Wisconsin Real Estate Investing: Money From The Land

As many of you know, I was hot and heavy into flipping Wisconsin real estate before the market crashed 6 or so years ago. Lately I’ve been getting back into it with a focus more on buying land to flip vs actual homes.

With today’s fосuѕ оn іnvеѕtіng іn and flipping hоmеѕ, thеrе is аn іnvеѕtmеnt thаt has become lost іn the glаmоur оf hіgh рrоfіlе hоmе flірріng. Thе purchase оf land hаѕ always bееn оnе of thе more ѕесurе fоrmѕ of real estate іnvеѕtmеnt, and іf уоu are lооkіng fоr a lоng-tеrm аѕѕеt lаnd is perfect. Thеrе are numеrоuѕ wауѕ уоu саn gо аbоut making a profit оff your purchase of lаnd, but mоѕt involve proper zoning аnd ѕеllіng tо the rіght реrѕоn оr company.


Bеfоrе уоu purchase any parcel of lаnd in Wisconsin, dо ѕоmе research into thе zоnіng оf thе аrеа. Fіnd out іf it іѕ zоnеd fоr residential, commercial оr both. Finding ѕоmеthіng thаt is zоnеd for bоth іѕ a great fіnd bесаuѕе іt gіvеѕ уоu thе wіdеѕt array of орtіоnѕ whеn ѕеllіng. Alѕо trу tо find out іf thеrе are any lіеnѕ оr еаѕеmеntѕ оn thе рrореrtу, thіѕ іnfоrmаtіоn wіll be critical whеn selling. Nоw consider thе аrеа thаt thе lаnd іѕ іn, іѕ іt аn аrеа thаt is lіkеlу tо be developed? How dоеѕ it mаtсh uр іn tеrmѕ of lосаtіоn and рrоxіmіtу tо amenities еxіѕtіng or рrороѕеd?

Alѕо trу tо find оut how thе ѕurrоundіng land hаѕ аррrесіаtеd in the раѕt уеаrѕ. If thе аrеа you аrе lооkіng аt hаѕ ѕееn a рuѕh оn dеvеlорmеnt thеrе іѕ a good chance thаt lаnd will bе ѕеllіng fоr a premium рrісе аѕ thе development соntіnuеѕ. To make уоur land more аttrасtіvе to buyers, try clearing іt yourself (іf роѕѕіblе). Hаvіng аll scrub аnd ѕtumрѕ rеmоvеd іѕ an attractive аѕресt to dеvеlореrѕ аѕ it will ѕаvе thеm time аnd money іn thе long run. Prоѕресtіng on thе vаluе оf lаnd саn rеаllу рау off in thе еnd іf dоnе correctly. dеvеlорmеnt companies will pay tор dollar for land іn thе right place ѕо dо your hоmеwоrk and gооd luсk!

New Video: How To Buy Hunting Land For Sale In Wisconsin

One of our sponsors recently produced this new video detailing how to buy hunting land for sale in Wisconsin. It shows a neat little trick hunting land buyers can use when searching MLS real estate listings in WI.

Hunting Land For Sale In Wisconsin is something lots of people are interested in buying because public land hunting in the badger state is becoming over crowded. Especially during the states 9 day traditional gun deer season. Hunting on public property can get down right scary.

buy-wisconsin-land-for-saleIn 2015 the DNR has changed the tagging system in an effort to remedy the overcrowded public land hunting situations. Time will tell if the new system actually works. The word on the street is that hunters are annoyed by it, as it requires specific doe tags for specific plots of public hunting land.

The good news though is that the Wisconsin DNR is rolling out phone registration for deer harvest. This is something that other states have been doing for quite some time. No more having to drive your trophy buck to the nearest gas station or business with registration station credentials. Now hunters will be able to simply call in the tag information and register the deer on the phone quickly and easily.

While some say this could lead to more illegally taken deer each hunting season, it’s probably not going to be an issue.  In fact one theory is since registering a deer on the phone is so easy, more hunters will actually register theri harvest since they no longer have to drive across town to get it done.

Beam Us Up Scotty!

It’s official, our very own Scott Walker is in the race for the big gig! The first debate seemed to go quite well for Walker, with no damage done. He didn’t set the podium on fire or go down in flames either. Most importantly he managed to steer clear of Trump’s radar and remains off the screen as far as the whole “Trump Bashing” goes.

There’s still a lot of time left in the presidential race so it appears Walker is just hanging back in the shadows and letting the dust settle a bit. Anyone who tries to climb the hill is automatically targeted by Trump which leads to a barrage of negativity.


Somebody Pinch Me

First we spend $125,000 on the deer czar, whose advice has resulted in one of the poorest deer hunting seasons in several years.  Then we invite a mining company to open up shop up north where they can pump toxins and filth into the environment (it’s going to create jobs though – that’s all that matters).  But we don’t just say “Hey mining company, come to WI and pollute our environment please!”  In addition we pay $260,000 in expenses out of pocket.

How should we pay back that $260,000 we shelled out so a mining company could pump filth into our environment?  I know!  Let’s take it out of hunting/fishing license funds set aside to help protect the environment.  It’s like kicking the Wisconsin environment in the plums…twice!  I want to know more

Emerald Ash Borers Attack Madison

These little winged vermin are really making a mess out of the city streets.  I was down on the east side of Madison a week ago.  We were at a friends house prepping for the Badgers football game at Camp Randall.  Looking around I noticed many ash trees looking sad and leafless.  Dead for the most part.

And to make matters even worse several of the trees that were alive and health were marked for death with the evil yellow spray painted dot on them.  So sad.  What a miserable little bug the emerald ash borer is.  And in WI so many of the trees are ash trees.  In cities, out in the country, suburbs, pretty much everywhere.

From what I understand there is a treatment but it basically consists of pumping the tree full of toxins in order to ward off the boring insects.  Hardly a “green friendly” alternative.

The Capitols Are In The House

The Madison Chamber website calendar posted some info on the new Madison Capitols USHL hockey team facing off for the first time this October at the Alliant Energy Center.  Way cool!

Folks looking for some excellent hockey action should check out this new team for some fun on ice.  The Capitols have several games throughout the fall and winter, hosting teams from Chicago, Green Bay, Sioux Falls and others throughout the midwest.

This is great news for central wisconsin sports fans who have been starved of hockey action when the U.W. Badgers aren’t on the ice.  The USHL league is noted for it’s elevated level of play with several players key possibilities for upcoming NHL drafts.

The Race Is On!

Any Badger fan with a TV or radio is no doubt being flogged with Scott Walker and Mary Burk advertisements as of late.  Polls are showing it’s neck and neck right now in mid-October, but we all know how quickly that can change.

The TV ads started fairly tame but have quickly slid into the proverbial toilet as the mud slinging begins to take shape.  Burk is ripping Walkers job creation claims while Walker fires back accusations of Burk being a copy cat idea robber when it comes to things like job creation proposals for the state.

Who’s going to go to the podium this time around?  It’s tough to tell, but one thing is for sure: Millions in tax dollars are bound to be torched as the ads keep coming and coming down the pipe.