Spring and summer are often touted as the best time of year to buy real estate. The weather is warm, trees and landscaping are at their peak, and families are on vacation from school and taking time off work, giving them the opportunity to move before ‘real life’ kicks into gear again in September. By the time the leaves start to change, many buyers resolve to quit their home search and start again in the new year. But is that really the wisest choice?
Searching for a PA horse farm in the fall has several advantages, the biggest one being that sellers who have had their homes on the market since the spring are much more willing to reduce the price or accept a lower offer. If a horse property has been listed for months already without being sold, many sellers are more flexible and open to a lower asking price than what they started with. In autumn, many people are also anxious to get moved into a new home before the holidays begin, and sellers may be willing to negotiate if it means a quick settlement.
In the fall, you’ll also face less competition from other buyers. With school in full swing and the holidays looming in the near future, many homebuyers decide to table their search until the end of year craziness is all over. Your real estate agent, as well as other support professionals like mortgage brokers and attorneys, will also be less busy than they were in the thick of the spring and summer season, giving them more time to provide you with personal attention.
In addition to the obvious, you can also reap potential tax benefits if you end up purchasing a PA horse property before the end of the year. Expenses like closing costs and property tax might be deductible – ask your accountant about the tax advantages of purchasing a home this fall!
While you may be tempted to forego your home search until next spring, there are lots of good reasons to keep on looking throughout the fall. Less competition, the potential for lower prices, and possible tax benefits can all make searching for a home in the fall a good choice!
• 3,400 sq. ft., 3 bath, 5 bdrm ranch – $675,000. Huge Price Reduction!
Pequea Township, Lancaster County – Echo Knoll Farm, admired for its priceless curb appeal, is showcased on 24 fenced acres beautified by well planted pastures, expansive views of surrounding country side, and unobstructed views of the Susquehanna River dams. This lovely turn-key horse farm is located in beautiful Lancaster County, PA close to many horse related attractions. A long paved driveway leads up to the stable and residences. This property was designed and built by a life long horse woman. You will not find a missed detail in the construction of this turn-key horse property. The farm includes six large fenced pastures with turnout sheds, water and electric. And, includes there rings, 1. 75′(22.8m) diameter indoor w/lite stride footing, 2. a 92×200′ with Lite Stride Footing, 3. 110×220′ turf over sand. Barns include 1. 36×52 stucco over block, 6 12×12′ stall barn w/ hot cold wash stall, tack and feed room, electric/each stall and rubber brick aisle. 2. 2nd barn stucco over block convertible for breeding stall or 4 pony stalls, w/rubber brick. Outbuildings include 4 supply sheds, 10×11′, 2 12×26′ and another 14×16′ hay/supply shed,along with a 24×36 garage/tractor building. There are surveillance cameras for horse safety, generator for well supply. All of the stalls are bright and airy with outside windows and large wide aisles for cross ventilation. All of the barns and out buildings are in above average condition with new paint and stain. The house is custom built home with master on first floor, master bath includes a large antique soaking tub, glass shower and custom sink built into an antique wash stand. There are closets and closets and closets everywhere. Never worry about storage. House has two other nice sized bedrooms/offices with large open concept living room, dining area, and kitchen which opens on to a huge sunny three season room. All of this plus a very large loft area which could easily be converted into a bedroom. There is a another small house attached to the main house with a lovely mudroom, huge living room, eat-in kitchen dining area, bedroom, office and large bathroom with jaccuzzi tub. The land is open and rolling and just right for any equestrian pursuit. The fields are hilly enough for eventers and level enough for hunter, jumpers and dressage riders. It is easy hack over to public lands and under an hour drive to Fair Hills, MD, Chester County, PA and Devon Horse show grounds. Driveable cities include Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Harrisburg.