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Finding unlisted land to buy, with some work.

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This is my second post, and hope someone finds it useful.

I just discovered this method tonight, and had to share it with some people. Basically there are tools that exist in today's world that allow you to find cheap unlisted land, but it will require you to put in some work.

I am a 31 year old father of a 1.5 year old baby girl, and I'm sick of this consumer lifestyle. I do not have much money saved up, nor do I have a job right now due to this whole plandemic that is happening. What I do have is unemployment, the majority of my stimulus check, and a small amount of savings from before, and an overwhelming drive to create a better life for my daughter.

I have always managed to find a way to do my thing, whatever that was. Whether it be to hustle up enough money to get my heroin fix or score a place to sleep for a few days, etc. (I'm 2+ years clean now in case your wondering).

I am going to talk to you today about publicly listed tax parcels.

Basically what they are is this.

They are usually available as a map, provided by a particular county or city. You can view the entire area and lookup each individual parcel and see the tax information. You then can determine if the owner is living on the land or if their address is in another location.

Unfortunately in my area, a free tool was not available, so I had to pay up for a tool at landgrid.com (1 year for $100). You can use the site for free, but not all of the features. Keep in mind you can search google for "Lansing Tax Parcel Map" and you can find one thats free, but in my area one didn't exist, maybe you'll be lucky.

In the image below you can see an example of a parcel in my area, that has an owner in another location (All Purple areas).

You can then lookup that owner (by name and location) on another site like voterrecords.com and then you can send them a letter.

A hand written letter would work best here because imagine being a landowner in a cold place, but living in florida for the winter and getting tons of junk mail while your in your vacation spot. You'd most likely open a letter that was handwritten vs some printed out letter that looked like an ad.

I will be starting this hand written letter process within the next couple of days once my girlfriend and I decide on a few locations we'd like to live.

Hope everyone is having a good day, and happy travels!

I discovered this in this youtube video, so I'll leave that here too. I just had to get this out in the open because I am at the end of my rope living this consumer lifestyle and I haven't seen anything like this anywhere else in my quest to homestead.
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Helpful stuff Earl.  Thank you.

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Thanks for the info. Congratulations on your sobriety!
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Good luck. Please let us know if this method works.
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That's good initiative.  I hope something comes of it.

In my area this information is part of the county's GIS system.  Its free to use, so others might verify what's available before a subscription to a service.

There seems to be a whole new industry of private equity buying houses that aren't on the market.  They are very active here, and I get at least two letters a month and I've even gotten phone calls and text messages.  I find them an ominous indicator of eroding economic equality and I reply accordingly.   But the folks in your area might not be targeted for this, and I agree that a hand-written letter and a chance to sell a property without commissions might appeal.
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