What to look for in land
For many years now we have dreamed of moving into a rural area, having land, raising animals, and being much more self sufficient. We have been attempting urban homesteading, but our city ordinance officer doesn't like it very much. We have had to be very careful and creative. Several factors have prevented us from moving. We recently received what might be good news. A family member of someone close to me is looking to sell her property and has offered us the opportunity to purchase it before she puts it on the market. I am hopeful that this may be the opportunity we have been praying for.
So here is the question: when I go look at this property later this week, what are some things that I should check, look for, or keep in mind to decide if it will be a good location for us to set up our life of self sufficiency? I have purchased houses before but never anything with land. Acre for acre not all land is created equal. Besides looking into local ordinances what factors might affect my ability to make it what I want? Any and all advice please!
Here is what I know about the property:
There is 10 acres most of which is currently grass. It has a house on it with a well and septic. There is a pole barn on the property. Some of the neighbors have cows or chickens. It is a mile or 2 down the road from a small lake.
Thanks for the help!