We made a huge step in our lives this week. We traveled up to Rupert and bought some land! Crazy, huh? It was a big decision but we knew it was the right one. Garrett and I have always figured we would end up in Rupert and have been casually looking at homes on the market so we wouldn't miss a good deal. As luck would have it we found some land that was a steal of a deal. We couldn't pass it up. And with Obama's new $8000 tax credit for 1st time homebuyers we knew this was the right time. With the economy being down construction cost is also down and we have realized that building a starter home is possible. Thanks to Stan, the #1 realtor in Rupert (or so his wife brags...but I believe her) we have hopefully found a builder that will make it happen.
So we now have land and before the end of the year we hope to have a house. We won't be able to move to Rupert until May 2010, so it may sit empty for awhile, but we want to take advantage of the tax credit.
We feel so blessed to be able to have this option and I know that it's mostly because of Garrett and all his hard work! Below are some pictures of the land. It's a lot and a half, almost a 1/2 acre. The best part of it is that we will be next door neighbors with Kris & Jeff Faux. They are the ones who set Garrett and I up on our first date...and the rest is history. We feel so excited and blessed. We can't wait!