Rural land for recreation, living, or farming is a dream for many families. But buying rural property is different from buying an urban property. To find the best rural property for you, ask yourself these questions:
What Do You Plan On Using the Land For?
Before searching for a rural property, know what you plan on using the land for. Do you plan on using it solely for living and recreation or will you also be farming? Knowing what you plan on doing with the land will go a long way in helping you and your realtor find the best area.
What Is The Infrastructure Like?
What existing infrastructure is on the property? Rural properties often don’t have city water or sewer service and will have to be established. If there is no existing infrastructure, are you willing to add it yourself?
If not, finding a plot of rural land with existing structures may be your best course of action. If you insist on building your own home, research:
- How much it will cost
- Zoning and building restrictions
- Existing utilities, if any
Are There Any Environment Regulations?
Check the property for any environmental regulations that could limit your use of the property. For example, endangered species regulations or habitat preservation. You will also want to inspect the property—especially if you plan on using it for farmland. Getting the soil tested will help determine what can be done with the land.
Use A Local Realtor
When buying rural property, use a local realtor like those at Merchant of Homes. We have the knowledge and experience needed to find excellent rural properties in Missouri.
The trusted experts at Merchant of Homes will work with you to manage your expectations when buying a home or property but help you find what you are looking for and a price you can afford.