If you are eager to buy some property or a house on property large enough to build a barn and have horses and other animals, there are some things that you want to know. When you start talking with a real estate agent or you are looking at property that is for sale by owner, you want to make sure that it's zoned properly, and that the soil is good. There are some other things to consider as well. Look into all of these listed below.
Inquire About Zoning
First you want to make sure that you can use the land for agricultural use, and that you can have horses, chickens or any other animal that you want. You don't know when the last time the county issued zoning restrictions, and just because someone across the street can have animals doesn't mean that it is the same on your side of the road, or on your property line.
Get a Land Survey
You want to see if the land can support grass for the horses, and other animals, and to do this you want to get a land survey. You want to make sure there aren't any problems with the soil or the land that can make the area toxic for your horses, and you want to be sure that they can get the resources that they need.
Have a Realistic Estimate and Budget
Don't just guess what it will cost to maintain the property before you buy, take the time to sit down and get the real numbers. Take into consideration the following:
- Insurance rates for the large property and barn
- Feeding and medical bills for the animals
- Costs to construct and maintain a barn
These are just some of the costs that will be associated when you buy a house with property, or if you buy property and want to build a house and a barn on it.
You want to know what you are getting before you buy the land, and you want to know what you are able to do with the land after you own it. If you are ready to have some property, space, and some animals, you have to be sure that you are ready to care for the property and everything that you have on it, and that you have your budget set appropriately. Start looking around and compare costs. If you have questions, contact land surveying companies like Bush Roed & Hitchings Inc.