Rural Home on Acreage

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with MBA Broker Consultants CalBRE Broker #00983670

Living out in the country may seem like the ideal dream home.  But rural property may not be a good choice for your first starter home.  Land requires a lot of time and effort to maintain, and property upkeep can turn into a full-time job.  Living “off the grid” is quite a challenging lifestyle because you are completely independent from standard utilities.

Unless you’re familiar with country living, you may not be adequately prepared.  Rural life may not meet your expectations; and once you buy a home, you can’t “undo” it easily.  Before you move to a new area, or make a major lifestyle change (like moving to a rural area) it would be best to try it out first by renting a home for a while and make sure this new lifestyle suits you.

Read more in our book, "Buy Your First Home", http://tinyurl.com/nrvmgc7.

 

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Regina P. Brown
Broker, Realtor®, M.B.A., e-Pro, GREEN
California DRE # 00983670
www.CalCoastCountry.com

                

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Winston Heverly
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Make hay while the sun shines, should be everyone's motto while the market is chugging along and rates are still historically low. Good luck toward another successful closing.

Jul 13, 2016 01:03 PM #1
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Regina P. Brown
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Thank you Winston Heverly for visiting and leaving a comment.

Jul 13, 2016 01:10 PM #2
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Regina it has been too long hope you are well, needless to say I so agree with your post... I have lived in Metropolitan areas all my life and as wonderful suburban life sounds I am sure it would not work for me... need to go to a restaurant does not need to be a project for me... going to go shopping should be a spur of the moment for me... I know...Endre

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I find that the toughest part of living in a rural area is the exorbitant rates that you have to pay for all utilities, and you generally only have one choice for a provider.

Jul 13, 2016 04:39 PM #4
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Congratulations on your new listing.  Nice house and nice job with your presentation.

Jul 13, 2016 09:56 PM #5
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Garreth Wilcock
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I agree with what you said in this, Regina. Just followed you for more posts like this. :)

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