2 Things To Look For When You Are Buying Property

If you are looking to build your dream house or a place where you can hide from the rest of the world, you are going to have to start looking for the right land to build on. Finding the perfect land to build on can be difficult, especially if you are looking for remote land or scrub land to build on. There are some things that you can look for that will help you find the right land for you. 


There's no point in owning land if you can't get to it so that you can build on it. You need to know how you are going to get on your land. Is there a public road that runs past or through your property? Is there an easement or right-of-way through a neighboring property that you are going to have to deal with? Likewise, do you have to provide an easement through your property for a neighbor? Part of access will also mean that you need to find out who needs to repair the roads or maintain them during the winter. If the land is remote enough, you may not be able to build a road to it from the public road, and you may only be able to fly or boat in. But you need to know these things before you move in so that you can plan accordingly. 

Survey and Boundaries

Another thing that you need to look for when you are buying your property is what the boundaries are, precisely. You don't want to own your property for a few years only to find out that you have spent a lot of time and money on a stretch that doesn't belong to you but is actually part of a neighbor's property. In order to avoid this, you need precise boundaries. For that, you need a recent survey. This means that a surveyor has to come out and measure the boundaries. They will place markers and cornerstones as well as record the GPS coordinates of the property lines. With this information, you will know precisely where your land is and you can use that information in a dispute with neighbors, if necessary. 

If you are going to buy a rural or remote property so you can build your perfect house, you are going to have to spend some time looking. If you need more help, you can always go to a real estate agent who specializes in remote, rural, or scrub properties.