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How Much Land/Garden is Too Much?

  • 08-05-2003 1:33pm
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    I was speaking with a couple of auctioneers about rural houses, (not farms - no outbuildings etc).

    I asked, if a rural house had too much land with it, would this make it difficult to sell. They seemed to think that if a rural house did have over a certain amount of land, then it might reduce the number of interested persons when it came to resale; - again, I'm not talking about farms.

    One said if a house had over an acre then this might start to reduce the number of people who might be interested; though another auctioneer said it might be more like over 2 acres.

    Anyone have any thoughts about this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭woolymammoth

    2 acres, you're buying land there. the price goes up and if people don't need the extra land then they won't want it.

    1/4 acres is plenty for a house and garden.

    if a rural house does have over half a acre, or one acre, then its an asset of sorts. you could sell a plot of it at some stage to someone wanting to build a house.

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