Looking for Land

Finding a place for a small house has been interesting. I’m looking over 300 miles from my current location, so that is part of the difficulty. The rules and restrictions have been laughable in some cases and frustrating in others. I found a county that is “unrestricted”… no planning and zoning office. I like that, and don’t like it at the same time. There are some pretty strange structures that should be condemned sitting around that county, for sale as “homes”. Yet I can build what I want and to me that means a lot. And I can build near family, which means even more.

This past weekend I looked at several lots for sale. Expensive, yes, but very worthwhile. What I’ve discovered is I may have an easier time if I purchase a lot with an old mobile home on it and then improve the property by building my small house and in a year or two removing the mobile home. Yet those lots are more expensive because the 30-40 year old mobile homes have similar prices to stick built houses.

On my way to look at one that slipped through my fingers though, I drove by something I didn’t expect… a house on two acres, for sale by owner. The house would have to be removed. The land is improved and ready to build on. Code free. The only requirement is septic and water, both of which are already on the land. Will I get it, or should I wait for something else? I’m not sure. But the thing is, I’ve found something that could work. And if there’s one lot like that, there are probably more.

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About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? http://wp.me/p1CY5z-1R Baptism! http://wp.me/s1CY5z-baptism

Posted on November 27, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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