Louisiana Land – Louisiana Land for Sale
In Louisiana, the land is divided by Parishes rather than by counties, and there are 64 parishes in total. Louisiana is the only state that uses parishes instead of counties, though Alaska is divided into boroughs. The location of each parish in Louisiana has an impact on what the land is primarily used for, since location influences population density, climate and other characteristics. Some parishes in Louisiana are largely made up of larger acreages of land that can be used for a variety of purposes. Louisiana land tracts for sale can be utilized for hunting and recreational purposes, farming, timberland and income production, conservation purposes and many other uses depending on your needs.
How you intend to use the land is going to influence the type of land that you buy as well as the location. Each tract of land is going to be completely unique in its characteristics. That’s one of the great features of land…no two tracts are alike. Some will be heavily forested with timber while others may be row crop or pasture land. As they will vary significantly in terms of location, some tracts will be right on a waterway or will contain lakes, bayous or creeks while others will be in the hills and have no natural waterway. You should consider the qualities and characteristics of each piece of Louisiana land for sale to find the tract of land that suits you.
When purchasing Louisiana land, consider the qualities described by the seller or the real estate agent to get a feel for what the tract has to offer. A typical listing will tell you what you can expect to find in the area, such as what specific trees are growing there and what, if any, recent saw timber volume data is available, what mineral rights are available, or whether or not there is any development potential on the land. Good listing information will include details like the surrounding area if a hunting tract, crop base information if a farm, availability of utilities and access and should always include detailed aerial and topographic maps.
When buying Louisiana land, it will benefit you to consider many different options and locations throughout the state. Louisiana offers a wide variety of land types. The best way to get a feel for what’s available to you is simply to check out as many options as you can prior to making a purchasing decision or placing an offer on a piece of land.
Pat Porter is the broker for RecLand Realty, LLC. For more information about Louisiana Land for Sale, see his website at www.RecLand.net.