You're probably lucky it hasn't been deveopled. I have looked @ homes extensively in & around that area & it all seems to be a "sand pit". I don't mean to be derogatory of every hm, or lot out there. But I see problemS just logically building on sand, if you don't have a really good builder (maybe its an old Sunday school lesson coming back from my youth). & it would make sense that it "could" cost more to do it properly. MANY of the hms I looked @, even though relatively new, were built hastily by the builder's who wanted to get in on the housing boom B4 the bust. I have a realtor w/30 yrs construction exp in prior job & he has shown us one hm "WE" were interested in because of price that was designed by a woman w/ no building exp. She just wanted to get in on said "boom" & planned to build a # of hms in Ridge til the bust. The hm was devoid of trees in or near it-taken dwn on her instruction, built close to the rd on acre lot-no privacy & lots of DUST from other vehicles on rd, tacky/cheap vinyl flooring, missing H20 heater, missing A/C unit, & already (in just 5 yrs showing cracks-signs of "settling" that made me very uncomfortable (given her inexperience & rush to "get it done" & move on to the next 1). The cracks were the last straw for me, even @ the $ it was being sold for @ that time. I now see if has dropped once more, to well below 100K & I know why (in my humble opinion). I would be very cautious of the lot & its "stability" & I would also ck into current prices of "impact fees" in that County if you do indeed intend to build. They can vary greatly from one county to another. I 'm no expert, but I've been looking to buy for some time now & did do my homework for once. My ole civics teacher would be proud:):) Hope this helps.