You Should Also Know
Buying in the rural area can be filled with traps for non-local and urban agents. Well flow and recovery, septic issues, wiring, plumbing, oil & propane heat, backup generators, quarries, Conservation, Niagara Escarpment Commission and examining the Official Plan & development are just some of the issues you'll encounter when purchasing rural properties. Experience matters when working in this territory.
Neighbours? What neighbours? Isn’t that why you move to the country… to get away from them?
More land. You won’t find anything much less than half an acre once you cross into the rural areas.
Peace and quiet. Rolling up your sleeves and fixing stuff. Seeing deer and wildlife in your backyard. Growing your own vegetables.
Not So Great For
Amenities. If you forget the milk, you may need to devote an hour or more to run back and get it. Also, the bugs can get bad in the warmer months depending on your location.
Don’t expect much of a discount compared to being in town. The larger your property, the more of an investment you’ll make. Homes have sold for $5-million-plus in some cases.
You'll Fall In Love With
Seeing horses on the way home and stars in the sky when it gets dark.