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This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Buying Land in Alabama

In the last installment of Buying Rural Property in Alabama, I presented my five favorite online tools for researching property. In this article we finally get down to the nitty gritty. You’ve searched through the listings. You’ve found a promising parcel with the right blend of features and cost. You’ve done your homework, and now it’s time to see the land. What do you need to know to ensure that the first visit is productive and enjoyable?

Walking the PropertyWhat to Bring

On our first excursions to look at property we were complete amateurs. We’d pile into the van, armed only with a notebook, and drive out to the country. We were ravaged by insects, shredded by briars, starved and dehydrated on those early adventures. What’s worse is that we were so inefficient in the process that we exhausted ourselves tromping around and rarely came home with all the information we needed. If only there was a list of things to bring on those expeditions… we could have saved ourselves a lot of stress and spent our time productively enjoying our walk through the woods…

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