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Buying a Home in The Country

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Buying a Home in The Country

Most rural properties are not connected to municipal services.  So, before you purchase a property in a rural area, it is crucial to ensure that its well and septic system are in good condition.


Getting away from the city also means getting away from municipal water and sewer systems.  A home’s well and septic system are essential to the homeowner’s health and well being, so it is important to make sure they are working properly before you make a firm offer. 


Not all realtors have the same skill sets and experience according to the Real Estate Council of Ontario.  Therefore, when choosing someone to help you with the purchase of a rural home, ask about his or her knowledge and experience related to those types of properties.  Septic tanks can’t be tested easily. 


Before placing an offer you may want to see the documentation that shows when the tank was installed and that it complied with the Ministry of the Environment.  You should also ask to see service records for the system.  Living in the country appeals to many home buyers.  Double checking these two items is wise.


Submitted by:  Jim McLachlin, Broker



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