If you are looking to purchase some land for your off-grid homestead, it’s a good idea to learn from people who have done it before. They’ve been through the entire process and have learned about all the hiccups (and disasters) that can happen along the way. Taking their advice could save you a lot of hassle and, more importantly, a lot of money.
One such person is Becky from the Youtube channel, Becky’s Homestead. A while back, I shared a video by her where she explains how to buy land with very little money. In this video, she explains some common mistakes that people make when buying land.
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Here’s her list:
- Trusting what the ad or real estate agent tells you. Sometimes they exaggerate or even lie.
- Getting a variable rate loan. When rates go up, you might not be able to pay.
- Buying a homestead that is too far from town. You want to be able to run to town for things you need.
Watch the video below where she goes into much more detail about these mistakes and how to avoid them.
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I love Becky. I learned a grest deal from her just as I learn from u Heidi. Thank u.
Victoria Addington says
Thanks for your tips, Becky. I agree with what you said about buying a land that isn’t too far from the city so I would be able to buy the things I need. I find this helpful since I’m looking for lots for sale around Springboro. I shall then take your advice before purchasing it.
I really appreciated the info on buying land! Good stuff. We are on this journey right now and it has been a roller coaster to say the least. Definitely do your research and do NOT take anyone’s word on the details. I’ve got a realtor telling me one thing, my dirt guy saying another and the county something else. Again, thank you for the info!!
Dang Duffy's says
We are also on this journey. There is some very good advice here to think about. We have our wants, and we have our needs, our needs are the most important in our decision to buy in a country setting. 2 sources of water, 2 sources of heat, out of sight of the road and above the line of sight of passersby. A cave or underground shelter would be nice, but we can’t be too picky. Lots of storage is my wish. And a one level home for our “elder” years. Must have a man cave, to keep my husband “happy”! A garden area and a place for a greenhouse. Wow sounds like I’m asking for a lot. But we are in the middle stage of seeking our forever home. And research goes a long way.
Evan Henry says
Someone from above comments brought up a great point. As you creep into your elder years climbing into lofts or high stairs can be out for many. If you have a piece of land with no building think about this before you build up. If you need more space build a one level either bigger or allow for more add-ons
Living in the boonies you tend to collect more items, more items means more space.
Another expensive mistake is not checking the zoning before you buy. I wanted to build a tiny home village, but after I bought my property, I found out that I can’t have long term rentals. And my property is small, so only zoned for 3 bedroom, 2 bath, no matter how many buildings. I was young and thought I knew it all.