I’m as guilty as anyone for saying you can’t lose money buying land. Although it’s mostly true , like anything else out there you can lose money if you make these mistakes. I’m going to point out what you cannot overlook when buying land or you will be one of the dopes who found a way to lose money buying land. Let’s go….. Continue reading

Buy land thru a broker or from a Land Co. ?

This is an easy one for me but most likely isn’t for the average person who wants to buy land in New York. Since I own a land company in NY and I’m a NYS licensed Real Estate Broker I can give you the view from both sides , believe me it matters. The differences in the buying experience are significant so let’s take a look ….

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NYSAFE Act …. let’s get this discussion over with !


I have to write about this for a lot of reasons but the #1 reason is the big mouths all over Facebook and other places who know nothing about this law but think they know it all. Many see this blog from my FB page which I certainly appreciate , I appreciate the comments also. What I’m tired of is the people who are on my FB page and every other FB page who want to sound like experts but don’t know anything about the subject. My competitors are I are beyond sick of the ignorance so I’m going to have this discussion and get it over with. Evidently no one else is foolish enough to do it , but I am so let’s go …

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NYS campgrounds / parks , it’s what we do best !

I’ve been here in NYS my whole life so it’s safe to say I’ve seen some good , some bad and little bit ugly along the way. The good is much more fun to concentrate on so I’m going to do that today. We’re talking about the best state park system in America  and it’s right here.

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Leasing vs. Buying Land

Over the years I’ve done a lot of both , in fact I still do. I’ve had some real good experiences and some not so good ones but this is a different world today no matter if you lease or buy. I figured I would write about what I believe you need to consider before you decide where to spend your time and money. The time is as important as the money because it can be quite an exercise and you can waste a lot of it. Let’s dig in …..

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What is the Adirondack Park Agency ( APA ) ?

Probably 15 years ago I’m in Pennsylvania working a booth at an outdoor show – the BIG show in Harrisburg. I had a board in front of my booth that said something like ‘ 10 ac. Adirondack Park , guaranteed buildable’ . Over the course of a few days I had one guy after another tell me I was lying by saying it was “guaranteed buildable” because “everyone” knows you can’t build in the Adirondack Park. Let’s say I spent untold amounts of time trying to educate people who had no interest in learning about the Park and it’s history. So after all these years I’m going to put it in writing in hopes someone will want to understand what the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the Adirondack Park is all about. Let’s go ….

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MUST “knows” when buying land with friends

It’s pretty much every week I’m talking with another person who’s looking for land for himself and his partners. That person is YOU. Why the bold letters? Because YOU are here reading this , not your partners. I’m going to educate YOU about what is going to happen and more important what ISN’T going to happen. If YOU want to save time and headaches , keep reading. After hundreds of dealings with people just like YOU I can promise I’m telling YOU what YOU have to know. Let’s go ….

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