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    Find the Topography of Any Property in the World

    – [Seth] Hey everybody, this is Seth from the RE Tipster blog. I wanted to take just a few minutes here and show you a little trick that I have been using for the past few years. Whenever I’m trying to buy a vacant parcel of land, and it’s something that I think a lot of people don’t even really think about when they’re doing their research process but it’s really, really important. And that is to find out what the topography of the property is. And, basically, what that means is the actual elevations and hills, valleys, ravines, anything like that, or if it’s just a flat piece of…

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    How To Use Google Earth (Street View) to Research Properties Remotely

    – [Seth] Hey everyone, this is Seth from the REtipster blog. Today I was doing some research on a piece of vacant land and I started to realize that there’s a couple of tools that I use all the time, every single time I’m researching land, whether or not I live near the property. In this particular one, I’m not necessarily researching for myself but I’m teaching somebody how to do it so while I’m doing that, I just wanna show you the process that I go through just to make sure that I am really, really, really getting a very good look at this property to truly understand what…

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    TWL #2: Bir Tawil- The Land Without a Country

    Believe it or not, there’s still land on earth that’s not part of any country. Bir Tawil is that land. This 800 square mile (2100 square kilometer) area between Egypt and Sudan is claimed by neither Egypt nor Sudan. To understand why this is, we have to go back, to 1899. At the turn of the 20th century, Britain had a large and rapidly expanding empire across the world. A large part of this empire was in Africa, where colonialism had taken root. Britain held a complex level of authority in North-East Africa, and through that got to decide that the border between Sudan and Egypt was going to be…

  • THROWING A DART AT A MAP AND FLYING WHEREVER IT LANDS (for 24 hours)
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    THROWING A DART AT A MAP AND FLYING WHEREVER IT LANDS (for 24 hours)

    So turns out most Americans haven’t really seen that much of the United States. I grew up in Pennsylvania So as a child, I pretty much only traveled to surrounding states like, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and New York And then I’ve also been to states like, West Virginia Florida, Illinois, Alabama and Georgia where I have extended family. When I was a teenager I started traveling a little bit more like to meet friends I made online in Connecticut or just to go on vacation to places like Rhode Island, Massachusetts, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Then when I was 16, I moved to California, this is when…