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What Should I Consider When Purchasing Land?

What considerations should you make when deciding to buy a piece of property? Great views or access to a favorite recreation area are generally the primary reasons people purchase property.  Just because the land seems ideal, if you don’t do your homework, you could be surprised later with unexpected costs. While not every issue can [...]

Can I Build On a Slope?

When those of us with log or timber home aspirations begin looking for property, a site with a great view is the goal for most. This usually means a place on high ground, and often a sloped lot. In short, building on a slope is usually possible and presents both advantages and limitations for your [...]

What Should I Know About Local Covenants or Review Boards?

Before you invest your time and energy into the design process it’s important to know if there will be any restrictions imposed on your design, due to your location. Restrictions often come from the county, the city or the rules of your development. Having a team in place who can identify and work within these [...]

What Should I Know About Local Codes?

As part of your check list before the design process begins, make sure you have a team in place that understands the unique codes, regulations and requirements of your specific location. How Does Climate Affect Design? The structure and configuration of your roof can be impacted by heavy snow load requirements in certain areas. Other [...]

Is a Log Home More Susceptible to Fire Damage?

It may not surprise you to know that the most influential factor in log home fires is not the logs themselves but their physical location. Forest fires, and brush fires are a threat to all dwellings, but a log home is far more likely to be located within their reach. So how can you best [...]