How can I find out how much developers have paid for lots in my community?

Asked by beachlady908, Mount Pleasant, SC Fri Jun 14, 2013

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Marge Bennett, Agent, Fort Myers, FL
Fri Jun 14, 2013
As Ron says, the developer buys a large parcel, then pays to have the infrastructure put in. Water, sewer, electric and phone lines plus the roads and any impact fees they must pay to the county. So how much they pay for a % of the land that represents a particular lot is not relevant.
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Dan Simon, Agent, Charleston, SC
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Which neighborhood are you interested in?
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Joe Keller, Agent, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Fri Jun 14, 2013
This information is not available to the general public or to a potential buyer and certainly the deveoper will not disclose this information. Furthermore, their internal accountinmg system will determine what value they "assign" to a particular lot. If you are trying to gain this information to use as a negotiating tool, you may just as well be focussing on their cost of building materials, labor, etc.
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Developers will buy a BIG parcel of land, and divide it up; they will have a very low cost per-parcel, or they wouldn't buy it.
The biggest costs to the developer will be building the house, not the cost of land.
The developer will never disclose their costs to you.
Even if you know their costs, it would not help you; there would be no leverage for you.
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