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L-12 / BEADS KEYSTONE 13 Critical Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home Site, and During Construction

L-12 / BEADS KEYSTONE 13 Critical Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home Site, and During Construction

BEADS KEYSTONE The following are the MOST CRITICAL questions, which must be considered ALL AT ONCE, as if the entire BEADS KEYSTONE is one step. Before you buy land, heed the  BEADS Keystone Boundaries Building Lines Bearing Soil Easements E Read more
Buffalo Roam or Home – Pick One

Buffalo Roam or Home – Pick One

Home On the Range*, though originally penned around 1870, is a song that still finds popularity. Why? As described by the writer Gary Giddins, it is "transforming...a nostalgic lament...an ode to pioneering, a dream of shared history, a vaguely reli Read more
Noise Impacts Homesite Selection PREMIUM

Noise Impacts Homesite Selection

It’s a noisy world. A summer night, the first in a new home in the country in the woods by a glass-calm pond. At last a chance to decompress, to rest, to feel the joy of isolation, to recline with eyes closed and mind focused on simply listeni Read more
Water Rights PREMIUM

Water Rights

Water Rights : No commodity on Earth swings through peaks and valleys of value like water. Water is so plentiful it can be almost worthless, but let the supply run low or out, and it becomes priceless. Legal battles have been launched and wars fough Read more
Never Love Dirt

Never Love Dirt

Never fall in love with dirt. Finding the perfect place is an emotional experience, which if unchecked may take a path separate from ‘reason.’ For men and women, the nesting instinct is strong, so it’s only natural to view any parcel of land Read more
Old Regulations Persist

Old Regulations Persist

Regulations regarding Land Law and the usefulness of affected land can block expensive plans, and shatter dreams. Many an unwitting land-buyer has found out the hard way that conservation efforts on behalf of a plant or animal will almost always outw Read more
Flood Law and Congress

Flood Law and Congress

The United States Congress maintains a law which requires all properties within the 100-year floodplain that are purchased with a federally backed mortgage to carry flood insurance. Such federally backed loans include: FHA VA FmHA (Rural Dev Read more
Flood Insurance PREMIUM

Flood Insurance

A homeowner’s policy does not usually cover flood damage of any kind. Flood Insurance covers losses to your property caused by flooding. From structural and mechanical damage to flood debris cleanup, your investment is protected by a flood insu Read more
Flood PREMIUM

Flood

Flood Hazard THE FLOODPLAIN First of all, DON'T BUILD IN A FLOODPLAIN!!! But, if you choose to ignore this very good advice, at least familiarize yourself with the following. Floods happen in all 50 states. They will occur along the coa Read more
Side Yard Set-Back Lines PREMIUM

Side Yard Set-Back Lines

This is about where a house can be built on a lot, and where the rules come from. The location where a home is allowed to be built on a lot, especially in a neighborhood, is often dictated by a document called PLAT RESTRICTIONS aka Protective Cove Read more
RIVER DEEP AND MOUNTAIN HIGH – Not Always A Good Home Site PREMIUM

RIVER DEEP AND MOUNTAIN HIGH – Not Always A Good Home Site

PART 1 - RIVER DEEP : For this story ‘River Deep’ equals ‘reckless decisions’ “We bought the seclusion,” she said. “It’s so peaceful,” he added. We’ll call them the Se'clusion family. Their months-long search for a home site ca Read more
Seller : “…and You’ll Have Your Own Lake!”

Seller : “…and You’ll Have Your Own Lake!”

In a round-about, ambiguous way the seller made it sound like a private lake was in the deal. But, it wouldn't be a lake that belonged only to him, the buyer. The seller just made it sound that way; and was apparently very convincing. ...The new Read more
Why the Grizzly Bear Grins

Why the Grizzly Bear Grins

  .....I almost called this one "Simpleminded Selfish Selfer Sated Suave Savage Swallower Staking Semi-Selfless Selfie Sacrifice."  This particular work of literature is inspired by people who don't know the difference between pets, cuddly plush Read more
Lights Out by the Sea PREMIUM

Lights Out by the Sea

Seaside living is one of the most sought-after lifestyles in the world. There are lots of reasons; fun in the sun being foremost, followed closely by surf-side sounds any time of day or night. Nighttime has its charms as well. Jet-black darkn Read more
L-11 / PROPERTY – Choosing A Home Site : Boundaries, Building Lines, Conditions, Easements, Hazards, Ownership Privileges and Responsibilities PREMIUM

L-11 / PROPERTY – Choosing A Home Site : Boundaries, Building Lines, Conditions, Easements, Hazards, Ownership Privileges and Responsibilities

tSelect the Building Site Even more important than the home you are planning to build is the place where you plan to build it. Whether you intend to build on a lot in the middle of a subdivision, or the center of a vast country estate, if the sit Read more