Wordless Wednesday - And Your Criteria For A Horse Farm Is . . . .?

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Real Estate Agent with Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. PA License #AB068077

Wordless Wednesday - And Your Criteria For A Horse Farm Is . . . .?

For today's post, I thought I would post something humorous.  It amazes me how some Buyers are in search of a farm or horse property and their criteria is exactly what the cartoon states.  Some that want to move into the country from the big city tend to consider a place that has acreage as country, even though it is within a short commute to shopping and entertainment.  I have even dealt with those that have considered such a place as the "boonies".  There are even those that consider 2 acres as a farm.  These are the times that my expertise comes into play where an explanation is needed to define country property and a farm. 

Enjoy the cartoon!

 

 

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Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR

Pennsylvania License #RS297130

Rural and Horse Properties and Farms

 

Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.

 

The Premier Equine and Country Real Estate firm serving Eastern Pennsylvania from back yard operations to world class equestrian facilities.

Use a REALTOR with "horse sense" that doesn't horse around when it comes to horse properties.

 

 

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Comments (8)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Brigita,  Thanks for sharing the cartoon.  I have seen some very unusual requests from people moving to the "country" from the city as well.

Mar 17, 2021 05:53 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

In my corner of the world, 2 acres is the magic number for being allowed to keep horses on one's property Brigita. Technically, a hike qualifies as "walking distance" doesn't it ;)

Mar 17, 2021 07:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Brigita- I remember when we moved to Northern VA many years ago. My husband thought he might like a lot of land. One of the first homes we looked at was really nice and backed up to a little creek. The owner opened his barn door and we saw all of the equipment that he used to maintain the property. That's when my husband decided that he wasn't ready yet for that lifestyle. 

Mar 17, 2021 07:25 PM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Hi, Bob!

To the city dwellers, living in a rural area does tend to be "country" living when in a rural area.

Brigita

Mar 18, 2021 10:03 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Hi, Andrea!

A hike could be considered within walking distance.  Also, FYI: in order to keep horses, the rule of thumb is a minimum of 1 acre per horse.  Remember, horses are large animals and need room to run and graze.

Brigita

Mar 18, 2021 10:05 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Hi, Kathy!

This is one of the things some Buyers unfamiliar with living in the country are not aware of until sometimes it is too late.  Plus, horses require more work than owning a cat or a dog.

Brigita 

Mar 18, 2021 10:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

One of the most amazing horse farms I have seen that was listed by one of our clients was 120 Acre farm in Wellington Florida.  The barn building was beautifully done by a finish carpenter.  The horse stall were very large and roomy.  All the hardware was brass, and the second story was designated quarters for staff.  Each was a lavish apartment.  The main kitchen would rival a gourmet restaurant kitchen.

The property had lakes, riding rings, an countless other facilities for horses...It was listed for $160 million.  A

Mar 18, 2021 10:25 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Hi, Ron and Alexandra!

Wow!!  The farm sounds exquisite!  It's just a little out of my budget.  LOL

Brigita

Mar 19, 2021 10:54 AM