It can be a complicated process buying Florida land for sale, and it can be even more challenging if you are buying internationally and are not able to visit the area beforehand. Buyers need to know that the land conditions they are looking at will support the types of agriculture or crops they have in mind. This is just one of the many reasons we recommend working with an agent who is both experienced in Florida land sales and also has experience in agriculture and can understand all of the conditions to look for with your farm.
A lot of planning goes into investing in land for sale in Florida, and you will want someone experienced to assist you with the planning. There are two important elements that need to be thoroughly researched before your purchase, the land conditions of the property you’re interested in (including soil conditions and land elevation) and the water availability.
There are plenty of bountiful land for sale in Florida, but not all of the properties will meet your needs for the type of agriculture or crop growth you’re hoping for.
Soil conditions are a key part when deciding whether or not piece of property will meet your land needs. If a soil is too dry, or doesn’t drain properly, it can stunt crop growth.
It’s important to be aware of the property’s land elevation, because they can determine if a potential property is susceptible to flooding or not, something extremely essential when dealing with Florida’s rainy seasons.
Water availability is another element to look out for when browsing Florida land for sale. It’s important to have access to a natural water source, such as a lake or river. If you discover that there is no natural water source nearby, you might be required to draw water from the ground. This will cost you extra time and money, because you will need to hire someone to come out to the property to drill a well and install a water system. This can get very expensive, especially if you have a larger property and need multiple wells installed.