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The Benefits of Living in a Pocket Neighborhood

By LandCentral

Pocket neighborhoods are groups of neighboring houses or apartments that are gathered around a shared, open space. This space may be a garden courtyard, a pedestrian road, or a series of combined backyards. These can be in urban or rural …

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Renting Vs. Owning

By LandCentral

Many people wonder if it is better to rent a home or purchase a home. There are many things to consider when making that choice. Factors include age, stress level and your overall investment outlook. The costs that are associated …

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Five Ways to Weatherize

By LandCentral

The warm summer nights are now behind us in most parts of the country, and Jack Frost is nipping at our nose. It’s the season when heating costs can skyrocket if you aren’t prepared. That means winterizing your home. Here …

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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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Building an Earth-Friendly, Self-Sustaining Home

By Angela Tipton

Becoming Environmentally Aware What if you could build a self-sustaining home from recycled materials, such as old earth-filled tires, recycled bottles, aluminum cans and reclaimed wood? You’d have to consider that pretty earth friendly. Then what about having no utility …

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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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Is a Tiny House Right for You?

By LandCentral

According to The Tiny Life, a website dedicated to the Tiny House Movement, a majority of Americans spend one-third to one-half of their income on their homes; and because of that expense, 76 percent of them are living paycheck to …

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Shipping Container Tiny Homes: a Builder’s Perspective

By Angela Tipton

Tiny homes are all the big buzz these days. Their low cost and compatibility with the minimalist lifestyle appeals to a great many folks. At LandCentral, we had an opportunity to chat with Len Marsh, the owner of findmytinyhouse.com located …

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What Is Permaculture

By Angela Tipton

Recently, when I asked a potential customer what their plans were for their future property, they said they wanted to use it for Permaculture. Having never heard of this term, I decided to research it. What I discovered was a …

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