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I'm officially a homeowner. The wife and I have been looking to actually buy for the last few years, however, nothing tickled her fancy. We thought property and build, but her back had other plans(disabled vet). Last month, a house hit the market that we liked, and below average price for the area. Granted it's not our rural dream spread, however it checked all the boxes. The house is actually classed as "rural suburb" due to the location. So, we closed on Thursday, and started moving the small stuff today. When we are settled in, I will actually have a garage and a man cave. :sneaky:

 

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Congratulations, we are looking right now also! Hopefully something will come on the market! We're looking to move out in the boonies with a little land!

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Congrats. ...... Yeah, you gotta start somewhere, I don't know if you ever can 'check all the boxes'. ......... Looks like a peaceful area.
 
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Great news! Congratulations on the new hacienda. I am really wanting to get out of Illinois and was high on TN, but the market there is really hot right now with prices rising 15% plus annually and days on market running a week plus or minus. People fleeing the socialist strongholds in the northeast and pacific West and nw are driving the market nuts. I'm thinking ky, sc or ga more because of it.
 

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Nice spread! If you don't mind me asking, where you at?
 

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I'm officially a homeowner. The wife and I have been looking to actually buy for the last few years, however, nothing tickled her fancy. We thought property and build, but her back had other plans(disabled vet). Last month, a house hit the market that we liked, and below average price for the area. Granted it's not our rural dream spread, however it checked all the boxes. The house is actually classed as "rural suburb" due to the location. So, we closed on Thursday, and started moving the small stuff today. When we are settled in, I will actually have a garage and a man cave. :sneaky:

Congrats on the new home! Looks like a great place.
 

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It's not an easy decision. My wife and I wanted a little bigger house on some acreage. We looked in our county for 2 years before we bought property and built. It's a big decision and one that has long term consequences. Congratulations, and many happy memories.
 
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It's not an easy decision. My wife and I wanted a little bigger house on some acreage. We looked in our county for 2 years before we bought property and built. It's a big decision and one that has long term consequences. Congratulations, and many happy memories.
It is a big decision. I always wanted to get away, out in the country, mountain view, acreage, no neighbors, small town and now I am stuck trying to balance that between not wanting to drive an hour for a doctor's appointment or worse yet have a two hour ambulance ride to a hospital that may not be the best place to seek treatment for whatever caused them to put me in an ambulance in the first place.

Then there's the idea of a 45 minute ride to go to Wal-Mart only to get home and find that you forgot to put something on the list..or even to bring the darn list with you!
 

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It is a big decision. I always wanted to get away, out in the country, mountain view, acreage, no neighbors, small town and now I am stuck trying to balance that between not wanting to drive an hour for a doctor's appointment or worse yet have a two hour ambulance ride to a hospital that may not be the best place to seek treatment for whatever caused them to put me in an ambulance in the first place.

Then there's the idea of a 45 minute ride to go to Wal-Mart only to get home and find that you forgot to put something on the list..or even to bring the darn list with you!
Worth all the angst to be able to step out and pee off the deck if I want, not hear sirens, and be able to see the stars at night. We don't have mountains - it's pretty flat in NW Ohio, but I'll take that over living in town.
 

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It is a big decision. I always wanted to get away, out in the country, mountain view, acreage, no neighbors, small town and now I am stuck trying to balance that between not wanting to drive an hour for a doctor's appointment or worse yet have a two hour ambulance ride to a hospital that may not be the best place to seek treatment for whatever caused them to put me in an ambulance in the first place.

Then there's the idea of a 45 minute ride to go to Wal-Mart only to get home and find that you forgot to put something on the list..or even to bring the darn list with you!
Like much else in life, a double edged sword indeed.
 
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Congrats Chris! Looks like a great place with very established neighborhood. How's the fishing across the street?

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Congratulations!! Looks beautiful!
 

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Congrats Chris! Looks like a great place with very established neighborhood. How's the fishing across the street?

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Fishing access is 1/2 mile from my house, and only a 5 minute drive to the range. From what I hear, trout fishing is good when the floaters aren't on the river. Directly across the river is a 18 hole golf course that opened 4 years ago(don't play, but work in the industry).

We met a couple of neighbors this morning, and it's a quiet burb for the most part. We were warned that one neighbor is a regular "Karen", however, she rarely leaves her house. She's the one who goes to the monthly water meetings(community well, so they meet monthly to discuss issues, repair dates, ect.), and whines when she doesn't get her way. There isn't a HOA, but she thinks there is. Other than that, everybody gets along, does their own thing, and watches out for each other.
 

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Congrats , there is no place like your own home !
 

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Congratulations on your new home.
 

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Congrats it look like a nice place to live.(y)(y)
 

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I hope you and your good wife find much happiness in your new home. Congrats!
 

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Congrats, that view is gorgeous! When I walked into my house + looked out the front picture window, I bought it on the spot. The view just never gets old + changes with the seasons. OTOH, gettin my Road King up/down a 1000' gravel drive, got old right away. If it's not your "dream spread" remember this, a house is NOT an asset, it's an EXPENSE, ask any financial adviser. The morons that buy 5000 SF overvalued monstrosities in the cities are simply cash cows for the government. Cracks me up when I see folks building $950K houses on $50K lots. Anyone can build a big house, they quit building land years + years ago!
 
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