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Want to Go OffGrid? Start By Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Want to Go Off-Grid? Start By Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency

If your dreams include achieving an independent lifestyle, getting fully or partially off-grid, and saving money there's no better place to start...

How Much Is Forested Land Worth? (the answer may surprise you)

How Much Is Forested Land Worth? (the answer may surprise you)

Some land buyers shy away from wooded lots because of the work or unknowns involved with clearing. However, the value in forests can lead to an...

Tax Benefits of Owning Rural Land

Tax Benefits of Owning Rural Land

There are a number of tax exemptions and benefits available to rural landowners. It comes down to understanding the codes in your specific area.

Thinking of Moving to the Country? Here's How to Get Started

Thinking of Moving to the Country? Here's How to Get Started

 

How Much Does A Tiny House Cost TO Build?

How Much Does A Tiny House Cost TO Build?

Tiny Homes have great appeal for those looking to downsize or to add a vacation rental to their rural land. But, how much do they cost to build,...

How to Build a Homestead While Serving in the Military

How to Build a Homestead While Serving in the Military

Veterans and current military service members can and do live rural. Here are some tips and resources for those looking to get off base and onto...

How to Buy Land

How to Buy Land

The prospect of buying land is a lot less intimidating when you understand the basic process. To help, we asked a broker and land specialist, and...

8 Ways to Finance a Land Purchase: A look at the Pros and Cons

8 Ways to Finance a Land Purchase: A look at the Pros and Cons

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...

15 Ways an Appraiser Determines Land Value

15 Ways an Appraiser Determines Land Value

An experienced land appraiser explains how he investigates a property to understand what makes it valuable and what detracts from its value.

7 Funding Options For Small Farms

7 Funding Options For Small Farms

Whether you’re a hobby farmer dabbling in organic produce or looking to launch a full-scale operation, these government-backed loan and grant...