Points To Ponder When Looking At Mississippi Land For Sale

By Chuck Magee

The time has finally come and you are ready to buy a piece of property to build your dream home on. Living in Mississippi offers many wonderful and unique places which can make choosing the right place to raise your family a challenge. When you are looking at Mississippi land for sale to build your new home on there are several things that you need to be aware of before you buy the property and end up with a piece of land that is not suitable.

Since you are looking for a piece of land for sale in Mississippi to build a house on the first thing you need to do is make sure that it is zoned residential and that you can build the type of house you want on it, even if all you want to do is place a mobile home or modular house on the land. Many properties have very stringent zoning bylaws and will only let you build certain types or sizes of house; others will not let you install a mobile home or modular house due to Homeowner Association covenants or their geographical locations.


If you are buying unimproved land for sale in Mississippi you need to find out if it is within an area that requires a connection to a sewer system and city water supply. If not you will need to have a professional come out and assess the availability of water, in most cases you will find that you can drill a well that will supply your fresh water, it is a matter of how deep you have to drill. Be prepared to pay someone to drill your well for you as this can cost several thousand dollars depending on how deep the well has to go to find potable water.

If you are not going to have access to city sewers you are going to have to install a septic system. For this you will need to look into the local laws and regulations regarding what type of system you can use. In some areas you may have to have the land perked to see if the drainage is sufficient to allow for a septic system, others require this and a sand mound to accommodate your septic systems. All of this information needs to be checked when you are looking at any land for sale in Mississippi before you consider entering into a contract to buy, you can start this process at the County Health Department.

If you are serious about looking at land for sale in Mississippi to building a home for you and your family, you will find a wide selection of properties listed on MississippiLandsource. For ten years they have been expanding their coverage of properties in the state to include undeveloped land, homes, farms and commercial listings. They cover properties that are currently listed by many of the states top realtors and those for sale by owner to give you access to the largest selection of property to choose from for your dream home.

About the Author: Chuck Magee has been in the land development and sales business for almost two decades. In 2000 Chuck and his wife Lindey developed a website called Mississippi-Landsource.com. The website was launched for uniting the real estate market in Land For Sale In Mississippi. In 2009 more sites were launched as sister sites for other states like Land For Sale In Louisiana and Land For Sale In Alabama.

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