Rural Real Estate
Should buyers inspect septic tanks? When making a home purchase, many rural areas do not have public sewer service. In these cases, a septic tank is used, and it is buried under the ground usually down a foot or two. These tanks are recommended to be pumped out 3-5 years, depending on with whom you speak. The more people, the more flushes, the more laundry, the more showers. If you start having a back up, call your septic service quick.
During a buyer’s inspection period, buyers are afforded an opportunity to inspect the septic system. There are many types of systems such as an engineered dosing systems, and most often in Sacramento County you will see leech lines running from the septic.
Mixing Auburn rural real estate and Mexican longhorn was quite an experience yesterday. I went to visit my son, J.T., after working in the area. He said, why don’t you come over to see my cows at the 100 acres I lease? Sure, I said, thinking: nice photo opportunity. Little did I know, we would be having an adventure.
He loaded up his 4-wheel drive vehicle in the back his horse trailer and off we went. Upon arrival he said, why are my cows looking at me from the neighbor’s property? Yes, the cows had escaped. So, JT, his girlfriend, Leslie, and myself were off chasing cows. I was later given gate duty.
New listing photo shoots are amazing and so much fun. Today I attended a photo-shoot with still shots, a movie, and drones. It was a beautiful day. The property is breathtaking from the views to the vegetable gardens. it was my favorite type of property, rural acreage. Stay tuned for all the details on this magical Mediterranean when we go live on the MLS.
Ranches for sale with custom gates, higher value? Let’s have a discussion about this topic. We sell a lot of land and ranches as well as homes with small back yards and estate properties. All of these might have custom gated entries. Do first impressions matter with big price tags attached?
This topic had me looking through properties as we are getting ready to list a few country estates with custom gated entries. When you drive into a luxury estate property or a custom ranch the entry, of course, sets the stage.
Rural real estate pricing is anything but cookie cutter. There is a wide range of pricing as the country property is mostly custom homes. There is an HOA in one rural real estate subdivision in south county, that feels like a neighborhood. Lot size can vary greatly. There is little price difference between 5-10 acres.
The size of the main home and the number of additional residences and outbuildings has an influence on the final price. Set up for animals on a property has a direct impact on buyers. There is an extensive amount of work and analysis to price properly.