Catastrophe Averted

Well a lot has transpired since my last post, and the property that “just feels right.”

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It wasn’t right at all…

Let me explain… On the day I found this property for sale, I must say I was fully enamored by the privacy, the tranquility,  the natural setting away from city traffic and incessant sirens that seem to scream at all hours lately. Maybe they always have and now I’m just really growing weary of this city life, so I notice it more. I have been longing to start on home, wherever that may have turned out to be.

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So I proceeded to contact my real estate agent and began the process of officially making an offer. I sent him the address. I contacted the bank, told them of the 18 acres I had found and the price and was prequalified to carry on. Everything was going well.

My family being outdoor people, I summoned those who were available, one son and my nephew, and went to look again. Anxious to show them what I was attempting to purchase.

Upon our arrival,  and deterring our exploring… the neighbor, Bill, from down the road came to see who was visiting. Being the only one who has lived back that far for the last ten years. I was glad he did. He told me of the surrounding properties and the utilities available. The things he has encountered building his dream home, a 4000 sf 2 story, log house that he constructed himself. We exchanged information about our livelihoods, and Bill is retired and working on his 3rd book. I told him of my similar dreams to have an inspiring place to create art… Roughly 45 minutes had passed and we had not looked at the property at all. But it was ok though . The conversation solidified my desire to move into this place.

Bill confided that he has actually dissuaded a couple of potential suitors. Just a gut feeling,  Either he didn’t like their plan for the property and his value or just a general dislike of the potential new neighbor.  I guess he liked me ok because he was a wealth of good information. haha

Meanwhile on the other side of town my realtor was typing up our offer. More than ever I felt good about the situation. I can’t remember now the wording I used, or How exactly the words “18 acres” was mentioned… but that’s when Bill informed me “oh no sir, this is 26 acres. You have to drive around and come in at the other end of the road to see the 18.

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The agent had told me there were two properties owned by this woman, but there are no street signs on this little gravel road. No house numbers painted on the curb. I was looking at the wrong property.

I had drove past the other one earlier that day as I was trying to convince a friend to be my neighbor. Thinking that the two must be joined at the back of the property line.  Also incorrect!!  haha. With that property being almost entirely down a steep decline from the road , I had even wondered how you would be able to access it without a burro or a pack mule. I had decided that was not even an option. Though unknowingly I was getting ready to make an offer on it! lol.

About the time those words came out of his mouth An email hit my phone with all of the docs for me to officially sign on the offer.  Quickly I contacted him and said hold up!! We have to regroup. It’s the 26 acres I want but the bank has to re-pre-qualify me. on the price difference . What a fiasco that could have turned out to be. hahaha

I have since confirmed the locale and the acreage, Accepted and Signed her counter offer and have begun discussing home plans with my sister, the interior design specialist .

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I have a long road ahead of me but if the current owner can establish that the land will perc , and is suitable for building… This long road will take me home. 🙂

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