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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Start Searching For Country Or Homestead Property This Way

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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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