Helping You Realize the Benefits of Land Ownership


Our legacy has been built over time with people trusting us for generations. Raymond J. Karlovich founded Pacific States Land in 1957 in San Mateo, California. Ray, a pilot turned real estate entrepreneur, saw the possibilities offered in buying land and wanted others to see it too. 

Ray literally had a bird’s eye view of the rapid changes in Southern California in the 1950s as he flew over the state, he could see Los Angeles’ explosive growth.

Ray began acquiring large parcels throughout Southern California in areas like Los Angeles, Kern and San Bernardino counties. He subdivided these parcels to make them available for individuals to purchase. With the profits he earned from those sales, he continued to purchase and subdivide more parcels. Ray knew the value and potential benefits of owning land and wanted to give others the opportunity to earn a better future for themselves and their families.


Today, the company continues to carry on Pacific States Land’s tradition and uphold the high standards Ray set forth. Because land is still one of the best long-term investments you can make, we help you purchase land at an affordable price.

One thing all our clients have in common is that they take advantage of opportunities and create financial security for their families. We work with people who wish to broaden their portfolios; and those who otherwise may not have the opportunity to own real estate by offering easy financing.

Although our company has been operating mostly in Southern California like Los Angeles, Kern, and San Bernardino counties, we also have properties in other counties and states.

Our main clientele are individuals who are looking for raw land they can either purchase in full or finance through us with our excellent terms and easy financing.

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