Lots and Land for Sale in Illinois (2023)

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Searching for land for sale in Illinois in 2022 can be challenging with the hot housing market and low inventories, but you can usually find over 5,000 listings for land for sale on LotNetwork. Whether you are a potential homeowner looking for a lot for sale or a builder seeking building lots or development land for sale for your next project, the perfect property for you may be found in Illinois.Laying claim to the nation’s 3rd biggest city, the Midwest’s number one tourist destination, one of the country’s tallest skyscrapers, and one of the world's top gross domestic product (GDP) among metropolitan areas, Illinois is home to the most cosmopolitan of residents as well as those that prefer a more natural setting. Chicago carries most of the accolades, with a population around 2.7 million in its metro area, an incredible impact on the state economy, and its importance as a major U.S. transportation hub. Known as the Windy City (the meaning of which has been debated), Chicago is situated on Lake Michigan in the northeastern corner of the state. The city is at its gustiest in April, summer temperatures can reach into the 90s, and it gets an average of 37 inches of snow per year. It supports several professional sports teams, including two in the MLB, one in the NFL, an NBA team, an NHL team, and a Major League Soccer organization. A massive renovation of the Navy Pier in the 1990s has paid off, transforming the site into 50-plus acres of parks, rides (including a 15-story Ferris wheel), restaurants, and shops that receives 8.6 million visitors each year. Illinois has plenty to offer beyond Chicago, though. The capital city of Springfield in central Illinois was the launch pad of Abraham Lincoln’s career, and there are many historical sites in the area. The other most populous cities in the state include Aurora, Rockford, Joliet and Naperville. Iconic scenic drives are found along Great River Road (550 miles long on the western border of the state), the Meeting of the Great Rivers byway (where the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers converge), and historical Route 66 (affectionately known as the Mother Road and one of the original U.S. Highways). Outdoor recreation abounds in the Shawnee National Forest in southeastern Illinois, home to the ancient rock formations known as the Garden of the Gods. Step back in time and visit central Illinois’ Amish Country, where you can learn about the Amish culture, take buggy rides and stroll among the many shops. Because of its mix of metro and rural areas, Illinois enjoys a broad economic base. Agriculturally, the state ranks among the top producers of soybeans and corn (used primarily for production of ethanol), is ranked as a leader in pork production in the country, and is a global center for meat processing. The state’s manufacturing supports chemical, machinery and food processing industries, and the service industry has grown tremendously in the past decade, supporting financial trading, publishing and healthcare. If you are seeking property for sale in Illinois, you will find a wide variety of choices, from waterfront land, riverfront property, lake lots, golf course lots, metro-area lots, rural property, farm land, tiny house lots, vacant land, and even cheap land for sale.

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Where is the cheapest land to buy right now? ›

Cheapest State to Buy 1 Acre of Land
  • Valencia County NM.
  • San Miguel County NM.
  • Lake County OR.
  • Mohave County AZ.
  • Cochise County AZ.
  • Socorro County NM.
  • Kern County CA.
  • Apache County AZ.
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How much does an acre of land cost in Illinois 2022? ›

The average Illinois farm real estate values from 1970 through 2022 are listed in Table 1 and graphically in Figure 1. The average farm real estate value for Illinois in 2022 was $8,900 per acre.

How much does a plot of land cost? ›

The average price of land for sale in Nigeria is ₦7,000,000 per plot. The most expensive land costs ₦200,000,000 per plot while the cheapest costs ₦450,000 per plot. There are 294,802 listings and 15,265 available land for sale in Nigeria.

Is buying an acre of land a good investment? ›

The quick answer is YES! Of course, it may not suit all people, but investors who want to diversify their portfolio and make good profits must consider land. Land investment is a crucial real estate investment you want to know about.

Can you homestead 1 acre? ›

You don't need a lot of acreage to have a self-sufficient homestead. Even on a 1-acre farm, you can milk a family cow, raise livestock and reap garden harvests — all while improving your land's soil fertility with manure and proper grazing management.

How much money should you save before buying land? ›

Land loans typically require a down payment of 15-20 percent. The more money you can put into a down payment, the more likely you are to get a lender to help with the loan and the lower your interest rate will be.

Where is the safest place to buy land? ›

The Top 9 Best States to Buy Land in 2021
  • Arkansas. ...
  • Tennessee. ...
  • Utah. ...
  • Arizona. ...
  • Oregon. ...
  • West Virginia. Enjoy the endless mountains and land for sale in West Virginia. ...
  • Kentucky. Land in Kentucky is its most valuable asset. ...
  • Texas. If you are looking to create a farm or a ranch, Texas is the state you should focus on.
Dec 8, 2021

Is it cheaper to buy land or a house? ›

Pros Of Buying An Existing Home

Less costly: In general, you'll likely find it cheaper overall to buy an existing home, but that also depends on the market. A home loan is less risky than a land loan, and typically comes with a lower down payment and better interest rate.

Is 2022 a good year to buy land? ›

But as the stock market experiences volatility and real estate prices continue to soar, land is looking more and more like a smart buy in 2022.

What is the cheapest state to own land? ›

InMyArea.com performed a study that took a look at the median prices per acre in 2021 and found that Arizona had the cheapest median cost per acre, at $4,164.

Will land always increase in value? ›

Land appreciates because it is limited in supply; consequently, as the population increases, so does the demand for land, driving its price up over time.

Is it worth buying a plot of land? ›

Land ownership can be a great investment as long as you enter the deal with an awareness of all of the risks and pitfalls involved. By conducting careful research, investors can take advantage of low property prices and purchase land that will be worth much more down the road.

How many plots make an acre? ›

An Acre is a propduct of any rectangular plot of land giving a total of 4,046sqm OR 43,560sq ft. An Acre consist of 6 plots each measuring 6 x 120ft.

How much money is a piece of land? ›

The value of an acre of land varies quite a bit depending on a number of factors. The average cost of land in the contiguous United States is about $12,000 per acre.

Is it better to buy land first and then build? ›

Con: Buying land first then building means more upfront equity. You are going to be paying more when you purchase a lot and seek out a builder later. Con: Most home buyers do not have the knowledge or background to evaluate the land and accurately estimate the costs of hooking up utilities and land development.

What are the negatives of buying land? ›

Cons Of Buying Undeveloped Land
  • Larger Down Payment. The down payment to purchase developed land is typically around 15% – 25%. ...
  • Zoning Restrictions. Zoning laws dictate how certain pieces of land can be used. ...
  • Permitting Costs. ...
  • Easements. ...
  • Time.
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Is it better to pay cash for land? ›

Paying cash for raw land is a great way to be competitive with your offer and save money in the long-term. An all-cash purchase certainly has its benefits – a quick closing, a seller more likely to accept your offer, and you don't have to wait on appraisers, attorneys, lenders, etc.

Can I live off my own land? ›

Yes. For sure! Living off the land is certainly achievable, and many people manage to do it successfully. Unless you get lucky, homesteading isn't a lifestyle that will make you rich, but you can certainly be very comfortable.

How many houses can you put on 1 acre? ›

How Many Houses Can Fit on an Acre? The median lot size for new single-family homes is 0.19 acres or 8,276 square feet. That means around five average-sized home lots can fit on one acre.

How much land do you need to be self-sufficient? ›

Research in the 1970s by John Jeavons and the Ecology Action Organisation found that 4000 square feet (about 370 square metres) of growing space was enough land to sustain one person on a vegetarian diet for a year, with about another 4000 square feet (370 square metres) for access paths and storage – so that's a plot ...

What should I check before buying land? ›

A list of essential building documents needed for the purchase of a plot is given below.
  1. Title Deed. This agreement guarantees that the seller is legally independent of the house. ...
  2. Encumbrance certificate. ...
  3. NA Order. ...
  4. Power of Attorney. ...
  5. Property Tax Bills and approval Document from Local Authority.
Jan 3, 2023

How can I buy land without cash? ›

12 Best Ways to Buy Land with No Money in 2023
  1. Scrutinize Listings.
  2. Residential and Commercial Land Investments.
  3. Row Crop Land and Land for Livestock.
  4. Small Farm Investment Opportunities.
  5. Real Estate Crowdfunding.
  6. Hard Money Lenders.
  7. Equity Partnerships.
  8. Seller Financing.
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Is land a poor investment? ›

Buying raw land can be a risky investment because it may not generate any income and may not generate a capital gain when the property is sold.

What is the smartest way to buy land? ›

Don't invest in land (or real estate, for that matter) unless you can pay for it in cash. Going into debt for an investment will only bring you stress. You'll have much more peace—and, ultimately, make more money—if you save up to buy land with cash.

Is it harder to buy land or a home? ›

Getting a land loan is more difficult than obtaining a traditional mortgage because buying land isn't as straightforward as buying a home.

Why is land a risky investment? ›

It's important to note that investing in vacant land is often a high-risk venture not recommended for novice real estate investors. Also, well-heeled investors may get into trouble with vacant land purchases. The price of land can be affected by various factors, including market rates, zoning limits, or site issues.

Is it cheaper to build or buy? ›

The short answer is it's often cheaper to buy a block of land and then build a home on it, compared to buying an established property.
On average, building a house is cheaper than buying.
DifferenceBuilding = $277,171 cheaper than buying
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Is buying land with loan worth? ›

Plot loans alone, are not eligible for any tax benefits. However, if you construct a house on the plot by availing a construction loan, you will be eligible for tax deductions. Most financial institutions sanction home loans up to 80% of the total cost or the loan eligibility of the buyer, whichever is lower.

Are land loans cheaper than mortgages? ›

Land loan interest rates tend to be higher than mortgage interest rates because they're riskier. However, a borrower can qualify for lower rates if they have a better credit score and debt-to-income ratio.

Will property prices fall in the next 5 years? ›

House price predictions for the next 5 years

Assuming that interest rates peak then ease from mid-2024, Savills is forecasting that house values will start to recover and that the average UK house price will rise by 6% over the next five years.

Will property prices fall in 2024? ›

Real estate experts, Capital economics expect that home prices and the rise in home prices, in general, will likely see a slowdown in 2023 and into 2024. This does not mean that we will see another great recession but that we will have a decline in investing and in the number of homeowners looking to sell their homes.

Which states have no land tax? ›

  • Hawaii. Hawaii is famous for having the lowest property tax rate of all states in the nation, at just a scant 0.29%. ...
  • Alabama. ...
  • Louisiana. ...
  • West Virginia. ...
  • Wyoming. ...
  • South Carolina and Delaware. ...
  • Colorado. ...
  • Arkansas.

Which state has no property tax in USA? ›

Unfortunately, there are no states without a property tax. Property taxes remain a significant contributor to overall state income. Tax funds are used to operate and maintain essential government services like law enforcement, infrastructure, education, transportation, parks, water and sewer service improvements.

What state has to lowest cost of living? ›

But big cities are expensive, and the cost of living compared to other areas is through the roof.
The 5 Cheapest States To Live In
  • Mississippi. Cost of Living Index: 84.9. ...
  • Oklahoma. Cost of Living Index: 85.7. ...
  • Kansas. Cost of Living Index: 86.4. ...
  • Alabama. ...
  • Georgia.
Jan 23, 2023

What decreases property value? ›

Your property value is often out of your control. Changes in the real estate market can lower the value of your home. Natural disasters and climate change can lower your property value because the property is a greater risk to purchase. Foreclosures in your neighborhood can also drive down property value.

What increases property value the most? ›

The top five projects that add the most dollar value to a sale in 2022 are refinishing hardwood floors, installing new wood floors, upgrading insulation, converting a basement to a living area and renovating closets, according to a joint report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the National Association ...

What makes land worth more? ›

Land values increase when demand for land exceeds the supply of available land or if a particular piece of land has intrinsic value greater than neighboring areas (e.g., oil can be found on the land).

How many football fields make an acre? ›

1 football field is roughly 1 acre. (The exact measurements of football fields vary.) 1 hectare = 2.47 acres. 2.47 football fields in 1 hectare.

Is 1 acre of land enough to build a house? ›

Generally speaking, if you are looking to build a single-family home, an acre should be enough. That is unless you want herds of cattle roaming around and no neighbors in sight. However, if you are looking for recreational land, you will likely need more than an acre depending on what you want to do.

Is it better to build or buy a house? ›

As a rule of thumb, it's cheaper to buy a house than to build one. Building a new home costs $34,000 more, on average, than purchasing an existing home. The median cost of new construction was $449,000 in May 2022.

What is the size of 1 lot of land? ›

What is the average lot size? In cities, the average lot size has dropped below one-fifth of an acre, when only a few years ago the average was higher. So, this means less space for each home or establishment in cities in America. The average lot size is around 8,600 square feet.

How much land is a good amount? ›

For some buyers a 40-acre tract of land is enough for recreation. But the more you go up in acreage, the more privacy, topographical variety and timber you'll have. If your budget allows, then 200 acres could provide for a better hunting experience than 50 acres, for example, and so on.

What is the average value of an acre? ›

Value of land and buildings. Average includes 48 states (without Alaska and Hawaii). This statistic was assembled from several USDA annual statistics reports.
Average value of U.S. farm real estate per acre from 1970 to 2021 (in U.S. dollars)
CharacteristicValue per acre in U.S. dollars
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How much does 1 acre look like? ›

If you can picture a football field, that's pretty close to an acre in size. Officially, it is 43,560 square feet, and a football field is 48,000 square feet. Our standard acre isn't the same worldwide. Irish and Scottish acres are bigger than those in the US.

How do you estimate an acre? ›

1 acre (both variants) is equal to the following customary units: 66 feet × 660 feet (43,560 square feet) 10 square chains (1 chain = 66 feet = 22 yards = 4 rods = 100 links) 1 acre is approximately 208.71 feet × 208.71 feet (a square)

How do you calculate price per acre? ›

At first glance, how to calculate price per acre (PPA) is a relatively simple equation. It is the value of your property (v) divided by the number of acres (a). So, v ÷ a = PPA.

Is 1 acre enough for 2 houses? ›

You could technically fit almost 44 single-family homes on an acre (assuming each house is 1000 sq ft per floor and there is no space between them). However, in practice, you get an average of between 3-4 single-family homes built per acre in most subdivisions.

What is a perfect acre? ›

Because an acre is a measure of area, not length, it is defined in square feet. An acre can be of any shape-a rectangle, a triangle, a circle, or even a star-so long as its area is exactly 43,560 square feet. The most standard shape for an acre is one furlong by one chain, or 660 feet by 66 feet.

What is a good amount of acres to own? ›

Even small acreages of 2 – 4 acres can sustain a small family if managed well. Larger homesteads in the range of 20 – 40 acres can provide a greater degree of self-sufficiency by setting aside much of the land as a woodlot, and providing room for orchards, ponds, poultry and livestock.

How many houses can fit on 1 acre? ›

How Many Houses Can Fit on an Acre? The median lot size for new single-family homes is 0.19 acres or 8,276 square feet. That means around five average-sized home lots can fit on one acre.

How many football fields is an acre? ›

1 football field is roughly 1 acre. (The exact measurements of football fields vary.) 1 hectare = 2.47 acres. 2.47 football fields in 1 hectare.

How many houses can you build on an acre? ›

In farming, however, the measurements are slightly different, with an acre being considered around 660 feet long and 66 feet wide. A building developer can comfortably fit at least 18 houses into an acre of land, helping you to understand the sheer size of an acre.

What lot size is 1/2 acre? ›

1 acre is 43,560 square feet, so a half-acre shall be 21,780 square feet. Any piece of land having this much area (21,780 square feet) is half-acre land.

How many football fields in 2 acres? ›

If you calculate the entire area of a football field, including the end zones, it works out to 57,600 square feet (360 x 160). One acre equals 43,560 square feet, so a football field is about 1.32 acres in size.

What size house can you build on a 5000 sq ft lot? ›

In an R1 zoned lot with a Lot Size of 5,000 square feet, the Total Development Potential for a one-story Single Family Dwelling is 2,600 square feet. For a two- story Single Family Dwelling, it is 4,940 square feet and for a three-story Single Family Dwelling it is 7,020 square feet.

How much of an acre is 15000? ›

15,000 sq. ft. = 0.34 acre 43,560 sq.

Is land sold by the acre? ›

Typically, acreage is listed at a per acre price to notify potential Buyers of the per acre price. It is the industry standard for valuing land instead of by total price.

How much of an acre is 10000? ›

In mathematical expression, 10000 Square Feet (sq ft) = 0.2295684113865932 Acre (ac). You also can find the Area of your Land by Land Area Calculator.


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