Note: Access to the property drives a great deal of the pricing on desert properties. In much of the desert, Nevada uses a checkerboard system where every other section (1 square mile) is government owned. Most large parcels in the desert available to the public do NOT have drive up access on a county maintained road and are very cheap ($200-$400/acre). You can access them through the adjacent government owned land (Bureau of Land Management) via unnamed dirt roads.
The parcels that do have official drive up access on named roads are generally more expensive. You can enter the GPS coordinates directly into Google Earth, Google Maps, or most other navigation devices to get directions.
We assume that we have surface rights only on all properties. Mineral rights are extremely difficult to research through records going back to property origination, and the results are very uncertain. If you wish to purchase a property for the mineral rights, then please do your own research before purchasing.
Domestic wells are the only type of water well exempt from the State Engineer’s permitting process as provided under Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) § 534.080 and § 534.180. Domestic use is defined under NRS § 534.013 as uses associated with culinary and household purposes directly related to a single-family dwelling, including, without limitation, the watering of a family garden and lawn and the watering of livestock and any other domestic animals or household pets, if the amount of water drawn does not exceed two acre-feet annually (about 651,700 gallons per year) are allowed in Nevada.
Nevada is the 35th most populous state with over 2.7 million people, but ranks 44th in population density with less than 25 people per square mile. Nevada is also the 7th largest state with over 110,000 square miles. Nevada is largely desert, much of it located within the Great Basin, and the driest state in the United States. At this time, only about 14% of Nevada land is available to the public. The rest of the state’s land is controlled by the U.S. federal government, both civilian and military.
Nevada is the fourth-largest producer of gold in the world, and the tourism industry remains Nevada’s largest employer.
Note: We can’t give legal advice, but please consult your legal representative for advice on avoiding probate in Nevada. Probate is very expensive and time consuming in Nevada. Some ownership options are to a) own the property in a Trust, b) use Joint With Rights Of Survivorship as the ownership type, or c) use a Beneficiary Deed.