buying rural land

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13 Jobs You Can Do in the Country (that aren’t farming)

Thanks to a growing telecommuting industry, working rural is becoming more accessible than ever.

Why hire a land agent rather than a residential Realtor?

What's the advantage of working with a land agent when purchasing land? We walk you through the special expertise - and connections - land agents...

Buying land: What the experts have taught us

We're looking back at some of the best expert advice we've received about buying rural land in celebration of Rethink:Rural's one-year birthday.

How investing in land pays off

 Land broker Ryker Carter explains how investing in land can pay off, both in the value of the land, itself, and in the ways you can use the land...

How to get access rights to land

Don't buy a property if you can't get the right of access you need. A land agent explains different types of land access and how to get access...

Terra incognita: The love of exploring land

Terra incognita, the love of exploring land, is the reason most landbuyers can't just look at a picture - they need to experience the property...

How many acres do you need to raise cattle?

We talk to grass-farming food activist Nick Ball about how many acres you need to raise cattle.

How many acres do you need for hunting land?

We talk to hunting enthusiast and Realtor Brent Messerschmidt about the ideal features and number of acres needed for hunting land for deer,...

How many acres do you need to board horses?

Kentucky horse farming management expert Ron Wallace explains how many acres of land you need to raise or board horses.

How many acres do you need for a hobby farm or homestead?

Ben Godfrey tells how many acres you need for a hobby farm and shares his story of transitioning from suburb to hobby farm to fulltime sustainable...