The search continues…
Recently, mom and I started increasing our efforts in the search for our forever homestead! But truth be told, the search has been quite discouraging!
Just yesterday, we went to see 3 different homes, and each one was worse than the one before it!
One such house was priced at $130,000 on half an acre of land, but was completely gutted!
I don’t think we’re not asking for much… just 3-4 bedrooms with two full bathrooms (because – ahem – no one likes to do the pee-pee dance when we get home from a long days outing), 3-4 acres with a barn – enough space to have a nice vegetable patch and a few chickens… and room enough to park our RV for when we finally get off the road.
See, nothing much.
But you would think we were asking for the world!
It amazes me just how much they are asking for homes these days! Homes that just a few years ago – even last year – would go for much less than the current asking price!
A home is only worth what someone is willing to pay…
And this girl isn’t willing to pay what they are asking!
For example: one such house – actually not too far from the campground – is a nice looking 4 beds, 4 bath house that sits on 2 acres of land. But they are asking $600,000 for it.
However, not too far down the road is a property where they are asking $700,000 – but get this – for the additional $100,000 – you get not 1, but 2 nice houses on the property, plus an outbuilding that can be used for business purposes AND it sits on not 2 acres, but 32 acres of land!
Now I ask you, which property do you think I would go for – if I had that kind of money!
Unfortunately, that property is well out of our budget.
In the meantime, we continue to search for our forever homestead. Nevertheless, we have broadened our horizons. Where once we kept the search to a specific area, we are now looking into other areas while still keeping close to family.
And now that my little rant is over, tomorrow we will go see a few more possible homesteads. And I leave you with this simple thought…
It is only worth what someone is willing to pay…
Until next time,
Peace, love and safe travels!