We’ve gone back and forth with every real estate site, every possible search we can think of to find a house. Yesterday we sat down at the computer and went back over every single house within our price range and tried to think outside the box a bit to see if we were overlooking anything that we could make work. We dissected and analyzed why each house wouldn’t work and what we could do to make it work.
We’ve come up with two possibilities and plans as to how we could make each work. One I’m more excited about than the other but I’m not ruling anything out. I’m not sharing the links just yet but will describe them both.
House #7 – We had overlooked it before because . . well, truthfully, it’s over the price we wanted to spend but we’ve had to raise our limit a bit. Also, it’s exactly half the size of the house we have now. We had planned to downsize a bit . . maybe not by half though. Don’t forget . . we have a plan! 🙂 It has 2 bedrooms and we wanted 4 bedrooms. It has 2 tiny bathrooms but . . we have a plan! The best part, and probably the selling part for us — it has over 100 acres! No restrictions! No rules! No neighbors. Definitely plenty of room for chickens, bees and anything else we might decide to do. And, definitely plenty of room for our plans to work. I’m really excited about it. We haven’t seen it yet but from the pictures, it looks like we could move in without having to do much — maybe change out a few of the floor coverings.
House #8 – Vince is more excited about this one. The price is way more than we wanted to spend but it also has lots of acreage in an area where land is kinda in demand (real close to town) so he’s thinking he’ll figure out how/if he can subdivide the property and sell off a few 5 acre tracts to offset the cost of the house. My vote still goes with House #7.
I’ll keep you posted . . .