Friday, June 4, 2010

Where the Deer and the Antelope Roam...

For many years, Elmer and I have dreamed about having some property where we can have some animals, set up a few wall tents, and sit on the front porch and have some space where the deer and wild turkeys will come. I dream of something like this house with a big wrap-around porch. Perfect for sitting and having people over to sit with us...



and this wall tent which I know you've seen many times in different posts here (if even to start out to use as a guest room)



We have a friend here in Hidden Springs who's a realtor and has been instrumental in the development of the community. He knows everybody and knows what's going on around here. About a month ago, we told him we wanted to find some property and asked him to start looking around for us. Within about a week, he had talked to someone who owns a shit load (that's a lot) of property around Hidden Springs and they happened to have a couple of pieces they didn't know what to do with and were willing to sell. One piece is 11 acres on the north side of the road with rolling hills but it's right up against a bunch of power lines. The other is on the south side of the road with a little spring on it and a pad for a house. We fell in love with it and knew this 15 acres was where we wanted to be.

I started doing research to find out costs for getting power to the property, digging a well, permit fees and even if a house could be built on it. After all the research and finding out the costs, we felt comfortable in making an offer.

Two of the three involved felt our offer was was fair, due to the expenses we would have to pay to make it livable but one wanted to counter with an added $100,000 - a slight difference. Maybe understandable if the property had power, water and septic and was ready to build. So, we'll be countering again. I don't know why, but I feel a real peace and just have a feeling this property will belong to us and that this time (after several attempts at purchases where we were a day late and a dollar short) this is where we're meant to be.

I drive to the property (it's only about a mile from where we live now) every day. I pull off the road and just sit and look. I imagine the house and barn and the animals. I imagine sitting on the porch and seeing the deer on the hill. In fact, twice in the last week, I've seen a doe and her twin fawns on the property. Exactly what we've imagined.

So, until I hear diffent, I'll continue to dream and think about all the hard work it's going to take to make this 15 acres our home.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you get your land and your dream. Sounds nice.

Kristin said...

Sounds wonderful....don't tell me you bought the Currant Creek property!? (boisecommaidaho)

Kristin said...

This is the property I mentioned....http://www.currantcreek.net/home.html.

Jodi said...

No, I've kept an eye on that for several years. She was originally asking over $700,000 for that property. Even in the good market, it was waaaaaay to high for 25 acres with a mobile home on it. From what I understand, she was offered $600,000 for it last year and turned it down. It just sold (3 days before we heard about the new price!) for $299,000. I bet she was bummed she was so greedy last year! I definately would have paid $299,000 for it!

We actually haven't "bought" anything yet. We're still in negotiations over price. I'm hoping something good will happen this week.

Dee said...

I do hope this dream does come true for you. How sweet is that ----your own resident deer -----and peace.