Horse Property for Sale in Grand Junction, Palisade, Fruita, Loma, Mack and Whitewater
Finding that perfect home can be challenging enough for a typical buyer. But for buyers who are looking to keep their horses at home, the choices are even more limited.
Most clients looking to have their horses on their own property usually have a pretty good idea of what they want. When you are evaluating a horse property, make sure that you think about these seven important considerations:
- Space – Determine how much land you need before you start looking at properties.
- Barn Condition – Check things such as the size of the stalls, stability of stall partitions, and design of the hayloft to see if everything meets your needs.
- Neighborhood – Are there other equestrian homeowners nearby and is there access to trails if you need it.
- Available Pastures – Are the available pastures large enough to support the number of horses that you plan on having.
- Storage – Look for storage options in the barn, and check to see if there are additional sheds or barns available for equipment and hay storage.
- Overall Layout – What is the overall layout like…In particular, the barn should be located behind the house so that any visitors need to drive past the house to access the horses. This can be a major security issue, and is undoubtedly important if the property is in a rural area.
- Soil Condition and Water Availability – What is the terrain and type of soil like and is there adequate water for the horses.
These are just a few of the important considerations before you sign a contract and write an earnest money check.
The following properties allow horses according to the MLS, be sure to thoroughly check the property to see if it meets your needs and financial ability.