Since agriculture is a booming industry people have started investing on agricultural real estate in a high scale. However, before purchasing such real estate it is important to get answers to a few vital questions, like 1) Is the area actually a farmland? 2) What should be your future goal - sell the plot or develop? 3) Is the plot which you like ideal for you to fulfill your future plans?
If you are wondering how to decide whether the investment would a profitable one or not, here are some tips that will help you in coming to a conclusion whether or not to buy the land:
* Determine if the plot is actually a farm: Farmlands are large areas of land which are used to grow plants, food, orchards or timber. These lands are also classified as pastures for animals to graze in and to produce forage. Simply passing off a large field as a farm will not work. It needs to have all the necessary features and requirements of farms. Without verifying this important fact , it can result in a heavy loss for you in the agricultural real estate business.
* Wait and watch or sell it off: Whether you want to wait till the price of the property increases or whether you want to sell it off immediately depends on a lot of factors. Although the idea, that the price of the plot may increase after 20 years may sound great, it is also important to consider the fact that very few people may actually want the land after 20 years.
* Do you want to give it on rent?: Nobody would dislike the idea of making some money while keeping the ownership of the land. You may rent it out for a set amount every month or year. On the other hand, you may keep the crop rights and split the profits between the farmer and yourself. Depending on the market condition, both have their profits. If you are planning to give property tax for some years then an annual farm-lease won't be a bad idea.