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Tips for Developing Communities

Tips for Developing Communities

The drastic downturn of the housing market was a big wake up call to people who had invested all of their money in real estate. Developers who wanted to purchase large lots of land, in order to create thriving suburbs where the land value was much higher than the same size of land in other areas, quickly found that they were going to have to get creative about getting people into these homes, or selling them the land so they could build their own homes. On top of that, recent attention given to pollutants and contamination from farm land, and the chemicals used meant that not everyone was anxious to live on a piece of land that used to be the home of thriving crops.

There is hope for creating new developments. The key, as always, is to make them as appealing as possible. Yes, people want to live in nice neighborhoods, but now they are also thinking more about wanting to live in safe neighborhoods, which is more about things like suburban water testing than it is about things like theft. That means that, if you are an investor who wants to see a return on your real estate investment, you need to make a big deal out of your suburban water testing. Find out what the water supply is like on the land you own. Compare it to other areas. In cases where the suburb is not going to be connected to city water, you can contact the city for their latest test results, so you can compare them to the water supply in the area you intend to build.

2013-11-13T12:43:47-06:00November 14th, 2013|News|

Why Do Environmental Testing in the Fall?

While you can do environmental testing any time of the year, there is a significance to doing it in the fall, especially when it comes to testing your water supply. Environmental testing can include just about anything in the area, including, but not limited to, the soil and water.

During the fall, after the harvest, you will get a clear picture of what has drained off of the soil of a neighboring field and into your own soil or water supply. In some cases, the farmers treat their fields after the harvest, depending on what they plant in those fields and how the soil can best be prepared. Even though they may have access to drainage ditches, there is a good chance that much of what they put on the crops and into the soil can make its way to your land. This is why the end of the season is a great time to have testing done. The ground has not yet frozen, and yet, the rains from the spring and the winds from the summer storms have done their work and transported chemicals that can pollute your land.

Even if you can’t stop the farmers from using chemicals, you can take steps to keep your own family healthy. For instance, you may need to dig a deeper well, or treat your water for contaminants. You might also find that you need to plant your garden in a different area, so that it does not suffer from harsh chemicals when you try to grow an organic garden.

2013-10-28T19:28:57-05:00November 7th, 2013|News|

Real Estate Water Testing

Are you planning to buy some land for development? When you purchase large amounts of land to break up into lots outside of the city limits, one thing that you need to do is have environmental testing done in the way of a basic home water test. This type of environmental testing will tell you whether the water is safe to drink.

One of the dangers of buying land outside of city limits is that you will need to have your own drinking water supply. Because your land is out in the country, there is a good chance the water supply is contaminated by pesticides and other chemicals that farmers use to produce crops. Even if the farm you are near is organic, it may have previously been subjected to high doses of chemicals that can make the drinking water in the area unsafe to consume. Have these tests done before you even purchase the land so that you know whether you can build on it or not.

2013-06-27T15:13:08-05:00May 30th, 2013|News|

What Exactly is in Your Environment?

Your body absorbs everything in your environment one way or the other. There may be something in the water you drink. There may be something in the soil that you plant your garden in each year. Before you subject your family to any kind of damaging chemicals, it is worth it to check into environmental testing. It does not mean you can not be in your environment even if the environmental testing beings back poor results. It just means you may have to adjust some things to make it safer for you and your family.

Sometimes there are simple solutions to environmental problems. You may need to add some minerals to your soil to combat existing ones or just to make your soil healthier. You might also need a water softener or a filter on your water system. Before you can make any changes at all, you simply need to know what you are dealing with first.

2013-06-27T15:17:04-05:00May 16th, 2013|News|

Why Have Environmental Testing Done?

To begin with, there are a number of elements that environmental testing can apply to. You may want to test the soil in your garden to see what you need to add this year in order to have a plentiful return on your work. You might test the water in your well to make sure that it is fit to consume for several reasons. For instance, if you have a well and plan to open a daycare, state or local requirements may include environmental testing in the form of a safe drinking water test. This is to protect you from accidentally opening a daycare in an area that has dangerous water and by default, feeding it to the children.

Environmental testing is generally done to meet some sort of safety regulation. However it is a good idea to have this kind of testing done when you move to a new residence or if you have made some changes that could result in environmental enhancement or depreciation.

2013-07-30T18:20:27-05:00April 23rd, 2013|News|