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Hauntingly Amazing Lots: Preparing Your Land for a Spooky Season

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays for people of all ages. From children to adults, everyone loves dressing up as their favorite character, carving pumpkins, telling scary stories and trick-or-treating with friends and family.   Everywhere you travel around the Rio Grande Valley, you are likely to find homes with gorgeous fall or creepy Halloween-themed decorations. Many love getting…

How Investing in Land Can Benefit Your Taxes

Purchasing land is a worthy investment that can have benefits that last a lifetime. The longer you own property, the more your land will appreciate. But that’s not the only way you’ll benefit! Landowners may be eligible for tax deductions depending on the property and its use. Deductions for Land Investors  Investors are buyers who purchase land with hopes that…

Five Ways to Protect Your Land From Trespassers

When you have land, you take pride in all the work you put into it, but when a random stranger trespasses on your land with unknown intentions, it can be frightening. Knowing how to protect your land and your family may be vital information to learn in the unlikely event that you encounter a trespasser, and luckily, the realtors at…

Stop Renting! 4 Fantastic Benefits of Owning Your Very Own Property

Owning your very own piece of land has always been the American dream. While it’s understandable that many people may have to rent or prefer it because of its flexibility, the reality is that owning your very own piece of property comes with many more benefits that renting just cannot offer. For many people, purchasing land and eventually building a…

8 Spring Cleaning Tips to Make Your Property Shine

It’s spring and we couldn’t be more excited here at Santa Cruz Properties. We know that this is when property owners get back out there to enjoy the weather and beautify their land. From springing cleaning your lawn to big landscape projects, we know you’ll definitely want to take advantage of all that property you have. Of course, you might…

The Basics of Developing a Site Plan to Customize the Property of Your Dreams

Whether you are designing a floor plan or a site plan for your property, it’s always a good idea to maximize your land by planning ahead. Taking the necessary steps to develop a site plan will help you tremendously when you decide to customize your land to your needs. Developing a master plan and executing according to your budget and…

What You Need to Know About Restrictive Covenants

If you are a first-time land buyer, you might be under the assumption that you are free to whatever you want with your property. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work this way. You can’t just build whatever you want on the property because of rules known as restrictive covenants. Restrictive covenants are parameters placed on how the land you have purchased…

4 Tax Benefits of Owning Vacant Land You Need to Know About

The benefits of owning vacant land may not be apparent at first but they can certainly have a huge financial impact – especially when it comes to your taxes. That’s right! Beyond growing in value as an investment, owning property can actually save you money as well. At Santa Cruz Properties, we have specialized in owner financed land for sale…