How to Get the Best Value for Your Money When Buying a Horse Property

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When you are looking at horse properties for sale, you’ll want to find a property that gives you the most value for your money. Here are some tips.

Buy During the Off-Season

As demand for horse properties increases, the prices also go up. Try to buy a horse property when there are fewer buyers out there. You’ll probably have fewer properties to choose from, but may have more bargaining power in bringing the price down, especially if a property has been on the market for a while.

Don’t Be Afraid to Fix Up a Property

You can often get great deals on properties which need a little work. These properties may not look like the best, but with some care and fixing up, they can really shine. It will help if you are somewhat handy, and the more of the work that you’re able to do yourself, the more money you’ll save in the process.

Buy With Plans of Expanding

One of the best ways that you can get a large horse property for minimal cost is to buy a property on plenty of land and later expand. Unless you need large stables immediately, you can gradually add on to the buildings on the property. The advantage of this approach is that you can custom build the stables and sheds to fit your needs and preferences. Just make sure that you find out about any construction restrictions that you may face before you buy the property.

Convert a Property to a Horse Property

While it may be tempting to look for properties which are already set up to house horses, don’t forget that there are also properties out there which consist of houses and acreage. You may be able to find a great property that will be perfect for horses once you build your stables and put up fencing on your own. You will need the time required to build the stables and get the property ready for horses, so this option requires some flexibility on your part.

Be Realistic About What You Need

It’s easy to search for your dream equestrian property with tons of pasture and luxuries like a hot walker and covered arena. But the more luxurious the property, the more its value will be driven up. Be realistic about what features you do and don’t need in your property so you can buy a property that’s just right for you.

Good luck with your search for horse properties for sale.

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