One of the most rewarding things about living in the mountains is to own a house there. Owning a house may be even more fulfilling if you go after the remotest places, which still have electricity and phone lines.

     For those who are planning to buy their first mountain retreat or dream home, here are some important considerations that should be taken into account when buying a house in the mountains.

1. Is there an existing source of energy?

     Since it is home to some of the world’s most scenic views, buying a house in the mountains may be cheaper compared to other properties in other parts of the country. But make sure that you check whether there is power in the area.

2. Check for water sources

     This is because buying a house in the mountains may have challenges when it comes to providing basic life necessities such as electricity, gas, and water supplies. You can get these services from mountain providers, but keep in mind that they are very expensive compared to other areas of the country.

3. Check the road access

     As a first time mountain purchaser, buying a house in the mountains may be challenging. You should check whether there are existing access roads from the nearest highway or from your property to the nearest town within 1-2 miles. This is important as it will provide you with frequent supply of basic commodities and services.

4. Check the availability of cellular and television services

     If buying a house in the mountains is your priority, make sure that you can still get access to cellular and television signals. You may want to check with neighboring landowners or mountain providers before buying a place in an isolated area.

Owning a mountain home is an exciting prospect, but there are many factors to consider before you buy one. By following these 4 tips, you can find the perfect house for your family in Ruidoso without wasting too much time or money.

Have any of those considerations crossed your mind? What other questions do you have about finding that perfect hillside lot? Let us know! We’ve been doing this for a long time and want to help make this journey as smooth as possible for you.

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