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Old 06-09-2019, 12:16 AM
 
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viverlibre pretty said it. Most people that live in rural areas don't like in houses that are 2.500 sq. ft. and most houses in rural areas are older than 2005. If you want a house to your specs you better off buying land and building it yourself.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:37 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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The biggest problem I know of when building rural is lack of oversight of the construction. I am a licensed builder and a licensed contractor - that means I have studied and passed tests. I will say that MOST contractors working in rural areas simply do not know construction standards, so the things they do (and usually believe) are inadvisable, sometimes show up in a couple of years, and on occasion cause complete failure of the dwelling.
I know of a 3000 s/ft home built in 2000 that was so poorly constructed that it simply cannot be sold, because no bank would mortgage it. And why was it built outside the city limits? .......... To save money, and avoid supervision.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:58 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The biggest problem I know of when building rural is lack of oversight of the construction. I am a licensed builder and a licensed contractor - that means I have studied and passed tests. I will say that MOST contractors working in rural areas simply do not know construction standards, so the things they do (and usually believe) are inadvisable, sometimes show up in a couple of years, and on occasion cause complete failure of the dwelling.
I know of a 3000 s/ft home built in 2000 that was so poorly constructed that it simply cannot be sold, because no bank would mortgage it. And why was it built outside the city limits? .......... To save money, and avoid supervision.
Thanks for that info.
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:08 PM
 
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The biggest problem I know of when building rural is lack of oversight of the construction. I am a licensed builder and a licensed contractor - that means I have studied and passed tests. I will say that MOST contractors working in rural areas simply do not know construction standards, so the things they do (and usually believe) are inadvisable, sometimes show up in a couple of years, and on occasion cause complete failure of the dwelling.
I know of a 3000 s/ft home built in 2000 that was so poorly constructed that it simply cannot be sold, because no bank would mortgage it. And why was it built outside the city limits? .......... To save money, and avoid supervision.
I definitely agree with you on the quality (or lack thereof) of rural Mississippi contractors. They are downright horrible.
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:00 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I definitely agree with you on the quality (or lack thereof) of rural Mississippi contractors. They are downright horrible.
Building codes?
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:42 AM
 
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Building codes?
Most aren't qualified to do the job.
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:59 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Most aren't qualified to do the job.
We get a lot of that here too. They constantly change their company names here and disappear.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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The biggest problem I know of when building rural is lack of oversight of the construction. I am a licensed builder and a licensed contractor - that means I have studied and passed tests. I will say that MOST contractors working in rural areas simply do not know construction standards, so the things they do (and usually believe) are inadvisable, sometimes show up in a couple of years, and on occasion cause complete failure of the dwelling.
I know of a 3000 s/ft home built in 2000 that was so poorly constructed that it simply cannot be sold, because no bank would mortgage it. And why was it built outside the city limits? .......... To save money, and avoid supervision.
Man, is it that bad over in MS? I live in rural south AL and there are lots of well built newer houses around here. The companies that build the houses inside the city limits are usually the same companies that build them in the rural areas.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Thanks I will have to look into the areas more specific. Must be at least 2.500 sq. ft with attached 2+ car garage no older than 2005 with no more than 1 acre of land. No traffic or traffic signals or traffic signs, not near any schools or railroad tracks. I hate traffic congestion, long wait in lines not able to find parking. I want peace n quiet with privacy. Neighbors can be far and few.
A lot of people generally want more than one acre because that assures them nobody will be able to build right next to them. Some people will buy a house on 5 acres (for example), then divide the land and sell the part they don’t want.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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Man, is it that bad over in MS? I live in rural south AL and there are lots of well built newer houses around here. The companies that build the houses inside the city limits are usually the same companies that build them in the rural areas.
I guess one is better off going with a home builder that builds new subdivisions.
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