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Purchasing Land

 
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Heya all -

I'm looking to see what the steps/process is for acquiring a piece of land from a neighbor to build my natural building on. I know that things vary from state to state, county to county, but I'm sure there's a general formula to this kind of thing which I just don't have the knowledge of. My project will be on the books, so please no advice for just bypassing government regs. Specifically, I will be buying a piece of land from somebody's existing plot, so how do I turn it into its own plot/parcel? I figure I'll need to register it with the local gov't as well as have a surveyor look it all over. Then probably have a realtor sort out the contract between me and the seller. Any insight into all this would be much appreciated!

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Well, the first step would be to determine if the part you want to buy is already a separate parcel or it if will need to be subdivided. Subdivision often requires an attorney and a surveyor, so don't expect it to be inexpensive.
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/land-investments-property-buying-selling/314798-25-000-subdivide.html
 
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And you need to check with the zoning authority (city, county, etc) to see what hoops your needed to be jumped through to subdivide. There are often rules to the size and shape of parcels.
 
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John Wolfram wrote:Well, the first step would be to determine if the part you want to buy is already a separate parcel or it if will need to be subdivided. Subdivision often requires an attorney and a surveyor, so don't expect it to be inexpensive.
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/land-investments-property-buying-selling/314798-25-000-subdivide.html


Wow, that's incredible. I imagine it would be very complicated and expensive in an affluent area, maybe Connecticut or NY State. But I find it hard to believe it would be anywhere near that for a small subdivision here in rural Pennsylvania... I will contact my county and see what else I can learn. Location, Location seems to really hold true!
 
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Daniel R. : Also make sure that you are not buying a bunch of land that has been declared to be 'Wet Lands' , this classification just about bars you from

Using this land in many/most locations ! Good Luck ! Big AL
 
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