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Selling Land or Selling an Acreage

When we help you sell your land or acreage we also:               

  1. Take photographs of your home or land for advertising purposes.              
  2. Give you advice on how to prepare your home for showing.              
  3. Ask for the registration number of your dugout, and talk about what to do if you don't have one.        
  4. Discuss the condition of your septic system. Many old septic systems do not meet current provincial regulations. We can also discuss how to have your existing system "Grandfathered".            
  5. Check Restrictive Covenants that may apply to your subdivision & be relevant to the sale of your country property.           
  6. Discuss Real Property Report. All properties sold need a current Real Property Report.
  7. Ask you to verify the outstanding amount of the rural phone line charge.
  8. Discuss additional buildings, out buildings, barns, sheds and building permits needed to sell the property.
  9. Install free-standing signs at major intersections to help guide buyers to your home.
  10. Place your property on the MLS® system
  11. Advertise in ways that have proven effective for the country market.

 

 Buying Land or Buying an Acreage

 

When we help you buy land or an acreage, we also discuss:

 

  1. Costs to live in the country, driving time, child care, recreational facilities, & whether you need to buy a tractor. 
  2. Water systems. If the home has a well, there are a number of considerations - age of well, depth, type of casing, flow rate, & current draw on the pump. 
  3. Septic systems. We'll walk over the septic field. (If we go over our ankles in sewage, we'll know there's a problem!)
  4. Insurance. Rates vary depending on the company & your distance from the local fire hall.
  5. Animals. Do you want to keep horses, have a kennel, raise exotic animals? Different counties have different regulations. It is important to know the rules before you buy.
  6. Home based businesses. You may need to buy a home that is not in a subdivision.
  7. Inspections. Country property calls for an inspector who has wide experience with both water & septic systems. We will point you in the right direction. A professional inspection is generally essential when you buy country property.
  8. Gas & Oil Exploration. In your back yard? We can discuss it.
  9. Mobile Homes. We can fill you in on the regulations.
  10. Fire permits. These are necessary if you wish to burn garbage, or clear the stubble off the back 40.
  11. Schools & buses. The busses go just about anywhere, but you are somewhat restricted in your choice of school.
  12. Fire protection. All fire protection is by Volunteer fire department.
  13. Garbage pick up. This is available from private contractors, or from the county.
  14. Value. Will your new home hold its value? We'll give you an overview of what the acreage market has done in the past 10 years.

For information or assistance call 780-449-2022

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