Rural Home on Acreage
By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
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://tin...