9 things to consider:
You should plan on getting the soil tested so you know what kind of deficiencies, organic matter and nutrients are in your soil. You can have the soil test here, the University of Missouri Extension Office. Depending on the quality of your soil, it will dictate how much time and money it will cost to have it amended properly for your crops.
What type of waste management system do you plan to use? Whether you are considering a lagoon or septic system you’ll want to be sure that with your type of financing whichever you select is acceptable to your lender. Also, be sure prior to the install you have a soil morphology evaluation and or a peculation test done. You can read more about that at the University of Missouri Extension. Watch this video on Septics 101 for a quick overview of septic systems.
When you are out walking the property and see what looks like a driveway don’t assume that it’s your access to the road. Be certain without any doubt that you have access rights. If not you could be without a way to get to your property. If there is a private drive you’ll need to also know who is responsible for the maintenance. Often times gravel roads need additional gravel to make it suitable for driving on. It’s road maintenance.
And as always you’ll want a Rolla real estate agent who understands your dreams and goals. I’m your girl! Call me and let’s discuss your future home together. I’m happy to show your homes for sale Rolla, MO whether in the country or inside the city limits! Be sure to check out Five Steps to Ease Home Buying Stress and Anxiety.