We might have found it!

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We might have found it!

A house! Or, at least the lot and floor plan Smile We have been watching for a house/lot in our immediate area since we are outgrowing our current home, especially with #4 on the way. We found a site where a builder is building 2 new houses on right now--so far the foundation for the first is started, they start the 2nd on monday or tuesday. We are going there sometime tomorrow to take a look at the floor plans and layout of the lots/yards etc. Its only about a mile from our current house, my kids would go to the same school, and we would still be able to go to our current church and everything!!! I'm way excited. Oh, and it might be in the price range that, with some juggling and good planning, we can keep our current home as a rental!!! Which have all been our goals-same school/church area and low enough to keep our house to rent, but a bigger house/yard to grow into! Way exciting!

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Sounds like a perfect opportunity for you! Congrats I could use some of that luck! Lol

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Yayyyyy! I hope you like the floor plan tomorrow!

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Well--Love the floor plan--plenty of space! Love the location. But the lot is....meh. Yeah, its a .5 acre lot, but only about 1/4 of it is usable, so essentially it will be a big house, with a smallish backyard, and a bunch of "protected wetland" that we "own" but can't do anything with. There might be a way to change the wetland status in about 2 years and we could extend our yard, gardens etc. But not positive on that yet. The kids could of course play in our woods, as only a tiny bit of it is actually "wet" with a small pond and a little stream, but it is technically a "native wetland BUFFER" I guess so they save off a lot of it. Hm...will have to find out.

I definitely don't want the house on lot 1, it has no yard potential in the future at all, but we are going to find out about lot 2's "buffer" status. The county may say "no way you can't take down any trees or native underbrush to build lawns or gardens" If that's the case, we'll keep searching. Because we just can't give up our yard! Right now we have a 1/3 acre lot with most of it usable, so we have a large front and back lawn, a place for chickens, several gardening areas, and a playground for the kids, plus a large garden shed and an outdoor patio area where my dh build a brick pizza oven...yum. Wink So we don't want to give up our space!

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The right thing will come along Holly! Things just seem to work out that way most of the time.

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Sorry to hear about the lot issues. Is there any way the builder can build on land of your choice?

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"JuneorJulyBaby?" wrote:

Sorry to hear about the lot issues. Is there any way the builder can build on land of your choice?

That's the main problem--there aren't too many lots in our area that we can buy to build on. We are wanting to stay in such a small area around our house, that the lots are slim pickings. I just want to stay in the same school area so my kids can go to the same school. Our school area is small, but even if we go to one of the 2 closest school boundaries, they can still get a variance to attend this school because those 2 schools gifted kids get sent to our current school that houses the gifted classes--and my ds is in their gifted program. So then its easier to get exceptions for all your kids to attend the same school. So, trying to stay within 3 school borders is tough!

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