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Old 09-26-2007, 08:53 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Has any one purchased land totally on line? Did it turn out ok?
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Are you kidding ??
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:03 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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No.................................
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: California
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My friend bought some land on line unseen except for a picture, he went to see it and found out the land was a swamp 9 month's out of the year, he didn't pay much for it and was able to sell it for a slight loss. I would always want to see what I was buying.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I don't think I'd buy land with out seeing it in person. Are you sure this is not some sort of new scam?
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Rance I have been shopping for land on line seeing pic & having a few contact by email [by me not the seller].
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:15 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Road dog even if you went to see it you would not know that it flooded the rest of the year.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Well if it's a legit realtor maybe. But not just any tom dick or harry selling land on-line.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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Google Earth is useful for getting a rough idea of what a plot of land looks like that you see for sale on line. It might give you enough information to decide if a piece of land is worth looking into, or better left alone. Google Earth gives you elevation points for the land. You can zoom out and see if there is a nearby stream or river that is close to the same elevation to get a rough idea if flooding might be an issue. You can also tell what kind of slope the land has, what road access looks like, what kind of development is nearby, etc. However useful that is, Google Earth is still not a substitute for a visit and a lot of other research before buying raw land. Too many details like availability of power, road access, type of soil, vegetation and suitability to build need to be checked before deciding to buy property.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:15 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Couple of lots that I contacted people about gave me the tax code for the land & with satilite/ariel views. It is like being there. Kinda neat....
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