Now, this might come as a surprise to some of you, but buying a vacant plot of land is also a good investment strategy for a couple of reasons.
- Raw land is extremely cheap. Since the person who owns it is unlikely to earn a regular income from it, they might be willing to sell it to you at a bargain.
- Unlike a building, a vacant plot of land does not need any sort of maintenance. So, aside from property taxes, the ongoing cost of owning a plot of land is next-to-nothing.
Now, how do you make money off of a vacant plot of land? You can employ a couple of strategies.
- The first strategy is quite simple. Buy a plot of land, wait for it to appreciate in value, and sell it off.
- The second strategy, on the other hand, requires your time, money, and effort. You can install water and sewer lines, turn it into a buildable land, and then sell it off.
Alternatively, if you can afford to, you can build a rental home or a commercial property on the land and rent it out as well.