Buying recreational land is an exciting prospect and can be a great way to invest in your future. Whether you’re looking for a place to hunt or fish, build a cabin, or just get away from it all on weekends and holidays, owning recreational land has many benefits and can foster activities like:
- Hunting and Fishing
- Boating and other water sports activities
- ATV Riding or snowmobiling
- Bird watching
- Wildlife photography
- Wildlife observation/study
- Building a cabin
- Starting a business venture
And more that you, your family and friends, or even customers can enjoy.
But before you start shopping for the perfect piece of property, there are some essential things you should consider. In this blog post, we’ll discuss five things buyers should think about when purchasing recreational land so you can make an informed decision that will bring you years of enjoyment.
What to Consider when Buying Recreational Property
Location of Property
Consider factors such as access to roads, shops, hospitals, and other amenities in the area. For example, when it comes to buying hunting land, location is key. You should look for locations that offer the type of terrain, vegetation, water sources, and wildlife population that will lend themselves to a successful hunt.
Are There Hunting Restrictions?
Make sure you know about any restrictions or regulations that may apply to how you use the land. Depending on the location and type of recreational land, there may be zoning laws or other government regulations that dictate what activities are allowed on the property.
***Note: Hunting laws and regulations are usually determined by state and local entities.
Size of Property
Determine what size property will suit your needs now and into the future if desired activities change, or a business grows, over time. For example, more land may be desired if your goal is to hunt or start a business versus having a quiet cabin getaway for your family.
Topography of the Land
Take note of important features such as water sources, slopes, soil type, and vegetation, which can all impact usability and accessibility with certain recreational activities like hunting or camping. For example, for those in the Midwest, Missouri is home to some of the best hunting grounds in the United States and is known for its wide variety of wildlife.
Past Titles & Ownership
Research previous ownership history for potential issues like liens or disputes related to the title before buying a property so there are no surprises down the road.
Buying recreational land is an exciting and worthwhile investment, with the potential to offer years of enjoyment and relaxation, or business success. However, it is important to consider several factors like location, regulations, size, topography, and previous ownership before taking the plunge.
Think it may be the right time for you to consider buying a recreational property? Then it’s time to talk to the experts at Merchant of Homes. Our experienced agents are hunters and outdoors people with years of experience buying and selling recreational properties.