Tips for Buying Rural Property

Buying a home with property is a dream for many people who are eager to escape the rat race of city living.  A home on the range is synonymous with clean air, green pastures and that sought after peace and quiet.  However, to find your dream property, there are some important questions that you will want to ask.

As the premier real estate agent in Williams Lake, I would like to offer the following key factors to help you find that perfect piece of property.


Regardless of whether you are looking for a home or property, the adage of location, location, location still applies.  Before settling on any piece of property, make sure to look at a wide range of properties and make sure that you take the time to get a feel for each one.


Keep in mind distance to town and other amenities when making your final decision.

Picking out Property

Once you have narrowed down the area you want to live, it is time to start to look at the property in more detail.

Make sure to inquire about the following details:

  • Are there any land use or zoning issues with that specific piece of property?
  • Are there any property line disputes?
  • Will there be any septic or water problems or concerns?
  • Are there going to be extra maintenance costs associated with fencing or wells and pumps etc.?

All of these important questions should be answered before you make your final decision.

Extra Costs

Once you are satisfied with the entire shape of the property, including the previous questions, it is time to start to evaluate the true cost of the property.  This is not just the MLS asking price.  Like any purchase, there are sure to be extra costs attached to your new purchase.

Additional costs that you may incur include:

  • House insurance rates.
  • Heating costs.
  • Gas and vehicle maintenance because of longer commutes.
  • Increase in property tax if nearby land is developed.

The Right Realtor

Whenever you are looking for that perfect home or property, the right real estate agent is a must.  The qualities that you should look for in a realtor are honesty, commitment, and knowledge in the area you are looking to buy.

When it comes to rural properties in Williams Lake, we at Geordie Moore have lived and worked in the community and have an intimate knowledge and key understanding of all of the rural areas surrounding the town.  Let us help you find your dream property today.


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