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Buying Lots & Land

Resources to help you:

  • Know what to look for...
  • Learn what to avoid...
  • Find the perfect lot...
  • Build your dream home...
  • Live happily ever after...

Why Buying Lots and Land is Different

Building a home can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your lifetime. But first you need a home for your home…the lot or land that will be ideal for your dream home and the life you want to live there. Of course, buying a lot or land is not like buying an existing home. You have to consider property line setbacks and topography, covenants and restrictions – not whether you like the granite in the kitchen or the size of the master bedroom.

You’ve come to the right place. is specifically designed to help you find the residential lot or parcel of land that’s perfect for your new home. We have the resources and tools to help guide you through the process, and best of all, we have more than 250,000 lot and land listings that you can search… for free.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Lot & Land Search

Search Tips:

  • Customize your searches to get a list of potential properties that fit your needs. Use Quick Search at the top of most pages and on the Home page for a speedy search by city, state, zip or LotNetwork ID#. Want even more control? With Advanced Search you can fine-tune searches and filter results using county, keyword and other criteria.
  • Fewer properties will be returned when your search criteria are narrow. Consider broadening your search (most search criteria are optional) to receive a larger list of properties and then narrow down the list. That perfect property might be just outside your ideal criteria.
  • Focus on location first, and see how many results you get (zip code only, city/state only, etc.). Then narrow down by price, acreage and other criteria as you wish and re-run your search.
  • Use the Select Sort Criteria options above the search results to change the order of the property list.
  • Manage your Saved Searches, New Listing Alerts, Saved Favorites and more in the My LotNetwork area.
Search Tips

Contact Sellers for More Information:

  • Easily contact Sellers by Email or Phone using the on-page email forms and phone look up buttons displayed on each listing page. The Seller will be happy to answer your questions and provide additional details about the property.
  • Learn more about contacting a property Seller.


View Phone Number to Contact Sellers by Phone

Contact Sellers for More Info

Saved Searches & New Listing Alerts:

  • Run your search and then click Save Search to run the same search again whenever you want.
  • Use New Listing Alerts to receive daily or weekly email alerts about new listings that match your Saved Search’s terms.
Save Searches

Saved Favorites:

  • Run your search and then check the box next to listings you want to keep an eye on. Click Save Favorites to track those listings in a folder you create. Get email alerts about changes in price or status.
Save Favorites

Turnkey Listings:

  • Look for “Turnkey Listings” among our Featured and Premium Listings – these are flagged to let you know that a builder is associated with the lot and is ready to build a finished, turnkey home that is just for you.

Articles About Buying Lots & Land

8 Tips for Buying Residential Lots and Land for a New Home

So you've decided you want to build your next home from the ground up. We've got eight "must-dos" before you...

7 Land Buying Nightmares to Avoid

Whether you're buying a lot or land either as an investment or if you want a site to build your new home...

Tips for Subdividing Land

Learn to evaluate the risks and rewards of subdividing land into residential lots. In this first of three articles on the...

Your Next Home: Pre-Owned, Spec or Built from the Ground Up?

Most people dream of owning their own home at some point; that’s why it’s called the American Dream...

Checklist for Hiring a Home Builder

Aside from finding and buying a lot for your new home, few decisions are as important as choosing your home...

Should You Build Your Own Home (Literally)?

Are you considering being an owner-builder? You've just bought the perfect piece of land and are ready to build...

9 Benefits of Working with a Licensed Builder

There are many benefits of working with a qualified, licensed builder when building a new home. It's safe to...

Production Homes vs. Custom Homes

One of the most important decisions you have to make when planning or buying a new home is choosing the...

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