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Old 10-03-2019, 06:03 PM
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I saw this lot for sale on Zillow and am curious... It appears to be landlocked with no direct street access, so which neighbor do you approach to share a driveway? Link

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Old 10-03-2019, 06:08 PM
 
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A link would be helpful.

Not sure if you're trying to drive traffic to the listing or something, but it says right in the description that you would need to purchase an adjacent property:

"WOW! .97 acre lot Inside the Maynard Loop! Savvy Buyers - this is your chance! Buy a piece of historical family land passed down from generation to generation. LAND-LOCKED LOT (for the time being) but position yourself to purchase an adjacent property to gain access to a FULL ACRE of mature hardwoods to create your ultimate paradise or possibly redevelop/subdivide into building lots."
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:17 PM
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Oh, gotcha. I missed that. Sorry!

(It's been a long day.)

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Old 10-03-2019, 08:42 PM
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I'm not a lawyer (and certainly don't play one on CD), but this may provide some information for you.
https://cowardhicksandsiler.com/obta...orth-carolina/
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:14 PM
 
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Often when subdividing land where a parcel is landlocked an easement is created (in some places required) that would allow for crossing.
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:17 PM
 
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Often when subdividing land where a parcel is landlocked an easement is created (in some places required) that would allow for crossing.
Pretty sure that's something they would mention in the MLS description
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:47 PM
 
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based on a cursory look ... not worth what they're asking. doesn't appear one could buy any adjacent lot, and then get 2 or really 3 lots.

there's 6-8 adjoining homeowners you'd need to find that would get together - either all 8 or some combo of 2-3 - and buy it together from you. and I can only assume the Seller's tried that already.
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:56 PM
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I've heard of people buying land sight unseen and ending up with landlocked property somewhere out in the middle of nowhere. How do you suppose that happened in this case? It's been owned by the family "heirs" since 1951 (or at least that's what the online record reflects).
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:20 AM
 
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Nobody's been paying the property taxes on it for at least 27 years if not longer, and there's a collection proceeding in progress. So presumably they found the owners who are now motivated to try to unload it to pay the back taxes.

I have a lot like that right behind my house. Skinny unbuildable lot with a deed dating to 1947. Creates an odd shape to my property and when I asked the county about trying to figure out how to acquire some of it, they said they wouldn't foreclose on it because it would cost more to auction it than the back taxes would bring in.
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Old 10-04-2019, 08:17 AM
 
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I've heard of people buying land sight unseen and ending up with landlocked property somewhere out in the middle of nowhere. How do you suppose that happened in this case? It's been owned by the family "heirs" since 1951 (or at least that's what the online record reflects).

The family could have sold all the surrounding land over time, kept a lot for access, and somehow sold that lot off without creating permanent easement or right of way.


When land is so cheap that it looks like a great deal, usually it is neither cheap nor a great deal.
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