Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Orange County, California
Need more info to help you, but here are some generic suggestions.
First, was the land cleared due to a build-up of weeds? Did the property owner get cited and bring in a crew that did the clearing?. Otherwise:
Check with the local govt jurisdication that controls land development in the area, be it city, county, etc, and check with their planning dept, public works dept, and building dept (if the land area is big enough, it might be a major development and it might be posted on their website). Also, the owner may have got an OK to clear it, but the development approval is still going through its normal processes - might be waiting for grading approval, soils testing, land use approval/change (such as from farmland to residential or commercial), stormwater run-off approval, electrical/water/sewer hookup approval or installation, etc.
Do you know who the developer/land owner is? Ask your real estate agent helping you with the home purchase to find out, or call the developer yourself. Most will be upfront about what they are doing, so no harm in trying this method.
Or maybe the developer/owner went bankrupt.
Last edited by skidder; 09-03-13 at 07:23 PM.