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How We Found "The Farm"

Posted Monday, November 19, 2007, at 1:07 PM

Satellite View of The Farm
OK...so we're internet junkies. To us, it's the most useful tool available for finding current information about anything. We started looking at rural property early this year using real estate web sites. This gave us the opportunity to look at a large number of property listings across several states.

We had a good idea what we wanted, and what states we were willing to look at, but finding the diamond in the rough took hundreds of hours spent in front of the computer looking at a wide range of property listings. After a couple property inspections that were less than our vision of dream property, we saw a real estate listing picture and the following description ...

This 4 bedroom home located on 5 +/-acres offers a heat pump, central air, newer septic, RO system, roof, and gutter. Outbuildings include a barn, open front carport, and grain bin. If you have been wanting to experience country living, check this one out.

Well...it sounded perfect, and the listing gave directions to the property. I used Google Earth to get an idea of what to expect from the country side. The 3D capability made it possible to virtually fly over the entire Mineral Creek area, and spot the property for a glimpse of what we might find.

If you have not used Google Earth and have a high speed internet connection, you can find your house, neighborhood or look down on just about everywhere in the world. The top picture is a Google Earth image of our country paradise.

So that's how we located our country home...hereinafter refered to in this blog as "The Farm". I know it is NOT a farm, but it's located in farm country, it is our blog, and we'll call it what we want to thank you very much. Consider it our contribution to freedom of speech.

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