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Here we go again!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Minuteman, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    If you remember the move from Hell last year then you'll think I am crazy,but, I am doing it again. The 20 acres on my south fence sold last summer. The guy who bought it has been after me to sell him my house and 10 acres. I own half of a 15 acre lake and that is what he is interested in. I told him 3 or 4 times that I wasn't interested in selling.

    Finally last month he called again and asked what it would take to make it worth my while. I threw out an unreasonably high figure and thought that would be the last I would hear from him. Wrong! He came back with a counter offer just slightly less, still way more than it is worth. So I can't turn it down.

    We close on my house the 15th of Jan., but, I put it in the contract that I have till the 10th of Feb. to move out.

    I already found a place to buy. More remote of course. I found 60 acres of mostly timber, with a small pond, seasonal creek, and a view from the top of the property that would make a beautiful painting. Looks like somewhere in Colorado. It has a Double wide trailer house on it with over 1800 sq. ft. We can live comfortably there for a couple of years while we build a house. Now we are pouring over design books. I have always wanted to build a log home. That is the way we are leaning.

    So I am going to be pretty busy the next few weeks. Everyone cross your fingers that this time will go a lot smoother than the last!!
    I'll post updates. And some pics later.
  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Lots of luck! It sounds like an excellent, not far away bug out for me..;)
    The new place also sounds like a great spot for a survival monkey get together. [flag]
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    That sounds great Minuteman. This one HAS to go better than the last because it couldn't go any worse.
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Yeah I've heard that alot lately!!! Maybe a Monkey Mash!!! Come warm weather might have to throw an open house party. I'll let y'all know.[booze] [touchdown] [boozingbuddies] [monkeyeating] [touchdown]
  5. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sounds great, hope it all goes nice and smooth this time. So you looking at doing the log cabin your self or hireing it done like with the kits or some such?
  6. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    That sounds really awesome! I hope it all goes very smoothly for you.
  7. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Since I work in real estate, I love this story. When something is not for sale, then you can make a ton of money when someone wants what you have. I have run into this many times. The hardest part for the seller is when they throw out a number the think no one would consider then the person says, "OK". It makes you think you should have asked for even more. Its a fine line. Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.

    Congrats on sale. [touchdown]
  8. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Great Work MM
    Less than a days drive from me.
  9. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I'll probably do the kit. Build the "weather tight shell" . They put up the walls,roof,sub floor, doors and windows. Then I'll be the general contractor and sub out the interior work.Do a little at a time and pay as I go. I figure 2 years to complete.
  10. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    A few pics of the new place. Road in, view from the top of the property.
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  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Nice and cozy in the trees , Congrats MM looks great.
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yep, looks like it'll do fine.[applaud]
  13. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Looks like a great place to start the new homestead. Thanks for the pics MM
  14. GoatLady

    GoatLady Lock and load

  15. Brook

    Brook Monkey+++

    congratulations on you new home! I used to live in a place like that.. then the city moved in around me. (with their city ways)

  16. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Got to stay ahead of that urban sprawl.
    Everytime I come back from the city I visibly relax as soon as I get to the outskirts and start seeing woods.
  17. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Good looking property. I know you will enjoy having the elbow room. [touchdown]
  18. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member


    Good lookin' property there. Someday, somehow, I will move out of the city that I am in and I will live in the country. <sigh> someday <sigh>

  19. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member


    Had the closing on the sale of my house today. No problems. Everything went smooth. Guy buying it showed up with a cashiers check. No financing. Geez, wish I had his kind of bucks. Never even had the property appraised. I think he is a developer. Or in partners with one. This area is really growing and if he lotted out the 30 acres he now owns (20 on my S. fence and my 10 now) he could probably tripple his investment.

    I don't care what he does with it. I have a big fat check in my pocket and 60 acres waiting for me.

    I close on the new place next Thur., but it is just formality now. Loans approved and have the down payment in my pocket.
    Went to lowes and to Barnes and Nobles today and bought $200 worth of design books, floorplans, log home living etc.

    We're going to start finalizing all the details we want to incorporate into the house we're going to build. Then take it to an architect and have the plans drawn up.

    We get started building I'll post the work in progress.
  20. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Lookslike a great place please post progress pics, gonna do a log home? lovethem ( hear they are high maint) but someday, that'd be my choice only 12-1500 sq ft would do it with shed/ garage/outbuildings...
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