Monday, April 5, 2010
Hiya people! I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend; I had the best Easter ever! We got the property we were hoping for, and I'm very sure that all your good feelings and wishes helped us heaps, so thanks a whole heap!
Anyway, I hadn't wanted to talk about it too early in case we didn't get it, but now that we have I wanted to share the story of our finding our property! After researching different properties for months, we talked to a real estate agent (friend of a family friend) and scheduled to fly up to the Big Island (at 5 am!) . We spent maybe 1/2 the day driving all over Puna, on the Big Island and while the properties we saw were nice, they weren't exactly what we were looking for. After we left the tour with the real estate agents, we tried to find a couple other properties on our own but it was pretty hard; we didn't have a map so we could only really find the ones that were along the highway. I had wanted to look at a specific piece of property in particular, but the directions given with the listing were really bad; all we had to go on was a road name. We were so tired from looking at properties and from getting up so early ( I personally wasn't able to sleep for a couple of nights before we flew up... I get insomnia) that we decided to give up and drive back toward the airport. Well on the way back I spotted the road! We drove up it and arrived at the property and it was EXACTLY what we had been looking for!
This piece is about .07 miles away from the highway (so not noisy at all, but still close enough so commuting won't be that bad), 1.7 acres (huge considering our apartment is 800 sq. ft. and there are 5 of us living here!) and is on county water with electricity available... county water and electricity are so important because (most) places on the Big Island don't have it (and if it does it's crazy expensive)! There are lots of nice houses around it, and most importantly for me, a POST OFFICE, right below the hill! All of the other properties we had looked at were less than an acre for much more expensive, (and farther away from the main town) so I was in love!!! Needless to say our low bid (on a price that was already severely undervalued for what the property offered) was accepted on Friday, and I've been on cloud nine ever since!
Anyway, I just wanted to share that story; it was very much a good fortune/karmic find! I mean, we had given up, and then the very last property that we go to just by chance is the one we get! It has everything we wanted and more... it was funny too because we looked at the property late in the afternoon so it had a yellowy surreal glow around it.... shiny golden light beckoning us to buy it! And to top it all off, the place where the lot is located is called "Happy Homes," hahahaha! So thank you once again for all the good wishes and love... I'll be sure to repay you guys soon; I promise! :D