Access to Public Land Records

Posted by admin on July 12, 2012

Many land records that are kept or prepared by the Assessor are considered public documents and are available to the public. By visiting the office of the Assessor, public land records can be utilized as an excellent starting point when searching for land acreage sales.

Most public records are not available online and require a visit to the Public Records Office. When reviewing the contents within public records, the following information should be gathered:

  • Parcel Number or Tax ID number: The parcel number identifies real estate for database maintenance and tax purposes, assigning a 10 digit code to each public land record.  Knowing this number is necessary to proceed in the buying process and allows quick access when searching for the property in the future.
  • Auction Location: This is the exact street address of the location where the property will be sold and will usually be at the Arizona State Land Department.
  • Zoning: Development limitations and your geographical district information will be provided here, crucial information for any building project.
  • General Plan: The type of land being sold (commercial or residential) and the city that the property is a part of will determine your taxes and is vital information.

The Arizona State Land Department can be reached by phone at (602) 542-4631 to provide assistance with public record inquiries.

Sellers often list personal contact information on public land records to facilitate a sale, allowing real estate agents or land buyers to contact the seller for more information on the land or to declare interest in the land and make arrangements with the seller. If the land is on auction, more information can be found by contacting the Arizona State Land Department and providing the parcel number.

Posting land for sale in the public land records is a great way to expose your property, but your property may stay on the market for quite some time before you receive any offers. Increase the property’s exposure with AllAcres, our high visibility listings bringing unlimited potential for traffic to your land for sale. List your property with AllAcres is today by calling us at (855) 227-3741 or contacting us online.


How to Reduce Holding Costs on Vacant Land for Sale

Posted by admin on July 5, 2012

Whether you are selling your house or vacant land, the holding costs associated with the property must be calculated. Monthly mortgage, taxes, insurance, utilities, maintenance and all other fees make up holding costs. Controlling and minimizing holding costs can be done through:

  • Property Rights: If your vacant land for sale is near farmers or livestock owners, selling or granting grazing, water or mineral rights to a neighbor can offset holding costs, and reduce maintenance costs like landscaping. Selling timber rights can prove profitable in the short term, but property value will be reduced post-harvest and property attractiveness can be affected as well.
  • Conservation Easement: Farms and ranches, wetlands, scenic areas, forests and preservation worthy land can qualify for a conservation easement. By sacrificing certain property rights, such as development rights, land owners may qualify for government funding from a number of programs that can offset holding costs.
  • Property Tax Appeal: Each calendar year property owners are given a window of time to appeal their property tax assessment. If the value of your land has decreased you may be eligible for an appeal so the tax value is more closely aligned with the actual value. Contact the local County Assessor’s office to determine the deadline for appeals.

The number one way to reduce holding costs on vacant land for sale is to minimize the amount of time the land is on the market. Users of AllAcres.com enjoy high visibility listings that ensure your property is seen by interested buyers. Our convenient website usability, potential for traffic and industry experience make AllAcres.com your total source for land sales. Call us today at (855) 227-3741 or contact us online to learn more about posting a high visibility listing for your vacant land for sale.


Arizona Land Sales Increase in 2012

Posted by admin on June 22, 2012

Developers and investors are beginning to buy land again following a drop off when the economy took a downturn, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. During the month of May, Arizona observed the nation’s third largest influx of construction jobs behind California and Texas. There is a direct correlation between land sales and increased construction workforce, as the large home builders resume and begin new building projects.

Conventional methods of searching for available Arizona land can be time consuming for prospective buyers. However, with AllAcres.com, multiple properties of interest can be viewed from your computer or mobile device, streamlining the property search process. Recognized as a premier “Land for Sale” site, AllAcres.com hosts:

  • For Sale by Owner Listings
  • Realty Group Listings
  • Property Photographs
  • Property Location Maps
  • Advertisements

The easy-to-navigate site makes searching through available land quick and effortless, allowing you to find the property that interests you in less time. Contact the seller directly through AllAcres.com and buy land, commercial or residential, without the hassle of a middle man. For your land sales needs, AllAcres.com maintains high visibility listings that attract traffic to each property. Call us today to at (855) 227-3741 or contact us online with any questions.


The 8 Steps of Buying Land

Posted by admin on June 15, 2012

Deciding to buy land can be an exciting time for anyone, but knowing where to start in the process can be somewhat overwhelming. To help simplify the process, here are 8 steps that will make your land purchase go smoothly:

1. Begin with the end in mind: Keep in mind for what the land will be used. Determine the features and characteristics of the property that are necessary for your purchase.

2. Decide where you want to buy: Be sure to consider where owning the land most makes sense for your intended use and learn what specific area land issues might affect that use.

3. Visit multiple properties: Inspect the properties for topography, drainage, utilities, access and encroachments.

4. Financing: Never over-extend your financial capabilities. Determine your borrowing capacity and create a budget to establish your repayment capacity.

5. Attain the Purchase Contract: Ask the Seller or Real Estate Agent for a copy of the Purchase Contract of sale and find an attorney specializing in the buying and selling of real estate.

6. Make an offer & negotiate: Make a purchase offer directly to the Seller or Real Estate Agent of the property. You may choose to pay the asking price or negotiate a different price and terms with the seller.

7. Down payment: Once negotiations are complete, a down payment on the property can be made. Be sure to keep records of all money that has been paid during the transaction.

8. Settling: Your attorney will have you sign a Transfer of Land document and on the date of settlement, you will become the legal owner of your new property.

Finding the right property for you can be the most tiresome part of the property searching process. Failing to find property that fits your needs becomes discouraging quickly, but the convenience of AllAcres makes searching for multiple properties in a short amount of time easy and stress free. Check out our website to view available properties in your desired area and to get in contact with the Sellers or Real Estate Agents.