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After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!


A New Home Search

Don'T Waste Ranch Property

Elli Jokela

If you set out to find a home and instead you found a ranch property with a house that you love, you may decide to go for it. If you aren't a horse person and you have no desire to own livestock of your own there are still ways to put that property to good use so you don't feel like you are wasting it. Plus, you can even make some money while you are at it. Here are some things you can do with your new ranch property:

Rent your animal housing facilities out full-time to owners in need of them

  • You want to make sure that your facilities are in good and safe condition. Once you have verified this from someone who has livestock experience, you can get a business license and start offering your property to livestock owners looking for somewhere to keep their animals.
  • Make sure you have clear contracts drawn up that let it be known that you will not be caring for, feeding, watering, cleaning up after, exercising or providing any other care to the livestock. This will all be up to the owners or people they hire to come care for them on a daily basis.
  • The only responsibility you will have is to make sure the facilities are kept in good shape so the animals don't get out or get injured. You should also keep all the owner's emergency phone numbers in a convenient location at all times so you can get ahold of the immediately if you notice anything may be wrong with their animals.

Rent out your facilities to someone who wants to use them for special occasions

  • If you don't like the idea of having someone else's animals on your property full-time, then there are other things you can offer your ranch property up for that will also allow you to bring in some extra money so the property isn't being wasted.
  • You can rent your property out for picture taking opportunities for anyone who has horses and wants to offer pictures of people on their horses, but who doesn't have land with as nice of a background look as yours. They will trailer in their horses and their appointments will show up, they will photograph people on or riding the horses and they will trailer them back off the property when the photo sessions are done.
  • You can also offer people the use of your property for other livestock related events if your property offers them the amenities or environment they feel will make for a better event. Parties, horse training camps, weekend petting zoos and other events can be done without you having livestock on the property full-time.

Contact a realtor, such as from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lynch Realty, to get started.