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Are there any guidelines for choosing a country property?

Naturally, people seek a wide variety of different types of country property. Depending on your ultimate end goal, consider things like…
  • Zoning – will the local council permit your intended use
  • Size of land – farm, horses, agriculture or simple lifestyle pursuits
  • Taxes applicable based on land size – could land tax be applicable?
  • Neighbours – their land use, animals, recreational pursuits etc.
  • Type and size of house – classic homestead or modern home
  • Soil types – if you’ll be farming, soil types are vital to success. Seek areas where others have already demonstrated success
  • Water availability and quality – bore water is often available but will it be potable?
  • Fences – want livestock or pets? Fencing is costly so bear that in mind. Rabbit proof fences are necessary to protect vegetable patches and young plantings
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