Parents here would always tell us that the best investment is land - a lot or even a farm. For the simple reason that land retains its original value and albeit it increases in value as time goes by. When I was younger, subdivisions and villages would be conducting an open house to sell their lots. But now what they sell are housing already - a lot they will build your house on. There are only few subdivision developers that sell only lots that's why if you are going to invest in a lot, you have to find an owner, an individual who is selling his lot.