Buying a home can be complicated; buying a recreational property can be even more so. Homes outside of urban centres generally are on septic systems and wells, and often use fuel oil or propane for heating. There may be access issues, and rural lots can be more difficult to obtain insurance on. If you are thinking about buying a recreational property, you will want to speak to your realtor about extra conditions in your offer to make sure that you are comfortable owning what you think you are buying, and to your lawyer about reviewing the property before your offer is firm. Recreational properties can be very exciting, but it is even more important to ensure that you are getting what you’re paying for.