Published On: Thu, Dec 8th, 2016

So You’ve Inherited a Huge Piece of Land; Now What?

Dream Home on Inherited LandInheriting a huge piece of land comes with an abundance of benefits, as well as challenges. More likely, you’re confused now on what you should do with it. Should you sell it ? Or should you build your dream home on it? To help you deal with this dilemma, here’s a quick overview of the two scenarios:

Building a Home on the Inherited Land

Do you see yourself living in your inherited land? Or perhaps, you can see it as the perfect spot for your dream holiday home. This land may give you the liberty to build the home you want, as long as you have the budget for it. According to Advantage Grading and Engineering, apart from the cost of actual home construction, you also need to consider the expenses for weed abatement, grading, and other land prep works.

Selling Your Inherited Land

Land, especially a large piece, is always an asset. Over the years, the value of the land you’ve inherited may have increased, and selling it can now provide you with a big amount of money. However, if you hold on to it for a few more years, you may be able to sell it at a higher price.

The decision whether to sell now the land or not mainly depends on your own circumstances. Can you handle the taxes involved in keeping the land for the next few years? Does the property require costly maintenance? Or do you need to sell the land right away to gain money to settle your debts or invest in other assets?

Before making any decision, you must assess your financial situation right now. Because if you don’t, a huge piece of land that promises abundance may end up a financial burden for you. If that happens, that would just be wasting what your folks had saved up all these years for you.

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Mavis Norman

- Mavis is a Business Development Executive at a digital marketing firm in Florida. She maintains a blog where she states her views about the current trends in marketing.