WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 31, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The city life certainly isn’t for everyone, and as more baby boomers look to retire and younger generations look for locations to raise a family, the rural areas and farmland comes into play. Rural life is quite the opposite of city life. Such areas include lots of land, minimal traffic, fewer neighbors, and smaller communities. If you’re looking to trade in the loud noises and hustle and bustle for a more picturesque peaceful oasis, then purchasing a farmhouse or a rancher might be just the type of property for you.
Benefits of Purchasing a Farmhouse
When you think farmhouse, don’t think along the lines of an old red barn filled with stacks of hay and animals, instead think of large vintage like homes designed in the middle of farm land. Farmhouses come in varying shapes and sizes but are traditionally very vintage in the overall design and layout. Available in both one and two story layouts, these homes are filled with character that you won’t find in new construction homes. Some of the benefits to purchasing a farmhouse include:
· Large spacious rooms
· Lots of character
· Vintage designs and layouts
· Lots of land
· Potential profit (if you decide to use the land to grow crops or raise animals)
Benefits of Purchasing a Ranch
Also located in the rural area are ranch style homes. These homes are also a hot commodity in the real estate market and with good reason. Ranch style homes can be either old fashioned and vintage or more modern and newly constructed depending on where you look. Unlike farmhouses they tend to come as single story structures instead of having multi-levels. However, a single story home does present advantages for those that are interested. Some of those benefits include:
· Easy accessibility – for baby boomers that don’t like climbing up and down the stairs to get from one room to the next.
· Easier to heat and cool
· Easier maintenance
· Lots of land
· Great property value which is good for potential resale.
Maintaining Your Rural Property
If you decide that you would like to invest in a farmhouse or ranch you must know that there are going to be some things you have to do to keep the property up to par. This is especially true for those that are going to consider living off the land and/or making a profit from it. For instance, you may need to find a used Bobcat skid steer for easier lifting of things like stacks of hay or to carry out large landscaping projects, or a tractor for maintaining the fields and crops. It will be important for you to also keep up any areas where you intend to keep animals. To do this, you’ll want to look into the various tasks required to properly maintain your rural property.
Living the farm life certainly has its benefits. From the picturesque backdrops and open fields, to the appreciation of the land and potential profit, there is certainly much to be considered. If you’re interested in living in a rural area and want to purchase real estate such as a farmhouse or ranch, be sure to locate a real estate agent that is well versed in farm living so that you can assure you’re making the best choice for you and your family