FINDING AND BUYING YOUR PLACE IN THE COUNTRY

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9780020892007: FINDING AND BUYING YOUR PLACE IN THE COUNTRY
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The trusted guide that Backwoods Home magazine calls ""the bible"" of buying rural property.

City dwellers and suburbanites who dream of a simpler life in the country will appreciate the Schers' straightforward explanations of the particulars of buying rural land. Everything is covered in these pages, from looking for property, through evaluating it and negotiating price, to the contract of sale. Important topics such as water and easement rights, zoning, and eminent domain are made clear. Sample legal forms and checklists provide the basics, and resource listings point to sources of regional and local information, including Internet sites. A special chapter discusses Canada's real estate market. Covering current property laws and financing options, this comprehensive resource offers insiders' knowledge on how to avoid common pitfalls and prevent costly mistakes.

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"This book tells you everything." --The New York Times

"We've never seen such a comprehensive book on the subject...it may just as well have been called the 'bible' on finding and buying your place in the country." --Backwoods Home magazine

Although the “back to the land” movement has been going on for years, recent technological advances have made rural living a viable option for people who never before believed that they could realize the dream of leaving behind urban stress. And even those committed to city living are contributing to the boom in the market for second homes, often rural homes, farms, or ranches.

The most comprehensive information source available, this consummate guide to country real estate offers detailed, step-by-step action plans and a complete country property evaluation checklist. The authors leave no stone unturned, pointing to the potential risks and rewards of purchasing rural properties. They discuss in detail how to:

* Start the search, look for land, and find trustworthy rural real estate experts * Evaluate water, climate, topography, soil, and local amenities * Deal with complex laws relating to such rural issues as water, minerals, easements, and zoning * Negotiate the best price and finance the purchase

About the Author:

Les and Carol Scher bought their country property in 1969, and have been adding to their acreage for more than 30 years.

 

Les Scher is an attorney specializing in rural real estate and property issues. He speaks at homebuying conferences nationwide.

 

Carol Scher is a writer and consumer advocate. Together they have helped hundreds of thousands of people buy the country property of their dreams.

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