What To Expect When Buying A Rural Property
A few weeks ago, we at the Rocca Sisters Team shared a few tips for selling a rural property. This week, we will be talking about what to consider you have your sights set on buying a rural property and how it differs from buying in more developed urban or suburban areas.
For many city dwellers and suburbanites alike, the idea of buying a rural property in a place like Flamborough or surrounding area is something of a dream. The air is cleaner, the area is generally quieter, and there is less light pollution blocking out the stars. However, there are a couple of things to know before buying in a rural area.
Zoning and Bylaws: Certain properties are zoned residential, while others are zoned agricultural. It is important to know how the property in which you are interested and what bylaws are associated with the area before purchasing. In some cases, bylaws may restrict your building, renovations, or what you are allowed to use the land for. With our vast network and experience, Rocca Sisters Team member will be able to help to navigate this sometimes complicated process.
Well and Septic Systems: The water in rural areas may come from wells and waste may be removed by septic systems. While most of these systems are in good shape, they do require extra care and inspection to make sure that they are safe to use and will not cause problems in the future. A knowledgeable Rocca Sisters Team member will be able to advise on inspections, potability and flow tests and connect you with our network of experts who can ease your mind on these matters.
Other Considerations and Costs: Garbage collection, internet and cellular coverage, shopping, transportation, insurance and even land taxes are some of the things that you may have to adjust your expectations of when buying in a rural area. Consider fire insurance, for example – living in the country can mean that you are further away from fire hydrants and stations, which may add to your home insurance. It is important to speak to your experienced Rocca Sisters Team member about some of the unexpected costs and considerations when looking to buy in a rural area.
With our network of professionals, our years or experience, and our vast knowledge about the communities we serve, the Rocca Sisters can help guide you every step of the way in the purchase of your dream country home! Contact us today to find out how we can help!