Is Living On An Acreage All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Is Living On An Acreage All It’s Cracked Up To Be?
24 March 2017

Is Living On An Acreage All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

by Central QLD Conveyancing Centre

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. The Good

  • 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 Takeaway 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.