Homestead Septic System Primer (Anaerobic, Mound, Aerobic)

Homestead Septic System Primer

A homestead in an area where there is no public sewer system will need to have an approved septic system. The purpose of this septic system is to remove wastes from the home, safely convert them to effluent and return the water from the effluent to the ground water. The septic system is usually approved…

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Reservation Of Rights In A Deed (Timber, Mineral, Water Etc)

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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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Property In a Flood Zone - Flood Insurance, Home Value, Risk

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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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High Power Lines⎜Helpful Guide To Safe Home Location

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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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40 Important Homestead Questions With Answers You Need To Know

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For years I was a presenter at Sustainable Preparedness Expos where I gave seminars on finding and purchasing country and homestead property. At the end of these talks I would give time for the attendees to ask different questions they might have about buying country and homestead property. I've compiled a list of the 40…

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Best Way To Search For Homestead Property⎜Informative Guide

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The proper way to search for country or homestead property begins long before ever considering contacting a Real Estate Agent! Since the most expensive purchase one makes in their lifetime is to purchase a house and land it makes good sense to research all aspects of where you want to live before actually looking at…

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

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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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Achieve Your Country or Homestead Dreams In 7 Easy Steps

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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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