Our Top 7 Land Buying Articles From The Last 7 Years

Posted by Kristen Boye on July 13, 2022

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

There is a lot to consider when buying and owning rural land — especially for first-time buyers. 

In celebration of our seventh birthday, we’re taking a look back at some of the best land buying articles and advice we’ve shared over the last seven years.

Other highlights from our seventh year:

1: How Construction Loans Work

Financing a new home build on raw land is very different from applying for a conventional mortgage. 

However, things have changed a lot in the last few years when it comes construction loans. To get the latest information, we asked a Florida-based banker and mortgage supervisor for an overview of how a typical construction loan process works from start to finish.

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2: 12 Things to Look for in a Homesteading Property

Buying land for a homestead or hobby farm requires very different considerations than buying a traditional home. Here, we look at 12 key things to look for in an ideal homesteading property including: tips on determining how much acreage you need and key land attributes to look for.

3: Tips for Buying Land in Florida

With its beautiful flat properties, sunny climate, scenic beaches, picturesque wetlands and hardy pine forests, Florida is an ideal place to buy rural land. It's also become a popular "pandemic relocation state", which means competition for rural land in convenient locations can be steep.

In this newly updated article, we interview several Florida land-buying experts to answer your top questions about how to buy land in Florida.


4: How to Buy Land in Texas

Did you know Texas is one of the fastest growing states economically in America (ranked #8 in 2021 by Forbes), which means it's become a popular relocation spot during the pandemic.

But finding the perfect property is just the beginning of the land buying process. In order to know how to buy land in Texas, there are a number of state-specific trends and regulations to understand.

In this newly updated article, we cover everything you need to know about securing your slice of the popular lone star state.

5: Thinking of Moving to the Country? Here’s How To Get Started

If you’ve found big city life a little less alluring over the last few years, you’re not alone. Recent reports have found that many people are seriously considering moving to the country --- not only for the sake of their health but to protect the freedoms they hold so dear.

In this article, we break down how to start researching and planning your ultimate country escape in 7 steps.

As Silicon Valley venture capitalist Balaji Srinivasan put it in a pithy tweet, “Sell city, buy country.”


6: 8 Ways to Finance a Rural Land Purchase: A Look at the Pros and Cons

Buying raw land no longer means you have to pay cash. These days, there are many financing options available for land and building a home or shelter on your property. In this article, we talk to the experts to weigh the pros and cons of 8 ways to buy land, including cash, owner financing, buying with a partner, land loans through banks and credit institutions and more.

7: How to Build a Homestead While Serving in the Military

Is buying land to farm or create a homestead possible while serving in the military? Yes it is!

Here we share tips and resources for those looking to get off base and onto their own land. Topics covered include financing options and farming grants for military service persons and veterans.

In addition to these articles, be sure to check out our growing library of free downloadable eGuides on land buying and rural living. 

Some popular examples include: 

And many, many more. You can find them all here.


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Kristen Boye

Kristen Boye is the editor of Rethink:Rural and the owner of Holistic Writing Concepts---a copy and content writing company specializing in the natural health and green living markets. Kristen lives with her husband and two children on their medicinal herb farm in beautiful rural Western North Carolina. Visit her online at:

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