Buying Land in Vermont

Whether you are looking for an investment property, hunting or fishing land, a weekend retreat or your perfect Vermont family home, I can help you locate and buy the best land in Vermont. Vermont real estate values have risen over the past few years and the state offers something for everyone, from historic homes to modern condos and everything in between.

The best place to start your search is with a local real estate agent who can guide you through the many steps of buying Vermont land. Having an experienced We’re your Vermont land buyers broker can save you thousands in commission fees. Unlike traditional real estate agents who get paid a percentage of the sales price when they sell your property, Vermont buyers brokers are compensated directly from the seller at closing and do not require up front fees.

Zoning regulations are one of the most important considerations when buying Vermont land. Unless your prospective property is already entitled for development, you will likely need to obtain an Act 250 permit before you can use it. Many people from other states are surprised to find out how restrictive the zoning laws are in Vermont, which can impact not only what you can do on the property but also where you can build.

Other important factors include soil quality and access to a source of potable water. These issues can have a significant impact on the cost of buying Vermont land and how you plan to use it. It is critical to have a Vermont buyer’s agent conduct a thorough title search and review of state wastewater permits, and the drinking water regulations that apply to a particular property before you purchase.

A buyer’s broker can also help you get pre-approved for a mortgage, which can show sellers that you are serious about purchasing the property and make you more competitive in a seller’s market. A good Vermont buyer’s broker will work closely with you and your lender to ensure that all necessary documents are completed before the final sale is complete. This will help prevent delays and ensure that your purchase is as smooth as possible. If you are planning to buy land in Vermont, contact Geri Reilly at RE/MAX Northern New England to discuss your needs. She is a seasoned Vermont real estate agent who can help you find the right property to fit your lifestyle and goals. Contact her online or call (802) 860-4270 to schedule a consultation. She has extensive experience with Vermont properties, including land and houses, as well as residential relocations, lakefront and vacation homes. Her experience, knowledge of the Vermont housing market and expertise in working with local and national lenders give her a distinct advantage as your buyer’s representative.