Dreaming of a Home on Acreage?
Looking for a one-of-a-kind property in Oregon? Downtown condo not your style? Need more space than a bungalow in a hip neighborhood can provide? Minivan life in the suburbs not what you’re looking for? Dreaming of owning a little more room to roam, a hard asset to call your very own?
PEGGY HOAG REAL ESTATE has you covered. We’ve looked high and low, from the Columbia River Gorge to the Oregon Coast and beyond. The result? Our brokers have curated the area’s biggest and best selection of truly unique one-of-a-kind properties with acreage. We specialize in properties valued at over $1M with 2+ acres of land.
Why invest in a home on acreage?
Because it’s what you’ve always wanted…
You’ve worked for this. You’ve earned it. Let’s make it happen.
Living a secluded life on a big piece of property isn’t for everyone. But if it is for you, you just know it. And maybe you’ve always known it. Stop dreaming about it and do something about it. Find the big property that’s right for you.
Because it’s an investment…
Land. A hard asset they are not making any more of… it’s a cliche for a reason, there’s truth in it. There are only so many available acres left in the increasingly crowded Pacific Northwest. The expert and experienced brokers at PEGGY HOAG REAL ESTATE will show you the best properties as soon as they hit the market.
Buying a property with acreage provides many options for short-term investment opportunities too, including:
- Vacation rentals
- Rentals for corporate retreats
- Leasing hunting or fishing rights
Of course, just like any business, you’ll have to do your homework and check with your lawyer and accountant. But when you own a property with acreage, the possibilities are endless.
Because it’s what your family needs…
How we live is changing. School, work, socializing, and fun are all a little different than they used to be. When you invest in a hard asset with acreage, you’re not leaving it all behind. You’re trading up. And your family will absolutely love it.
Because the possibilities are endless…
Whether you’re retiring early or right on time, have a job that allows you the flexibility to work from home, or even if you’re just ready to head out to a place of your very own, a home on a large piece of property might be just what you need.
Some hobbies are so much more than that. They’re how you live and who you are. If you love horses and equestrian sports, fly-fishing, hiking, gardening or any other outdoor activity, you’ll love having a bit of land to call your own. Maybe you’re a woodworker or auto enthusiast and love the idea of erecting a shop or garage of your very own.
Your property is yours. Whatever you need to live your best life, it’ll be right at your fingertips.
Because you’re not quite ready to leave it all behind…
Sure, properties with acreage in the Pacific Northwest can feel secluded and some truly are. But even with breathtaking views of Mt. Hood, the babble of a pure ice-cold brook, and unspoiled wilderness at your doorstep, the niceties of civilization are never that far away.
You can pop into Downtown Portland on business, visit world-class doctors at OHSU, and eat at the trendiest restaurants around. But you’ll still be able to head home to your property with acreage at the end of the day.
Answers to your questions!
How big is 2 acres?
If you’ve only bought in urban or suburban areas in the past, you might have trouble picturing how big a 2-acre property really is. 2 acres is a bit bigger than 1.5 NFL football fields! To put it another way, the average Portland single-family home lot is about 5,000 square feet. That’s 0.10 acres. So a 2-acre property could fit about 20 average Portland home lots on it!
What are the other benefits of buying a home with unused land?
The buyers we work with at PEGGY HOAG REAL ESTATE buy homes on acreage for a variety of reasons, including those we’ve talked about already. A few more reasons we’ve heard over the years include:
- For added privacy and security
- For the flexibility of adding onto the home, building a second home, or building on the property
- Protection against noisy neighbors (or the freedom to be noisy themselves)
What do I need to think about before buying a home on acreage?
- Who will maintain the grounds? Even if you plan to do the work yourself today, will you need seasonal help or a groundskeeper as you enter your golden years?
- Do you plan to invest in landscaping equipment, tractor, riding mower (and the necessary maintenance)? In some cases, hiring the job done might be more economical.
- If you’re buying in a truly rural area, are you prepared for bad weather? Generators, battery backups, and off-grid solar systems may be a necessary investment.
- If your property has a pond or lake, what are the costs of maintaining that?
Thinking about taking the next step?
See our latest selection of incredible homes with acreage. If something catches your eye, contact a broker at PEGGY HOAG REAL ESTATE today. We can arrange a showing (virtual or in-person) and you’ll see what a property with acreage can offer you.
Contact a broker today!