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post #21 of 36 Old 11-09-2010, 01:54 PM
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GreyRay, you also need to be looking at how the land is listed.

If it doesn't have an ag listing you won't be able to put livestock on it, regardless of the amount of acreage.

If it's in a subdivision, I can tell you right now you won't be able to put horses on it.

Besides, why would you want to put up fencing on a rented property? You're only increasing the value of it for the owner, not yourself.

Before you and your family get all gung ho about a particular place, you'd better find out what the covenants and restrictions are, as well as whether or not you can put horses on it.

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post #22 of 36 Old 11-09-2010, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Land wise, 10+ acres is what we are looking for.
Thanks for the links! My phone is an idiot so I will have to wait untill I can get the computer to see them.
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GreyRay, you also need to be looking at how the land is listed.

If it doesn't have an ag listing you won't be able to put livestock on it, regardless of the amount of acreage.

If it's in a subdivision, I can tell you right now you won't be able to put horses on it.

Besides, why would you want to put up fencing on a rented property? You're only increasing the value of it for the owner, not yourself.

Before you and your family get all gung ho about a particular place, you'd better find out what the covenants and restrictions are, as well as whether or not you can put horses on it.

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trust what a R/E agent tells you concerning livestock; always do your own research.
I know. We always check the areas zoning before we even call.
We are looking at being here for 9 years atleast so its not like a couple month ordeal.
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post #24 of 36 Old 11-09-2010, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Just in case you guys are wondering this is the one from Virginia Equestrians.com
That Mom called on

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Oh, I just thought about this: To clear up any misunderstanding(or misexplanation on my part haha) what I ment by the property not necessarily having to be set up for horses, is that it needs to be zoned ag with enough acreage, but it doesnt have to have purdy wood fences and a big fancy stable. We can repair/replace/install fences, and clean up a barn if need be. And as already said, we will be living there for a long while.

Charlicata, I will be waiting to hear back about that property :)

I havnt seen my horses in exactly 1 month, 1 week and 1 day, so I am greatful for all the replies :)
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post #26 of 36 Old 11-09-2010, 04:34 PM
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my neighbor had his house for sale for 476. It's on 10 acres w/ a really cute barn. I'll see if it's still for sale....

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post #27 of 36 Old 11-09-2010, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Cool. Where is it at? Do you think he would be willing to rent?
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post #28 of 36 Old 11-10-2010, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, so parants went and looked at the house from the virginiaequestrian.com ad, and they say that: The bedrooms are small but 4 bedrooms none the less, all 26 acres are fenced but the fences need some repairs, most of the property is wooded(no biggie), the barn is brand spankin' new & never been used with an unfinished appartment, and it's in a good area.
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I just left the DC area (Old Town Alexandria) last Spring and moved down to southern mississippi, where I can finally afford to live in a house where I can keep horses :) I am thinking your best bet is going to be SOUTH on I-95 -- Prince William, Stafford, or Spotsylvania counties. We used to live down in Fredericksburg, and my husband commuted on the VRE up to Crystal City in Arlington -- commuting on the train is the way to go if at all possible. The 2nd best option would be for them 2 commute together via car and use the HOV lanes, but the train is really the best if it is convenient for their work. The problem with going out west of the city toward ashburn / leesburg / horse country is that there is no train and the traffic is hellaciously horrible. You really have to make the commute thing a priority -- when we lived in Fredericksburg, my husband rode the train, which was awesome; but I worked in Tysons Corner and my commute was 1 1/2 - 2 hours going in and 1 - 1 1/2 hours coming home -- spending 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours driving a car every day really sucked my will to live.

You should also check out Craigslist -- maybe post an ad there, and maybe put up flyers in the feed & tack stores and let the people who work there know what you are looking for. I found my place down here in Mississippi through a small classified ad in the small local paper that I was able to access online while still up there.

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post #30 of 36 Old 11-11-2010, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, that's the direction we are looking in, Fredericksburg and surrounding areas, it seems are best bet. Dad works night shift, so the traffic isnt like rush hour. And he rides his motorcycle(when its warm enough). Arlington is where we are right now... I forgot what I was going to say... Anywho, the live stock exchange in(?) Middleburg has the biggest tack store I have ever seen O.O
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