Monday, July 25, 2011

Vacant Lot

Sooo... we are still working on the lot that we found several weeks ago ... working on making it our lot.  We go over to visit "our" lot several times a week and we even went on a bike ride to our lot one night as a family because it's super close to where we are renting right now.  It took me a week or two to find and decide on a lender for our lot loan.  Very few lenders are offering lot loans in AZ because of the economy here and when you do find someone willing to lend some money, it's only some ... they want significant down payments.  This was not music to my ears and caused me a lot of stress because I wanted to be able to put down as little money as possible and keep my cash in the bank, but if this is where we want to be and what we want to do, we have to make the sacrifice.  :)

Sometimes I hesitate saying anything about the lot on my blog because for some reason or another it might not work-out, but we are hopeful and so far everything looks good.  I suppose if it doesn't work out, we can be sad together, right?  I've also had some questions about how to go about building a custom house so rather than answer a bunch of emails, everyone can just read it here.  I also want to track the progress of everything we do over the next year or two as we work on turning this lot into our little piece of paradise. :)

Kiddies ... July 23, 2011 @ Vacant Lot. 
Penguin 8 1/2 yrs old, Peacock 4 3/4 yrs old, Turkey about a month shy of 4 yrs old!

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5 comments:

Rachel Hanchett said...

My dad would be happy answer any questions you may have about building a custom home

Heather Jeppsen said...

I wish I were buying a lot there instead of here. Sigh. We'll have to talk. I'm curious how much the lots are there compared to here.

AudyCamp said...

Oh the joys of the lending world.... I hope everything works out! What a great pic that is of your kiddos in fron t of their future home site. :)

Foodiva said...

The kids will cherish that photo when they're all grown up! We just built a house from scratch, and yes it was stressful but focused. Our builders were great and they finished the house in under a year (where I live, that's pretty fast). Good luck with your lot and hope all your dreams will come true soon!

Erin said...

I hear ya about being nervous to talk about it. We had everything set up for 6 mths before I mentioned it on my blog. I hope your house is a beautiful as mine (smile) and I hope the process is sooooo much easier. (PS we just moved in last night) AND, your kids are so big and so cute!

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