Before You Buy

How to Build Big on a Narrow Lot

By LandCentral

Narrow lots may seem less appealing at first glance. You may think the possibilities to build are limited and privacy is basically impossible. But narrow lots are actually all the rage in this minimalist economy. Many people are finding they …

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Wetlands 101: The Truth About Building

By LandCentral

Wetlands are valuable real estate for anyone living on planet earth. They provide habitat for rare plants and animals, they serve as a natural filter for other water sources, and perhaps the most important purpose to humans is the role …

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5 Market Signs it’s Time to Invest in Real Estate

By LandCentral

  Investing in real estate is not for the faint of heart. However, it’s not rocket science either. Understanding how to make money in the right market is critical to investing. Whether you’re planning on flipping a few houses, becoming …

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to GIS

By LandCentral

  GIS stands for Geographic Information System. Yep, it’s a mouthful. It’s also something you use every day without even realizing it. So what is it? Simply put, it’s a mapping technology that helps us puny humans make sense of …

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How to Mark the Property Lines of Your Land

By LandCentral

  Understanding how to mark the property lines of your land is a useful skill for any property owner. How else will you know where your piece of earth ends and the rest of the world begins? While most properties …

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How to Verify Your Land Access

By LandCentral

  Land access is pretty important. The last thing you want to do is purchase a property without easy access. And this access can vary greatly. Is the property you’re interested in only accessible by a private road? Does your …

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Zoning for Beginners: 6 Easy Basics

By LandCentral

Ah, zoning. That boring tagalong word that seems to plague every real estate venture. Zoning is about as exciting a topic as septic tanks. And yet, like septic tanks, we should all be grateful we have them. Zoning is, after …

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Top 5 Pros and Cons to Living Near Water

By LandCentral

  Living near water is a dream for many Americans. From that silent pull to the ocean shores to the midnight skinny dip in the local lake, humans have always been drawn to water. Not surprising since 70% of the …

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3 Easy Ways to Learn the History of a Property

By LandCentral

  Have you ever wondered about the history of a property? Like who lived there before you? Was it ever used for anything other than a homestead? Or the main question on every new homeowner’s mind: has anyone ever died …

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