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Farm Talk With Paul Ward: Overcome Obstacles And Make Your Dream of Country Living A Reality!

Maybe since you were a child, you have had a dream of living in the country. Somehow, you wound up living in the suburbs or the city.

Still – you have not let go of the dream; the dream has not let go of you.

Paul Ward is here to help you figure out how to make your dream of living in the country come true by overcoming obstacles and building creative solutions!

He analyzes your hypothetical situation below. Please keep reading!

Why You Want To Live In The Country:

  • The air quality is better.
  • You love the magic of nature – the stars, the wild life, the crickets at night.
  • You want to grow your own food.
  • You want more animals of your own.
  • You want to host friends and family in the country.

Some Obstacles You May Experience To Living In The Country:

  • Spouse is an urbanite or a suburbanite – a common situation.
  • Distance to work – Is it practical?
  • Starbucks addiction (Yes, this is a real thing.)
  • Kids will be without friends.
  • Grocery store at a distance – where is it anyway?

Solution:  Rent A Property Temporarily!

In Ventura County there are always properties for rent. Though landlords want to rent to people who plan to stay, you can approach the landlord with a proposal. You can offer them more money per month for 6 months. If the rent is $3,000, you offer $3, 200.

Rather than paying for a year’s lease, you may offer them all the money for 6 months up front or increase the security deposit so that they can use it to allay expenses after you leave.

After living in your country house for 3 months or so, your spouse may be able to wrap their mind around a longer or permanent stay.

Paul has great tips for overcoming obstacles to living your dream – Many properties in Ventura County are 3-5 minutes from town!

Listen to his show today for fixes for grocery store worries, Starbucks addiction, your kids and their friends, and more!

You may also contact Paul and his team at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve. We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

 

Farm Talk With Paul Ward: Your Dream Home ~ What To Consider When Planning to Build On Vacant Land

In today’s Farm Talk show, Paul Ward shares valuable facts and on what to consider when planning to build your dream home on vacant land.

He tells a story of a woman, a land owner, who came to him with a problem – she had bought a parcel out in the country four years earlier but had never built on it.

They found, after reviewing the comparable sales in the neighborhood, that she had paid too much for the land and would probably take a loss on the property.

Paul helps people analyze the pros and cons and crunch the numbers on buying property.

 What To Consider When Buying Vacant Land:

  • Land costs money and building costs money. Add that together and the cost may exceed other houses in the neighborhood.
  • What is the cost per sq foot? It varies on the materials used. (It could range from $300 to $600.) Multiply that number by the number of square feet you are building.
  • Permits cost money – you need a permit for everything you do.
  • Utilities – how far is your parcel from a city or county road? If you are way out in the backwoods, water, electricity, natural gas, or propane needs to be routed to the house.
  • There may be sewage issues. Properties out in county don’t have sewage – you will need a septic tank.
  • Earthquake requirements – you might need caissons.
  • Fire access: You will need a 20 foot wide driveway. Fire engines also need a large turn around.
  • You need a water source – a 5,000 gal tank or a swimming pool.

Building a house on vacant land could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars before you even put up a wall!

It may be good to do a cost comparison between building and buying a fixer upper out in the country. Depending on how long you plan to be in your house, you may be upside down when the house is first completed.

Listen to Paul’s show for more important details that will save you work and save you money when planning to build your dream home!

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve. We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

 

Dr. Bunny

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