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Tips To Help You Buy Land In Ontario

By Al Twitty | November 24, 2016

Buying land is always something that should be carefully considered. The process should always take into account various different things and the differences between two properties that look the same can be quite high based on different factors. If you look at deals available for land for sale Ontario, you see that the diversity is high but not many plots are available. Making a great choice is not that easy. However, the things mentioned below will surely help you out a lot.

Getting The Mortgage Settled
You surely know that when you buy land from the owner you will save a lot of money but you need to be aware of the fact you may not be able to do anything even if you find a great deal when you do not have the money for that.
When you want to buy land in Ontario one of the biggest obstacles you will be faced with is receiving mortgages for vacant land. Most of the banks are not going to lend you money if you do not put down around 50% of the value. Farm credit is available if you get workable land with the purchase.


Considering Long Term Plans
One of the biggest problems in buying land in Ontario is the same you see with practically any location in the world. We are talking about not considering the long term plans that you may have. It is really important that you look at many properties. While not many will be available in the area, it is something that has to be remembered. Some people actually wait 10 to 15 years before they buy their first land plot. We are not saying you should do this but if the property is not suitable for you, why buy it? The most common reasons why you should not buy land are being too far away from home, being clear cut too recently, having poor road access and high spruce bog.

Property Taxes
This should be pretty obvious but it is not a factor that is taken into account by so many land buyers in Ontario. The value that a property can gain in a few years can be substantial. For instance, a land spot that has water access may end up higher in value by around 40% when compared with those that do not have water access. This does sound like a great thing but it also means you will end up paying more property taxes. It is possible that you end up from something that is completely inconsequential to something that would be quite costly. Quadrupling values are sometimes seen in just 4 to 8 years, which is a lot.

Conclusions – Research Counts
At the end of the day, being aware of the local laws in Ontario and being sure that the land is great for what you had in mind are the most important things that you have to consider. However, others are also to be considered. Your research will determine success.

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