If you are looking to invest in property, there are a number of options to choose from. However, few investments are as enriching or as scenic as the purchase of agricultural land for sale in Florida. While near year around sunshine, access to the coastline, and the general temperament of Floridians make Florida a great place to live, there are even more reasons why Florida is a great place to invest.
Why Invest in Florida Agricultural Land for Sale?
While Florida is the 30th largest agricultural state, it ranks ninth in the U.S. for generating revenue through farming and agricultural activities at over $6 billion per year. Florida produces half the nation’s grapefruit and sugar cane. However, agricultural land for sale in Florida is about more than citrus. Livestock such as cattle, pigs, and chicken, and crops including tomatoes, watermelon, and snap beans can be found on farms in Florida. Also, according to U.S. Census data, 23 percent of the state is farmland.
Why Saunders Real Estate
Investing in farmland is a major undertaking, especially if you don’t understand the local area. You must first determine what you want to do with the land and then find land that’s suitable for the crops you want to produce. While there are real estate agents that know areas of the state and directories that list properties, the investment is too important to work with a company that doesn’t understand agriculture. The agents at Saunders Real Estate have years of experience in farming and agribusiness. Many of our agents have backgrounds in farm management, agricultural research, ranching, cattle, grove/orchard management, horses, row crop farming, conservation, and land and resource management.
What to Look For When Purchasing Agricultural Land For Sale in Florida
There are two items to consider when purchasing Florida agricultural land for sale: topography and water availability. Not all land is suitable for all agricultural purposes. Soil conditions and the risk of flooding has to be examined closely. Also, if a property is not close to a water source, a well may need to be dug. That needs to be considered when making an investment. The agents at Saunders Real Estate will examine these factors and more and will help you make a sound investment.