It’s official, today I closed on my very first vacant piece of land. After searching for about six months, I found this lot in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Funny enough it’s in the same county where I already live. Between my desired lot size, privacy (trees and nature were very important to me), a good neighborhood, and close proximity to NYC, it was practically impossible to find something that checked all my boxes. It also proved to be challenging to find land in one of the most populated states in the country, so something had to give, which in this case was distance to the city.