Buying land in Mendocino County

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker, The Landlady
Buying land in Mendocino County has been a dream of many people. And why not?  Mendocino County has a rugged natural coastline, mountains and rolling hills of redwoods, madrones, oaks, firs, serene pear orchards and vineyards, meadows and rivers, and the Mendocino National Forest with wild life, hiking trails and recreation.  It is a pristine county where you will still find cattle and horse ranches and possibly a sheep ranch, now almost a memory. We are close enough to the San Francisco Bay Area for easy access, but just far enough way to find a timeless California beauty.

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If you are thinking about buying land in Mendocino County, here are a few questions I ask to learn how to best help you find the property you are looking for, and assist you in purchasing it.

1. What are your plans for the land: are you thinking of building a home, having a garden, growing grapes, raising animals, or using it for recreation?
2. Have you thought about areas in the county you would like to know more about or live in?
3. What are the key features you are looking for on the land? View, seclusion, existing paved or gravel access, power, water features, springs, developed water, creeks, rock outcrops, redwood trees, oak trees, fir trees, range land, level or hill land, etc.
4. Location: How far would you consider driving to the nearest town, a major city, school, hospital?
5. What is the maximum amount you want to spend?
6. Will you need financing?
7. How much of a down payment will you have to invest?
8. Have you been pre-qualified by a lender?
9. Will you need owner financing?

If you do not have a lender, I can recommend a few in Mendocino County I have worked with in the past and trust. When buying land, if you are pre-qualified by a lender before submitting your offer, it often makes the difference in having the offer accepted.

I also have professional connections in the county to help answer any questions you have about the land and its possibilities. Please contact me if you are thinking of buying land in Mendocino County. I will put my 30 years of experience to work for you


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Melissa Juarez
Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC - Quincy, MA

Thanks for the post Cindy. Good advice on how to purchase land. Welcome to AR.

Feb 25, 2011 12:17 PM #1
Cindy Lindgren
Coldwell Banker, The Landlady - Ukiah, CA
Mendocino County Real Estate

Thanks for the feedback Melissa. This is a distillation of years of working with buyers of land in Mendocino County. As much as I love hiking our mountains and valleys, its good to think through some of this before we head out.

Feb 25, 2011 10:32 PM #2
Vick Pacheco / Luxury Homes & Lifestyles
Empire Network Realty / Luxury Homes & Lifestyles - Orlando, FL

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Feb 27, 2011 11:26 PM #3
Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | - Greenville, DE
Delaware Valley Real Estate, Lic'd in DE, PA & MD

Cindy, Thanks for Sharing & Welcome to the Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard.

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Mar 03, 2011 11:25 PM #4
Cindy Lindgren
Coldwell Banker, The Landlady - Ukiah, CA
Mendocino County Real Estate

Thanks Letitia, love your blog on credit scores.  I recommend it to the readers of my blog and may need to reblog it here.

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