How this whole thing started…

Long story, short.

After looking at real estate for the last couple of years, we’ve decided to finally “pull the trigger” on a new house.  Since making that decision and in the course of three weeks :

  • We’ve negotiated to buy a house in South Freeport.  Got well into the process, only to have the sellers pull out due to “sentimental reasons.”
  • In the meantime, went through the trauma known as “staging” and prepping our current house for sale.  Decide to go through with the sale because “…it’ll take a couple of months to sell*.”  We’ll use that time to figure out next steps.
  • Sold the house within 72 hours.  Buyers want a really fast close — literally less than a month.
  • Start packing.  Start finding a new place to live.  Start the inspection process.
  • Buyers flake out.  “Financing” is the suspected culprit.

But along the way, an interesting thing happens.  A beautiful piece of property here in town has a price reduction.  Then another.  And after a while, it starts to get into a price range that we might be able to make work.

This is the story of that property, the field it contains and the house that we’re hoping to build there.

God help us all….

(* These are words that will be on Steve’s grave stone.  Along with “Don’t wipe the blood off.  I want to get my camera.”)

8 Comments on “How this whole thing started…

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  2. I grew up at 6 Porter’s Landing, where my mother still lives. I was troubled when your lot was for sale that it would go to a developer that would sub-divide it, and effectively overwhelm a historic neighborhood with McMansions. Great kudos to you for preserving the field and building a compatible dwelling. My mother mentioned your blog. Welcome to the neighborhood!

    I now live in CT, but have a second home in South Freeport.

    All the best, Ben Saunders

  3. Very interesting beginning to your story! Sounds like it was meant to be. Looking forward to watching your progress along the way!

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  6. I stumbled upon your blog last week….it’s on my “to do” list to start reading from the beginning, but not surprisingly I jumped ahead to all the pretty pictures (I’m easily distracted…not unlike a small child or puppy). What a beautiful project. We just went through, everything you’re going through, about 2 years ago. It’s awesome (esp. for my sanity) to read about someone else going through the process. Also will be cool to compare and contrast, and also to learn; also to see what ideas we can steal for our place. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • That’s incredibly kind. And “ditto.” We noticed what you’ve been doing a few weeks ago. Really like the overall “look” of your place.

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