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54 ways to know you grew up "country"

Country boy Jonathan Goode shares his list of 54 favorite experiences that country living gives you. How many have you experienced, and which is...

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...

Know before you go: Preparing to preview properties

Before you head out to preview a piece of rural property, here are a few key tips that will make your next outing more enjoyable, safer, and your...

The delightfully unusual names of country places

Since I was a boy I have been fascinated with the different names people have for their rural land and various parts of their property.

Why that land agent doesn't call back

As shocking as this may sound, I am not going to work with every person that calls or emails me about buying land.

Determining Whether You Want a Property | Rethink Rural

When you have looked at a property and asked all of the right questions, there comes a point when you have to answer one question: “Do you want...

The - ahem - "pee" factor of buying country land

I love living in the country. I am writing this article from a shooting house on our land overlooking several hundred yards of food plots we...

If you wait to see, don't blame me

After a very frustrating series of events at one point in my career, I came up with a new phrase for rural real estate buyers: If you wait to...

6 features for the perfect off-grid property

The number of people contemplating relocating to rural areas so they can live “off-the-grid” is increasing. I have received enough phone calls...

Why land is one of the safest places to invest money

The stock market could crash, but your land isn't going anywhere. Land broker Jonathan Goode explains why investing in rural land pays off.