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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Start Searching For Country Or Homestead Property This Way

Searching from home

The best way is to utilize the internet from the comfort of your home, determine where you want to look for land and learn property values where you want to look for land.

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Improve Water Supply In Rural Areas - Using Natural Springs

Mountain spring

Yes, you will need to measure the springs flow, know if the water is pure and be sure you have water rights to the spring. Knowing how to use it can make a big difference in improving the water problems on a homestead.

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How Can Insufficient Homestead Water Supply Be Improved?

faucet and plants

Using grey water and collecting rainwater if legal in your area are two methods that can increase the water available on your property if there is insufficient well water and no spring.

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Daily Homestead Water Needs (Determining Amounts Necessary)

Daily water needs for a homestead

As a homesteader I know that a successful homestead needs sufficient water to supply that homestead's water needs. If the property you want to homestead on does not have sufficient water your homestead will not be the successful homestead of your dreams. To know if there is sufficient water you need to answer; How  water…

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Financing Land - Undeveloped Land, Conventional Loan, Water

Well water pump

The usual minimum requirement for conventional financing is 5 gallons per minute well flow. In some situations, you may be able to finance with less flow but 5 gallons per minute may not be sufficient to meet your needs.

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