Improving Your Land

What Is An Easement And How Can It Affect Me?

By LandCentral

An easement is a legal agreement between the property owner and a non-owner to utilize the property in some fashion. Two examples would be a shared driveway easement or a utility easement. Your name is on the deed, but your …

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Advantages to Living Off-the-Grid

By Matt Valzania

When one starts to consider going off the grid, it needs to be asked whether or not it’s worth it? There are extra costs involved and it takes work, not to mention changing your lifestyle.  With that question in mind, …

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Outhouses are Out!

By Chris Briggs

Land University has provided many useful articles on the topic of improving undeveloped land. This article will be dedicated to a gross but important topic: poop. As the bestselling author Taro Gomi put it, “Everybody Poops”. Dealing with waste on …

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Off the Grid: How do you make money?

By Matt Valzania

In most cases, it is difficult to make money solely by living off the grid. However, most people that live off the grid have far lower monthly expenditures than the typical homeowner. This is like making extra money because that …

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Owning Land on a Floodplain

By Courtney Hageman

A waterfront property is often the most highly sought after type of property in the US. Whether the property is near a lake, river or ocean, it beckons with beauty and many leisure activities, such as fishing or swimming. Unfortunately, …

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Unexpected Costs That Creep Into a New Home Build

By Matt Valzania

Once the decision has been made to construct a new home instead of purchasing one on the market, a plethora of decisions and choices that need to be made becomes quickly apparent. In this sea of decisions it is very …

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Water Treatment At Home

By Matt Valzania

It has previously been discussed how to set up your home both on and off the grid. This including sourcing a water supply. Once a supply is established, there may be a need for water treatment, depending on a number …

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Orienting Your Home For Passive Solar Gain

By Matt Valzania

When deciding to build a home or place a modular/mobile home on a site, it is most common to orient it to the road or entrance. This makes the curb appeal as high as possible.; most housing developments utilize this …

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8 Most Common Land Survey Questions Answered

By Josh Speiss

You bought a new piece of property with every intention of building your dream home.  Before building you have to have your property surveyed.  Here are the 8 most common surveying questions.   Do I need a survey in order …

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