Still thinking about buying land for a retreat area, perhaps you may want to think twice and get all the necessary information on that property. It seems that FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance Program is throwing up roadblocks to local officials in the State of Texas and severely limiting the property rights of land owners in the state.
Here are a couple of excerpts from the story in the Wilson County News:
“FEMA spokesman Earl Armstrong said his agency requires the property to remain as “open space”. [Properties] can be used for public parks or wildlife refuges, but they can’t be developed,” he said.”
Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney said “Many of the properties, however, sit in the middle of otherwise usable property and are noncontiguous.”
You can read the full story here:
Better make sure you can actually use the property before you make a purchase.
Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.