|The dream...a slightly more posh scale.|
Possibly the happiest moment of 2012 (not that it's been here for long), was when it became realized that Jesse and I will be able to buy a farm. I have been browsing the MLS for a long time, never thinking we were actually going to start into the actual process of house hunting. I ended up finding a property that has everything we are looking for, and is very close to where we are living now. A cute little house, a pool, a barn with 4 stalls, paddocks, a workshop, and a huge professionally installed outdoor ring. It was in our price range and absolutely adorable. We decided to check it out and after a couple of viewings, we put in an offer.
I was so excited, our first offer on a home. I was dreaming and picturing all the ways I would make it my home, and how much the horses would love their new barn and pastures. Well, what they say is true about home buying. Don't get excited until the keys are in your hand. We exchanged offers over a week with the homeowners and when we finally came to a number we could both agree on, my realtor e-mailed me to tell me the homeowner had called her to say the decided to take their farm off the market. UGH! What a monumental waste of time for all of us.
|Dream barn <3|
So, we were pretty heartbroken over this change of events. Hope is not lost though! We are now on the official hunt for our own place. We are into the fun part of looking at places, and discovering what we like, what will work, and what we definitely don't like. Finding a farm is even harder than finding a house. There are so few for sale in the area we are searching, and there are so many things that you need when you have horses. Some houses have land with no barn, some have nice barns with houses that need too much work, some are just a bit too far for our daily commute, then there are ones that are perfect for you, but just don't work out for whatever reason (still bitter).
I am learning a lot about this whole home buying process, and am thinking positive that our future farm is out there, waiting for us to come home.