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Benefits Of Owning a House with Acreage

Posted by UC Social on January 5, 2024

There is nothing that compares to buying and owning a home but purchasing a home with acreage delivers a completely new set of opportunities.

Houses with acreage not only come with an abundance of land but also with many other advantages.   

Land and Privacy

One of the greatest benefits is room for expansion. Expanding your house not only increases its value but also allows you to customize it in the way that is closest to your taste. The extra space is great for entertaining guests or increasing storage. This can also mean adding a pool or a tennis court, all within the boundaries of your own property.  

Owning a house surrounded by numerous acres of land also allows for more privacy. This privacy separates you from your neighbors and acts as a buffer zone.  Privacy also comes with the advantage of utilizing your outdoor spaces a lot more and hosting much larger parties.


Acreage can give you opportunities to take advantage of outdoor activities, right in your backyard. These activities could include hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fishing. Spending time outdoors isn’t just good for your physical health but also for your mental health. It can help boost your mood, reduce stress, and improve your physical fitness.  Owning a house with an abundance of land can help you change to a healthier, and more stress-free lifestyle.

A larger piece of land may be enough to breed horses or other animals and construct all necessary outbuildings and additional structures. This may be a dream for many and that is why when considering purchasing a property, think about how much land you may need in the future.

Having acreage allows you to be surrounded by nature – from dusk to dawn. Access to natural light can create a more welcoming environment for your home. The low noise pollution and quiet atmosphere increase relaxation and decrease anxiety.  Those living in urban areas tend to see instant improvement in their mood when spending time in more remote areas of the country.

Generating Income

Having extra acreage also allows you to bring in additional income. The land lends an opportunity to sell and raise livestock or start a hobby farm. And if business is not something you would like to consider, having a fresh and organic supply of nutritious fruit and vegetables right from your backyard is a benefit on its own. Sustainable living is not just a trend that will eventually pass. People are becoming a lot more in tune with where their food comes from and how livestock is being raised.   

There are also fewer zoning requirements and permitting procedures when it comes to owning a house with acreage if you’re outside city limits. This gives you a lot more freedom when it comes to managing and expanding your property. Living in an unincorporated area often brings lower property taxes and fewer local fees. Your property may qualify for an AG exempt which could result in significant property tax savings.

Higher resale value also comes with owning a house with lots of land. Homes on larger lots have a higher value than similar houses on smaller lots in the same area. Land is nearly always guaranteed to improve its value over time.

From hunting opportunities to just observing birds and wildlife, your time outdoors will be well spent. There is no price that can be put on that benefit of owning a property with acreage.

Our team at United Country Real Estate have been helping homeowners just like you to finding their dream lifetime properties.  Living on a small farm or a recreational plot is not an attainable dream.  It takes time and the right agent to find the piece of land that will meet your needs.  Contact our team to learn more about our agents and brokers.

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