About the land….

This has been a topic I’ve help close. It’s stayed quiet, and near and dear to my heart, and for the most part…rather undiscussed for the the past 14 months.

In case you don’t know what’s going on, basically it boils down to the fact that I’m trying to buy the (perfect) piece of land. It’s directly next to my parents house where we currently live. And it’s been on the market for 14 months now.

The last update I gave was on Friday. We just got our financing approved, and I was going to make an offer on it. The entire lot is 7.5 acres, but we only want 3 acres of it.

So we put an official offer in Friday afternoon. The realtor said he’d take it back to the seller and see what they say. The realtor calls back around 5pm and said that they didn’t want to do it for that price and wanted to stick with the original listing price of 50k per acre. So we said ok, how about 47?

The realtor said “yeah. The night do that. BUT there’s another buyer who might be interested in the entire lot. They don’t have their financing in place yet, so we won’t know anything more until Monday or Tuesday”.

Ok. Cue fucking heartbreak.

That’s where we left it. Our offer is on the table. And we’re waiting on these other people to see if they want it/if their financing gets approved.

Let me break this down, for those wondering why I might be so preemptively heartbroken.

This land has been the dream goal for the past nearly 10 years, when my parents bought this house. We’ve always said how great it would be if we could buy it.

Then, it finally goes up for sale. We weren’t ready. My parents didn’t want to spend the money on it with my mom trying to retire right now. So we waited. There was nothing we could do. And it sucked. So we just sat and hoped no one would buy it.

And no one did. For 14 months, no one bought it.

We FINALLY get our ducks in a row. Save up for a 15% down payment. Get out financing approved and locked down. Make an offer.

Only to be told that there might be someone else.

Days, guys. We could lose it, and it would be by days.

If we got our financing a week earlier? If we put an offer in a few days before? They’d have accepted it. I’m willing to pay asking price, because I know other lots have sold surrounding me for 50k an acre. So that’s just what it’s going for right now.

But a buyer who wants the entire lot is easier for the seller to deal with than 2 buyers splitting it up. They are the preferred buyer. If they want it, it’s theirs.

So….I’m just feeling really heartbroken and defeated.

Last night, before whatever happens happens, I decided I wanted to walk the land. Even though it’s right next door, we’ve literally never walked on it.

So my husband and I walked over. We brought an egg with us (it was already cracked) and decided to throw it back there and offer it as a gift to the land. (Whatever helps, right?)

Whatever happens today happens. We might not know anything until tomorrow, or I’ll get my heart broken today.

I’m not expecting to get it. I’ve accepted that I’ve lost it.

I’d by lying if I said I wasn’t concerned about what would happen if we lose it. My heart is probably going to shatter, and my mental health will likely suffer for a bit. I’m going to be heartbroken.

But I can’t control it. It is what it is.

I’m glad I have therapy tonight. We’ve talked….surprisingly little about this topic. It felt so far away and so impossible for so long, I just didn’t want to talk about it. And then it seemed possible, and then even probable.

I had hope. For a minute, I really had hope. I saw a future. And then…now…who knows.

Anyway, I tried to include a video of last night when we walked the land and made our egg offering. Not sure if it works, but if it does, enjoy.

Wish me luck. Either way… I’m gonna need it.

4 thoughts on “About the land….”

  1. Hugs! I have found it helpful to stop preparing for the worst and to imagine everything working out. There is some land that is just right for your family, whether it is this one or not. But I am hoping you get this one!

    1. I just don’t want to get my hopes up. It’s easier to assume I’ve lost it. It won’t hurt less…but idk. Yeah, it’s probably better to imagine the outcome in a positive way. Sometimes I catch myself doing that, dreaming of all the things we’d do with it…but then I stop myself.

  2. Aww, I love the video! That is a really gorgeous piece of land!
    I didn’t believe there’s another buyer!! I’d bet you money they’re just trying to scare you into paying top dollar!
    Either way, isn’t there some kind of saying that you have to put out in the universe what it is you’re desiring? Like saying out loud and believing it, that you’ll get it! Go out there, and instead of telling the land “before we lose you forever,” say, “Wait until you see what we have in store for you! You’re going to love it!” I don’t know if it works, but it doesn’t hurt to try!
    I will for sure be counting on you guys buying this perfect piece of land 👌

    1. I would agree that there probably isn’t another buyer…except for the fact that I’ve seen a truck out there doing work all week long on that building. So to me, that tells me that there is interest, and it’s conditional on getting that building cleared out. But who knows.

      You’re right. I keep telling my kids to go run around outside and be as loud and obnoxious as possible to keep people off our land 😂
      Still haven’t heard anything one way or another. But once that land is mine, you bet we’re gonna go out there with some folding chairs and a cooler full of Trulys 🤣

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