Purchasing equestrian property is nothing to be horsing around with…ok that was cheesy, But really, if you’re looking at horse property, there are tips and information you need to know before purchasing. There are several equestrian properties in the Tierra Linda Ranch community of Kerrville Texas. Many people that purchase in this community do so because of the equestrian capabilities.
Here are 6 Things to Consider When Buying Equestrian Property in Tierra Linda Ranch
#1. Land requirements.
Check with local coding and building requirements on any conditions or restrictions to land requirements and what you can use that land for. If you are already buying a property that has set boundaries for pasture area then you will need to worry about that, but if you are considering purchasing a home and then building out with pastors and fences you’ll need to know your exact boundaries, what is allowed on that property and if you can have buildings within a certain distance from each other. You’ll also want to make sure you have enough land for the horses that you’re going to care for. You want to aim for at least one acre of land per horse.
#2. Barns and Stables
In addition to pasture he will also need stables or a barn to house your horses. Again, many of these properties are already suitable with stables but you’ll want to make sure that you have the right building codes, the stables are secure, and have them inspected as well as the house.
#3. Grass and foliage.
Caring for horses is a lot of responsibility and there could be a lot of hidden dangers on your land. You want to check for noxious weeds and grasses that can be deadly to your horses such as Ragwort. while sheep and cows may be able to eat this courses cannot. Also, you’ll want to have a safe and dry place to store your hay or alfalfa as moldy hay can cause serious health problems for horses.
Even if you purchase a property that has existing fence lines, you’ll want to check for their integrity and strength. If you don’t have any fencing you want to verify that you choose fencing that is strong enough and high enough to keep your horses safely inside. If you need to fence a large area calculate the cost before hand; multiple acres of land could cause several thousands of dollars to fence
#5. Understanding your water supply.
Water is extremely important when it comes to managing your land and keeping your horses healthy. You want to make sure you have the right amount of water in either a well system or from the city.
#6. Use professionals that know equestrian property.
From appraisers and real estate agents to inspectors and lenders, you’ll want to use professionals in your real estate transaction that understand all the details that go into purchasing equestrian property. As a professional Tierra Linda Ranch real estate agent I understand all of the details that come into play when purchasing these types of properties and can help you find the right lender, appraiser and inspector that not only knows equestrian property but knows the home specifically in this community.