Recap of 2010 – Beginning of the Quest for Quiet
It was the third month of the year, my auction buy-it-now purchase was set to expire, and I was not going the miss out on a paid vacation. Sand, wind and waves here I come.
Inspiration – Inspired by a small two room cabin I stayed in as a young boy, my passion for rustic nature settings I spent hours searching the web for visual ideas. Breath taking views, and beach grass beneath my feet. I was hooked. But then I was always drawn to the beach. Treasured childhood memories were filled with sand.
Research – I spent the better part of the year researching property, reviewing the news (I subscribed to the local newspaper), and viewing as many properties as I could. Subscribing to the local paper was the best tool for getting a feel for the area. Crime, want-ads, and legal happenings around town. Especially real estate taxes, levies, and value.
I interviewed three real estate agents before selecting one that fit my values, listened to my needs, and found properties that were in my price range. Countless emails, drive-by viewings, and rainy walks paid off. To meet my needs I selected a lot that did not allow weekend trailers or temporary campsites.
Offer made, offer accepted.