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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.


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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 Selling Lots & Land


How to Sell Lots and Land (and Why it’s Different from Selling Homes)

Many people expect the market dynamics for lots and land to be the same as the market for existing homes. They are not...

Sell Development Projects & Portfolios of Residential Lots with “Project Listings”

A frequent question we hear at is from sellers asking how they should create their listings when selling residential...

Construction, Lot & Land Loans: What Type of Loan Do You Need?

Buying land and building a new home can be an exciting experience, and if you plan to get financing you need to understand your...

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...

Photos Sell Real Estate: Tips for Great Photos for Lot & Land Listings

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Reach More Lot & Land Buyers: Upgrade Your MLS Listings on

Real estate agents…if you’ve got residential lot or land listings on MLS, do you find that they’re lost in a sea of listings for...

Finding the Right Business Partner to Improve Your Game in Real Estate, Home Building and Development

Most people in real estate and home building will consider at some point whether to team with a business partner. Let’s face it, sometimes it...

Checklist for Hiring a Homebuilder

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

So You’ve Inherited Land... What’s Next?

Inheriting real estate can come with benefits and an abundance of decisions to be made, and inheriting land is no different. For some...

Top Online Resources for the Real Estate and Land Industry

We like to share our favorite things, so today we’re sharing our favorite blogs and websites for some of the best real estate information around...

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