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Can You Build Personal Wealth Using Land Investments?

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(Credit: Can You Build Personal Wealth Using Land Investments?) Can You Build Personal Wealth Using Land Investments?
February 16
9:37 PM 2021

Millionaires say that real estate is still the best form of investment that people can embark on today. Owning properties can generate income, appreciate in value, and even offer tax breaks. Land investments, in particular, do not tie up a lot of cash, are affordable, and require little to no maintenance. If you are planning to build your personal wealth, putting your money in raw land can help you accumulate a tangible asset that earns income and increases in value.

Make Money On Your Land Investments

There are several ways to make a return on your land investments. For example, if you have enough acreage, you can rent your land to serve as a ranch for livestock raising and agricultural activities. Leasing land as several plots to create gardens is another way of making money from your investment. It is also possible to transform raw land into improved land, but you will need a proper site survey to determine its use. Breaking up a large piece of property into smaller parcels can double the money you invested when it is time to sell. Otherwise, you can also just keep your raw land and wait for the value to go up. However, if your plot is adjacent to a natural park or a reserve, it's a good idea to transform it into a campground giving you rental income. Alternatively, leasing out your land to farmers or hunters is another possibility, as is harvesting sustainable lumber if you own forestland resources.

Strategies To Build Up Assets

Making money off your land investments must also be conceived as a wider plan to increase your assets. For those who can spare the money, buying land for speculation can generate massive returns later. To illustrate, investing in upcoming real estate markets and areas can increase the value of your plot tremendously. Hence, it is very important to look for off-market listings and unknown neighborhoods and sites to get the best deals. Do your research and due diligence by asking the right questions about a plot's topography, road access, and usage restrictions.

In addition, if your parcel is in an area with defined zoning laws, its value will be protected. Zoning can also promote land worth, and increases the price of your asset. Lots that are near future real estate developments are beneficial to your investment as well. Your property might be part of a huge project, and you can easily unload your asset for a great price. 

Find Out If Raw Land Is For You

Remember that like any type of investment, there is also a risk involved when purchasing land. It might take some time before you can sell your land at a profitable price, so be prepared to wait and hold on to your property.  Therefore, financial planning is vital to ensure that your cash flow is not affected during the time you are keeping your real estate. Don't forget to find support, whether it's from a business partner, investor, financial adviser, local groups, or a family member.

Investing in land is a lot of hard work and requires patience. It carries with it certain risks, but it can also become a profitable source of income and wealth when you sell it for a profit, rent it out for passive income, or speculate for future value.

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