Hi All, Well it's getting closer and closer. In about 2 1/2 weeks hubby should be home from Iraq and we will be out looking at homeasteads!!! No more drooling over places for sale that will be long gone by the time we are in the market! We've seen a particularly suitable property, an older 4 bedroom house on 17 acres. The present owners have done a lot of remodeling of the downstairs. New kitchen, bath, furnace, carpet. New windows downstairs. Completely rewired the place. The upstairs still needs a bit of work - possibly new sheetrock and windows. The other thing they had planned to do is to replace the septic system. (I think the whole system??) She said they suspect that some of the leach lines are not functioning properly. (may be it only needs partial replacement) The asking price would come down considerably if we bought the place before all this was done. So, what kind of price would we be looking at on the septic system? We wouldn't have to go through the whole perk test thing I shouldn't think since there's already a septic there, would we? Just want to get an idea to help us in the negotiating. They are very "motivated" she said as they have had a new house built and are anxious to move. I sure hope this works out. The pasture is fenced, has a small pond and there's a nice sized barn and other outbuildings. We could move our critters right in without having to fix or build anything, which, since hubby will only be home on weekends will be a major blessing. Thanks for your help, P.L.