Peter E. Bau…, Home Buyer in Desert Center, CA

why to big lots?

Asked by Peter E. Baumann, Desert Center, CA Thu Jan 15, 2009

the last 5 years I see only big lots, except okt 2007 / 5 acres for 3000$, owners should make 2-5 acres to sell, then it goes. I lost my heart out there in 1975 and passed a week in december there. If it would be possible to bring that place back like 1975, that would be a 500% success. I just crusing around for my 2-5 acres near rice road - and so do my friends out there. but it is very hard.
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I don't know if the public has ANY IDEA of the cost to subdivide acreage. I do. One can easily spend 10k or more just to split a 5 ac piece two ways.You just can't draw a line on a map, those days a long gone. The County has a number of requirements, and other agencies like Fish & Game, Water Resources, etc. for instance; Are there any evidences of tortoises or burrowing owls on the property. If so, some plan to mitigate their habitats or restrict the possible use of the parcel. That means one has to hire a licensed company to walk the land and submit a written report. I was lucky to find someone up at Lake Arrowhead for a mere $1,00.00 to do the study. It won't be long before a survey to find out if there are any three legged frogs are making their home on ones land. This kind of BS goes on and on, and so does the price to comply.
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I truly believe that long ago, people bough large lots thinking they would resell it later at a large profit. The more they bought, the more profit they would get. Now, the prices of homes have dropped so immensely over the last couple of years, it is easier to buy a home than vacant land. Some land sellers, at least in Riverside County, are breaking up their acreage in lots, just to get it sold. Some land owners are still holding tight and that may be the case for your interest.
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