Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Land Huntin'

 "Get in, loser. We're going shopping."

Gorgeous, but not quite what we're looking for.
A few weeks ago, Husband, BIL, Bear, Bug, and I went to look at a few properties within a half hour or so of our current homes. Some of these places were pretty far off the beaten path, and none of them turned out to really be what we're looking for, but it was still nice to feel like we're actually doing something productive toward reaching our dream-home-building goal.

The week before last we were on vacation, but now it's time to start scoping out potential home sites again.

We're looking for 10-20 acres in a private setting that has space (doesn't have to be pre-cleared) for two homes and a sizable garage/workshop. We'd like some wooded area on the property to muffle outside noises and encourage wildlife, as well as provide more privacy. Some type of water (a pond or proximity to the river) would be awesome, too. And we need to stay within a forty-five minute commute for Husband and BIL. Forty-five minutes is what we agreed would be the absolute maximum, and would only be acceptable if the property was otherwise PERFECT. Ideally, we'd like to keep the commute at or under a half hour.

Oh, yeah—and it has to fit our price range.

Husband and Bug scope out some potential property.

So that's what I'm doing with my week—searching for properties on various MLS sites, Craigslist, etc. Hopefully we can go out and take a look next time Husband gets a weekend off. Which is probably going to be never because that's how his company rolls.

Le sigh.

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