Scratching your head trying to reconcile your appreciation for both city and country? There is a way to have your country cake – and eat your city style too – and all while (possibly) enjoying extra cash on the side. Read on to find out more.
If you’ve just moved to a rural or regional area, the nearest supermarket may easily be 50km away. The same might also be the case for a post office or chemist, leaving you balancing the costs of petrol and car maintenance with the joys of peace and quiet. Both sides of the coin might leave you very well satisfied. If not, read on….
Rurality has finally become a reality and it’s a dream lifestyle indeed. Or it would be if you could just turn off your active city mindset. But when you’ve spent most of your life running, mentally and physically, it can take a while to consciously slow down and relax – without feeling guilty or foolish for doing so! The technology we now have at our fingertips, everywhere we go, makes decelerating even harder. So, here are some tricks to try…
Excitement is high as you plan for a life-long dream of living in a regional town or rural area. While perfect in your mind and heart, this move should include reflecting on points you may never have thought of when buying in suburbia.
Moving away from city hustle and bustle to a quiet, peaceful acreage is many peoples’ dream. But, without wanting to ruin this dream, it’s important to remember that your “vision splendid” will need extra money and time to maintain.
Selling a property is never easy and when it comes to rural and regional homes, issues you’ve never heard of in suburbia will arise. Here’s our top tips for vendors selling farms, cattle stations and more.
You’re dreaming of finally enjoying a peaceful country abode, far away from neighbourhood noise. Or perhaps you’re keen to begin that lifelong fantasy of a hobby farm or a regional B&B. Either way, approaching lenders for a rustic loan can be a tricky affair compared to buying in the suburbs, so ensure you consider the following.
You’ve bought your perfect rural home, which ticks every one of your boxes. You’re loving the peace, quiet and scenery and watching your kids and pets enjoy the great outdoors. What can you do to ensure this dream lifestyle doesn’t fail? Here are some ideas for you.
After years of watching Escape to the Country, you’ve decided to organise your own escape to a regional or rural area. You’re loving the thought of peace and quiet, pretty scenery, walking down the main street where everyone knows your name, and plenty of room for pets and veggie patches. All of this sounds delightful after years of living in bustling, busy suburbs. These dreams could come true but consider these points before you start your new journey.
Small towns can be great places to live, work and play. But for those new to the area – and new to country living overall – making friends can be tricky with fewer social groups and possibilities available. You want to walk down the main street and have everybody know your name. Becoming that person ain’t so easy though but don’t despair!