July 28, 2009

Official Land Owners!!

Our bout at the auction didn't go in our favor - the cabins all went for around $20K more than we were willing to pay. So instead of using our savings for a down payment, we're paying off our land today!!

We've been paying online, but when we called to get the payoff they said you either had to mail the final check in or bring it down to the office. I transfered the money from savings to checking yesterday, and Jay will be paying them a visit this afternoon!!

As promised, here are some pictures of the land. They were taken last fall right after we purchased it, which is why the land looks cold and dreary.

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Lot 9 wasn't our first choice, but it was pretty high on our list. We were surprised when the bidders kept picking other lots. For those of you not familiar with auctions - this particular was was "bidders choice." That means that they start off the bidding and the high bidder gets to pick which lot they want - rather than just saying "we're auctioning lot 1" then proceeding with the bids.



One thing we loved about the lot were the old trees.



We've discussed putting the house near the trees - its the perfect spot to still have a huge back yard and a good sized driveway.



Then of course, there is the view that will be out my kitchen window.



And our neighbors will make our farm house feel authentic.



One of the buyers at the auction purchases several lots (4 i think) and is now in the process of building a million dollar home. Real estate wisdom tells you not to be the nicest home in the subdivision - looks like this guy is making it so we definitely don't have to worry about that!!

We've currently got a guy mowing the lot for us in exchange for the hay. I hope he's mowed it recently so we can have a celebratory picnic this weekend.

20 comments:

  1. Congrats!! Its beautiful property!
    ~ Katie

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  2. bummer on the cabin but what a great OTHER OPTION!!! I love your kitchen window view!! :)

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  3. Brooke!!! What a beautiful view!! Can I come visit after y'all build, lol?

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  4. Congrats! I'd love to pay off anything.

    That looks like a beautiful piece of property. We did just the opposite. We used to have .30 acre and decided that was just too much so we moved to a place where we have almost .10 acre.

    Good luck with the build - stressful but so worth being able to customize it to your liking.

    I'd love to have you drop by my place: Life Makes Me Laugh

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  5. Woohoo!!! Congrats!!! :-) You are so lucky to own over 5 acres of beautiful land!

    Guess it's time to start the floor plans :-)

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  6. That's a wonderful achievement! Well done!

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  7. Oh my gosh, that land is amazing! I can totally see your beautiful new home nestled under those trees. And what a view from the kitchen window! I'm a little jealous. We don't have any mountains for a backdrop in LA.

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  8. Congrats!!! That is awesome!

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  9. Congrats, guess God's plans didn't include a cabin. :) Beautiful property. :)

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  10. Hooray! Congrats on your land. It looks like a great piece of property and the view is awesome!

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  11. Popped in from SITS! I'm so jealous! Congrats!

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  12. That is some of the most beautiful land I have ever seen. It will be the most gorgeous place to build your dream home. Congratulations!!!

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  13. congratulations! I'm so jealous! I love the view, it's beautiful.

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  14. Oh my gosh. So excited for you! And I will pray about your interview today!

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  15. Wow! That looks like a beautiful piece of property! Congrats on getting it paid off!!

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  16. Congrats on the beautiful property! We just spent the weekend in Tennessee, and it's so lovely. Seriously. It reminds me of the area in Texas where I live. I'm sure your dream house is going to be so amazing, and you'll never grow tired of the view from your kitchen!!

    WOOHOOO!!!

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  17. Link to pictures of the land where it doesn't look so dreary!

    http://www.wearsvalleyhomes.com/denison-meadows-lot9/index.html

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  18. Link the our land where it does't look so dreary!

    Denison Meadows Lot #9

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what up yo?