Buying Land/Vacant Lots

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When buying land or a vacant lot, does it always have plumbing hookups or is this something that will need to be installed in most cases? I know with fresh land, there likely is no plumbing but what about lots that are just vacant with no home but sitting in between other houses?


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May 19, 2020 3:00 AM

This depends on a lot of factors. Sometimes, if a house is torn down they will close off the plumbing and remove everything to prevent people from digging it up and stealing it. Other times it may still remain. You can usually tell if a lot will have it based on three things. It is likely to have plumbing if there is a driveway, if there is sidewalk or a walkway lining the front end of the property, and if it is in an area that is heavily populated by other homes.

May 20, 2020 10:45 PM

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In our experience, most lots do have plumbing but like mentioned, some lots are fresh soil lots so you will need to have plumbing, gas, and electric all installed fresh which can be costly and time consuming.

May 22, 2020 10:03 PM

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Buying a vacant lot or land brings opportunities, but it also brings headaches and challenges you don't experience when you buy an established home. Here are things to consider when it comes to essential services: Before you jump into buying land, find out if city or community water and sewer connections are available on the lot or land. If sewer hookups are not available, make your offer to buy land contingent on the ability to install a septic system rated for the number of bedrooms you require.

May 23, 2020 11:48 PM
alexie_adams: This depends on a lot of factors. Sometimes, if a house is torn down they will close off the plumbing and remove everything to prevent people from digging it up and stealing it. Other times it may still remain. You can usually tell if a lot will have it based on three things. It is likely to have plumbing if there is a driveway, if there is sidewalk or a walkway lining the front end of the property, and if it is in an area that is heavily populated by other homes.

@alexie_adams  I was going to mention the same thing. You have a lot to consider with this. Also, in this kind of market, not many people are looking to have homes built. The economy took a HUGE hit and it is only going to get worse.

August 2, 2020 1:34 AM