A lot is asking: “Is land a good investment?” – Why ask the obvious? Of course it is!
Madison, MS -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/23/2014 -- Over the years, land has been proclaimed by experts as the “best investment” for real estates usually appreciates in value over time. These past few years, however, consumers witnessed the volatility of real estate which makes them hold back on investing on this kind of venture.
Here in Mississippi (MS), land investment can be a wise one, especially if an individual enter the venture fully equipped with the right knowledgebase. Prior to investing on land or real estate considering the points below will be helpful.
Length of Turnaround
Like any other real estate investments, land investment is a smart one or not depends, in most part, on how long a person is willing to wait until he decides on selling the land. For example, a land bought in the 70’s will have a significant increase on its market value over the years despite of a lot of market fluctuations. However, land purchased a couple of years ago; the owner may face a great loss if he tries to sell it today.
Reaping serious rewards on land investment will take a lot of years and on this timeframe one has to be prepared on doing absolutely nothing. One may even have to leave the land for more than a decade before he harvest the fruits of his investment and on this time to allot some budget for maintenance knowing that there won’t be any returns yet.
Not unless one is into farming, effort n landscaping is inevitable. Whether it will be the land owner is the one who’s going to cut the grass or pay someone else, it is a must to maintain the land in good shape on a regular basis.
Property taxes will also cut a considerable part of the family’s budget. Though this may not be noticeable when it’s rolled into the monthly mortgage payment, but when presented as a bill, the land owner will feel it. On top of that, when the time comes and the owner sold the property, it is mandated to devote a fraction of the earnings to the IRS.
Land ownership can be a great investment, as long as the investor enters the deal with the knowledge of all of the risks and pitfalls. By conducting careful research, investors can take advantage of low property prices and acquire a land that will be worth much more down the road.
About Sartain’s Heritage Properties LLC
Sartain’s Heritage Properrties LLC is the business of land; their goal is to show you the benefits of land ownership and how to maximize their customer’s investment. They take the time with each client to explore all of the opportunities each property offers. Whether it is strictly for investment purposes, or to find the perfect hunting retreat for their client’s family, in each situation, they work diligently to maximize the return on investment their clients are making.