It is often said that those who acquire rustic properties seek the necessary security that allows them to invest later in other areas of greater profitability.
This may be true, but the buyer profile of rustic properties is increasingly varied, from investors seeking price stability to funds seeking to acquire properties with high environmental value.
Even lovers of the countryside and nature who want to start a farm
accompanied by a second home and thus fulfill a dream of life.
Whatever the case, what is clear is that the true profitability of a rustic
property must be obtained from the use of its resources. Either through its
cultivation, through its forestry, livestock, hunting, etc. or through
tourism projects, to cite a few examples.
The true profitability of a rustic property must be obtained from the use of
Spain is full of high-value country estates, from charming mills to
century-old farmhouses; from farms with olive trees to pastures with oaks;
from rainfed to irrigated. Land for economic activity with agriculture,
livestock or restaurants (rural hotels), and farms on which to build
alternative housing. As long as there is land, there will be production. In
this context, investing to grow and harvest has become more attractive among
different types of buyers.
The variety of rustic properties on offer in Spain is enormous and the
aspects when buying a rustic property can be very varied, but nothing that we
cannot assume with the help of a professional in buying and selling rustic
When it comes to acquiring a rustic property, the main thing that we must
take into account is the destination that we want to give to the property.
Especially if we want it as a second home or our intention is, really, to run
a farm in it.
To help you in this process, from Crops Capital we propose the following keys
to follow when buying a rustic property:
The price of a farm varies considerably even within the same province
depending on its characteristics: type of land, orientation, water, permits,
etc. – dry land is the one that is most revalued and, at the same time, the
most abundant and cheap-
The final cost of the property may vary depending on the destination: a
rustic hunting or fishing property is not the same as the costs that may
exist if you want to dedicate it to housing or farming. This will make you
realize the necessary liquidity not only for your purchase but also for the
start-up of a project.
The typology of the land opens up a wide range of prices (rainfed, irrigated,
fruit trees, forestry, prairie...), and there are great differences between
the different autonomous communities. The cheapest rural farms in Spain are
in Extremadura, Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha. Among the most
expensive, Andalusia and the Valencian Community, and the highest value for
agricultural exploitation in irrigation in Aragon.
Precisely, it is the autonomies and the town councils that regulate the uses
of rustic properties. Its regulations are those that establish the possibility
of building on these properties, a demand that has increased in recent years
among owners and buyers.
In the case of housing: Not everything is buying the land, there are many
factors to take into account before starting to build, such as the leveling
for the foundations, the type of soil, orientation, location of the house
within the plot... All of these, factors in which an expert in rustic homes
can help you.
Location. Yes, here the real estate maxim of “location, location, location”
is fulfilled, which leads us to recommend the assistance of an expert who
knows the area to assess the project with respect to the suitability of the
property. Also keep in mind the proximity to populated areas to take into
account access to gas stations and stores to be adequately covered in basic
needs, both for a home and for a farm.
Caution about taxes and additional expenses: finally, as in everything,
before its acquisition we must investigate if the property is up to date with
the corresponding expenses, taxes, fees and debts of the seller. We don't
These are just some aspects but, with them, we hope to have helped you learn
more about what you need to take into account before buying a rustic
Do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you find the best land for
the project you want to undertake because, whatever your case, investing in
rustic properties is always, always, a success.