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.
Research investment early
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.