Dreaming of having your own space with your horses? Waking up on the farm? Hearing that blissful whinny of an excited pony? You might immediately think horse property when you think Seattle but you'd be surprised that just outside the city are acres of ranches, farms, and land perfect for stables, pastures and riding to your heart's content.
Find the right horse property takes the right equestrian real estate agent
Don't waste your time sifting through hundreds of websites to find the perfect home on the range. Let my experience and knowledge do the work for you.
There are many great cities and towns around King and Snohomish county offering the perfect spot for riding, boarding, and living. Bridle Trails in Bellevue is a great location with over 500 acres of horse trails, neighborhoods with stables and grazing pastures. A little farther out in Sammamish, Fall City, Duvall, and Issaquah also offer great options but at a higher price than up north in Everett.
In Snohomish county, places like Maltby, Lake Stevens or even north in Stanwood offer larger lots for more affordable prices. The closer to Seattle, the higher the price.
Just about 20 miles from downtown Seattle is May Valley, South Issaquah, and East Renton Highlands. These areas are close to the city but still have the open space you might be looking for. Cougar Mountain and Squak Mountain are close to east Seattle and South Seattle and may have the features you need.
I start with your needs. Will you haul out several times a week to a specific area like a training barn or for competitions? Do you want to be close to a specific trainers barn, freeway or city? Do you prefer trail riding or will you need an arena? Are you looking for a 24-hour turnout? Perhaps a full barn or just some great grazing land?
My approach to helping people find the right horse property is to carefully listen to your needs, wants and lifestyle and then provide you with options to suit your tastes and budget.
Regardless of the market, financing a horse property can be a little bit more challenging than a standard, single-family home. If there are substantial acreage and amenities such as a stable, barn, or outbuildings, there could be more involved than a simple conventional loan. Finding comparable properties in the area for appraisers can be the tricky part but using a lender that specializes in horse properties or equestrian land is really the first step to getting the loan you want and the terms you need.
Because I work specifically with lenders that specialize in horse properties, I can help match you with the right loan for your needs.