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Posted by Rob in Washougal, WA on 4/2/2015

Boy dates girl. Girl marries boy. They decide they want to move out in the county once the kids are all out of the house so they start looking at property in the area. 


They amazingly find 5.5 acres the week the property is listed, don't low ball with their offer in a competitive housing market, and enter into escrow with a 30 day suitability review period.

Within the week they are visiting the property daily, putting flags all over the property with different ideas of how things could be done/developed. They also begin investigating many, many details such as habitat restrictions on the lot, easements, road agreements, water availability, power availability, high speed internet/cable availability , sewer or septic options, aerial views of the neighborhood to understand what the surround area looks like, future city boundary expansion, potential road changes, etc to name a few. She goes down and meets with the county planning group to see if there is anything their missing. 

It goes down to day 29 on the suitability review period but they decide that everything is looking good and they feel good about releasing the clause and that they can proceed to set a closing date. Of course finding a lender that would loan on vacant land was a little bit of a challenge as well but 25% down helped clear that hurdle. 47 days after finding the property they close and its in their name. 

Now what to do next?

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Soon to be farmers/owners
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