This Is Your Home's Most Valuable Asset

Depending on where you live, or plan to live, it is your obligation to understand the history and upkeeping that a new home needs. The same holds true for the land. These issues get to the heart of quality-of-life in your new home. This is your home's most valuable asset, so know everything from legal specifications, to the floor plan, and schematics of septic tanks, aquifers, wells, and other evidence of how your land has been used over time. It’s worth taking a few minutes to understand exactly where you—and your home—stand on the dirt.

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