Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Rural Property
Does the property have utilities?
Unless indicated in the description, the rural properties we represent do not have utilities. These properties are designed to be perfect for a solar- or wind-powered “green getaway.”
Are mineral rights included?
Mineral rights are not included. However, the area has been geologically investigated and nothing of value has been found. We have never found this to be an issue with any of the properties we have sold.
Can I raise crops on the property?
Yes, the property is zoned for agriculture, mining and recreation. You can do almost anything you would like with it, including installing a manufactured home or trailer.
Can I raise animals on the property?
Yes. The property is zoned for agriculture.
Is land a safer investment than the stock market?
Some of the wealthiest people on earth got their start in real estate, and for good reason. Simply put, they are not making any more land. There is a finite supply, and as the world’s population grows, rural, undeveloped land will likely become even more valuable.
Is title insurance available?
Yes, in most of our financed properties we will buy for you a title insurance policy in your name and close via First American Title Company unless otherwise stated.
How much are property taxes?
The property taxes are typically current unless otherwise stated and will vary from parcel to parcel. We will disclose the tax information in all of our listings.
Do I need an attorney or real estate agent?
We’ve simplified the buying process with straightforward, easy-to-read contracts. Of course, we encourage you to hire a professional if you think it’s necessary, but we’ve done our best to make the process easy for anyone to understand.
How does your money-back guarantee work?
We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase of rural land. If you’re not satisfied for any reason with the first 90 days after closing, simply call us, and we will either exchange your parcel for one you like better, or refund your note payments up to that point and take back the deed. It’s simple: if you don’t love it, we don’t want you to own it. One of the benefits of working with BlackBeard Properties is that you’re dealing with the actual owner of the property, not some developer or shell corporation. And we want you to be happy.
Why should I buy from BlackBeard Properties instead of Craigslist or eBay?
Price, quality, simplicity and trust. There are a lot of land sellers, but none have as simple and transparent a buying process as ours. Our land has been handpicked for access, mountain views and potential appreciation.
Why should I buy from BlackBeard Properties instead of a real estate agent?
A real estate agent’s fees can range from 5% to 8% of the purchase price. At BlackBeard Properties, we eliminate the middleman, saving you even more.
How do I apply for owner financing?
There is NO application process! No credit checks. You are already pre-approved. Simply put, if you can afford the down payment, I’ll finance you. And you may qualify for a lower interest rate if you choose to put down a larger down payment.
How do I make arrangements to inspect the property before I buy it?
Your property isn’t “locked in” until we receive your down payment. Before making arrangements to see a specific parcel, we strongly encourage you to pay your down payment to ensure that the property hasn’t been sold to someone else by the time you arrive. (Remember, your down payment is covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.) We’ll then make arrangements with you to visit the property at your own expense. Will give you maps, GPS coordinates we’ll even connect you with a local surveyor.
What documents do I need to apply for owner financing?
None. Our process is so simple that no documentation is required.
How long does it take to close on a property after I make my down payment?
Once your down payment clears, we’ll send out your entire deed package via email using Docusign.com (we are going green by saving tons of paper). This packet will include maps, photos, your Land Contract, Promissory Note, and Purchase Sale Agreement. Once you sign the documents digitally we will set you up on automatic payments (another way to save trees by avoiding payment coupons). Once you pay off your note, we will most likely close via First American Title Company and issue your Warranty Deed along with your title insurance. The county will then mail you the original recorded deed for your files. it’s that simple.
The whole process usually takes about two weeks, and most of that is the time it takes for the county to process the paperwork.
Once you make your final payment on the property, we will Issue you your Warranty Deed. At that point you own it free and clear.
Have more questions? Feel free to contact us from Mondays to Fridays, 8AM to 5PM Mountain Standard Time.