Is Living On An Acreage All It’s Cracked Up To Be?
Whether it’s city living or a country lifestyle, both scenarios can have their advantages and disadvantages.
If you are thinking of buying your first rural property, let’s take a quick look at what just some of the pros and cons may be.
- Peace and quiet is one of the obvious advantages if you don’t like the sounds of urban living
- There are no neighbors close by
- The night sky is both exhilarating and awe-inspiring
- There is plenty of open space and a great place for the kids to play
- No heavy traffic or long and frustrating commutes to work and back
- Enjoy nature and be at one with the local wildlife
- Life is not in a hurry and stress levels are reduced
- The air is clean and fresh and far healthier than city living
- There is plenty of room for your pets and beloved animals
- Rural prices are generally a lot more reasonable than buying property in town
- There is space for cars, boats, motorhomes and so on
- Live off the land and enjoy the benefits of eating your home-grown produce
The Not So Good
- There is a lot of upkeep and maintenance on a rural property or farm
- Fast food outlets and restaurants are not conveniently located
- You will need to do more traveling for shopping, schools, entertainment and so on
- It can feel isolated at times being far from the nearest major town
- It’s not as convenient for friends to drop by
- You may find yourself working on your property every day and not taking time out to relax
- You’ll need to spend money on purchasing and maintaining equipment
- You’ll spend more on fuel if you need to travel to town regularly
- The Internet can be slow and mobile phone reception sporadic
The two lists above are not exhaustive, but there are plenty of advantages to living on a rural property.
If you are thinking of buying one in the greater Mackay area, then you’ll require the services of a conveyancing lawyer who truly understands the rural lifestyle. The team you can count on is Central Queensland Conveyancing Centre.