Don’t “Fly Blind” When Buying Land in South Carolina

So you’ve got it in your head that it might be time to buy some land… but you have no idea where to start or where to go? That’s normal. What are some land buying suggestions? Define the Why First, figure out the “why” of buying land. What’s your purpose with it? Do you want… Read more »

Don’t  Wait on Buying Land in South Carolina

Have you been thinking about buying land? A lot of people are thinking about buying land because land is a scarce resource and people are looking to diversify their holdings beyond stocks and bonds. Buying and owning land is something tangible and worthwhile, especially if other investments tank. After all, land is real– it can’t… Read more »

Reasons to Buy South Carolina Land in Retirement

Are you looking forward to retirement? If so, maybe you’re dreaming of a new house in a new area. Many people like to make a major move when they retire– and they usually want to go somewhere warmer and nicer than wherever they currently live. Building a Dream Home Why not buy some land now,… Read more »

Avoid These Mistakes When Buying Vacant Land

Are you thinking of buying land? What are some mistakes to avoid when buying vacant land? Help May Be Available While some buyers will go the conventional bank or credit union route, whereas they’re lent money to buy land, many buyers make the mistake of not knowing about the Farm Credit System. This system, originally… Read more »

Should You Consider Moving to Spartanburg, SC?

Do you live in an area that gets a lot of snow each winter? Do you live somewhere where you “can’t feel your face” in February because it’s so cold outside? Maybe it’s time to consider moving South. While plenty of Northerners are making the move to Florida, there’s also a couple other warm winter… Read more »

How to Best Negotiate a Land Deal

You spot a piece of land and think, “Maybe I could own that– I wonder how much it is?” Eventually, you find out who owns that land and it’s time to negotiate a deal. The seller wants to feel like they’re getting a good deal, as does the buyer, right? So, how should a land… Read more »

The Signs of a Bad Land Broker

What are some signs you’ve connected with a bad real estate broker? Poor Communication Communication is key. If you’re trying to get your broker on the phone and it seems like they never answer, that’s a sign they’re probably not the best person for the job. You shouldn’t have to wait hours or days for… Read more »

Tips for Selling Timberland Land

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ll know that prices for lumber have gone up, to the point where new homes cost more because the wood to make them costs more nowadays. If you have a timberland property that you’re thinking of selling, now’s a good time to sell it! Metcalf Land Company… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Owning a Vacant Lot in South Carolina?

Metcalf Land Company has been bringing together Upstate South Carolina landowners and land buyers for decades. From a few acres to tens of thousands of acres, Metcalf Land Company handles a wide variety of land brokerage deals. One of the things people come to Metcalf Land Company looking for is vacant lots. Now why would… Read more »

How to Properly Maintain an Equestrian Property

Do you have an equestrian property or you’ve been thinking of acquiring one? How can you best maintain an equestrian property? Pasture Management Pay attention to pasture management, such that you can utilize the idea of rotational grazing which allows pasture to rest (and gives manure time to break down). Basically, you should give grass… Read more »