We have land!

Since we pulled out of our contract on the new townhouse we were building, we have been looking for a suitable alternative.  The only good part about loosing a property after a year of waiting is that we saved some more money and we can actually get more bang for our buck now. When we decided we would like to build a modular house, we started seriously looking for property to build on.  Our builder told us to look for two types of properties- old “teardown” houses and empty lots.  After putting offers on two separate properties and ultimately being rejected for better offers, we were feeling pretty hopeless.

One day, while driving through the town we liked, we happened upon an empty lot that was not for sale. On a whim, we called our real estate agent and he looked up the old MLS records and called the owners.  Lo and behold, they were willing to sell!  We waited a few months to make sure that nothing else better came along and then we finally made an offer.  After some minor negotiations, they accepted our offer!  We still have to go through some special inspections, but it looks like we may be moving forward. Everything is moving super fast, but we are really excited.  🙂


About littletownbigcity

I'm an arts educator, working in NYC and living in NJ with my husband and turtle. Follow along as my husband Mike and I venture through buying and designing our first home in a small town in NJ, about 30 minutes outside of Manhattan.
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