Located in the pine forests of the rolling hills of northern California, this is a forested lot not too far from the Modoc National Forest - a perfect location for someone looking to build a vacation cabin or simple getaway.
“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 50 minutes to Alturas (the county seat), 1 hour to the Modoc National Forest, and 1 hour and 45 minutes to the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge and The Lava Beds National Monument.
There is access via two dirt roads (Sportsman Road and Carlsberg Road).
“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 located within the California Pines Property Owner's Association.
Cash Discount Price + Document Fee
We accept payment via PayPal, wire transfer, ACH transfer, and Zelle.
Seller Financing down with a document fee and per month for 24 months at 0% Apr. No prepayment penalty. No credit checks.
Hold Price we can hold the property for you for 72 hours while you decide whether you want to purchase. If you buy the property, this will count toward the purchase price.
Title And Use
What you can or cannot legally do on the land is controlled by the local government, not by us or any seller. Please contact the county, providing them with the parcel number, to confirm zoning, access, and available utilities.
Buy Or Hold
About Modoc County
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”.
Approximate Elevation: 5380 Ft
GPS Coordinates (approx.): Please note that the GPS coordinates are approximate. They come from public assessor GIS data and are fairly accurate, but to find the exact boundaries of the property, it is best to hire a local surveyor.
Center: 41.282, -120.7328
Annual POA High Density
Time Limit to Build: None as far as we are aware
Access: Dirt Road
Power: Electricity would likely be solar or alternative
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.
Contacts: Modoc County Planning Department, Modoc County Building Department, California Pines Poa
“Buy on the fringe and wait. Buy land near a growing city. Buy real estate when other people want to sell. Hold what you buy.” - John Jacob Astor, real estate and business mogul
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I build a home on the lot? Yes, you can build on this lot. Please contact the California Pines Property Owner's Association for more information on building regulations. All construction in California Pines must go through the Association's Architectural Control process first before going to the County.
Can I visit the property? Of course. There is no need to make an appointment - please feel free to visit the property at any time. Please also note that we won't be able to meet you at the lot.
Does the property have an address? No, since the property is a vacant parcel of land, it hasn't been assigned an address. However, you can plug the approximate GPS coordinates into Google Maps in order to locate the property.
Has a survey been done? 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.
Can you park an RV on the property? We recommend that you contact the county to confirm, but, in most counties, RVs are only allowed on a temporary basis.
Are taxes up to date? We pay all tax bills as soon as we receive them, but you can always check with the County Treasurer to verify taxes have been paid.
Has a title search been done? Given the price point of our properties, we do not typically purchase a title search or title insurance when we buy a lot. However, we do our own research to check for title issues and liens and would never purchase a property that has a known title issue. We are also happy to work with the company of your choosing at buyer's expense.
How does the closing process work? We try to keep the closing simple and straightforward. Please just send us the full name of everyone you would like on the deed, a mailing address and phone number, and whether you would like to purchase with cash or utilize owner financing. We will then send you an invoice for either the down payment plus the document fee or the cash discount price plus the document fee. We accept payment via Zelle, wire transfer or ACH transfer as well as PayPal for properties priced under you purchase with owner financing, we will then send the loan documents to you for your signature via docusign.
If you purchase with cash, we will then draft and record the deed transferring title to you. Once the deed is recorded, we will send you a copy for your records.
Do you work with a title company? Yes, we are always happy to work with the company of your choosing at buyer's expense.
How does owner financing work? 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 document fee 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 title to you.
What kind of deed will I receive? You will receive a special warranty deed, which means the seller is guaranteeing that the property wasn't encumbered during the time of his/her ownership.
How many people can be included on the deed? You can have as many people listed on the deed as you would like.
Can the deed be made out to an Llc? Yes, the deed can be made out to an LLC or corporation.
Does the property come with mineral rights? 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 run a mineral rights search going all the way back to the original homestead.
“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 generation.
“Buy land, they're not making it anymore.” - Mark Twain, writer and humorist
Our mission is to offer high quality properties at reasonable prices, provide maximum transparency and always strive to do the right thing.
If you are looking to buy affordable land, you can check out our Listings page. And before you buy land, make sure you check out Gokce Land Due Diligence Program. If you are looking to sell land, visit our page on how to Sell Your Land.
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