If you are someone who is tired of the hustle and bustle of the big city and is ready to move out to the country for some peace and quiet, you need to make sure that you purchase the right piece of property before making a purchase. There are many options available when it comes to rural living and taking the time to ensure that you purchase the right one is important. Use the guide below to learn a few things to consider before purchasing a piece of rural land to turn into a farm for your family.
Consider the Zoning of the Property
Before a piece of property can be used for agricultural purposes, it must be zoned for such use. You need to let your real estate agent know that you are only interested in properties that are zoned for agricultural purposes before he or she even starts to show you properties. This will ensure that you are able to have livestock and grow plants on the property without violating the rules in your jurisdiction.
Look for Property With a Water Source
If you plan to have livestock on your land, choose a property with a fresh water source. The animals will be able to soak themselves on warm days in the cool water and be able to get something to drink whenever they are thirsty. If you do not choose a property with a water source, you will have to make sure their water troughs are always full and they may not be as comfortable as they could be during the warm summer months.
Determine What Fencing the Property Will Cost
Before investing in a lot of land, you need to determine how much of the property you will want to use for livestock and how much it will cost to fence in that area of the land before investing in the property. You cannot have animals on the property without being able to keep them from wandering onto your neighbor's property and a fence is one of the only ways to keep them in one place. If the fencing will be more than you can afford, you may need to buy a smaller piece of property, wait to get animals, or choose to fence in a smaller portion of the land until you can invest to have more fenced in.
Owning a farm is a lot of work, but many people find it far more relaxing than spending hours on end sitting in traffic waiting to get to work. Determine how much you can truly afford to spend on the farm and then decide which property is the best option for you and your family. No matter the type of property you ultimately want, it's important to have a real estate agent on your side.Share
12 May 2017
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