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Buying Land for Churches

Church Building Consultants Realty helps church leaders through the due diligence process prior to purchasing expensive real estate. The “Due Diligence Process” is critical because buying church real estate is not as simple or safe as purchasing a home. There are complications unfamiliar to most residential real estate brokers, real estate attorneys, capital finance bankers, and generalist architects. Our passion for good stewardship drives us to search out the hazards, and find solutions. We keep a pulse on the real estate market for churches and have created a healthy market for churches in the greater Chicago area.

Contact our team to ensure you’re being guided by professionals with expertise and experience serving church and non-profit organizations through the facility procurement and development process.

Finding a new site for your church

It’s been said the earth’s surface is 2/3rds water, and the rest is for sale. But as you consider various properties and filter the options through your grid of requirements one property will clearly rise as the best choice for your ministry.

Over the past 25 years Church Building Consultants, Inc. has been helping churches in the planning, design, financing and construction of new church facilities, Church Building Consultants, Inc. has been involved with helping scores churches select the right sites.

The goal of the site selection process is to help your congregation be happy and successful on the new site, and serve the long-term needs of your church. Time and again God has led his people to the right site, and by faith you rely on Him to come through for your church too. And He does expect you to use sound mind investing decisions. It is important to know, when selecting a new site for your church, that the feasibility of a site is not limited to the lowest price of land. There are many factors to be considered together. The best options will become evident to everyone.

This endeavor is extremely important because of the impact it will have on the future generations of the church. Our services will save you a considerable amount of time, will help you to consider all aspects of selecting the right piece of property, and will keep you from making costly mistakes.

Church Building Architects can prepare your land and site development plans to explain the vision to your congregation, so they will support your plans and help find financing.

It is critical to plan ahead to be ready to act when surrounding real estate becomes available. Many church and non-profit organizations aren’t prepared and lose once in a generation opportunities when an adjacent property comes on the market. We can help you formulate your long-range property expansion plans, identify and prioritize surrounding parcels, estimate possible purchase prices, arrange to pre-authorize trustees to make offers, and anticipate and identify contingencies.

Church Building Consultants Realty understands the how churches and non-profit organizations operate and has a plan to help you through the process of offering, and closing on the real estate, evaluating its worth to the church, and getting the title off the tax roles.

Good stewardship involves proper planning. Be sure your organization is prepared when an opportunity is presented. A visual plan can help cast a vision for your core members. Church Building Consultants and Architects can prepare your expansion plans to explain the vision to your congregation.