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^ How to buy land from a neighbor?
We love our house, but the only downside to it is that it is on a pretty small lot (0.15 acre). Our neighbor next door has a large lot, I think about 2-3 acres. He inherited the house (small/old) and developers have been trying to buy it, but he's been holding out. He's finally selling, luckily to someone who only wants to build one house on the lot. DH and I were talking, the idea of seeing if we could buy a small piece of it to make our lot larger came up. The reason we'd like to do this is because we *LOVE* our house and our town/neighborhood. The only thing we'd want to improve our house is to add a garage. But the size of our lot now we couldn't. If we could buy a small chunk of the land, maybe we could. But we have no idea how to do this. The neighbor's lot was subdivided at one point (into about 6 smaller lots the size of ours), so we may be able to buy a small parcel of it if the new owner is interested. We'd probably need to have a surveyor come out and I we'd have to get a mortgage on it bc we don't have the money to buy in cash (we'd have a DP). Is this possible? Any advice on how to approach it? Do we need to get approval from the town to find out if this is even possible?