We went and looked at another acreage today, more like farm. 150 acres (W-O-W!)
So here's possible 3#:
Older farm house (1944 I believe) in fairly good repair. Gorgeous original hardwood floors. Very nice sized rooms for a house of its age.
Pavement all the way to the driveway, 35 minutes from work.
Barn, corrals, mostly fenced.
Drawbacks? Well what isn't in good repair (or esthetically agreeable) would cost quite a bit. Barn needs to be gutted to be usable. "Fences" are questionable.
I have to admit, I really liked the character of this house. I loved all of the main floor, except the kitchen (man the cupboards were UGLY). Would want to basically tear the kitchen apart and remodel it. Counter space wasn't any less than my kitchen however it was chopped up into 3 different sections which made them seem smaller than they are.
Main kicker to put it waaay down on the list? The toilet (only one bathroom) has a tendency to overflow... right onto the dining room table in the room below! :o
To answer a couple questions from my previous house-hunting post. Acreages here range in size, can be as small as less than an acreage. However the RM's have pretty strict rules about how many "animal units" are allowed per acre. I don't think any of them would allow 2 horses on less than 10 acres.
We are hoping to find something decent, close to work (30-ish minutes or less) that has at least 10 acres (I would prefer 15 as the minimum to be honest)
I am hoping we find to the West of the city. North is also possible but most of that is RM of Corman Park (who I would like to avoid dealing with). South and East make it so we have to drive through the city to get to work, which would mean we'd have to be closer to the city limit and prices therefore increase quite a bit.
*image is not my own, it is from the MLS ad*