“Home” has really taken on a new definition since this past March.
For many people, their home became not just home – but their office. And maybe even more. It almost became a bunker. A place where you could feel safe.
Your fortress, to a point.
A home is many, many things … but I am not sure any of us could have predicted how things would have been shaped in 2020, right?
I’ve recently, in the past two years or so, have gotten myself better financially and have realized my current job is one I’ll likely be keeping for my career as it’s something I enjoy, has decent pay, and great benefits.
So I thought it would be good to start thinking about maybe buying a house. Or some land and get a home done so it’s mine from the beginning.
Finding what I truly want hasn’t been easy. There are times I look closer than others. I probably should contact an agent (I know a few) and have them start helping me.
What I seek is pretty defined. I want 8-10 acres, especially some wooded, so I can have some nature trails over time. A decent lawn so I can maybe have some apple trees and a garden of some sort.
If I am not having a house built (I would look at manufactured), I don’t want to have to do a ton of work (I’m not one who would do it myself), or if it requires a bunch of work – the price needs to be right.
When COVID first came about and then drained into the second and third months … I started thinking maybe I’d be able to find something at a decent price. Would it be a buyer’s market?
Turns out it’s not.
It’s a seller’s market. People from downstate are buying upstate homes, often sight unseen and paying higher than market value.
And well, that doesn’t help people like me.
So I keep working to find a house that I can turn into my long-term home. I know eventually, it will happen and I’ll be able to put my own stamp on it.
That home, though, might have to come after COVID!
Blog With Friends: November 2020
Blog with Friends is a themed collaboration challenge where a group of bloggers get together and publish a project based on a theme. Please see the others who have taken part for this month’s theme carrots. Links to their posts can be found below the image!
Check out what the others did with home!
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