What Does a Reservation of Rights in a Deed Mean?

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There has been more than one time in history when a property owner has been awakened by the sound of drilling on his land or the noise of chain saws cutting down what he thought were his trees. Too late the property owner discovered that there was a Reservation of Rights in his deed. What…

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Is Your Property In a Flood Plain?

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In searching for Country or Homestead property it is important to know if the property is in a Flood Plain. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) definition of a Flood Plain is: any land area susceptible to being inundated by flood waters from any source. We will look at: Why it is important to…

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Back To Basics - Living The Simple Life

Simple life

Back to basics has a special meaning for the homesteader. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, back to basics means returning to the simple and most important things. For the homesteader back to basics means returning to a knowledge of working the land. Enjoying simple pleasures like an early morning sunrise over hills and trees instead…

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How Far Away From High Power Lines Should A Home Be?

High power lines

There are general guidelines that are applicable to many situations. But the only way to safely know the distance is to have the amount of electromagnetic force (EMF) measured to see if a home site is a safe distance away from high power lines.

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Manifest Destiny, The Homesteader and Homestead Exemptions

As a Homesteader who lives on a homestead today and has always loved history, I would like to share with you what Manifest Destiny was and how Homesteading was the result. What is Manifest Destiny? It was a belief held by many people in the mid-19th century in America. Basically the belief was that the…

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What Is Country Or Homestead Property Worth?

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Can The Government Take My Property By Eminent Domain?

Eminent Domain

Yes if they pay you just compensation. The 5th Amendment to the US Constitution says "No person shall...be deprived of private property without due process of law, nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

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What Is A Land Survey And Why Do I Need One?

Surveying land

A survey can determine the boundaries of the land, let you know what features are on the land, can tell you if a neighbor is encroaching on the land and in some instances can determine easements across the land.

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What Is An Easement To Property?

Access to property

An Easement to Property is the right to use land belonging to someone else. You do not own the land over which you have an Easement. How you may use the land is controlled by the Type of Easement you have.

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The Pro's And Con's Of Owner Financing Explained

Owner Financing Explained

If you do not understand the differences in a Land Sale Contract, also known as Contract For Deed and the more conventional methods of Owner Financing you could lose the property with no recourse other than suing for some of the payments made.

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