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First days post close

It has been a solid week since I finally closed on the property. It honestly still feels like a dream that the closing happened at all. I stayed at the property on the first night (had bought my camping gear for the occasion). Its so quiet, and in that quietness is a million little noises […]

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It closed! It closed? Officially a land owner!!!!

I cannot belive that this deal has finally closed. I have had dreams about owning this property and I am not one to dream often. I am incredibly excited and cannot wait to get everything setup at the property! I spent about 3 days out there so far testing out the tractor (so much fun) […]

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Rural Internet Tech

Calxy Institute 4G Wireless – Incredibly slow, but works

I have had my Calyx 4G LinkZone2 wireless router for about 3 months now, and I am extremely pleased that I did not sign up for the full year. My experience with Calyx, in a city with full coverage has been abysmal. The common average I have seen is about 7Mbit down and 1Mbit up. […]

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Home Buying

Closing is Imminent

In four days I am set to close on this property… finally. This deal has been in the works since mid December and here we are, mid February. All good things come to those who wait right? I am excited, exhausted, anxious and still just a bit doubtful that this will finally happen, even though […]

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Tractor Secured

One of the things on the long list of things that I need to buy as soon as this deal closes was a tractor. I knew going in with this much land your typical riding lawn mower was not going to cut it (lol). I had used one of those on a house I had […]

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Rural Internet

Starlink Beta. Thoughts

I have been on the Starlink beta list for about a year now. While I am going to try and make the 4G work (because I have no choice), once the deal closes I will also put my deposit down for the Starlink beta. It looks like the minimum wait for the service will be […]

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Insurance for the un-insurable.

Fun fact. When you have a piece of a home that was used to make a bigger home, but at one point someone just had that piece of home insured it turns out to be sort of a cluster f**k of a situation when it comes to insurance. While my situation is not normal; it […]

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Financing Home Buying Status Updates

It’s back!

I have not been totally transparent on the number of things that have seemingly killed this deal only to have it spring back to life. Like a cat it must have nine lives and it has all but chewed through 8 of them at this point. After thinking it was dead and gone for certain […]

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Financing Status Updates

Its dead

Welp. Its is officially dead. After calling 6 local banks and two national manufactured home lenders it is as dead as a doornail. There was one local bank that was possibly on board, but I would need to toss another grand at it to have the honor of having a high mortgage rate. I also […]

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This dream is dying. I am crushed.

The financing for this dream has fallen though. The broker that I am working with does not have any investors that will finance a single wide (though this is certainly not a single wide). Finding easy financing for this deal has ended, but it is not over. I am still going to be calling local […]