Buying Virginia Land


Virginia Mountain Views

If you are interested in buying land (at 1/3 acre building lot to a 500 acre retreat), the fall and winter provide a great opportunity for walking the land. Since the leaves have fallen and undergrowth has died back, you can see the topography getting a better idea of what lies under all the green leaves! I was out yesterday looking at land in the Green Springs area of Louisa County and had calls on land from Nelson to Madison County. The interest in buying land continues to pick up. Our current market conditions caused some sellers to lower the asking price due to competition and fewer sales. We continue to have some great buys on waterfront lots at Lake Anna, building lots, horse parcels, farms, and parcels with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you are interested in buying or selling outside Virginia, let me know, I’ve developed a network of RE/MAX and other agents around the country and world to help my clients with their real estate needs.

Some of my buyers this year paid cash for the land they purchased but several lenders continue to offer competitive loans with good terms. If you’re interested in purchasing land, contact the good folks at Farm Credit and explore their loan programs. I am sure either the Louisa, Orange or Charlottesville, Virginia offices would be glad to help you and answer any loan questions you may have.

We’ve developed a great search tool to find available land. To search for parcels on the market and in the multiple listing system, please visit the Home Buyers Scouting Report (HBSR) and set up a profile. You will receive e-mails of land listing on the market that meet your needs. When new land listings are entered that meet your needs, you will receive and automated update. For any properties of interest, please add those to your notebook. For properties in your HBSR notebook, you will receive e-mails of price changes, additional photos, plats, etc. Overall HBSR provides a great tool for following homes, farms or land for sale. If you have questions about HBSR or setting up your profile, please give me a call or e-mail. Don’t forget you’re not alone, I’m here to help!

Sunrise from a waterfront lot at Lake Anna

Between now and the spring with no leaves on the trees provides a great opportunity to get out and walk the land. If you’re interested in buying land, let’s work together to find and evaluate properties. Please ask questions. The only bad questions remains the one you don’t ask (yes both of my parents were teachers!). With a forestry background and 20 years selling land in Virginia, I lots of experience to share. I love walking and selling land. When you are ready, I am here to help, so let’s talk!

About James Friend Dickerson

Real Estate Consultant As a native of Central Virginia and a full time REALTOR since 1991, James listens to your needs to provide information allowing you to make informed choices. In our constantly changing world, you need a REALTOR who puts you first providing rigidly flexible service. James Dickerson provides a high level of service designed to fit each individual clients needs. Having received many awards from both the local Association of REALTORS and RE/MAX International, James is recognized as an authority on the local real estate market. The highest form of recognition James receives continues to be the many repeat clients who seek out his services time after time plus sending their relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors to James for their real estate needs. Contact James today for an interview to discuss your real estate needs. James is a licensed real estate sales person in the Commonwealth of Virginia with Charlottesville Solutions. Personal As a Central Virginia native (Born in Charlottesville and raised in Albemarle and Louisa Counties), James' youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organizations centered around school, church and the Boy Scouts of America. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, James' non-real estate activities include spending time with family & friends, traveling, stalking deer & spring gobblers, fly fishing, church and Masonic activities. James and his lovely bride Karen live between Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville in the Green Springs area of Louisa County. Their dog Sammy passed away so they'll be adopting another dog soon through
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