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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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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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Are Scarecrows Just for Crows?

By Angela Tipton

Scarecrows have been around for thousands of years. Although it is a common fall and Halloween decoration, they serve a real purpose. Farmers for centuries have used the scarecrow concept to scare away unwanted birds from their crops. Flocks of …

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What To Do When Life Outgrows Your Home

By Megan Smith

Once you reach adulthood, your priorities start to change. Eventually, you tire of living with your parents and move into an apartment. Having your own space is a great accomplishment. However, over time, you get tired of paying someone else …

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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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Affordable and Environmentally Sound Cob Housing

By Candice Armstrong

It may surprise you to learn that you can build your own home for as little as a few thousand dollars: just by using your bare hands and feet! Cob housing is extremely affordable, earth friendly and has been around …

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