The idea of building a house in the country comes with a bit of charm. However, it's very important to consider some of the basic necessities that you may have been taking for granted while living in the city.
When you're thinking of purchasing raw land, you should consider the expense of bringing utilities to your new home. Let's look at a few very important rural utilities to consider.
Before you can think about anything else, you have to make sure that electricity is available on the property. If there isn't already electricity run to the property, you'll have to contact the appropriate electricity company and pay to bring service where you need it.
If you're planning on building in a rural area, you're going to have to drill a well. That's going to require some specific knowledge of the property. If there are neighbors within a quarter mile or so, ask who drilled their well. Call that company to find out information about area well capacity, depth and cost.
For rural homes, a septic system is the most common option for sewage. The cost to install a septic system depends on your location, the type of home and the type of soil that it's going to be sitting on. In general, expect a cost of over $1,500 to get the system installed.
No matter what area you choose to live in, bringing utilities to rural land is going to factor into the final investment of your new home. To help you make the best decision, we recommend that you find out this information in the early stages of searching for land.
If you have more questions about utilities on rural land, or would like to discuss building a home on your rural property, call Turner & Son at 405.285.2856.
Athena Captain is Director of Sales and Marketing at Turner & Son Homes, where her passion is building a referral-based company in a niche market. She has helped create a business model that allows Turner & Son Homes to become the “concierge” of building on land in Oklahoma. Athena has successfully led sales teams within retail, banking, and finally bringing her talent to bear in the construction industry. Athena has developed a prospecting system while at Turner & Son Homes that allows any sales professional to become a referral magnet. She will share her system in her upcoming book The Making of a Rainmaker, soon to be released nationwide. With the launch of AthenaCaptain.com, she hopes to help other sales professionals, business owners, and companies apply her proven systems to increase revenue through referrals. She was honored to be a finalist for Edmond Woman of the Year in 2014. She is active within her community as a Board member for Oklahoma Family Network, and she is on the Leadership team of Savannah Station Equine Therapy Program.
The current home on our property has been in existence for over 80 years. We love our property, and made our decision to build our new house there. Turner and Son was the first company we considered and we didn't have to look any further.
The Wells family
March 9, 2016