BUYING vacation or retirement property can be risky. To help prospective landowners avoid expensive mistakes, here is some advice:
DON'T buy any land without seeing it.
DON'T close any deals on your first visit to the development or while still basking in the rosy glow of a sales talk. Go home and think about it.
DON'T assume that land prices can only rise. Your prospective plot may be overvalued to begin with.
DON'T rely on anything a salesman tells you about planned tennis courts, golf courses, marinas, etc. Such features have a way of being delayed....