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Things to Think About Before Moving To the Country

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On April 3, 2015

Moving to the country may sound appealing to you however there are a few things you need to think about before doing so. Living in the country can be rewarding if you are willing to take a few things into consideration before moving there. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city may be just what you are in need of. In this blog post we are going to give you a few tips for making your move to the country a peaceful one.

  • moving to the country Realize that most homes out in the country require that you have a well. Well water although great tasting may need a bit of work in order to get it ready to drink. Sometimes well’s can be costly if you are moving to a rural area that has hard water. Just be sure to keep this little fact in mind before you move out to the country and you won’t be surprised by it if you end up needing to purchase some sort of water softener.
  • Realize that your commute to work may be a bit longer if you work in the city and choose to purchase land or a home in the country. If living in the country is important to you and your family then making the sacrifice of driving a little bit further to work may be worth it to all of you.
  • Buying land or a home out in the country is also going to mean a more difficult time driving anywhere in the event of inclement weather.  You and your family may have to settle in for a few days and just enjoy one another when bad weather comes once you move out to the country. This can be a blessing or a curse, depending on the way you look at it. It is just good to be aware that rural roads typically do not get cleared as fast as roads in the big cities when bad weather sets in. You may want to consider buying a four wheel drive if you purchase a home in the country so that you can more easily maneuver around the snow covered country roads.
  • The cost of trash removal can get quite expensive in the country. Many folks that live in the country take their trash to the local dump because they can save quite a bit of money that way.
  • If you are considering buying a home in the country to get away from loud neighbors, be aware that you may have to deal with gun shots and folks hunting within walking distance of your home once you move out on a bigger piece of land.

If moving to the country sounds appealing to you and none of these items we have listed for you to think about bother you, then you are likely going to enjoy living in the peace and tranquility the country life has to offer you.

Information courtesy of Huntsville Real Estate Broker Mike Manosky.

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