Friday, November 30, 2012

(Nov 30) Time to show it off

Brought Kim out to see the property today. We both were able to get away from work a little early and made it out here about 30 minutes before sunset. She loves the property and more than that, is very happy with the neighborhood. We step a little closer. Mutual agreement. It's rarely happened in the last 4 years we've been looking! We agree to pursue the financing. This is going to be a roller coaster!

View of the front of the property along the road

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

(Nov 28) Eureka

Wow. I am in love! The drive out to the property was a bit longer than I had wanted but it wasn't as bad as some I've taken lately. About an hour east on a major highway. Then north another 20 minutes through very pretty country. I kept driving along large tracts of wooded land filled with large oak trees. I kept chanting to myself, "Please, let it be at least this pretty!" The roads were all in good shape and some interesting sights along the way. At one point, about 20 minutes away from the destination, there are a couple of ranches with exotics - camels, zebras and American bison. Anyway, it made for an interesting drive. I got to the last leg of the trip, the 1 mile dead end road. Land is still gorgeous. Houses in the neighborhood are average to really nice. I drive the last mile very slowly, anticipating a let down at the end. It never came. The land was everything I had envisioned on the way. I parked the car and just sat there for a while. I finally called the realtor listed on the sign in front to confirm it was still for sale and to get permission to walk the property for a bit. She was very nice and let me know that they had already had several people out to look at it in the week it had been on the market. I spent the next 3 hours browsing and sitting. I would wander out to a new area and find a comfortable place to sit for a while. Listen. Watch. Just soak it all in. No road noise. Just the wind through the trees. The entire property is covered with stunning oaks and elms, 50-80 feet tall, many bigger 'round than I can reach (and that has nothing to do with the girth of my mid-section! Besides, I tell people "I'm not fat. I'm famine resistant." lol).  Also a few scattered cedar to give it some color in the winter. There's a seasonal creek that runs across the middle with a cattle-guard bridge that had been built to cross it. The creek's dry but washed clean of any leaves so I know it's had water running in it over the last month or so. At 450 feet across and about 1500 feet deep, it's a perfect dimension. Wide enough that you can't see any neighbors on either side. Deep enough that you're out of sight of the road and still have 1000' to play with as a back yard. I finally call my better half who wants to know where I've been for most of the day. I inform her that I'm sitting in the middle of the property we're going to buy. This is the one! I stop and take a few pics before I head home. I'm very encouraged. Now to figure out how to pay for it!

View from edge of property back down road

(Nov 28) A GREAT property to look at

Found a property on today that looks promising. 12 acres in Point, TX, just east of Lake Tawakoni. Property is heavily wooded according to Google Maps. It's down at the end of a 1 mile long dead end road. The properties in the neighborhood are all 10-20 acres and look very clean per the satellite views. I'm heading out this afternoon to check it out. Really tired of waiting for a week or so to schedule a visit only to find out that the property sold 2 days before I got there. I've got a really good feeling about this one! Lets Keep our fingers crossed.