Homestead - Critical Aspects And Important Considerations

critical aspects for a homestead

There are several critical aspects to consider when looking for the ideal Homestead location.The ideal Homestead location should be a safe place to live and have those critical aspects that are necessary for a functioning Homestead.  Finding the ideal Homestead involves an understanding of a variety of critical aspects. These critical aspects include: Short-term and…

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Radon Gas (Health Hazard, Test, Water, Air, Reduce In Home)

Radon Gas-testing air and water

Yes, since Radon Gas is a silent and deadly danger to everyone exposed to it and is undetectable to the five human senses. Every State has areas of elevated Radon Levels and one out of five homes can have elevated levels so testing for Radon Gas is important.

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Test Well Water Before Buying A Homestead - A Helpful Guide

well water tested

Yes, the EPA recommends testing well water once a year for Total Coliform Bacteria, Nitrates, Total dissolved solids and pH levels.  When the health of your family is at stake, it makes good sense to test the well water before purchasing land.

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Purchase Land Without A Lot Of Money⎜Owner Financing Guide

buying land

Yes, you need to be willing to spend time looking on your own, you need to understand owner financing and you need to know what to avoid and what type of owner financing is safe to accept. The process is different than the usual way of looking for and purchasing land.

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Renting Before Buying Property Can Save Money - Here's How

rent before purchasing

It avoids problems when moving to a new part of the Country. These problems include: Paying too much for land; Discovering you bought the wrong property; Learning you do not like that area; It can even save money in the long run.

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Cold Climate Homesteading (House, Insulation, Micro-Climate)

cold climate living

You must know if the house's insulation is adequate, if the house's heating system is adequate, the direction the house faces, the location of outbuildings in relation to the house and what type of micro-climate the property is located in.

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A Modern Homestead - Definition, Lifestyle Change, Gardening

country homestead

A place where: Homesteaders grow a garden; Raise chickens or other animals; Reduce their dependence upon the commercial food supply chain; Many Homesteaders do not depend on public utilities for water and electricity.

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Achieve Your Country Or Homestead Dreams In 7 Easy Steps

woman dreaming

When we moved from the city to the country we followed 7 steps that made our transition to homestead life successful. If you follow these same 7 steps your move to the country will be much easier and much more successful.

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Shared Water Source (Problems, Laws, Agreements)

water from spring

No, having a shared water source creates problems such as: What Water Rights do you really have; How is water divided in a drought; Will you be able to increase the homestead water needs; What are you going to do if the water is cut off.

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Choosing Homestead Property - Water, Soil, Trees, Location

Location for a homestead

Adequate Water of good quality; Right type of soil; Presence of sufficient trees; Legal access to the property; and Appropriate Homestead location. If any of these 5 key factors are missing it will be much harder to have a successful homestead.

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