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Inspired by another blog on the subject, I thought it would be helpful to others considering this adventure to detail a running tally of the expenses we’ve incurred on the land so far. Obviously every situation will be different, but it should help the newly initiated get an idea of what they’re getting themselves into. Many of our costs could have been significantly reduced if our home site was closer to the main road. However, our plans for the land are pretty extensive, and a home site in that location would not have served us well. Here goes: Continue Reading…

When you’re looking at buying land, there’s one question burning in the minds of everyone from the broker to buyer…

“Will it perc?!?”

It’s the single question that can render a potentially valuable piece of land almost worthless. The seller will tell you it will. The broker will say that it might, but one thing’s for sure, you need a good perc if you’re planning to build. So what the heck is a perc test? Continue Reading…