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Tim Carter demonstrates one method for removing stumps. This method is especially effective if you have many stumps to remove in a short amount of time.

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Clearing land to build a new home may not be a do-it-yourself project. Land clearing can involve heavy land clearing equipment, depending on the size of the construction project. You might start with some simple hand tools, an industrial grade chainsaw and end up with a bulldozer.

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Tim Carter demonstrates easy ways to level a yard, make a drench or dig a hole with a rototiller or power tiller. A garden tiller works wonders on getting that soil ready to plant.

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Topographic maps will tell you a lot about a lot. The spacing of the topographic lines will indicate any hills or valleys on that piece of property. Topography will aid in spotting streams or storm water retention basins on the lot before you purchase it.

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A soil map is one of the most important resources you can have when building a home. Tim Carter discusses why you should use soil maps, and how one can be used to build a better home.

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New Hampshire is a beautiful state with plentiful natural areas and beautiful landscapes. Tim Carter shows you his New Hampshire land and gives you a preview of the type of New Hampshire real estate you can find.

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Soil strength and quality are extremely important when building a new home since most house foundations contact soil, not bedrock. Not all soils are the same, so it is vital you get a valid soil test and inspection.

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Lot selection may often be based upon pure emotional reactions to the landscape or specific features of the lots you consider for your home. Residential lots will be less of a mystery with this checklist and will serve to make your lot decision a smart one. Here are the final 9 tips -- Part III of "Lot Selection- 25 Tips".

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