7 things to consider before buying farm land

Due to the increase in crop and livestock prices, many people think that investment in farmland is a very profitable. There are many farm land for sale. If you are thinking of buying farmland, then here are seven things you need to consider and Stonewall Ranch is going to give you some friendly advice.

Plan ahead

You should have a realistic expectation when you are looking for farmland. Having some knowledge of the rural property is important. The type of property you buy will have a huge impact on the size of the down payment. You will have more income potential if the land is more productive. If the property is ‘recreational,’ you will have to invest more.

Find out your financing needs

If you have cash, then all you need to do is compare how much you can afford and the price of the property. If you need to finance part of the purchase then you should talk to a professional rural lending expert. The lender will be able to finance land, and the items after the land have been purchased but be careful about buying in Liberty Hill. Why might you ask? See my rant about home prices in Liberty Hill.

Type of soil and drainage

You should know the type of soil. You can ask for a soil test. It will give you a report of the nutrients that are present in the soil and that are not there. If you need to add more nutrients to the soil, then your cost will increase. You should conduct research on the farm’s drainage. If the farm is terraced, you should make sure that the terraces are in good order.

Hire a realtor

Realtors can provide lots of information to help you. They will help you with the closing. Realtors can explain you many procedures and find out who will be responsible for some of the expenses of the transaction. They will help you negotiate with closing fees, document preparation, etc.

Know what items are included with the sale

All the parties involved in the transaction should know about the things that are included in the transaction. A detailed list of the things such as gates, portable sheds, fence posts, feeders, livestock panels, etc. should be part of the contract.

Insurance

You should have title insurance to ensure your ownership of the farm. The title insurance will tell you if the site you purchased has been a hazardous waste dump site before or not. If the farm has buildings, then you should find out if it lies in a flood zone or not. If it does, then you should buy flood insurance.

You should have a detailed contract so that all the aspects of the farm are included. This way no conflict will take place. You should go to a realtor to help you look for farmland for sale and purchase them.