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3 Essential Tips for Maintaining Rural Homes

Posted by admin on July 17, 2020
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There is nothing quite like country-living in Texas! The ability to see the stars shine bright at night and decompress by a crackling campfire is good for the soul, and when the sun rises, there is a bundle of wide-open space to enjoy.

The room to roam on our spacious owner-financed lots may be enough for a soothing lifestyle, but let’s be honest here, the rural land surrounding the Edinburg area where you can hunt and/or work on your farm is a great alternative from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

If owning this type of owner-financed land in Edinburg appeals to you, then you’re going to want to know how to properly maintain it. Owning rural land in the Valley comes with its own set of challenges, including a lot more upkeep with your natural surroundings to prevent them from getting out of hand. 

1. Establish Your Boundaries 

One of the best ways to protect your property from the nature around you is to erect fence lines that will not only mark your rural home but also keep your livestock from wandering off. A secured perimeter can also identify property lines and even section off further portions of your lot. Additionally, fence lines will help avoid any clashes with your neighbors when it comes to property disputes, so long as you are within compliance.

Once you’ve gotten your fence line up, periodically inspect it by walking alongside it and looking for any causes for concern, as maintenance is going to be key to the vitality of your fence. If it’s electric, test the voltage with an appropriate electric fence voltmeter, and if it’s made out of wood, make sure to replace wood that has started to rot.  

2. Tools for the Trade

If you don’t have the adequate tools to maintain your owner-financed land in Edinburg, then it’s time to make a worthwhile investment.

A strong riding lawn mower will keep your lawn looking beautiful, and having a soil tiller will help you immensely if you decide to plant anything. Maintaining the grass on your land and trimming the bushes will help keep unwanted pests away. Animals are less likely to invade your space if they don’t have wide-open fields and tall grass to roam through.  

3. A Barn, Perhaps

While they can be costly, building a barn on your rural lot could be a wise investment as well. This would protect all the big equipment on your rural land from the wear and tear of natural exposure. 

On top of that, barns are aesthetically pleasing and will separate your owner-financed land from the rest of the pack. Nothing says yesteryear Americana quite like a beautiful red barn!

Santa Cruz Properties can help you achieve the dream of being a landowner, even if you have bad or no credit. Fulfill that dream now so you can prop your feet up on your porch, sway on your rocking chair, and enjoy the vista after a hard day’s work later.  

Santa Cruz Properties property experts can secure your owner-financed lot in Edinburg now. 

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