rural real estate
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.
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.
Selling real estate in the Wild Wild West reminds we of the old John Wayne movies. He usually played a big-hearted, honest human being (I relate.) Then he always had other people in the films, which were much like authentic characters from the Wild Wild West, who had little moral or ethical code. Sometimes, selling real estate in the south county feels like working in the Wild Wild West.
I love the rural atmosphere of South Sacramento County. There are open green fields of tall grass. You see horses and cows grazing as you drive along the county roads. Large Oak trees are covering the lands here. Beautiful creeks bubble through the valleys and the Consumnes River roars through every winter, and we hope she doesn’t flood. It is like a picture book from the good old days.