Vacant Residential Lot literally 15 steps from the Pacific Ocean and Nature Preserve! This too could be yours......if the price is right!
Not everything is what it seems. This vacant lot right next to the Pacific Ocean and a nature preserve is currently for sale for less than $100K. In case you don't know.....that's a steal! There are land investors that would jump on this in an instant. But not you, right? You know better than that. You know there is a BARF (Big A*% Red Flag) just waiting around the corner. You just don't know what it is. It seems too good to be true....but is it?
Yes I was on my anniversary trip....away from the kids. Super nice, but it doesn't stop us from stopping and wondering....what's the deal here? Remember, there's always a reason a lot, especially like this, hasn't been developed. Turns out that this area has a serious water shortage. In fact, there is a long waiting list for water meters. In fact, the list was started in the 1980's and this lot in particular is number 423 on that list! This is a super small town by the way. How long do you think it would take to get to number 423? Oh, and by the way, there is a moratorium on right now where they aren't connecting anyone to water.
What's interesting to me is that this has created a water meter black market in a sense. The town ordinance allows you to sell your spot in line to another qualifying lot. How much do you think that spot in line is worth? This is a beautiful town in the coastal wine country of central California. It isn't cheap I'm sure.
Next time you find a dream lot, remember that it could be many others dream lot as well and there is likely a good reason that it's sitting vacant.
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