Thursday, March 21, 2013

Photo Friday - This land is my land!


This week I bought some land.  After looking at my options, I realized it's cheaper to have a house payment than to pay rent on an apartment. For many reasons, it's better for me to build a house from scratch than to try to find a house to buy, so that's what I'm doing.

This is the first time I've ever owned anything, and I think it's pretty cool.  I'll definitely post pictures of the ongoing construction, and I hope that this fall, I'll be writing in my new house!

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  1. With ownership comes a huge host of decisions, but it is yours.

    I have done both. I bought a home already made, and bought property to build on and develop the house in my vision. Eventually, I will move onto my property permanently, but until then this house will suffice.

    BTW, the property house is paid for and a build as we go so no mortgage. The beginning of last year the target date for the move was this year, but then I had my stroke. Now it's a five-year plan.

    I'm happy for you. There's no greater feeling than owning something. I will be doing the Snoopy dance of happiness when I pay my final mortgage payment on this house in 2015 because it will be mine all mine and not mine and the bank's.

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    1. 2015 will be here before you know it! :)

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  2. Wow and congrats! I hope the whole process goes smoothly for you. I'll be looking forward to updates and pictures.

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    1. Thanks, Spesh! I know my to-do list just grew by miles, but I'm still pretty excited about it all.

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    2. To do list or not it's an adventure. Just remember to be firm yet flexible and enjoy it!

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    3. Adventure is right! I'm just going to try to stay positive about it all, and not get overwhelmed! :)

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  3. Congrats, Lara. That's SO awesome!!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I'll have to have the NTer's over after the house is built! :)

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  4. Look at you! Enjoy. Look forward to following the process.

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    1. Thanks! I'll try not to have too many 'house' posts--wouldn't want to bore you guys! :)

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  5. Wow. That is awesome! Congratulations, Lara!

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    1. Thanks, Deb! Maybe you and Darwin will stop by for a visit sometime! :)

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