spend when creating your own slice of the American Dream.

Doing your homework before you decide to buy can help you avoid problems and legal issues–not to mention, save a lot of money–when you build your dream home or rental property.

Finding the Perfect Piece of Land in Edinburg

Once you’ve got the whole picture and done your homework, you should choose Edinburg as a place to start this journey. The low cost-of-living opportunities, the food, the entertainment, and the warm culture in this area cannot be beat.

But you need to work with a trusted land expert; this can be a big help in your search for land for sale. Luckily, Edinburg is where most of our affordable lots are located.

Here at Santa Cruz Properties, we offer a solid range of solutions for you to choose from, while helping you each step of the way in determining what tracts of land will make the most financial sense for you and your family.

We make the buying process simple by offering owner-financing options to fit your needs and budget, effectively taking the worry out of being rejected for a bank loan, having a perfect credit score, or dealing with an underwriter.

Through owner financing, you have a say in your loan conditions, and the money you save from closing costs can be invested into making the home of your dreams. We put the buying power back in your hands. Find out more about owner financing here!

With all kinds of lots in Edinburg, Texas, Santa Cruz Properties has no problem in helping you find exactly what you’re looking for, all at a price you can afford. 

Learn more about our easy owner-financing options and how they can help you be on your way to owning your dream property today!

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