Here's a little puzzle: you want a piece of property to be in the control of your progeny in perpetuity. You want to be certain that they don't up and sell it, and you especially want to be sure that future spouses don't get their hooks into it and force sale or forfeiture during divorce. How do you set things up to make this happen? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb
on Dec 9, 2012 -
Are a small corner market and a major grocery chain store typically subject to the same licensing requirements? [more inside]
posted by mmiddle
on Dec 3, 2012 -
I am trying to find common equivalents for various acre sizes. What is a thing/place many people are familiar with that is (more or less) 50 acres? 100 acres? 200 acres? 1000 acres? 2000 acres? 10,000 acres? [more inside]
posted by punkbitch
on Aug 27, 2012 -
How do I determine whether to purchase vacant land next to my house? 1/3 of an acre in western Oregon, $15,000, but no utilities. [more inside]
posted by Happydaz
on Mar 25, 2012 -
I'm thinking about purchasing a used Land Rover. I know that up until recently, they were owned by Ford. Will Ford dealerships/service shops service Land Rovers, or only specialty/import shops? I'm in the Milwaukee area.
posted by hafehd
on Dec 25, 2011 -
I recently bought a home in the country, along with some nice acreage. After a recent survey, it seems that my neighbor's garage extends about 10 feet onto my property. I had intended to put up a fence along that straight line, but as it turns out, the line is interrupted by someone else's building. Other than consulting a lawyer who specializes in such matters--which I may or may not do, depending--what do I do from here? I don't mind building my fence around the garage, but I'm not fond of the idea of giving away some of my land, either, albeit only a small piece. Any words of wisdom?
posted by jackypaper
on Nov 9, 2011 -
I'm considering buying a 21-acre farm for personal (non-commercial) use and enjoyment. What should I know before launching into this endeavor? [more inside]
posted by foggy out there now
on Aug 30, 2011 -
Should we lease our land to a solar energy company? We were approached by a solar energy company that wants to lease 5 acres of our family (3 generations) land in Ontario, Canada for solar collectors. We are having some lawyers and other folks make recommendations and look over contracts, etc. What sort of things might we be missing? Will our neighbors hate us? In 10 years, what will make us say, "didn't see that coming?"
posted by I'm Doing the Dishes
on Aug 14, 2011 -
Could Native Americans own land in America in the years between 1700-1900? [more inside]
posted by cda
on Jul 26, 2011 -
I just moved to a new part of the state, and had a landline telephone installed through my local telco. I asked if they could port my old number (123)-xxx-xxxx to my new landline, and they said my old number was not in the same "Rate Center". I confirmed that they were telling the truth based on this AskMeFi post
I have the option to enable call forwarding from my old number to my new landline, which takes care of incoming calls.
Now I am turning to you, the hivemind, to find out how to dial out from my new landline, and have my old number, (123)-xxx-xxxx, show up on other peoples' caller ID.
I've done some searching and found a bunch of convoluted VoIP setups that would achieve this solution for me, but I'm not that technical, and I don't want to have to dial a million numbers just to make a single phone call from my land-line.
Does the hive mind have any simple solutions?
posted by WhereAmI
on Jul 6, 2011 -
My cousin and I live in separate parts of the country currently, but we'd like to go in together on a 10+ acre piece of land roughly 30 minutes outside of St. Louis now with the intentions of both building on it several years down the road. What are we not considering? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith
on Jun 5, 2011 -
I’m a Pagan who wants to live a monastic life. Is there such a thing as an interfaith Earth-based monastery? [more inside]
posted by velvet winter
on Mar 16, 2011 -
Hey, I'm an Aussie that wants to buy land or a house in Ecuador, is it safe, how do I protect myself, and where should I engage a solicitor for conveyancey - here or South America itself?
(*asking for a family member)
posted by KLF
on Dec 28, 2010 -
A guy chopped down some of my trees. He did it without an OK. Now he wants $1400. Help me figure my next step. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio
on Dec 21, 2010 -
I've always wanted to cut my own Christmas tree....on public land. Legally. How do I find out whether and where I can do this? [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Nov 11, 2010 -
I've been idly dreaming about building a small house someday, something along the lines of the small houses
(not the tiny ones) designed by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. I'd like to know more about what this would entail in the area where I currently live. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Aug 11, 2010 -
Shot-in-the-dark-filter: On a recent flight going from L.A. to Denver, I noticed a very unusual landform, but I can't find it anywhere on google earth. Specifics within. [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Jun 19, 2010 -
What information do I need to have at my fingertips to profitably negotiate the sale of a commercial rental property? Or should I even do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 15, 2010 -
We want to buy some land (in the UK) to build a house on but it's a minefield.
(The process, not the field itself obviously.) [more inside]
posted by BadMiker
on Feb 22, 2010 -
What research has "Living with the Land" at Disney's EPCOT actually produced? [more inside]
posted by fremen
on Feb 10, 2010 -
What's the going rate and terms for leasing your land for a cell tower site and is there any ability to negotiate? [more inside]
posted by webelieve2.0
on Feb 7, 2010 -
Framing urban/regional planning as economic development, are there any great or just widely accepted numbers out there on this? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey
on Feb 2, 2010 -
How legitimate are the offers of free land from Western towns? Has anyone taken up one of these offers (or do you know someone who has)? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly
on Jan 26, 2010 -
I am a farmer without a farm... What are my options of leasing some land for agriculture purposes? [more inside]
posted by Sentus
on Jan 10, 2010 -
Are there un-buildable lots? I have read up on a similar question
but that was about how expensive the known-to-be-buildable lots are. My question is if I see a lot listed that is "virgin" vacant never had a srtucture on it, how likely is it that no one could build on it? [more inside]
posted by markhu
on Dec 17, 2009 -
So confused! My county thinks we have a condo but we thought we have a single-family home (i.e. a free-standing house on land we own). Then why does my property tax bill show that we've been taxed for the land? [more inside]
posted by ObeyScient
on Nov 24, 2009 -
Say I want to buy some cheap land in the Los Angeles area: where would I find such a listing online? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Nov 11, 2009 -
Calling all planners, public admin. types, adult education gurus and other smarty pants: I need to develop a training program or at least a strategy for developing a training program for further planning on the local level, put the hard parts. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey
on Oct 23, 2009 -
Satellite photos: what interesting features can be seen or measured in them (or other aerial photos), and where can I get a supply of images? [more inside]
posted by k.
on Sep 30, 2009 -
Surveying 101: How is acreage measured on hilly ground? Is the acre a measure of the surface area of the ground, or of the area inside an imaginary box that is superimposed over the ground? [more inside]
posted by Orinda
on Aug 18, 2009 -
Seeking success stories of land decontamination and rehabilitation in urban areas. [more inside]
posted by amusem
on Aug 3, 2009 -
I have two new iPhones. I also have a land line in my house. My cell signal in my house is poor at best. I like my land line so I'm going to keep it. I would like my cell phone to transfer to my land line when I'm home so I can get cell calls at home. I can't seem to find a product that will hand off my cell calls to my land line. Does such a thing exist?
posted by Thrillhouse
on Jul 7, 2009 -
Seattle region filter: We are new residents of Seattle, from New Jersey, enjoying our exploration of this wonderful city. We are house-hunting and have narrowed down our choice of neighborhoods.
Any opinions or advice? [more inside]
posted by valannc
on Jun 30, 2009 -
Did Land of the Lost invent the concept of a pocket Universe? Similarly is the more recent series Lost copying that concept or have other series and stories done the same thing? [more inside]
posted by monkeywithhat
on Jun 3, 2009 -
We are house-hunting in the Seattle area. Looking at property with water views. Willing to pay the higher price that comes with a view. But I'm reading some horror stories about how a neighbor will build a tower in front of your view, or neighbors who refuse to trim their tall shrubs. And then your view is obscured and your property value drops.
How do I research this? How can I know if the viewshed is protected or not? What sort of monitoring would I need to do over the years?
I will ask my realtor to research it, but I'd like to hear from people with experience with this issue.
posted by valannc
on Jun 3, 2009 -
From what source does the authority to require building permits and inspections derive? I've dealt with this whole process before, but every time I have to, I think, "But hey - it's _my_ property! I paid for it, I pay taxes on it, and I pay for the upkeep. As long as I don't build something that could potentially damage or destroy the property of another, why do I need 'permission' from the government?" I know there are lots of issues involved, but when did we, as a nation, give up the right to do what you want on your own property, and is there a way of getting that right back?
posted by Death by Ugabooga
on May 23, 2009 -