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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 through...

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...

How Country Life Saves You Money

How Country Life Saves You Money

Six ways moving to the country will save you serious cash.

13 Jobs You Can Do in the Country (that arent farming)

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.

How Investing in Land Pays Off

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 to...

How to finance a rural land purchase in the South

How to finance a rural land purchase in the South

A Farm Credit of Florida loan officer explains how to finance a land purchase, how it differs from a home loan and how to get your land loan approved.

Don't be a rookie: 5 tips for buying rural land in the South

Don't be a rookie: 5 tips for buying rural land in the South

After 20+ years working in land sales, John Weidenhaft shares five tips for buying rural land in the South that will move you out of rookie status.