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Reasons to Invest in Land in California

The state of California has it all: great weather, fantastic food, diverse communities, and a striving economy. This is why it’s often considered the perfect place to live. The state also provides some of the most beautiful landscapes, including majestic beaches, beautiful valleys, and wilderness. California is the land of the dreamers. For nearly 200 years, from the gold rush of the early days of Hollywood, the Golden State continues to be a place where people go to try and make their dreams come true. California is one of the largest, most diverse places to live, consisting of over 160,000 mi², it’s one of the best places to buy land, which is why there’s plenty of land for sale in California.

Some Advantages of Investing in Land in California

Hunting and Fishing

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, California is one of the best places to live. With over a million acres and hundreds of thousands of different species of fish and animals, it’s every hunter and fisherman’s paradise. The state has over 3,000 lakes and is home to a variety of different species of trout, which is why its sportfishing has become so popular throughout the state. There are also many great deer hunting spots. Hunting not only helps conservation, but hunting deer can also help save lives. There are nearly a million deer-related collisions every year, which is why hunting is vital to help reduce those numbers.

Camping

Many people go out to California to get away from the hectic city life; the state has millions of acres of wilderness, which are perfect conditions to set up a campground. Finding the perfect campsite isn’t easy. Often times, reserving a campsite can be extremely expensive and require signing a 12-month lease. Leasing your land for campers is an opportunity to generate a profit without investing a whole lot of money.

Ranching 

Ranching in California is an important part of the state’s history and culture, with over 38 million acres of ranchland. It’s an industry that continues to prosper. California agriculture produces over 200 different crops, including avocados, apricots, strawberries, and, of course, almonds, which produces over 5.3 billion dollars a year alone. Leasing your land for ranching and farming is a great way to make your property profitable.

Tourism

California is generally considered the biggest tourist state in the country. The state not only features some of the country’s most visited national parks, such as Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park, it’s also home to Los Angeles, where over 48 million tourists visit annually, The state is often referred to as the City of Angels, made up of many different cultures, languages, ethnicities, and traditions, which is why it’s considered to be one of the most diverse cities in the world.

Commercial Development

The great thing about investing in land in California is your investment is almost guaranteed to increase over time. One way to often double or triple your investment is by leasing it to a commercial developer, which is usually a long-term lease, but all obligations of maintaining the property are the responsibility of the tenant.

Solar Farm

Solar power is one of our cleanest forms of energy, but leasing your land for a solar farm usually requires at least 25 acres of land, which is enough energy to power 1500 homes. Leasing your land to a solar farm provides a much better habitat for plant and wildlife, allowing animals to graze safely under the installed panels. Solar farm components require no moving parts and produce little sound, which means they require little maintenance.

Mineral Rights

I’m sure you’ve probably heard of the rags to riches stories of the miners who would go out to California hoping to strike it big. This is why California is often referred to as the Golden State. Who knows, you could be potentially sitting on a gold mine. Sometimes, landowners will sell their mineral rights to a mining company but still retain the land.

Timber

Another way to make your land more profitable is by leasing your land for timber, which often times will require a long-term lease (between 25 to 99 years), but will generate the greatest rewards and is an investment that will benefit your children and grandchildren.

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