- Apr 15, 2011
Considering buying a home as this Navy brat has finally found somewhere that curbs my wanderlust. My husband and I would be able to put 20 percent down on low costing homes with 2-6 acres in the area. We don't mind mobile homes ourselves, but the post-1980s mobiles seem to fall apart rapidly and they are hard to finance, so we aren't looking at any mobile homes. I have never found a rental place that has allowed us to pursue chickens/goats/or even a large garden (or heck, we couldn't even hang pictures up in one home), and that has grown wearisome. We'd like about 20 acres one day, but 2-6 will keep us more than happy in our various projects for at least 5 years (which is what I hear is kind of the length of time one should stay in a home before considering selling). It is scary of thinking of our savings instantly going from being available to being tied up in a home though. Just looking for some personal stories from people here who have bought homes, particularly homes that were priced low. Did things go well for you? Did they go terribly? Did you end up with a nice place to live or did you find out your home was meth central? Tips?