Where Are The Best Homestead Areas In The American Mid-West

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The best homestead areas in the American Mid-West are Minnesota's Lakes Country; Texas Pine Country; Wisconsin's Northern Lake and Forest Country; South Dakota's Black Hills.

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Where Are The Best Homestead Areas In The American East

Melton Lake in Tennessee

Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau; Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, North Carolina and north Georgia; Ozark and Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas, Missouri and a portion of Oklahoma.

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Where Are The Best Homestead Areas In The American West

Western Homestead

The best Homestead areas in the American West are Central and North Idaho; Western Montana; Portions of Western Wyoming; Selected areas in Utah.

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Critical Aspects When Choosing A Homestead In America

Critical Aspects for Homesteads

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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Is Testing Air And Water for Radon Gas Important?

Testing Air and Water for Radon Gas

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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Should Well Water Be Tested Before Buying A Homestead?

Well water pump

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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Can I Purchase Land Without A Lot Of Money?

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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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Why Is Renting Before Buying Country Property Important?

Renting before purchasing land

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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How Do I Evaluate A Homestead In A Cold Climate?

House and snow

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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7 Steps Toward Achieving Your Country or Homestead Dreams

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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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