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How to Read a Legal Description

By Josh Speiss

Learn how to identify your property with its unique legal description provided by the state’s county that your property is located in. .  

Increasing Rental Home Rates

By LandCentral

Since the burst of the housing bubble in 2008, rental rates have continued to rise year after year — with little hope of seeing a reduction any time soon. While many see renting as more affordable than purchasing a home, …

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Not Your Father’s Manufactured House

By LandCentral

If your image of manufactured housing is a cluster of teal and white trailers lined up in a mobile home park, you need to get with the times. Sure, mobile homes are still great for placing on vacant land or …

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Steps to Putting a Manufactured Home on Your Property

By Candice Armstrong

Manufactured or “mobile” homes that are placed on a foundation will retain their value far longer than a manufactured home placed in a mobile home park. Putting a mobile home in a park is cheaper in the short term, but …

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LAWNS: Should I seed or should I sod?

By LandCentral

No, it’s not a song by The Clash, but it is a dilemma facing homeowners who are trying to decide what to do with a scruffily sad, miserable, irredeemable lawn. First let’s look at the difference. Sodding is transplanting a …

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Tips For Hiring The Right Contractor

By LandCentral

  When hiring a contractor for a big project, it’s easy to make a costly misstep. It could be something minor, such as overpaying because you didn’t get other bids, or a communication error where the finished job doesn’t look …

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Shade Balls Should Save Millions

By Josh Speiss

Los Angeles’ latest attempt to preserve its reservoir water from the region’s relentless drought comes in the form of an army of small, plastic balls. The use of Shade Balls could save millions of gallons of water. This relatively new …

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Tornado’s 101

By Josh Speiss

  Tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds in excess of 250mph. They can destroy large buildings, uproot trees and hurl vehicles hundreds of yards. It is not fully understood about how exactly tornadoes form, researchers are still …

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