Before I moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, I lived in Wyoming. There, I owned about 120 acres of land. I have always enjoyed having more than just a standard house lot.
When I moved to Colorado, after a year or so, I started to look for Land for Sale in Grand Junction, CO. I was astonished to see that land in Mesa County was a lot more expensive than in Wyoming, a lot more expensive.
But even with that being said, I started to look around. I knew I would eventually want to build my dream house. There were plenty of home lots around from 1/4 to one acre. One-acre lots were in the $250,000 range, but the houses still seemed too close together for me.
I decided to find something in the two to five-acre parcel size. This turned out to be more complicated than I thought it would be. I hired the same real estate agent who helped us buy our first home in Grand Junction a few years back, and she set me up on an MLS Tracking website that would send me notices when new properties became available.
This system was working well until I found realtor.com. I started seeing more land not being uploaded by the other program, and I signed up for a free account and typed what I was looking for into their system. Once my realtor.com account was complete, I started getting notifications by email, and the search for my perfect property accelerated.
I looked at many properties, but I was disappointed in most of them for one reason or another, and I was sure I didn’t want my new property to be next to a neighbor with a bunch of old rusty cars or junky broken farm equipment.