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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 [...]

The Importance of View Corridors

You’ve seen pictures of log homes with large windowed prows proudly framing a view unseen from behind the camera lens. You’ve even pictured yourself in these homes, next to a roaring fire, peering out that great room window. But what if that unseen view did not showcase the unique landscape that caused you to purchase [...]

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 [...]

Exclusive for Future Log Home Owners: Best Land Buying Tips

Recently, Log Home Living contacted Jim Young, President of PrecisionCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame for his advice to future log home owners on buying land. This interview, packed full of good land buying tips, is featured in Log Home Living’s 2010 Annual Buyer’s Guide. Below is the original interview in its raw format. Log [...]