Finding & Buying Your Place in the Country

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Kaplan Test Prep, Sep 18, 2000 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
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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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When this book ( LJ 10/15/74) was first published, it became a definitive guide for the back-to-the-land movement. While most of the text of this new edition is substantially the same, there are also ... Read full review

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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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