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This lot is located near the pine forests of the rolling hills of northern California. Not too far from the Modoc National Forest, this is a perfect location for someone looking to build a vacation cabin!
“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. president
The lot is about 15 minutes to Alturas (the county seat), 25 minutes to the Modoc National Forest, and 1 hour and 10 minutes to the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge and The Lava Beds National Monument. There is access via two platted dirt roads (Bahia Road and Elena Rd).
“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie, billionaire industrialist
The lot is zoned for Residential High Density, which allows for single-family homes, including mobile homes. Long-term RV use is not allowed. The parcel is also located within the California Pines Property Owner’s Association. Please contact California Pines for more information on their rules and regulations on building and land use. Electricity lines are located along N West St, but we advise that you contact Surprise Valley Electric for more information on how to connect power to the lot. The property is located in Lake District 2, which is within the California Pines Community Services District. Many lots in the area have connections to public water and sewer, but we still assume that you would need to install a well and septic system.
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For $25 we can hold the property for you for 2 days while you decide whether you want to purchase. If you buy the property, this will count toward the purchase price. You can also hold the property up to 8 days.
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Modoc is located in the northeast corner of California, not too far from the border with Nevada. This is a rural county dominated by a diverse natural landscape, including rolling hills, lakes and springs, pine forests, juniper flatlands and lava beds. As of the 2010 census, only 9,686 people live in Modoc, and the only incorporated town is Alturas. At just 2.25 people per square mile, this is one of the most sparsely populated counties in California. A large percentage of the land in Modoc county is public land, including National Forests, National Parks and BLM land. There is thus plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities available, and some of the largest draws include Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lava Beds National Monument, Modoc National Forest, Shasta National Forest, Modoc National Wildlife Refuge, and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The county’s slogans are “The last best place” and “Where the West still lives”.
“Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.” – Will Rogers, actor
About Alturas: Alturas is the county seat of Modoc County with a population of 2,715 according to the 2020 census. It is the headquarters of the Modoc National Forest, the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge and the Applegate Field Office of the BLM as well as a trade center for agricultural products. The Modoc Medical Center, Alturas Municipal Airport, numerous hotels, and a grocery store and located within the city limits.
|Assessor's Parcel Number||036-231-029-000|
|Legal Description||Lot 50 in Block 11 of California Pines Lake Unit 2|
|GPS Center Coordinates (Approx.)||41.4166, -120.6287|
|GPS Boundary Coordinates (Approx.)||41.4168,-120.6283; 41.4162,-120.6281; 41.4162,-120.6286; 41.4162,-120.6291; 41.4166,-120.6293; 41.4168,-120.6293; 41.4168,-120.6283|
|Zoning||Residential High Density|
|Time Limit To Build||None as far as we are aware|
|Power||Electricity lines are located along N West St, but we advise that you contact Surprise Valley Electric for more information on how to connect power to the lot.|
|Water||A well would need to be installed.|
|Sewer||A septic system would need to be installed. Please note that a perc test has not been done.|
|Official Contacts||Please contact Modoc County.|
|RVs Allowed?||We recommend that you contact Modoc County to confirm, but, according to our research, RVs are not allowed.|
|Buildable?||Because we do not know the specifics of what you may want to build on the property, we recommend that you contact the building and/or zoning department(s) for more information on the relevant zoning and building regulations and how to obtain a building permit.|
|Survey Available?||No, we have not had a survey commissioned, but if you would like to pay for a survey we would be happy to work with your chosen surveyor.|
|In HOA?||California Pines POA|
Q. Are there restrictions on what I can do with the property during the owner financing term?
A. Yes. You cannot build or live on the property until the end of the loan term when the title is transferred over to you. However, you are able to use the property for recreational purposes and make minor improvements (such as clearing, grading, fencing) so long as you are in compliance with all the local rules & regulations. You'll also need written permission from the HOA authority if the property is in an active HOA.
Q. Can I build whatever I want on this property after the title has been transferred over to me?
A. What you can or cannot build legally on this land is controlled by the local government. Please contact the county and/or HOA, and provide them with the parcel number to confirm what you can or cannot build on the property.
Q. Can I visit the property?
A. Of course! Please feel free to visit the property at any time. There is no need to make an appointment with us. Please note we own all the lots we sell and we are not real estate agents. Since we are based out of New York, and own lots all over the U.S., we won’t be able to meet you at the lot.
Q. Does the property have an address?
A. Most of the properties we sell are rural and vacant, which means they usually don't have an address unless specifically mentioned in the listing page. Please call the county for the procedure to assign an address to the lot, if interested.
Q. Has the property been surveyed?
A. No, we have not had a survey commissioned, but if you would like to pay for a survey we would be happy to work with your chosen surveyor.
Q. Can I park an RV on the property?
A. Some counties allow you to park an RV on a temporary basis only, others require you to install a septic system first. If the property is in an HOA, RVs may not be allowed at all. Please contact the county and/or HOA to confirm.
Q. Are the property taxes up to date?
A. We pay all tax bills as soon as we receive them, but you can always check with the County Treasurer to verify that the taxes are current.
Q. Has a title search been done?
A. We usually do our own in-house due diligence before purchasing a property. Depending on the chain of title, we may or may not purchase a title search or title insurance when we buy a lot. With that said, we would never buy a property with a known title issue or lien. We recommend you hire a title company to perform a title search and obtain title insurance before buying any property.
Q. How does the closing process work if I choose to close directly with you?
A. Please fill out the Buy Or Hold form to get the process started. Through this link, you will be able to pay either the down payment plus the doc fee (owner financing) or the cash discount doc fee (cash). Once a payment is made, the automated system will generate the loan documents (owner financing) or purchase agreement (cash) for you to sign. If you purchase with cash, we will follow-up with an email that gives you instructions on how to pay the full purchase price. Once the full payment is made, we will draft and record the deed transferring title to you.
Q. Do you work with title companies?
A. Yes, we are always happy to work with the title company of your choosing at buyer’s expense. Please have them reach out to us directly to get the process started.
Q. How does the seller financing work?
A. With owner financing, we will sign a land contract that gives you legal right to use the property; however, you won’t be able to pull any building permits during the loan term. Once the down payment and doc fees are paid, we will send you a link to our third party loan servicing software, where you will make monthly payments for the length of the loan term. After the loan is paid in full, we will then transfer the title to you.
Q. What kind of deed will I receive?
A. If you close directly with us, you'll receive a special warranty deed, which means we are guaranteeing that the property wasn't encumbered during the time of our ownership. If you close through a title company with title insurance, you'll most likely receive a warranty deed.
Q. How many people/entities can be included on the deed?
A. You can have as many people/entities listed on the deed as you would like.
Q. Can the deed be made out to an LLC?
A. Yes, the deed can be made out to an LLC or a corporation.
Q. Does the property come with mineral rights?
A. We buy all of our properties assuming that we only have the surface rights. In order to determine whether a particular property has mineral rights, you will usually need to hire a title company to specifically run a mineral rights search going all the way back to the original homestead.
Q. How do you deal with the transfer of title?
A. We will draft and record the deed transferring title to you as soon as the full purchase price is paid. You may also elect to hire a title company to handle the deed transfer, but this will be at buyer's expense.
“Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.” – Marshall Field, entrepreneur
We completed an extensive due diligence process on this lot, but we recommend you do your own research as well. Take the time to get to know your new property before purchasing – it could remain in your family for generations!
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