December 2014 – Cheap Land

Looking for cheap land in the North Carolina mountains? It’s a good idea to know what “cheap” really means. Most of us think cheap means less money – lower cost. Another way to see it is lower cost for an item actually worth more. In other words cheap is best defined when it compares the dollars involved vs. the benefits received.

For example, if someone offers you a handful of dirt for 10¢ – that would seem cheap, however just look at the benefits you receive (or the lack thereof). On the other hand, if the Ford dealer offers you a new pickup with a retail price tag of $23,000 for just $3,000 – now that would be cheap. You get all the benefits of a brand new truck with many features, amenities, and -0- mileage for a fraction of the price.

What would cheap land look like? One example might be 100 acres of mountaintop with views to forever, a bold mountain stream, acres of rolling meadow, plenty of paved road frontage, abundant wildlife, high elevations and huge trees – all priced to you at a low $700 per acre. Now that’s cheap – but it “ain’t gonna happen!”.

In short, you get what you pay for. Want better features and amenities? You’ll pay more. If you’d be satisfied with a rough, steep land parcel on which all the trees have just been cut, at the end of a 2-mile long 15′ right-of-way with no power, the value would be minimal at best, thus it would also bear a low, or cheap, price.

Cheap, then, is not just a low price, but a property whose price is substantially less than the value offered by its features and amenities. Because the old adage that “there is no free lunch” is as true today as ever, it is highly unlikely that you will find a property that is truly cheap when compared to its true value. The owners of valuable properties do not tend to give away value for the fun of it.

If on the other hand, you are a “value” buyer, meaning you look for value that exceeds the asking price, you will occasionally find properties offering more value than the owner is asking in price. When you do, such property can also make an excellent future investment, far beyond the recreational use you may have intended for it.

When deciding on a price range from which to make your land purchase, first identify your financial abilities to make a purchase. in other words, how much can you actually afford. Then, once you have a dollar range in which to act, decide on the benefits you want to receive. Finally, narrow your search to 3-5 properties that offer you the best value for the money you plan to invest. Your final choice should, by then, be evident, and you can complete your purchase with enthusiasm and satisfaction!

MARCH 2014 – Scary 1929 Market Chart

A Scary 1929 Market Chart in a recent article by Mark Hulbert, Market Watch – shows what appears to be an eerie similarity between the stock charts leading up to the market crash of 1929, and the current chart period.  Does the current chart portend another catastrophic crash in the equities market?  That sort of prediction is above my pay grade!

Notice, however, that this Scary 1929 Market Chart shows equities are at a record high point – an Everest of sorts in the work of equities.  The question becomes – do you adopt a new stock investing method? Call it “Buy high – sell low!”  Unless you believe that – in this current world of job loss, “Afforable Care” uncertainty, and skyward spiraling national debt – that there is no top to equitiers, you might want to consider using another well-worn, and highly respected approach to investing – called “Buy low – sell high!”  In the current equities market, however, that may present a problem.

So, wait – why not invest in raw land?  Land is a commodity that runs in cycles also – cycles that typically run for 7-8 years between the top and the bottom.  In July of 2006, the raw land market took a dive.  First, buyers becomes scarce. This happened at almost the precise moment that “asking” prices reached their peak.  In one North Carolina mountain county, the asking price for 100+ acres reached a peak of $42,211 per acre – while the average actual selling prices for large parcels was around $5,500/acre.  Motivated land buyers at that point said simply “I don’t think so!” – and went home.

What followed was a dearth of real buyers, and a gradual reduction in asking prices.  Today, seven years later, asking prices are around $7,573/acre, down from $42,211/acre and now at their rock-bottom low point in that county. What’s more – the average time on the market for those properties over 100 acres is about 4+ years – that’s YEARS, not months.

Consider your options – including that Scary 1929 Market Chart – when you buy equities.  You can 1) BUY, 2) SELL, 3) HOLD, or 4) HOLD for Dividends.  The top dividend payer in the DOW 30 right now is AT&T, paying dividends of $1.84 per year, or about 5.57% annually – a very modest return.

With raw land, your options multiply.  Yes, you can 1) BUY, 2) SELL, or 3) HOLD. While holding it, you can also  4) build a home on it,  5) camp on it,  5) hunt on it, 6) improve it, 7) hike on it, 8) rent it, 9) trade it (tax-deferred), 10) sell marketable timber, 11) put it in your IRA, 12) mine it, 13) donate it, 14) give it away, 15) devise or will it.

In times of uncertainty, land may also be used as your secure, strategic location, in case of a currency devaluation, national crisis, or complete breakdown of society as we know it.  Think that’s a joke?  Approximately 60% of the buyer phone calls we’ve received in the past year have been from individuals with that thought on their mind.  

What ever your investment motivation, it’s a great time to invest in raw land which can provide a host of benefits not available from the stock market.  The North Carolina mountains is the place – and the time is now!

 

 

 

April 2013 – GOLD, SILVER or LAND?

Overnight(mare) – SHTF in Cyprus!

Several days ago, the trusting citizens and bank depositors in Cyprus, woke up to their worst nightmare – a bailout at their expense.  They learned that their government was going to withdraw 10% of the balance in their bank account.  Since then, the proposed government theft has increased to 40% on accounts with deposits over $100,000 Euros  (about US $130,000).  The banks are still closed today – preventing any expected “run” on the banks’ funds.

That could never happen here in the U.S. – right?  Nevertheless, it does beg the question: “What could you do, right now, TODAY, to protect your own personal assets.”  Would you buy gold, silver or land? But wait – there’s no need to do that – such a scenario could never happen here in the U.S. – right?

Back in February, we learned that the “Sequester” would cause a substantial reduction in money to the military, not to mention the elimination of even more critical government operations like White House tours.

Yet, following the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to the West Bank and Israel this past week, the Palestinian Authority was granted access to almost $500 million that was frozen by U.S. Congress for months. Further, an announcement was made on Sunday by Secretary of State Kerry that the administration will be giving Egypt’s increasingly anti-democratic Muslim Brotherhood government $250 million in return for promises of economic reform — which will rise to $1 billion if that reform is deemed successful.

Buy Gold, Silver – or land?

Have concerns, like many, that having your cash in the bank, or on paper, such as stock certificates or gold and silver  certificates, may not be quite as secure as you’d like?  You’ve heard many times that “Possession is 9/10ths of the law”.  So why not take full physical possession of whatever asserts you choose to own, i.e. silver, gold – or land?

Keep in mind that possession of silver or gold bullion, i.e. “bars” means their their serial numbers are registered with the federal government.  Thus, when you buy or sell bullion, the transaction is reported, and tracked.  On the other hand, if you buy or sell gold or silver coins there is no reporting of the transaction.  Keep in mind that the only silver coins to buy are those pre-1965 dimes and quarters that contain 90% pure silver, or “Silver Eagles” (silver dollars) containing .999 pure silver.  Also, be certain they are in your possession as “hard”  coins, not just as a paper certificate.  So, what about land as a secure investment in your personal financial; security?

Buy land!

In the words of Mark Twain “Buy land.  They aren’t making any more of it.”  Since November 6th, 2012, there has been a keen new interest in owning raw land – especially remote rural or mountain land.  If , like many, you’ve cashed out of the stock market and put your money in the bank at 1/10th of 1% interest, listen up.  While the stock market has peaked in the past week, land has bottomed out – selling at the lowest prices in 6 years.  You’ve always heard “Buy low – sell high” – and now land is the place to do it.

Aside from having the cash to move quickly into land, many families see  rural or mountain land as a “Go To” property where they can meet up with family members in a time of crisis – a real “Plan B” property.  Some even call this type of remote land a “bug out location” – or “BOL”. 

Right now, there are many land choices due to bloated land inventories as a result of the recent recession.  Many are being offered at or below tax value providing cash buyers with some very attractive buying opportunities.  By the way, if you’ve never bought raw land for recreational or personal use, you’ll be amazed at how simple and hassle-free the transaction can be.  Want more details?  Just ask us.

 

February – 2013 What’s In YOUR Safe?

Gold, Silver, Stocks – buy Mountain Land?

“Hi, I’m William Devane – and I see the world in financial crisis with trillions in deficits, political upheaval, and unstable governments trying to print their way out of money troubles.  I’ve become very concerned – and that why I buy gold every chance I get!”

We’ve all seen the ads on TV as Mr. Devane goes on to tout the benefits of buying gold from his sponsoring company, but does he tell you to buy mountain land?  No, he speaks about avoiding chaos, gaining stability, even putting your gold in an IRA.  Finally, “with your minimum order” he offers a free safe to store your gold – although the small safe looks like it could easily be tucked under your arm and carried away.  He ends by saying “What’s in your safe?”  What he fails to say is“Buy mountain land!”

So, what’s in your “safe”?  No, that’s not the secure box bolted inside your bedroom wall I’m speaking of.  The word “safe” has a much broader meaning, considering the present state of world financial affairs.  Perhaps it would be better to ask “Where is your money safe”?  Is it safe owning gold, silvers, stocks – or  should you buy mountain land? 

Consider just a few of the present financial concerns: fiscal cliff, currency failure, inflation, government credit downgrades, nationalization of the energy, banking, or Internet systems, national deficits, double-dip recession, the  debt ceiling, or unemployment.  Shall I go on?

 Although many in our country have greatly depleted their cash reserves over the past 5 years, there are just as many who, through efficient planning and business success, have managed to hold onto their liquidity.  The question in today’s world, then, is NOT how large a safe to install in your home, but how best to guarantee the safety of your cash reserves (just in case) – and the security of your family.

 To examine this issue carefully, you might first start with some of the fallacies being offered on TV as solutions.  For example, the William Devane commercial.  He says you can even put gold in your IRA (you can also do that when you buy mountain land).  But notice that in other similar ads, you hear “We’ll ship your gold in 10 days or less”, or if you prefer, “we’ll store it for you”.  Ask yourself: “Really – and where will I find you on the day of our country’s financial collapse?”

Think that Gold IRA premise though a little further.  “We’ll store it for you”, they say.  And what do you get as proof that it’s stored?  A piece of paper they call a “gold certificate?”  And that piece of paper will be worth what on that fateful day?

 Most of us in the U.S. have grown up with the full confidence that our $1 bill is worth $1 – guaranteed by our government.  We also assume that when a total stranger writes on a piece of paper (called a check), that there is cash money to back it up. We have total confidence that the stranger is honest enough to make the check good.  The same goes for handing our “plastic” to the clerk at WalMart.  The store assumes that you, a total stranger, will pay for the merchandise later.

 This incredible system of trust, honesty, and confidence has had a good run over the years.  But, consider that it is all based on confidence and assumed honesty – a system that could fail at any time if that confidence – or honesty – were to evaporate.

 So . . . back to the subject of – Where is your money “safe”?

 Here’s a list of possibilities: gold bars, gold coins, silver bars, silver coins, antiques, municipal bonds, Dow 30 stocks, bank CD’s, mutual funds, U.S. currency, foreign currencies, IRA’s, livestock, ammunition (bullets), real estate – and finally, just buy mountain land.

 The first four – gold and silver – are definitely tangible assets (provided you keep them in your physical possession).  Not only is their value likely to rise in crisis times, but they can always be used as acceptable currency to purchase necessaries, such as food, clothing, etc.

 But wait, let’s say you have a desperate need to obtain food for your family.  You have several of the 32.15 troy ounce gold “kilobars”.  Each is worth $53,240.40 at recent prices.  Since you only need about $50 in groceries for now, it is highly doubtful that your neighborhood grocer will be willing to give you the necessary change.  Perhaps you have some of the 10-ounce gold bullion bars.  Nope – even they are worth $17,230 each.  So, let’s say you anticipated this challenge early on – and bought only “gold American Eagles” – those 1 ounce gold coins.  Whoa – after buying your groceries, you’d also want change for that single coin – worth $1,728.60.

What about silver?  Silver bullion and bars, although valued at a mere $31.42+ per ounce at this time can present the same challenge just mentioned.  If you choose silver as a safe bet, consider buying either $1 Silver American Eagles (U.S. minted silver dollars) worth about $34.25 each (easily exchanged for food), or what is called a “dime bag” consisting of 10,000 pre-1965 dimes or a “Quarter bag” with 4,000 pre-1965 quarters – both of which, when minted, contained 90% pure silver.  The “dime bag” weighs about 800 troy ounces and contains 715 ounces of pure silver.  At recent prices, that “dime bag” will cost you $23,566. 

Here’s the benefit to owning pre-1965 dimes and quarters.  A single dime (a mere 10ç) may buy you close to a gallon of gasoline, since each dime is worth about $2.79 because of the silver content.

In summary, consider that previous metals, especially silver in small denominations, can be exchanged easily for necessities in times of crisis.  Bullion and bars cannot, and further, the federal government requires the reporting and recordation of every transfer of bullion and bars.  Coins, on the other hand, may be freely exchanged. 

So . . . given that you may want to put away some silver coins in order to have an acceptable currency in times of total collapse, now consider all the paper solutions to protecting your liquid assets.  They would be: municipal bonds, Dow 30 stocks, bank CD’s, mutual funds, U.S. currency, foreign currencies, IRA’s – and they are all backed by a piece of paper (and your confidence).  Thinking back to my mention of “confidence” in the system, you must realize that any of these items could lose most or all of their value – while you sleep at night.  That’s not going to provide you with much safety in a time of chaos and crisis.

At best, in addition to the silver coin suggestion, you may want to retain some U.S. currency in your safe – $5’s, $10’s, and $20’s.  This can provide you with some immediate relief up to and until paper currency ceases to be accepted.

Some fringe assets, such as livestock and antiques are not likely to provide you with much safety, other than a good meal.  Ammunition – bullets – are probably better left to the “Doomsday Preppers”, although self-defense should at least be considered.

Now . . . that leaves real estate – and mountain land.  It has often been said that “real estate is always marketable – but not liquid”.  In other words, there are always buyers for real estate, but you are not likely to exchange real estate on short notice without a major price concession.  Yes, it gives you a place to live – but doesn’t buy groceries.

Finally – “Under all is the land” – as the National Association of REALTORS® used to point out.  Raw land – mountain land – may be, without question, the one asset type that will not disappear overnight.  It can be held, rented to others, used to raise food, improved to provide a pure water source, occupied as shelter, hunted for family food, and timbered to build shelter and provide heat from a warm fire.  It can be located in a remote area for defense and privacy.

Despite your like or dislike for the outcome of the recent presidential election, it appears that the one elected may qualify for “Land Salesmen of the Year!”.  In recent weeks, since the election, there has been a strong “uptick” in requests for remote, private parcels of raw land.  Whatever the reason, when you buy mountain land at today’s low prices, it makes perfect sense, as the “safe” in which to invest excess liquidity.

Buy mountain land for yourself, your family, and your safety.  If you have land to sell, you either have already seen this surge towards land, or will very soon.  Happy hunting! 

What’s in your safe?

 

January 2013-Plan B Property-Survive the Fiscal Cliff

“Plan B” Property – Survive the Fiscal Cliff 

On January 1, 2013, when SHTF and we witness TEOTWAWKI, will you own a “Plan B” property – where your family will be protected from a currency failure, breakdown of society, failure of the energy grid, or a food shortage?  In other words, will you own a “Plan B” property – period?

You don’t have to be a “Doomsday Prepper” to recognize that it is a wise move to own a place outside the city, away from the chaos and turmoil.  To survive the potential risks – to survive the fiscal cliff – it’s important to consider owning  a remote acreage parcel, land that offers space for gardening and fruit trees, a pure water source such as a spring,  and woodland for heat and warmth.

Plan B – A Strategic Solution

Whether you’re an all-out Armageddon “prepper”  or simply want to protect the safety and sanity of your family by reducing the risks of a financial, social, currency, or governmental collapse, consider the benefits of owning mountain land.  First, it is the safest place to put your savings during uncertain times.  Land prices are at their lowest in 7-8 years.

A remote parcel of land provides privacy, away from the crowds who become paralyzed with fear and emotion during a crisis period.  By choosing a remote location, possibly at the end of a right-of-way, you can insure your family against unwanted visitors. To survive the fiscal cliff, you must be more independent – learn to support your family at a more basic level. A “Bug Out Location” can help you achieve that independence.

By owning a Plan B property, you can essentially live “off the grid”.  Using a spring for your water source, and plentiful wildlife – turkey and deer – as a food source, you cease being at the mercy of others.  Survivability is assured.

Finally, in better times, the Plan B property is an investment in the financial independence of your family.  By buying low during a recessionary period, you benefit from the maximum appreciation possible traditionally offered by land.

Want to survive the fiscal cliff?

Invest in a Plan B property right now – before December 31st.  In the absence of a crisis, you will have made an excellent investment.  If SHTF really does occur, you will have made an even more valuable investment – in your family.

 

 

 

Bug-Out Location For Sale in North Carolina!

Prepper – SHTF – Bug-Out Location for Sale!

Bug-Out Location for SaleNo doubt you’ve seen the new program advertised on TV called “Doomsday Preppers“.  This show evolved from a segment of the population that believes there may be a meltdown of the economic, social, and/or cultural fabric of the U.S.  They are preparing (thus the term Preppers).   Preppers begin by creating “Bug Out Bags” (known as BOB’s) in anticipation of that unexpected moment when the “s _ _ _ hits the fan” (SHTF).  Preparations include storing a long-term supply of food, water, and medical items, as well as, yes, weapons and ammunition.  They may also fortify their dwellings, or even  purchase a defensible properties – or bug-out location for sale (BOL) – in remote locations. We have a wide selection of what Preppers would consider a suitable bug-out location for sale in North Carolina. 

Preppers are not some fringe group of “wackos” – they are simply individuals or small groups who believe in being prepared, and who have a heightened level of concern about the uncertainties facing our country in recent years.  They range from individuals and small family groups to entire neighborhoods, or other groups with common interests.  Learn more.

BOL – Bug-Out Location for Sale when SHTF!

Some examples of their concerns include: the collapse of our monetary system, long-term black-outs, disruption of gasoline and the food supply, martial law and outright anarchy.  They prepare for a day when, overnight, the dollar bill becomes worthless.  They accumulate “pre-1965 silver coins” and address the sudden loss of public utilities, i.e. power, water, gas, etc.  They have a pre-planned bug out location.

Gasoline supplies would be interrupted when pumps no longer function from the failure of the electric grid.  Auto and truck transportation would come to an abrupt halt further interrupting the food supply.  Digital communication would come to a sudden stop, and the Internet would be non-existent.

Does all this sound foreign, and totally unlikely to happen?  That’s understandable – it’s never happened before.  Preppers are as normal as any of us.  They go about their daily business, take care of family matters, enjoy recreation like everyone else.  It’s just that they also “prepare”.

Consider for a moment what you would do if the unthinkable happened while you slept one night.  You wake up late because the alarm did not wake you.  It’s light outside, but very quiet – no traffic noise.  You flip the light switch and nothing happens – must be a breaker.  You grab your coffee mug and notice the pot is cold – not perked.  You turn on the TV – nothing.  You ramp up your laptop computer (at least it has batteries) and go to Google for the morning news – nothing – no response at all.

Now you’re getting concerned.  You pick up your cell phone (it has batteries) and dial your mother, your sister, your friend – anyone – nothing – silence.  The light is even off in the fridge, and then you notice the milk is warm.  You look outside, and your neighbors are in their yards –  looking at each other in disbelief.  Reality begins to set in – your thoughts race ahead to your BOL – are you prepared?

Mountain Land Company can assist you with identifying a suitable bug-out location for sale in North Carolina. 

 

September 2011 – CHASING LAND PRICES?

Stop Chasing Land Prices!

Think you’ll ever buy land in the N.C. mountains by chasing land prices?  Who wouldn’t want to buy cheap land?  The question is – “How will you know when it’s cheap land?”  Those who bought land in 2006-2007 thought they were getting cheap land – and had no way of knowing they were actually buying at the height of the land market frenzy.  

Those who are chasing land prices today – but still waiting for the “bottom” – may not realize that we are there now.  Land prices in the N.C. mountains are in an asking range that is about 1/2 what it was in 2007.  Whether looking for a family retreat, a horse farm, a land investment. or just the peace & quiet of the Blue Ridge mountains – if you’re chasing land prices to the bottom – you’ve arrived.

Economic Uncertainty is Over !

When you buy land – cheap land – you create financial certainty and independence  for your family.   You’re not just buying a land investment, you’re also providing recreation, stress-free hiking opportunities, wildlife “photo-ops”, and a family retreat.  Maybe you prefer a place for horses, or you like to enjoy ATV land or challenging hiking trails. 

While loans for land are still available, land ownership for you will not happen until you stop chasing land prices and start making decisions.  Forget the TV naysayers and negaive media blurbs – the certainty you are seeking is yours to create, and it’s waiting for you now in the North Carolina mountains.  If you possess the financial ability to buy land right now, seize the day – carpe’ diem – be your own hero by recognizing the “bottom” while it’s in plain sight!

One more thing – we’ve had many property owners lower fairly priced properties to unexpectedly low prices.  Some even say “SELLER MOTIVATED – MAKE AN OFFER!”  and become GREAT-priced properties.  You can view all the price reductions right on our website.

Want a FREE copy of our Land Buyer’s Guide – CAROLINA DREAMING! – packed with all you need to know to buy mountain land?  It’s yours for the asking!

August 2011 The Impossible Dream – Isn’t

Your Family Dream – Owning Mountain Land!

How many years has your family dream of owning mountain land been put on hold?  You’ve discussed it, watched prices soar, and put your family dream on hold indefinitely. Your plans to buy land are still alive, but until cheap land returns, you feel stymied.  Well, here’s a ” News Flash” – the price of many properties has been slashed!

When you buy land in today’s market, especially in the North Carolina mountains, you will quickly realize that the high prices of 2006-2009 have all but disappeared.  See for yourself.  Your family dream is alive and well – sellers have realized the importance of land prices at or below fair market value.

Land Financing Is Available!

Land financing is available too – our primary lender will loan up to 85% loan-to-value for 20 years at competitive rates.  Some sellers have told us they will do owner financing as well.  If you’ve never purchased a large parcel of land, you’ll be amazed at how simple it can be to own land.

To achieve your family dream of owning mountain land, get started now – TODAY!  Begin by asking for a FREE copy of our land buyer’s manual –  “Carolina Dreaming!”.  It’s yours for the asking, and will answer most of your questions before you get started.

Once you’ve read this short, helpful guide, please give us a call and come by our office on Highway 421 between Boone & Wilkesboro.  We’ll show you how easy it is to own land here in the North Carolina mountains.   There is never a cost or obligation  for general or specificx information on our proeprties.  We consider it a privilege to share our knowledge with you.  We are large parcel owners too – living the quiet, peaceful life only our mountains can offer. 

 

 

July 2011 – North Carolina Land – Family Retreat

NORTH CAROLINA LAND – Your Wait is Over!

 If you’ve put off  searching for North Carolina land in the mountains for your family retreat over the past three years, we’re not surprised.  We’re sure you noticed the dramatic increase in asking prices during that period.  

For example asking prices for North Carolina land in Wilkes County in July of 2008 reached a high of $11,419 per acre.  Today, asking prices for land in Wilkes County over 100 acres average less that $4,800/acre – a drop of 58%!  One recent land sale for 101 acres was even lower at $3,881 per acre.

Prices Have Bottomed Out!

We believe  that we can finally say local land prices have bottomed out.  If we’re right, there are now two excellent reasons to buy North Carolina land – especially for use as a family retreat.  First, if land prices have bottomed out, you now have the opportunity to own land at the best prices in about 3-4 years.

Next, and just as important, we have a much larger inventory of North Carolina land available – more than we’ve seen in years.  That means you have more choices.  Can you imagine having a choice of only 2 properties – one red and one blue.  

Rarely would you look at just two and say “I’ll take the red one!”   More than likely, you’d also want to see a green one, a yellow one, and maybe one with a tinge of orange.  Rarely has there been such a wide selection with their prices at the lowest point – at the same time.

One of the most rewarding uses of North Carolina land in the mountains is that of creating a family retreat.  When you do, you’re also creating deep lifelong bonds with your children and grandchildren – memories that last beyond any one lifetime, and more exciting good times than your family has experienced in years.  Now that land prices have bottomed out, you can finally make it happen for your family. 

Enjoy the rewards of owning North Carolina land while you can.  The wait is over – get started now – TODAY!

June 2011 – MOUNTAIN LAND – A NEW FACE

Instant Acreage – for Mountain Land

If you’ve been following the Mountain Land website over recent years, you already know it’s easy to navigate when looking for land and acreage in the North Carolina mountains.  Now it has a new face – a quicker  response time – and fewer clicks to reach the best land and acreage parcels in the North Carolina mountains.

Paul’s Market Blog will be a goldmine of information about buying land and acreage.  Post a question, and Paul will answer within hours.  Share your questions and concerns about owning mountain land, and Paul will not only answer your questions, he’ll share the answers with all who follow his Market Blog. Whether the question is about ridges and “hollers”, streams and springs,  or prices and financing, Paul’s sage advice from 41 years of land experience will ease the uncertainty about owning land.

Is Investment Land in the NC Mountains a Good Idea?

With all the economic uncertainty in our country right now, it’s hard to know where to invest.  The “golden rule” of investing is still “Buy Low – Sell High” – but how do you do that.  Gold is at its highest point in years.  Even the stock market has risen substantially in rcent months.  The time-tested value of owning land has never been more attractive than it is right now.  After a 3 1/2 year decline in prices, you can find cheap mountain land  –  at its lowest point in 10 years.  You can see substantial price reductions on our website. By owning investment land now, you can catch the next 7-10 year cycle of appreciation.

Our new website also allows Mountain Land Company to be more “social”.  In the coming weeks, we will be providing nugget after nugget of pure gold tips for making the most of land ownership.  You can follow us easily on Fascebook, Twitter, RSS feeds, and other popular sites.  If mountain land and acreage are on your “To Do” list, you be able to learn all you need to know about land right on our new website.

Oh, there’s one more thing. Before you come to the mountains, take time to download our buyer’s guide – “Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success. For your free copy, go to:

http://www.ncmountainland.net/information-request/

Ready to come to the mountains? Call us at all reasonable hours, seven days a week, at 800/849-9225. Ask for Paul and we’ll set up a time and place convenient for you. We’ll take whatever time is required to help make your land ownership dreams come true!

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LAND PRICES DOWN! – December 2010

The Light at the end of the tunnel . . . No longer the train!”

Whether you are a land buyer, seller, or broker, you’ve probably noticed that along with land prices down, many recent references in the news to the word “uncertainty”.  That word, it seems, applies to the economy, availability of jobs, government, the stock market, politics, interest rates, and pay increases.

Without a doubt, real estate market uncertainty translates to hesitation, inactivity, fear, frugality, lack of confidence, and downright procrastination.  Our country is built squarely on confidence.  Just think, every time someone writes a check, the payee assumes that the check will clear the bank.  Store clerks take a piece of plastic with your name on it, assuming that their bank account will be credited with your payment.  Borrow money from the bank and they give you cold, hard cash – yet all they have is your signature.  As long as we continue to have confidence, our economy flourishes, jobs are created, money is spent, profits are made, land sales occur, the stock market rises, etc.

Yet, inject uncertainty into our lives and everything comes to a screeching halt and that can bring land prices down.  After all, you can’t be too careful.  Who knows what will happen next?  Pretty soon, fear of the unknown takes hold – and everything slows down.  Yet, regarding land, there is currently a wide selection of land parcels from which to choose.

This year’s election, just decided in recent days, removes a great deal of the real estate market uncertainty – regardless of which side of the issues you are on.  The direction of the country can be more accurately predicted.  The dreaded “unknown” now becomes known.  Now, we can settle down, begin making plans again, and move towards achieving our goals – whether that be selling  or buying land.

Why Are Land Prices Down?

Over the past 40 years (and 3-4 recessions) in the land business, this author has noticed a very predictable trend.  The purchase and sale of land usually begins to slow down about 6-12 months before a recession begins.  Even as the recession falls into place, prices continue to rise, as they had for up to two years before the recession loomed on the horizon.

During the recession, prices tend to remain at their highest level – up to a point – usually ending about 6-12 months before the recession begins to wane.  At that point, some land sellers begin to feel the pinch and begin lowering their asking prices somewhat – thinking that reducing their land prices down will catch the eye of a serious buyer regardless of the ongoing real estate market uncertainty.  Unknown to those sellers however is the land buyers’ perception of what’s happening.

Land buyers, still feeling the pressures of the painful contraction of the economy, are the last ones to know it’s over.  Even as company profits begin to turn positive, with interest rates at their lowest point in years, the stock market perking up, and land prices beginning to tumble even further, the buyers must feel and experience a positive change before their confidence returns enough to go ahead with their plans to buy land – regardless of whether they know that land prices are down.

When Do Land Prices Reach Bottom?

Finally, in summary, prices have generally hit bottom – land prices are down to their lowest point in several years – about 6-12 months after the recession is over.  The light at the end of the tunnel for buyers is now in view – and it’s no longer the train.  It’s the clear blue light of a new day that outshines any real estate market uncertainty. Recently we have had numerous price reductions  that validate this fact.

For land buyers, the next 6-12 months presents one of the greatest periods in recent history to benefit not only from the largest selection of available properties – but also the lowest prices and interest rates.

This IS the “woulda, shoulda, coulda” time to buy land!

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase especially when we find land prices down. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential. I hope this offers some reassurance even in times of real estate market uncertainty and that you enjoyed reading “Land Prices Down!”

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LAND PRICES FALLING! – Oct.2010

“The leaves are falling… and so are land prices!”

Even with land prices falling, you’re bound to have noticed all the ads on TV for – GOLD!  “Buy low – sell high!”, they scream, as they attempt to sell you gold at its highest price ever.  You wouldn’t place an order for stocks at their highest price – so why would you buy gold?  It’s an insult to the intelligence of any rational investor. A self-directed land IRA is a more profitable choice.

On the other hand, consider the recent investment move of a highly intelligent CPA and Partner at one of the world’s largest accounting firms (a name I won’t mention, but which you would recognize as a world leader in accounting practices).  He moved his 401k funds to Entrust, in order to move his retirement money to a self-directed land IRA in the North Carolina mountains!

His objective: long-term growth in value of the most stable asset known to mankind – raw land.  With land prices falling, his strategy is: Buy LOW – sell HIGH!  Because of his extensive accounting and tax knowledge, he understands that tax-deferred investment growth brings much higher returns than ‘after-tax” investments.  He also understands the opportunity offered of buying land at today’s stressed prices vs. buying gold at its highest point ever.

With Land Prices Falling, Consider a Land IRA

Few investors realize that they can buy land within the bounds of a self-directed land IRA.  Yet, farms and land for sale now, with land prices falling, have the potential to grow at much greater rates of return in the protective environment of an IRA.

So, here’s the message:  You no longer have to put your IRA money in a bank CD at today’s low rates, nor must you take the risk of having your life’s savings decimated by another downturn in the stock market.

If you’ve never considered land investments, learn how now – with land prices falling.  You are – right now- at the RIGHT place – at the RIGHT time – to benefit from the rewards of buying acreage for sale – in a self-directed land IRA!

Do it for yourself – for your family – but DO IT!  You can start by reading our FREE guide to buying land – CAROLINA DREAMING!

 

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you about land prices falling and how, through a self-directed land IRA here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –”Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, land prices falling, and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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BUYING LAND – YOUR DREAM – July 2010

“Your Land Purchase – The Impossible Dream – isn’t!”

Imagine it and it’s yours!  Is buying land – your dream?  When I was 5-6 years old, one of the “Golden Books” read to me by my father was about a little boy who lived in a house in the woods.  I remember that it was a simple house surrounded by trees and forest.  It seemed so peaceful and inviting – a great place to build a family retreat.  Today, 50+ years later, I live in a house in the woods, surrounded by mountain land with high ridges and forests.  Apparently, as a child, I had a dream.  Today, I live that dream every day.

From my front porch, with a fresh cup of coffee in hand, I see only a meadow with an occasional deer, and a high ridge with tall oaks, poplar, mountain ash, and maples.  This 4th of July weekend, each morning has brought brisk 56° temps and clear skies, somewhat akin to an early Fall morning.  If buying land is your dream, start living it!

Is Buying Land – Your Dream?

Have you ever had a dream like that – of buying land as your dream?  Do you wish your family could live and play in a special place and build a family retreat on large acreage – all your own – in the North Carolina mountains?  Whether your dream includes camping, a weekend getaway cabin, or a permanent location to get your family back to more simple basics of living, just remember: “The impossible dream – isn’t”.

Twenty years ago, I came to the North Carolina mountains looking for 30-40 acres to build  a family retreat.  I unexpectedly found myself the owner of 114 acres of vacant land when my wife and I fell in love with what is now known as “Ghost Valley”. Today 3 out of 8 of our children live in our valley, and the rest come often for “Sunday Night Steak Night!”  So . . . is buying land – your dream?

How did we build a family retreat?  We started with a weekend trip to the mountains, and asked a broker  to show us some acres for sale.  We looked, and dreamed, but made no decisions on that trip.  A month later, however, a land broker told us about a certain valley with a mountain stream through the middle.  He asked: “Is buying land – your dream?”  One cold, snowy morning between Christmas and New Years, with the stream frozen solid, we fell in love with what was to become our valley.  Buying land in Ghost Valley 3 months later was a real life changer.  We intended to build a family retreat – and we did!  We had no more fast city pace – our children wanted to join us – no more traffic jams – quiet porch mornings – deer and turkey for neighbors – and finally . . . our “forever home”.

Ready to make your “impossible dream” a reality? Want some of the same?  Call or Email, and we’ll help you get started. – please, do it now – TODAY!  Your dream is waiting!

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!  Is buying land – your dream?

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed for buying land – your dream come true.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions, how to build a family retreat, and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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BUY LAND! – May 2010

How To Buy Land – Begin at the Beginning!”

Wish you knew how to buy land? First – here’s a question?  Would you let me take you to the nearest airport, put you in a Cessna 152 two-seater airplane, start the engine, and ask you to fly around the field three times and land?  What? Your answer is “NO! NOT A CHANCE!”?  Well – why not?  Your logical answer would be “because I don’t know how to fly”.  And – you’d be right.

So, if you’ve never owned a large parcel of land, would you let me sell you 200 acres today – the first time we meet?  Duh – probably not – right?  Why not?  Again the answer could be “because I’ve never bought land before and I don’t know how to buy land.”

So – nevertheless – here you are, reading about land – thinking you might buy land.  That means you at least have an interest, are curious, or intend to come to the North Carolina mountains to look at land.  If that’s true, I’d like to make you an offer that’s hard to refuse.

How To Buy Land & Acreage

Several years ago, I realized that when prospective land buyers would spend the day in my vehicle with me looking at acreage for sale, we would spend a great deal of time discussing how to buy land –  all the “ins & outs” of how land is purchased.  We talked about land prices, why a survey is important, the difference between state-maintained roads and rights-of-way, weather & climate in the mountains, views vs. valleys, and many other topics.

With that realization, I decided to put it all down in print – in a short 28-page buyer’s guide called “Carolina Dreaming!” Everything we would talk about if we spent the day together is packed into this short, easy read.  Now, it can be yours in mere minutes with no charge or obligation.

To download and print your own copy, go to Carolina Dreaming and request your copy.  If you prefer, we will mail you a copy by first-class mail today.

Once you’ve read and digested this guide, please – give us a call.  Ask all the questions you like.  We realize that long before you ever buy land, you’ll want to understand the process.  We’re easy to reach and will spend as much time as you like explaining every aspect of land ownership.  Carpe’ diem!

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll already know how to buy land.  If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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Land Investment Builds Wealth! – April 2010

“Now is the time . . .  for land investment!”

What’s your favorite investment? Stock investment? Land investment? Commodities?  Now, I’ve begun hearing some new “investment” pitches on the radio.  One that caught my ear was the advice to put your IRA money into “gold-backed” certificates.

That’s a “take-off” of sorts on the other “Buy Gold!” ads where they’re asking you to purchase gold outright. In this investment promotion, they’re telling you that you can hold GOLD in the form of a “Certificate” in your IRA – instead of stocks, mutual funds, or other assets.  Like other IRA assets however, someone has to “hold” the asset for you, i.e. the bank holds your CD dollars until maturity, or the gold company holds the physical, three-dimensional, gold.  Not so with a land investment.

But wait – under this latest “gold-backed certificate” program, you get to hold a piece of paper saying that somewhere deep inside a vault – at an undisclosed location – someone is holding the physical gold for your IRA. Really? You believe that?

I don’t know about you, but in these very uncertain times, I would not be able to conjure up enough trust in an unknown entity to allow them to send me a piece of paper – a “certificate” – which purportedly takes the place of my hard-earned, difficult to accumulate, dollars and cents.

So – are you ready to trust all you’ve been able to save to a persuasive radio voice? Not me, thank you very much. So, what IS the answer to preserving the wealth you’ve accumulated? We’ve said it many times before – land investment!

Remember what I said last month? A land investment is a physical commodity that is always marketable. You can own it outright, or buy it in your IRA. Best of all, while you’re waiting for it to appreciate, you can:

• Walk, hike, ride, or picnic on it
• Borrow money on it
• Build a weekend cabin on it
• Be assured that it won’t disappear overnight
• Create income from timber sales
• Sleep well knowing it can’t be stolen
• Create income from hunting leases
• Add improvements to increase its value
• Expect it to appreciate in value
• Buy low – sell high with little effort

If you are a serious investor, but have never purchased a raw land investment, please, forget about gold. We’ll show you how to buy land, and our knowledge and advice are free for the asking. Come by our office anytime and we’ll answer your questions. We’ll also give you a free copy of Carolina Dreaming!  Carolina Dreaming! – our land buyer’s manual.

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, buy a land investment, or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and more., but we won’t mention gold.  Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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LAND VALUE – BUYING LAND! – Mar. 2010

Land Value Investment or Buy Gold?

“Last Call – The End is Near”

Land value is reknowned for its stability and appreciation.  So . . . last month I addressed “safe – AND PROFITABLE” investments.  Let’s review.

First, “GOLD!”  Remember the mantra you should follow: “Buy low – sell high!”  Every other ad on TV has pushed gold for months now.  They say “Gold has tripled in the last six years” – and it has – from $300± ounce about six years ago to $1,212.50/ounce in December.

Then they tell you “SOME say it could go to $2,000/ounce!”  Now hold on for a minute.  The first question to be asked is “Who exactly is SOME?”  The 2nd item on your list might be that the price of gold has dropped from $1,212.50/ounce to $1,118/ounce in just the last 76 days.  That a whopping 7.8% drop in 76 days – or 36.9% annualized.  Imagine how you’d feel if you had taken the advice of “SOME” in December.

Next, comes the stock market.  If your investment funds are tied up in an IRA or 401k – and you have no control over the buy/sell decisions being made on your account, you’ve probably gotten pretty frustrated by the losses you’ve sustained.  Yes, you can make money in the stock market – IF you make your own decisions, buy individual stocks, and track their progress every hour of every day.  If someone else is making decisions about your money, I’d bet you’re still seeing losses.

 

Land Value Appreciates – Better Than Gold

 Now – back to land value.  What can you do with land, that can’t be done with gold or stocks?

• Walk, hike, ride, or picnic on it

 • Borrow money on it

• Build a weekend cabin on it

 • Be assured that it won’t disappear overnight

 • Create income from timber sales

 • Sleep well knowing it can’t be stolen

 • Create income from hunting leases

• Add improvements to increase its value

• Expect land value to appreciate

• Buy low – sell high with little effort

 If you are a serious investor, but have never purchased raw land, forget about Gold, and why not learn more about land value.  Our knowledge and advice are free for the asking.  Come by our office anytime and we’ll answer your questions.  We’ll also give you a free copy of Carolina Dreaming! – our land buyer’s manual.

 If you already invest in land, let us show you our extensive inventory of well-priced properties.

Now IS the right-time and the right place to invest your money.  Please – don’t miss this once-in-a-decade opportunity.  Call or come by today!

 

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you  about land value in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted about land value,  new properties, and price reductions but not Gold. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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LAND INVESTMENT UNCERTAINTY! – Feb. 2010

Is a Land  Investment Safe !

“Buy Land In The Hand – Worth Gold In The Bush?”

Investment uncertainty seems to be the watchword as we begin the “New Year”, yet a land investment can insure prosperity.  Uncertainty over jobs, uncertainty over global challenges, uncertainty over “underwear” bombers, climate change, and the effects of recent legislation all seem to be weighing us down with a feeling of malaise.  For investors with funds available for increasing wealth, the question becomes “Which investments are “safe” AND profitable as well?”

We’re all being told daily on TV that “Gold!” is the answer – that gold has tripled in the last 6 years – and it has.  The question becomes why buy gold at its all-time high price of over $1,100/ounce when you could be making a land investment?  The ads say “you can touch it and hold it” but beyond that – so what?  Unless you’re Scrooge McDuck from the old comic books and want to swim in your pool of gold coins, it’s just going to sit in your safe, subject to investment uncertainty, while your dreams of wealth dissipate.  Remember, the key to wealth is NOT “Buy high – sell low!”

Next, come the quarterly reports on your “401k”.  So how’s that working for you?  Right now stocks are at a high point.  I just looked at all 100 of the companies known as “America’s Best” and found reasonable good buys on only two of them.  The rest are at a high point – not a sure bet for more growth.

Is A Land Investment Safe?

So where do you go for growth, safety and security?  Whether you have cash available or a substantial amount tucked away in your IRA accounts, raw mountain land is the best-kept investment secret.  It’s the best way to keep the investment uncertainty “wolf” away from your front door.

Since asking prices peaked in 2008, the average asking price per acre in Ashe, Avery, Watauga, and Wilkes counties has retreated by 40.7% from its previous all-time high.  Remember – buy LOW & sell HIGH!  The answer is a great land investment.

Now once you invest in land, what can you do with it while it’s appreciating in value?  Well – you can picnic on it, hike on it, hunt on it, camp on it, spend quality time with your family on it, lease it to hunters for income, sell the timber for additional income, or build a weekend cabin (more quality family time).

If you’ve never owned a large land parcel – fear not!  You can eliminate investment uncertainty by owning land.  Begin by asking for a copy of our “Carolina Dreaming” land buyer’s manual.  It’s a quick, easy-to-read 29 page primer on the land investment process.  It will help you make an informed decision about land.

To learn more about putting land in your IRA, call for details!

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you decide on a land investment, you’ll be prepared to complete the purchase.  If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide – “Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on new properties and land investment  while protecting you from investment uncertainty.  Please note, we do not sell or share our mailing lists – thus protecting you from spam. 

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NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS – PERFECT GIFT! – Dec. 2009

“Mother of all Gifts – a Christmas to Remember!”

Here Come the Holidays!  Time to think about the North Carolina mountains.  What else comes to mind when you think about the holidays?  Is it the perfect gift,  shopping, credit card bills, not enough hours in the day, wrapping paper & decorations, anxiety, and finally post-holiday depression?

What about family?  Oh yes – the family – remember them?

As you no doubt know – and have experienced – the economy, the war, and dramatic changes in our country have weighed us all down this year.  Every day, seems to bring a new challenge.  Well maybe, just maybe – it’s “time for a change!”

No – not that kind of change.  I mean a real warm fuzzy, say it like you mean it, perfect gift kind of change – the kind that brings your family closer together and provides the security all families desire.  If family is what it’s all about for you, consider giving them a gift that lasts a lifetime – the North Carolina mountains.

That’s right – this holiday season – make your gift really count.  Forget the hottest brands, vocal artists, & action DVD’s.  You have the ability to put together a gift with more meaning, more value – and more love – really the perferct gift.

Why are the North Carolina Mountains the Perfect Gift?

Of course, I’m oversimplifying the gift I’m suggesting – but don’t let that get in the way of making a huge difference in the security and happiness of your family.  Owning a large parcel of land in the North Carolina mountains opens the door for everyone to enjoy.  Just imagine the hiking & camping adventures, not to mention stories told ‘round the campfire year-after-year.

If you have the financial ability and a family you cherish, we can help you make it happen.  There’s even a boatload of properties with greatly reduced prices.  Don’t believe me?  Take a look at our Reductions.

This holiday season, make their dreams come true with the perfect gift they’ll never forget. It will grow in value each year – both financially and emotionally – as new family traditions are imagined and born – in the North Carolina mountains.

Call or Email for an appointment to create this mother of all gifts.  We have the know-how to help make it happen – but hurry to the North Carolina mountains!  There are only 42 shopping days (or less) left.

Happy holidays!

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the North Carolina mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your perfect gift a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties in the North Carolina mountains, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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BUY LAND 4 SALE – HOW TO! – Oct. 2009

Land Ownership Guide to Mountain Land

Hmmmm … where do you begin the search to buy land? Why, you spend a “Virtual” day in the car with me!  Obviously, you’re thinking about land ownership, or you wouldn’t be reading this month’s issue of Land Rush OnLine.  Maybe you’re still interested in owning land, but are not yet ready to call us or come for a visit.

So, before you buy land, why not spend a day in the car with me touring our mountains, without having to come to the mountains.  Really!  Everything I would tell you if we spent the day in my vehicle looking at land is yours to read – FREE – in my short 39-page “CAROLINA DREAMING! – Land Buyer’s Manual”.

Learn how to get started in your land search, how land is priced, three ways to pay for land once you’re ready to experience land ownership.  Read about how to begin, and how to narrow your search to just the right property.

Buying Land? Get answers!

Want to read a sample “Offer To Purchase & Contract” before you’re faced with signing it?  I’ve included samples of many of the forms used to buy land, along with an explanation of closing costs and other expenses involved in land ownership.

Other topics include: 1) Road frontage vs. rights-of-way, 2) Surveys and who pays for them, 3) Wooded land vs open land, 4) Streams & springs, 5) Views and valleys, 6) Elevations and climate, and 7) Water wells and other utilities.  I’ve even included suggestions from the “fashion police” on what to wear when walking a large parcel of land.  There’s also information on wildlife, nature issues, zoning, restrictions, and much more.

Land ownership can be yours, so get your free copy of “CAROLINA DREAMING!” today.   The more you learn about buying land before you begin your search, the better your experience will be when you buy land and own your own piece of the mountains!

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase and experience land ownership – perhaps for the first time. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“CAROLINA DREAMING!” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to buy land – and make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more info on how to buy land.  Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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MOUNTAIN LAND FAMILY RETREAT – Sept. 2009

The Family Retreat – a Mountain Land Favorite

If you have a family – especially a large family – you may have envisioned what we call a mountain land family retreat.  You may call it a family “estate” or a family “manor”  – but no matter the name, it’s a place in the mountains that will attract those that are important to you.  I know, because that’s what I did 19 years ago.  Just a few years after creating my retreat property, three out of eight of my children moved from out-of-state onto my property A fourth one moved to within 3 miles of our family “estate”.

So, how can you create your own family retreat?  First, you’ll need to make a firm commitment to get started.   Once you’ve done that, come to the North Carolina mountains for a get acquainted trip.  Don’t bring the entire family in the beginning.  They’ll buy-in to your idea in good time.  This is not a committee-decision activity – it’s a wonderful plan that you alone will implement to bring your family together into a very tight-knit group – over time – on your mountain land.

“Create A Family Retreat with Mountain Land! “

So, first things first, you’ll need to buy the land needed for your retreat.  Make a list of features you hope to find.  For example you may imagine yourself sitting by a mountain stream, or perched at the top of a ridge with 50-mile long-range views.  Do you want mountain privacy and seclusion?  Want to live near recreation opportunities?  If so, choose mountain land near Boone, Blowing Rock, or Banner Elk, North Carolina.  Within minutes, you can golf, ski, hike, rock climb, go antiquing, or fish for trophy trout.

Choose a property that has numerous homesite possibilities.  If you have 4 children, allow room for them to spread out across the property, each having a great site for their future home.  My only rule was that each child who built a home on the property had to be out-of-sight of everyone else.  This allows family members to have privacy when they want it – and access to each other when they don’t.

Once you have bought your land, begin building on your family retreat idea by holding a gathering on your mountain land.  Build a fire pit next to the stream, or place a gazebo on the highest ridge.  Then, invite everyone in the family for a cookout, sing-a-long, or story-telling.  Make it a memorable occasion. If you have grandchildren, be sure they have a great time.  This worked for me!

Before you know it, they will begin coming on their own.  Pleasant memories will be built, and time will take care of the rest.  If family is important to you, begin building your mountain retreat.  Your new family retreat will become a magnet – a place of solitude and peace – to be enjoyed by all. North Carolina’s Blue Ridge mountain land, with all the enjoyment of creeks and streams, hiking trails, magnificent vistas, and mountain meadows, are waiting for you and your family!  Come soon.

We want to hear from you!

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your mountain land purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your family retreat a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new mountain land properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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LAND OWNERSHIP – A WISE DECISION! – August 2009

Land Ownership – A Wise Decision!

Several days ago, the morning temperature on my front porch was a most pleasant 54° as I drank my morning coffee. How sweet that is – during the middle of July! If you live “off the mountain” chances are good that most July mornings at your home begin in the 70’s.

Because at some point in the past you inquired about owning mountain land, it would seem that you also have an appreciation for the clean, refreshing environment of the North Carolina mountains.

There are many positive reasons for owning a large mountain land parcel. First, land has always been considered a valuable investment vehicle. From that point-of-view alone, with both prices and interest rates at a rare low point, it’s a great time to move your IRA or investment funds to a more stable asset.

Regardless of any investment motives you may have, the enjoyment and recreation provided by owning mountain land is also a strong consideration. Whether you intend to build a second home, a retirement home, or just want to enjoy the outdoors, your entire family will experience a strong bonding experience from spending time in the middle of all nature has to provide. There’s a special peace that comes with watching twin new-born fawns tag along behind their mother as you enjoy an evening on the veranda with friends.

No kidding – I know this to be true! For the past 19 years, I’ve been on that porch every morning and evening in my mountain valley. The stress simply melts away as a cool summer breeze floods your senses.

I’ve just listed two of the best reasons I’ve ever experienced from owning a large parcel of land. Now – what about you? Still interested?

Buying land is a process – there’s no hard sell involved when you contact us. Our philosophy is to provide you with all the information you need to decide whether the mountains are right for you – and then we let you make your own decision. It’s that simple.

Begin an Email conversation with us now – today – or call if you prefer. We’ll take time to listen, and then provide more details about any properties of interest to you. To coin a popular phrase from one of the TV networks “we’ll report – and let you decide”. We’re easy to reach – 7 days a week – at all reasonable hours.

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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BUY LAND INVESTMENTS – WIN BIG! – July 2009

Buy Land Investments – Win Big!

“Buy Land – Watch Land Values Grow While You Sleep!” 

Buy gold!  Have you noticed all those TV ads that scream about protecting your investment by owning “physical gold” – the kind you can hold in your hands?  They talk about how gold has increased in value three-fold in recent years, while they crumple a dollar bill in their hand and throw it over their shoulder as worthless.

But wait – have you ever heard the expression “Buy Low – Sell High”?  So . . . think about the value of buying gold at its highest point in years.  Does “buy high and sell low” sound like good advice to you.   Is it possible that those gold companies bought “low” and now want to sell “high” to you?

You may also want to consider what you can do with “physical gold” once you have it.  What would you do – take it out and touch it each day, or buy enough to bathe in a tub of gold coins?  It’s more likely that you would put it in a safe deposit box at the bank or in your family safe – and wait, and wait, and wait – while you watch the value decrease from its high (where you bought it).

If owning a physical asset appeals to you, you may want to consider real estate – and more particularly LAND.  First and foremost, at the tail end of this recession, land is now at its lowest price in years.  That’s right – the LOWEST!

Next, it is “physical”.  You can touch it, play on it, walk on it, refresh your recession-weary soul on it, give it away, improve it, put it in your IRA, borrow against it, or watch it grow in value.  It doesn’t call you in the middle of the night complaining of a roof leak, nor does it deteriorate over time.  It just sits there, growing quietly in value while you peacefully conduct your life – worry-free.

Think I’m kidding?  If you’re serious about finding a positive alternative to sinking IRA and 401k results, please come by our office and talk to me.  There’s no pressure or hard sell involved.  I’ll provide only information to satisfy your curiosity about land – and leave the decision-making up to you.

Please Email, call or drop by our office soon!

 

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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CHEAP LAND? – CAVEAT EMPTOR! – May 2009

Cheap Land? – “Caveat Emptor”!

“If  It Sounds Too Good To Be True – It Probably Is!”

Remember “Professor Harold Hill”, the likeable, albeit fast-talking, salesman from “The Music Man”?  He rolled into town promising locals that he could turn their youngsters into a talented and polished “Boys Band”!

The townspeople in “River City” almost bought his bill of goods. They really wanted to believe he could transform their children into accomplished musicians. But – remember the town councilmen who sang barbershop music?  They didn’t believe a word he said continually asking the Professor for his “credentials”.

And what did the professor do each time he was asked about it?  He changed the subject, promised to show them, or just distracted them with his fancy talk.  They just wanted to know he was “for real” – but he never provided them with the proof they needed to trust him.

So how does this relate to land? If you plan to make a large land purchase – and you value trust and integrity – we’re willing and able to share our credentials.  Not only do we have the right credentials, we also have almost 40 years of successful experience with large land parcels.

If you will take the time to email, call or come by our office, we’ll share all of our knowledge with you – in writing if you prefer – including complete documentation of our history, present land market prices, topographic maps, aerial photos, locations maps, color photos and videos of our properties.  What’s more, you’re welcome to a FREE copy of “Carolina Dreaming!”– our buyer’s land manual containing all the knowledge you’ll need to make a great land purchase.   I wrote it, it’s short, and contains everything I would tell you about buying land if you spent a day in the car with me.

Our company has a simple philosophy:

We provide you with all the information you need to purchase a large land tract – and leave the decision to you.

The truth is – if you have the financial ability to purchase a $200,000, $400,000, $1,000,000 or $5,000,000 property, you’re already a person who knows how to make a decision – be it “YES!” or “NO!”

So instead of wasting your time with the empty promises of a “Harold Hill” to purchase a “Boys Band”, we simply provide the information, the tools, and the proven facts you’ll need to make your own decision.  Our credentials are an open book of almost 40 years of proven land experience in North Carolina.

We look forward to hearing from you.  We’re easy to reach by phone, Email or in person.

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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LAND INVESTMENTS – BUY LAND NOW?

Land Investments – Buy Land Now?

“Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda – Buy Land in North Carolina”

I “woulda” bought land if I had known it was going to appreciate that much.  I “shoulda” bought land when it was below market price.  I “coulda” bought land while I had the funds available to do so. BUT – I didn’t!

If, like most people today, you are concerned about your finances and puzzled by where to keep your money safe – while still earning a good return – what are you waiting for?  If you’re reading this issue of Land Rush OnLine, it must be because you have an interest in land. So . . . why haven’t you called?

Having experienced five real estate recessions myself, I’ve learned a valuable lesson.  The real estate market recovery begins about 6-12 months before the general retail economy.  The real estate economy has been in a recession for almost 24 months now.  Since Christmas, we’ve noticed an “uptick” in activity from buyers.  This is the first indication that we’re nearing the end of this recessionary cycle – right on time and about 6-12 months before the rest of the economy begins showing signs of life.

What does that mean to you?  It means that in another 3-6 months, you may have missed one of the greatest investment opportunities of your lifetime – the opportunity to “buy low” the most dependable appreciating asset this country has to offer.  “Shoulda, woulda, coulda” is not just a cute expression – it describes the perennial lament of those unwilling to implement the most important of financial decisions in their personal lives – where to invest their money wisely.

If you’re interested in owning a large land parcel, but are being held back by a lack of real estate investment knowledge, please call or come by our office.  Let us provide the factual information you need to make a sound decision about land.  You won’t be greeted by an aggressive sales pitch – only straight talk that will help remove any fear you may have about buying land.

Our company philosophy is that we provide education and information – not fast talking salespeople.  We know that you are capable of making your own decision regarding your investments.  We provide you with the knowledge needed to make an informed decision – the rest, as they say, is up to you.

So please, call or come our office today!  We’re located right on U.S. Highway 421, between Boone and Wilkesboro and are available day or night (during reasonable hours) to answer your questions.

 

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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LAND LOANS ON FARMLAND FOR SALE – Mar. 2009

Land Loans on Farmland For Sale

 

Good, safe investments are difficult to find in today’s depressed economy. Great ones are even more elusive.  The real question is: “When you find a GREAT investment, will you recognize it and ACT on it?”

Last month, one smart investor did just that.  A property we had listed at $12,300 per acre was reduced to $3,900/acre – a whopping 68.3% discount off the asking price. The first two callers made cash offers in less than 24 hours – and one bought it!

In the last issue of Land Rush OnLine, I explained that for those few who have fared well despite the gloomy economy, there are excellent investment opportunities in land.

I cannot stress that enough.  Nevertheless, this type of investment requires prompt action on your part.  If you suffer from the “paralysis of analysis” – you’ll probably miss out on some of the best values available anywhere!

Where else but in land can you find a tangible, stable asset that won’t lose half its value overnight?  Gold?  Sure, but at $1,000 an ounce you’re buying “high”– rather than low.  The stock market?  Maybe, but only if you’re acutely aware of market forces and are willing to risk your family’s fortune.

Land is tangible – you can hike it, cultivate it, enjoy it, rent it, borrow against it (oh yes you can), live on it, will it, give it away, or hold onto it to enjoy all the benefits of an appreciating asset (without losing sleep).

Recently, we’ve polled local lenders, and they tell us money is available for land purchasers. To read the paper or watch the evening news, you’d think banks aren’t lending at all.

Still not sure – but willing to learn more?  Call or come by our office, and we promise you’ll leave excited about the prospects for making a purchase.  Our philosophy includes an optimistic outlook on both life and land!  Come see us soon!

 

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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Large Acreage For Sale = Land Investments! – February 2009

Large Acreage For Sale = Land Investments!  

“Buy Land – and Do It Now!”

The past 24 months have been a doozy!  In the land business, 2007 began with increasing prices – that only went higher as the year passed.  By the end of 2007, the stock market was unstable, and gas prices shot up as 2008 began.  Jobs were lost, and consumers scaled back their spending.

If you’re over 40, you’re also probably aware that our economy runs in cycles – expansion, prosperity, recession, depression.  You may have already experienced several recessionary periods.  They’re not fun to experience, but they do present opportunities not available during more prosperous times.

If you find, despite the general downturn in business activity, that you have fared well financially over the past several years, be aware that this is the time to seek out opportunities in real estate. Having experienced 5 recessions in real estate myself, it is clear to me that there is no better time to buy land.

Consider the possibilities.  In early January, one of our sellers reduced her price on 101 acres from $1,210,000 to $399,000.  We broadcasted the price reduction to over 1800 prospective buyers. Six called, and two of them asked to see the property immediately.  Both made cash offers on the spot, and one bought it within 24 hours.

Because we provide accurate market information and advice to our sellers, Mountain Land Company consistently offers large land tracts at prices well below the average of all other companies.  As of December 18, the average asking price in Wilkes County was $7,169 per acre for parcels over 50 acres.  At the same time, the average asking price for properties listed with Mountain Land Company was $4,828/acre – a full 33% below the rest of the market.  While the average asking price for large tracts in Ashe, Avery, Watauga and Wilkes was $15,393/acre, Mountain Land Company averaged just $7,216/acre – 53.2% lower than the rest of the market.

Opportunity is knocking – but it won’t last forever!  Knock on our door soon to learn more.  Make your dollars grow in the new economy – buy land – and do it now!

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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BUY LAND WITH IRA MONIES – Jan 2009

Buy Land With IRA Monies!

“Can I Really Buy Land Using My IRA?

In last month’s issue of Land Rush OnLine, I talked about your investments in the stock market, calling attention to the volatility and losses being reported.  Looking back to November, I noticed that the DOW 30 on November 3rd was at $9,625, but by November 21st had dropped to $7,552.  That’s a whopping 21.5% reduction in value in just 18 days.

If you have your money in an IRA – and you control how it is invested, here’s some great news!  Are you aware that IRA monies can be used to invest in land?  Well – they can.  Just as you can control what stocks to buy in a self-directed IRA, you can also control what land parcels to buy – and sell.

Of course, there are some rules – and your accountant or tax attorney should be consulted for the details.  Nevertheless, you decide when and what to buy, and also decide when and what to sell – just like your self-directed IRA.  Imagine the long-term rewards you could reap, knowing your land investment is SAFE, requires no day-to-day management by you, makes you money while you sleep.  And doesn’t pay back 1% interest like your bank or money market account.

Where we come in is to provide you with choices – once you decide to move your money to a safer environment like land. We specialize in only large tracts of undeveloped land in the mountains of North Carolina, and have, by far, the largest inventory of land from 50 – 685 acres at present.

If your investments have lost value in 2008, then it’s high time to investigate the value of owning land in 2009.  Prices have bottomed out – just like the market – and are overdue to recover soon.  Remember – always “Buy low-sell high!”  Take advantage of “the right time and the right place!”  Call us today to learn more about land, or request a FREE copy of “Carolina Dreaming”  – our popular Land Buyer’s Manual.  You can download it directly from our website or ask for a “hard copy” by mail.

In the meantime, take a look at our website at: http://www.ncmountainland.net – where you’ll find photos, aerials, and topo maps of all our properties.

So, consider land as an investment (as well as for personal enjoyment) in 2009.  We wish you a very Happy New Year!  We’ll leave the light on for you, and look forward to meeting you soon.

 

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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Buying Land – The Do-It-Yourself Gift! – December 2008

Buying Land – The Do-It-Yourself Gift!

“Buying Land Now – or Just Looking?  Either Way is Fine!” 

Here we are approaching another year’s end.  With the holiday season just around the corner, you no doubt have more visions of “sugar plums” on your mind, than visions of buying land.  Nevertheless, you receive this Land Rush OnLine issue every month because, at some point, you inquired about purchasing a large parcel of land.

If you, like many others, are concerned with tumbling stock and 401k values, you may want to give your portfolio a gift this year, by investing in the most secure asset available today – land.  You may be only in the beginning stages of making a purchase, or you may be hot to buy right now.  Either way, we’re happy to answer your questions.

If you’re at the “just looking” stage, that’s fine.  We hope you will check our website periodically for new listings.  You may also want to request a FREE copy of “Carolina Dreaming!” – our land buyer’s manual.  It’s an easy read, and will help you make an informed decision when you’re ready to buy.

If, on the other hand, you want to buy land now, but have been putting off a decision while you wait for prices to hit bottom – wait no longer.  With the election behind us, and that uncertainty behind us, we believe the real estate market is on the verge of turning upward.

For months, we’ve been telling you that our average price per acre is well below that of land offered by competing companies – a whopping 64.49% LOWER, as of October 31st on land tracts over 50 acres.  Because the lowest priced properties are always the first to sell, I encourage you to call or Email us before prices start back up.

With the leaves off the trees, this is always the best time of year to get out in the woods and look at land.  It’s not too cold yet, and you’ll be comfortable riding in our Polaris Ranger (rides like a golf cart – goes like an ATV).  We show land 7 days a week, so pick a date and time that’s best you.

We’re “all-weather” brokers, and we’re here to help make your land purchase a real pleasure.  We’re also “no-spin” brokers – providing you with complete information needed to make a purchase – without the high pressure routine.

Visit our website to see photos of all our listings –  http://www.mountains4sale.com – then call or Email us for a date to come in for a visit.  We’re located right on U.S. Highway 421 between Boone and Wilkesboro.

In the meantime, best wishes to you and yours during the Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays…. and, as always we’ll leave the light on for you!

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

ARCHIVE: CLICK HERE

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LAND INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE? – November 2008

 

Land Investment In Your Future?

“Acreage Is Tangible – You Can Use It, Enjoy I, or Improve It!”

If you’ve had money invested in the stock market, you may have cashed out by now.  If you have an IRA, you may be wishing you could bail out.  Either way, consider some good news.  Our asking prices for land average 53.2% lower per acre than all of our competitors (as of 9/24/08).

How does that make a difference for you?  The last time the stock market tanked was in March/April 2000.  That’s when the tech bubble burst.  Many investors cashed out and put their savings safely in the bank – at interest rates less than 1%.  It didn’t take long before those same investors realized that buying land was a much better choice.   One such investor bought almost 900 acres at $875/acre.  We sold that same property just 4 years later for $6,500/acre.

Just think about it.  Land is TANGIBLE, you can use it, enjoy it, or improve it – but it cannot disappear.  Land is also MARKETABLE – it can always be sold for “fair market value”.  As an investment vehicle, it is one of your safest long-term options.

If you’ve cashed out of the market, now could be the time to “Buy Low!”  If your IRA is sitting in cash, either at your bank or brokerage, here’s some news you may not have heard.  You can even invest your IRA in land through one of the numerous title companies who offer this service.  As a long-term investment, land is difficult to match in the stock market.

Now, back to the “Buy Low!” concept – you know – “Buy low, sell high”.  Because we take time to educate our property owners extensively on pricing, the average asking price per acre on properties listed with Mountain Land Company is over 50% BELOW the rest of the market.  Imagine the potential when you buy a 628-acre parcel on the Roaring River for just $2,475/acre!  If owning land interests you – wouldn’t you want to buy at the best price?

Interested in knowing more?  Take time to come by our office soon – before prices go back up.  We’ll take time to provide complete information on how owning land can protect your savings.  There’s no pressure – just a bucket load of information to help you make an informed investment decision.

All of our properties can be researched on our website at: www.mountains4sale.com or you can ask us for free brochures on individual properties that catch your eye.  In the meantime, we’ll “leave the light on for you” and wait to hear from you!

Paul Christian Breden
Managing Broker/Owner
800-849-9225

We want to hear from you! Email Paul with questions, comments, suggestions or just to share your story about why you love the mountains!

The purpose of Land Rush is to educate and inform you in such a way that, once you arrive here in the mountains, you’ll be prepared to make your purchase. If you haven’t already, please – before you come – take time to download our FREE buyer’s guide –“Carolina Dreaming” – from our website. It’s short, easy to read, and will provide you with the basic information needed to make your trip a roaring success.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to request property brochures, click the big red “First Time Visitor” button on the top right. We’ll keep you posted on any new properties, price reductions and much more. Please note, we do not sell or share your information – it is kept private and confidential.

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