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Well i signed a contract on another place this week. Its a 1600 sq ft brick house with a full basement. Basement is not finished though. Its sitting on 2.2 acres. Its liveable but outdated by a quite a few years. In TN in the 70s and early 80s all the houses that were built had emerald green or harvest gold (an ugly yellow) bathrooms. Brown paneling all throughout the house and 1 bedroom with some yellow and blue shag carpet. Being outdated and the work involved is the only negatives in my book. The basement could be finished. It holds no water. It has a little barn on it and a well built outbuilding. A good, big covered back porch. The view is awesome from the back porch too. You can only see hills and valleys. The land behind it I would have access to hunt. Prob about 350 acres. (there is also a farm down the road I could hunt that is several 100 acres also) Its farther out from work but I think I will enjoy the living better than being stuck in a subdivision. There is some fencing on it so with just a little work I can move my horses out there too. It has central heat and air, gas, city water. Also has a spring water that is pumped into basement and a well that holds some but not much water. $90,000 for this place with them throwing in all the stuff in the shed and some other small items. (riding mower, tiller, etc.) I am buying it from 2 sons who had their parents pass away around the same time. It is sitting on their parents 700 acre farm. I can make it to the elk river from that house in mins and beans creek with a 2 min ride on my four wheeler for fishing and such. There is basically nothing around it as far as houses close enough to see except for the old farm house that is 200 yds away from the current house. (they have plans to just bulldoze it)

I have my current house now for sale by owner. I am hoping for a quick sell to be able to use the money from my current house to strip and update the one I am buying. (the wrong economy for that. it is priced right though) 3 bdr. 1 1/2 bath brick, nice yard, kinda updated, in town, for 73,500. Last year when I had it listed with a real estate company they thought I should ask 86,600. (i had no offers at that high though)

The last couple years when I have been thinking about what I would like to buy it has always been. A little bigger house, room for some animals, (which 2.2 is not much but will hold 2 horses on 1.5 or 1.7 acres with some added hay cost), a place for all my hunting stuff besides every closet in the house, not a subdivison, somewhere I would not have to drive so far to hunt, a place where my kids can get out and run in the woods, and a little closer to work. This place does all that except the closer to work. I will have 20 min further drive 1 way. But for the price of the place and how I think it will suit my fancy (with some work and money) I could not pass it up. This is the first place Ive found with that much living space with the possibilty of more in a finished basement, in the country at that price range. The folks were trying for a quick sell by owner. If a real estate company had it they were going to ask in the 115,000 price range.

We shall see how it goes. I have some interest in my house already so here is to hoping it sells fairly quickly.
 

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Best of luck with the "old" and congrats on the "new" sounds like a good move to a more relaxed atmosphere and place for horses.
 

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Man it really sounds like an awesome package. I wish you and your family all the best...
I wish we were close enough to be able to go lend a hand, helping you folks get settled in.

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That sounds like a great setup! And you can keep your horses right there. I'm jealous. We have to board our three. Not only is that an extra expense, but it means a 15 minutes trip just to get there and makes spontaneous playing with the horses an impossibility. Also, I can't believe the price. Appartently, the market in that part of the country is a lot less expensive than here in the Bozeman area. Hell, maybe I'll sell my place, move back there and make a profit at the same time. Anyhthing else available around there? Anyway, best of luck with your new home. This is your year for big events! Again, best wishes.
 

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That sounds like a great deal, I would rather do my own updates anyway. Congrats
 

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sounds great thats why im serious about moving to TENN once i get my affairs settled here.
 

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Did you ever think of renting out the old house? With the forclosers at a record high there is a lot of good renters out there. I have 4 rentals and have the best tenants now than I have had in 5 years. It's also a great tax right off.
 

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Thanks fellows. I think the price of this place was pretty reasonable because they were trying for a quick sell, plus its the opposite way of where most folks work. The 2 brothers inherited the farm and were just trying to sell off the cows and house while they are in probate to pay off the medical bills of their parents. With that sold now they can abtain the 700 acres free and clear.

Hey mule if this place does not sell in several months then I will consider renting it out. In the past I have rented it out for about a year and a half. But i really dont want the headache of the renting. Plus I can use the money from the "old" house to really make the "new" one a great place.

Its kinda unique how I found out it was for sell. Me and friend of mine that lives down there were coyote hunting. We drive buy the house and he says you can probably pick that up for a price in the 80's. A couple days later I called him back and got a phone number for it.
 

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:green: Well I talked to the bank today and they said loan went through with no problems. They contacted the closing agent so we should close pretty soon. I am happy but kinda sick going in more debt like that without my current house sold. My house is now listed with a agent and we have had quite a few folks looking at it in the past 2 weeks.

I went down there (new to me place) and started working on cutting the grass. It has not been mowed all year. Talk about needing a bush hog. :wallbash:

I will try to get some pics of the area when I get er mowed down so you can actually tell there is a house in the middle of the yard
 

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buckfever, good luck on your new home. I have about 8 yrs to retirement and have been thinking about western North Carolina or eastern Tenn for my last home. Something around the Smokies. Anyway have fun and pace yourself on those projects.
 

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thats funny im thinking of tennesse mountain area myself
 

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was gonna do a road trip this summer but with the price of gas thats out the window.between hotels food and gas its just too much,maybe next year or in the winter/fall
 

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Congratulations On the new Homestead Mark, I'm sure You, the wife and Kids are going to love that Free Spirit feeling from all that land....

I've never been to Tennessee but I would love to see them smokey mountains too...
Maybe someday we'll hook up the camper and do a roadtrip as well. :w00t:
 

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stop over in NY and pick me up ill chip un for gas:biggrin:
 
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