I was reading an article about how people are buying weird pieces of land and then building odd-sized houses on them. For example, one guy bought a .05 acre piece of land that was only 20 feet wide but 100 feet long. Then he built a narrow two-story house on that land.
That got me wondering if I could find any odd size piece of land in La Jolla, CA on which I could build a house like that or plant a tiny house because I love to surf and don't need a huge house. But I'm also not a multi-millionaire yet and can't afford a normal house in La Jolla because the average home price there is $2.3M.
So, I jumped on PRYCD to see if anything is available but I got this error message (I first tried using zip codes but that didn't work either):
Next, I used one of my other saved searches and switched out the previous county for "La Jolla, California" and got 118,668 results. I know that the search adds a 5-mile radius around the city but that number seems really high, especially because I had the max price set at $100K. Maybe I'm wrong, but I just can't imagine there are 118K pieces of vacant land within 5-miles of La Jolla.
Here's my search parameters:
Can there really be 118K results within 5 miles?
Next, I changed it to a 1-mile radius of La Jolla, CA -- which is area code 92037 -- and got 3074 results.
Finally, when I downloaded the file and opened it, the results are for Julian, CA 92036 and it says the price per acre is $980K. One, I wanted La Jolla and Julian is about 50 miles away. Two, I just can't imagine an acre of land in Julian costs $980K.