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Not to Be

January 28th, 2013 at 08:28 am

Well, that lovely farm with the lovely 1920's farmhouse is not to be. It is in the flood plain after all, and not just in it, but apparently the entire front yard is waterlogged at the rainiest parts of the year or whenever snow melts. I am a little disappointed, but I am sure there will be something else out there somewhere that will meet our needs and wants. Dealing with flooding is not something I want to do. I grew up dealing with a basement that constantly flooded. This house didn't have a basement, but with water that bad it would get in the barn and things would get wet.

So we'll keep looking and hopefully find something similar. It doesn't have to be 7 acres. 1 acre is enough to make me happy outside the city and .5 acre is enough to make me happy inside of it. I'm not in any rush. There's more debt to be paid and I can focus on that for now, while still keeping an eye out.

I did look up exactly when the 0% Chase card expires and it is in August, so we'll have that well paid off by the end of March, no worries. It is the focus of February and March payments and after that we'll work on the mortgage.

6 Responses to “Not to Be”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry to hear that. Good to know before a purchase though. There will be something for you when the time is right.

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Glad you discovered it before you bought the house!

  3. Bob B. Says:

    Our very first house had a flooding problem. We should have known something was up because the house also did not have a basement. That house was a farm house, too. 10 acres, plus barns. It wasn't a huge deal in our case that it flooded. The front yard was a lake after a heavy rain, and the rest of the yard was soggy in the spring. But most of the summer we had very green grass!

  4. twest Says:

    Hate that it didn't work out, but it is great that you found out before buying.

  5. SecretarySaving Says:

    What a bummer that place sounded wonderful!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Aww man, sorry to hear this. But like others said, better to find out now rather than after the papers are signed.

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