Tips for Buyers

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do i need a real estate agent who specializes in kentucky horse properties

Short answer - yes!

First off - remember you don’t have to use the listing agent of any specific property that you’re interested in.

In fact, you deserve to have an agent in your corner that will always keep your best interests top of mind. In the long run it will pay off huge to have an agent working for you that has a specialization in whichever niche you are interested in buying in - particularly if you’re looking to purchase a Kentucky horse farm.

It’s advisable to take your time, research thoroughly and do your due diligence. Don’t feel beholden to a single agent - interview several. You aren’t tied down until some kind of buyer agreement is signed.

What Information Can A Kentucky Horse Property Specialist Provide?

A local

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red tape

We get it - you just want to own and run your own farm.

Unfortunately if you want to buy anything as large as a farm in a lot of places across the United States, it means dealing with a lot of restrictions, government bureaucracy and plenty of red tape.

This is one of the main reasons we'd encourage you to take a good, hard look at the Central Kentucky area. Not only is the landscape absolutely beautiful, the bluegrass region also allows for hassle-free farm ownership.

So you can run your dream farm - your way!

As long as you skip any properties located within neighborhood associations, all the following will almost certainly apply!

No Restrictions on the Number of Horses per Acre

1 horse for every 1-2 acres is our strong

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It's never been a better time to invest in Kentucky land. Here's Why

The land is arguably Kentucky’s largest and most valuable resource.

In particular Central Kentucky and the areas surrounding Lexington is brimming with fertile and absolutely stunning gently rolling hills, ripe for development. This land is well suited for a wide range of uses, from agricultural pursuits to raising horses, among many other applications.

Plus land is an incredible investment at the best of times for a lot of reasons, and the time has never been better to invest in Kentucky land.

Here’s why.

Land is Just a Smart Investment

Real estate in general is usually regarded as one of the more stable investments you can make. And among the different types of real estate investments, land is especially stable and dependable as a

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you should choose kentucky for your horse farm. here's why

We may be more than a little biased, but we think our corner of Central Kentucky may be the greatest place on the planet.

That may be hyperbole, but an incontestable fact is the state of Kentucky’s reigning position as the place to buy a horse farm, in particular the areas surrounding Lexington. We’re the home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby after all.

From the lack of government restrictions right down to the land itself, there really isn’t another contender for horse capital of the World.

You should choose Kentucky for your horse farm - here’s why.

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Less Government Restrictions

It’s your farm right? You should be able to do with it what you choose.

We couldn’t agree more, and this

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lexington, ky horse pasture land

Kentucky, and in particular the wide-open pasture land surrounding the city of Lexington, is internationally renowned for raising high-quality thoroughbred horses, among other things.

We’ve already covered what makes Kentucky land so special and fertile for this purpose, but what should you look for if you’re considering buying a Kentucky horse farm?

There is plenty worthy of your consideration, from the home itself to the barn. But as the primary land for the nourishment and exercise of your horses, the pasture land or paddock is probably the most important facet to consider with a Lexington horse farm.

With that said, here some key questions that you should ask yourself when assessing the quality of a property’s pasture.

How Much Land Do

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country road and open land near lexington, ky

While maybe not as different as you might expect, buying land does differ quite a bit from a more traditional real estate transaction.

It’s more important than ever to do your research, dot all the i’s and cross those t’s. Just like in a regular residential real estate transaction, you have to work out what you can afford, gain financing (probably) and negotiate a price.

But, the stakes are much larger. Not just due to the literal, larger scale of the purchase, but also because of the complexity of buying land and the number of factors at play.

That’s where we come in! Join us on this guide to buying land in Kentucky, created just for you!

Before You Buy

Work out your budget. Buying land is expensive and it’s important to be realistic.

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When it comes to making things grow on your land and raising happy, healthy animals, few things are more important than the actual soil the land is made of.

The state of Kentucky has a long, proud agricultural history and is well known for its production of different types of grains, corn, soybean, hay and wheat. The relatively flat but rolling landscape makes it especially productive for these crops to grow.

But more importantly (especially around Lexington) the land here is known for its livestock and of course, horses.

What Does Soil Quality Mean?

Well, soil quality really comes down to how well it does what we want it to do. The make up of different soil types across Kentucky are what make those regions so successful for different

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When you picture a Kentucky horse farm, there is almost certainly a particular type of fencing that immediately comes to mind.

The Classic Black Fence

The classic, black, 4-board fencing that can be found throughout Kentucky’s Bluegrass region.

And there’s a very good reason for this.

First off, the paint color - black paint simply lasts longer and shows wear better. You can get away with painting a black fence once every 5 years, whereas a similar fence painted white would require touch ups every 2 years likely.

Secondly, why four boards?

Well, horses will often put their heads through a 3-board fence to eat grass on the other side. An overreaction could cause them to pull their head away suddenly, removing multiple boards from the

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What to look for in a Kentucky horse barn

Buying a horse farm can sometimes feel overwhelming.

There are so many different parts to a farm that you have to consider.

And one of the most important aspects is the barn.

This is where both you and your horses will be spending a lot of time, so it’s important that it checks all the boxes.

To make your real estate journey as simple as possible, here is a guide on what to look for in a Kentucky Horse Barn:

The Size of the Barn

The size of the barn is one of the first things you’ll want to take note of when buying a Kentucky horse farm.

Of course, the barn should be large enough to account for all of your horses. But it should also account for your future goals.

Make sure the barn has more stalls than you currently need so

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lexington farm with red barn

Whether you're starting a hobby farm or a horse farm in Kentucky, you'll quickly learn that starting a farm isn't all rainbows and sunshine.

It can be difficult to get started and many new farmers might underestimate the challenges they face.

That being said, once you've overcome those hurdles, owning a farm can be incredibly rewarding. Keep reading to learn our top five tips for new farm owners.

Start Small

Starting small might be one of the biggest challenges most new farm owners face.

Once you've purchased your property in Georgetown, Lexington, or anywhere in between, you'll want everything up and running as soon as possible. Ideas for the land will be flowing freely. Try to start small and grow your farm over time.

This may be

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