I’ve found one more house that we *really* like. It’s 15 miles from Tyler’s work, but that’s still only about $80 a month in gas compared to the $300 per month we spend now.
This house is on 10 acres of beautiful rolling pasture. Right now it’s a cattle farm, judging by the pictures online. (The property taxes would be about $1,000 a year. Not too horrible.)
Tyler and I both really like this one. It’s only three years old, so hopefully it’s not as scary as the last house. But by now I definitely know how pictures of real estate can lie. Oh boy do I know.
We are waiting for our real estate agent to get back to us with a time to see this place.
It’s right at the top of our price range, it would be a stretch. They would have to sell it to us for at least $9,000 less than the asking price in order for us to get the mortgage. You never know though. I think in today’s market there is a chance they will accept a lower offer. Especially because this house is waaaaay out in the sticks. (I am so excited to live out in the country.)
I hope they get cell phone service out there! The last house didn’t, at least not with AT&T.
The house looks in good condition, in beautiful condition actually. It just has nothing on the outside–it’s only painted with primer. We would need to paint it or put siding on it. No big deal, at least I don’t think it would be…?
It’s 1490 square feet with 1.5 bathrooms. It also has a full unfinished walk out basement that’s 895 sq ft and has a spot to install a wood stove down there. The house has two heat pumps and geothermal heating, so it has central heat and air. For some reason a lot of farm houses here don’t.
Look at it! I hot linked these from the real estate website. Shh.
(The blue color is the primer, ignore that. We would make it white probably.)
(Master bedroom with balcony over looking the farm!)
Isn’t it nice?
The only huge downside is that it doesn’t seem to have a barn, unless it’s not listed on the info sheet and not pictured. I see one off in the distance there but maybe it’s on an adjoining property line because they don’t note it as belonging with the house.
Dare I hope that this one will work out? Maaaaybe? I hope we get to go see it soon.
In the mean time I’m working on fixing small things around our house to put it on the market…I’ve got a lot to do!