I close tomorrow on my new property!

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by cc-rider, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. cc-rider

    cc-rider Baroness of TisaWee Farm Supporter

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    Woohoo!!! How long have I waited for this???

    It's only bare ground, and only 3-1/2 acres, but it is all mine tomorrow at 1:00. Free and clear.... no mortgage. And only about 10 minutes from where I currently live and work.

    Now.... to build the rest of it.....

    Chris
    New owner of the future "Sweet Berry Farm"
     
  2. GrannyG

    GrannyG Well-Known Member

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    Best wishes, and it gives you such a good feeling that it is yours, and you can dream your dream. Now for water,etc. What are your plans? What do you want to build there?
     

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  4. cc-rider

    cc-rider Baroness of TisaWee Farm Supporter

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    I've already done the septic permit route...had to do that before I closed so that I KNEW I could get a septic permit. Had to hire an architect to design "engineered plans" because of all the clay....ugh. But it all worked and I got my permit last Friday. I'll have to have a well drilled, too. If I get the septic put in yet this year, I can beat the new state requirements that say you can't have a leach field anymore. My system will cost about $7K. Next year's would be about $20-25K.

    My goals?? To build my retirement home. By the time I get it done, I'll be able to retire! hehehe. As I mentioned in another post, I think I'm going to have a barn torn down and use the timbers to build a log cabin. Since it is just me, I think a small 2-story 24X24 would be plenty big. With a walk-out basement.

    I also want to put in a large pole barn to use for barn dances (I'm a musician) and for road-side sales. And plant the back 2 acres or so to blackberries and strawberries. This place is on a main road, about 7 miles from a decent-sized community, so I think a "farmer's market" will work there. Maybe I'll build the barn first and have 'barn concerts' to raise the money to get the cabin built.

    Lots of dreams....

    Thanks for your encouragement, now and in the past.

    Chris
     
  5. Scott in Florida Panhandl

    Scott in Florida Panhandl Well-Known Member

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    What's the alternative to a leach field?
     
  6. cc-rider

    cc-rider Baroness of TisaWee Farm Supporter

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    I'm not sure.... some sort of self-contained system. Sand filters and pumping stations were mentioned, but I wouldn't swear to it. That's a lot of money just to be able to ... you know... :eek:
     
  7. mtman

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    im very happy for you its a nice feeling isnt it
     
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    :clap: :clap: :clap:

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  9. 1/4acre

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    Recomend getting that septic in first. DS is nursing his septic along as the county has changed it's tune and nolonger allows themunless grandfathered in. When and if he sells, or the system fails, he will have to switch to a 10,000 gallon holding tank for the size of his house.
     
  10. Mike in Ohio

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    Congratulations Chris.

    Mike
     
  11. mama2littleman

    mama2littleman El Paso

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    Chris,

    I do believe I'm jealous! Congrats on the new property!

    Nikki
     
  12. Crystal H

    Crystal H Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!!! I am so jealous. We are trying to sell our home so we can close on our dream..... I hope it is everything you dreamed about and more...

    Crystal
     
  13. HilltopDaisy

    HilltopDaisy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Congratulations Chris! We share the same closing date, but I'm celebrating my 3 year anniversary today! Best of luck to you on your new place.
     
  14. HOB

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    congrats

    I closed on mine on the 26th of this month
    now if I could only get there
     
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    :goodjob: Sounds great! Keep us updated with your progress.
     
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    Good Luck on the new place :goodjob:
     
  18. pumpkinlady

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    Congrats on the closing of your land. Nothing better than knowing you own your land.