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If you have been thinking of selling your rural land, now is a great time to get it on the market! Each summer, Southeastern Land Group attends numerous hunting and farm expos around the Southeast to advertise our clients’ properties. If you are thinking of buying a piece of rural land, stop by and talk to any of our land brokers and agents. They will be happy to answer questions about specific properties or the land-buying process. We try to do Read more…

Land for the Talladega National Forest in Alabama

We have all heard that “good fences make good neighbors.” I submit to you that good forests make great neighbors. “Why are forests such good neighbors?”, you ask. Consider some of the following reasons you might want to own private property that borders the National Forest lands. 1. Property Lines are Clearly Marked. The Forest Service does a phenomenal job of surveying and marking the property boundaries of their lands. Not only do they paint the trees on the boundaries, but Read more…

Are you beginning your search of rural land for sale in Alabama? Many first time land buyers go through a buying process that often takes 6 months to 2 years before making their first purchase. Helping people move through the land buying process is something I love to do. Getting educated on land and the land buying process is essential for you to making your land buying experience a success. Below are some helpful tips for how to make your first land Read more…

Southeastern Land Group would like to congratulate Jeffrey Hardy and John Hardin on earning the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant designation. Land brokers and agents who earn the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation have demonstrated intense commitment to their profession by completing 104 hours of land specific education from the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) and closing over $10 million in land transactions. Currently there are only about 506 Realtors in the whole country and only about 20 in Alabama that have Read more…

If you own land, or are contemplating buying or selling land in Alabama, you need a basic understanding of Alabama’s probate courts. The legal system and process varies a great deal from state to state. Alabama’s court system includes Probate Courts, which are considered courts of limited jurisdiction along with municipal courts, small claims courts, juvenile courts, and district courts.  Each of Alabama’s 67 counties has a probate court,  which according to the Alabama Bar Association, has jurisdiction over matters dealing with wills, Read more…

 Southeastern Land Group is committed to helping our clients and customers improve their experience of buying or selling land. We recently started using Dotloop in an effort to offer better service to our clients. Dotloop is an online service that allows you to view and sign documents electronically from your computer, phone, or mobile device. Our team of agents and brokers can now provide an even higher level of service by increasing the speed and efficiency of sending listing agreements, purchase agreements, or Read more…

When purchasing a piece of rural land, should you buy title insurance? My answer to that is ALWAYS “Yes”. You may not be familiar with title insurance and what this type of insurance policy covers, so we will hit the high points of title insurance for rural land purchases. Disclaimer: I am not an attorney, and this is my personal opinion, not legal advice. I am trying to provide practical information from a real estate broker’s perspective. All of the information Read more…

One of the many benefits of living on a rural farm in west Alabama is the beauty of a clear night sky. It’s hard to beat standing under a starry sky and contemplating the vastness of the universe. Where we live, in Perry County, there is very little ambient light to hamper your view, and usually you have nature’s night noises to accompany the show. Tonight I stood under one of those star-filled skies, and relaxed to the chorus of Read more…

Buyers of rural land are deterred by a lack of legal access to the property. A recent Pulse Survey from Landthink.com  posed the question to prospective land buyers, “Which do you see as the biggest drawback or deterrent when considering the purchase of rural land?” The choices of problems given in the poll were: lack of legal access, zoning restrictions, lack of a year-round water feature, lack of electricity, and an existing conservation easement on the property. Respondents seemed to be most deterred by the lack Read more…

“Time is of the essence”- If you have purchased or sold real estate, you have likely seen this phrase. The expression conveys the importance of responding to an offer in a timely manner. When the land market in Alabama gets good, like it is now, multiple offer situations are becoming more common. I have represented several owners recently who had properties that had been on the market for months with little to no activity, and all of a sudden, multiple Read more…