by Mildred Taylor
: Skillman (25 Hikes Along the Pacific Crest Trail, Stackpole, 1994), who has been in the real estate business for over 25 years, provides sound advice for anyone who hopes to leave the stresses of the city for a simpler life in the country. He discusses the selection and purchase of rural property, warning that amenities taken for granted in the city--available water, sanitation, utilities, access roads--may pose problems in the country. Skillman also cautions potential buyers to find out about job possibilities, driving distances, and rural zoning restrictions before making a decision. In addition, he gives recommendations about designing and financing a country home and about adapting to the ways of the rural community. Recommended for public libraries.
Ilse Heidmann, Kyle Community Lib., Tex. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions Inc. Terms