A Place For The Future Past

And away we go….
August 23, 2006, 6:29 am
Filed under: Fun on the Road

Maria’s a wonder. She’s managed to dredge up several promising prospects, one actually topping the Yelm site (which was about 56 acres), this latest is a home on 58 acres (believe it or not priced less than the Yelm one), plus a few others. Next week we’ll be busy checking them out…..

The biggest challenge is of course, finding an acceptable parcel as close in as we can afford, as well as keeping somewhat close for those of us who have to commute. Availabilility of nearby medical facilities is also key, and good roads. Sorry, Donna — Clallum Bay is just too far…..


On the Road again…
August 19, 2006, 3:56 pm
Filed under: Fun on the Road

Emilie and I went to look at a 20 acre parcel yesterday, nestled deep in the Cedar River Watershed, in Mount Taylor Forest. At first sight it looked a steal at $399K, in King County yet. But upon closer look, the ten year old house was more of a converted shop (becoming a combo house/shop)than comfortable living, with LOTS of problems. We could get along alright with all the bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs, but Mom wouldn’t, we’d need major renov’s just to get moved in. And while spacious, the land is subject to CAO, if we didn’t opt to remain in the Forest Stewardship plan. Stay in the plan and get low property taxes. But only get to use roughly 3 – 4 acres. Yikes.