Sunday, January 15, 2012

Low Cost Homes DO still exist!

I really would not mind this......... Craigslist Listing  or this Handyman Listing  or even this Listing  !

When it comes to wanting to own our home, I am really not looking for much........what do these three listings have in common? HOPE

I really would be super happy with anyone of these and knowing tax refund is right around the corner, places like these listings give me butterflies! It makes me anxious to see places like this for sale at a moment I do not have the money, awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! 

But it also gives me hope and tells me to be patient, it shows that for a little money and perhaps some elbow grease and a little muscle.......owning a home without a 30 year mortgage is possible! With it being the dead of winter........if I am patient for spring more and more listings will become available as well.

While others may see these and think, wow what a dump, I see potential........potential to own a home outright, a home that with some work, would be comfortable. Potential for a step towards financial freedom. Potential with a capitol P! A place with the Potential that if WE own it, we can do with it as we like to make it a more self reliant place towards sustainable living......wood burner here, perhaps a solar panel there.......a garden over there..........

Potential to be free from RENT.

How about you, could you be happy in a place like one of these three listings? I would be ecstatic!


  1. Better both be handy. Renovating or building a home is a nightmare. Most couples end up divorced. We built our own home. Thankfully, it's a modular, BUT OH. MY. GOD. Lots of work.

    My husband worked alone. We didn't have any help nor could we afford it. I went to work everyday, while my husband put in the heating, septic, carpentry, plumbing, electricity. He had to lay out the drain pipes, he had to dig the holes himself, alone, in the hot summer. Many times I cried so hard to see him work like that.

    But, now 10 years later, yes, it's great to own a home, outright, with no mortgage.

    You can only do this when you are young. We can't do it anymore. Once you hit your 50's, forget it!

    Good luck!

  2. LOL not all of them need alot of work, some of what I have come across is just cheap due to them being small places in very small rural areas. One thing I do not have to worry about is a divorce....... hubby is an awesome guy and we have never ever even fought over money no matter how tight things have gotten.

    But yes Age is a factor in how much we can do... I will be pushing 50 soon enough.......soon enough.......sigh

  3. I like the handyman's special. It's actually quite cute. At $9,000, I think it's a steal!

  4. Christa, that was my favorite too, I thought it was very cute and the yard decent enough for a few chickens and a garden. I LOVED the access to private lake and beach part as well!