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Moving in July!

Posted by SardonicSamurai - April 14th, 2020

Hey y'all!

Girlfriend of 3 years and I spent the past year and a half trying to move out of this shitty neighborhood. The housing market has been nuts that whole time. Every house we'd want, BOOM, bought. Want to go look at it tomorrow? TOO LATE IT'S BOUGHT! HAHA!

About to give up hope, when we found affordable building plans near our works, as well as interest rates dropping a TON due to this virus. We were actually looking to build before all of that happened, so the fact that we can still build and move is a really great silver lining!

It'll be big for me, Laura (gf), and the kids, as well as be in a MUCH nicer area (we won't have to worry about meth houses being near by me thinks). We've been stressing over this for far too long, but they're scheduled to break ground in just a couple of weeks! I've lived in all kinds of cruddy areas, but I've never had a place I could truly call "home". Can't tear down a wall in a place you're renting. Can't build a shed at a place you're renting. Can't do this, can't do that. We'll finally be able to customize our place to our liking, and it's exciting!

The first thing I plan on doing is setting up a stone fire pit. Something fast, simple, cheap, and easy to do (We're moving further in to the country; NO MORE CITY LIVING) so we'll have enough space to enjoy our surroundings! I'll probably start that off sometime after we're actually moved in this July when they're estimated to be finished. We're keeping our fingers crossed and hoping all this stuff blows over, but our governor seems to be doing a rather good job flattening the curve.

Also hi!


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That's exciting!

Hot markets are stressful for buying!! Our friends had been looking all last year and they had the same experiences of houses selling before they could even get in to view them or putting offers but being outbid every time. When we moved last summer we caused a stir because they bid under asking on our house but we had 4 others that were over asking. But they didn't really like our house. they always complained about the kitchen and we had this weird open pit in the back acres. They eventually found something so much better for them and everything is better between us.

New construction is so cool! You get to decide all kinds of things and the layout. Is it part of a development? Are you going to have to battle with the HOA?

Country living is the best let me tell you - just not having immediate neighbors above and below you is something else. You can play your music or stomp around without getting nasty letters taped to your door. But having some distance between houses is great.

I hope you like your new place!

We do have to worry about HOA, but it's far better than living where we are now. We'll have only 0.34 acres, but the property behind us is all farmland.

We'll be getting a 4 bed, 2.5 bath house. Basement isn't going to be finished, but I can't wait to see what I can do with it!

(Also congrats on the house)