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Wife and I are moving out of town.
Our house is sold and we plan on moving out of our house
and into a rental on about June 1.
We plan on building.
Here are some pictures of the .75 acres that we bought.
It is a small housing area about a mile out of town. We
do have neighbors and that does not bother me. We gain
a lot of room compared to living in town.
Hopefully by fall, we will be in the new house.
Hope to have about 1700 sq ft of home, with an attached
24 x 36 shop.









 

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Very nice! Is that a farm equipment dealer next door?
Yes it is.

Case/International next door and a JD dealership about an 1/8th mile down the road. On the 3rd picture, on the right side, you can see some JD green implements.
 

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Yes it is.

Case/International next door and a JD dealership about an 1/8th mile down the road. On the 3rd picture, on the right side, you can see some JD green implements.
Lucky you all I got is a New Holland/Ford/Kubota dealer a 1/2 mile away that
no one can deal with. I asked him to get me some quotes on a new New Holland
Haybine and Discbine last week, he called while I was in the cab tractor Sat. I asked
him to call me back in an hour or so and I haven't heard anything back.
Same guy told a guy I know to go Napa and get something because he didn't
feel like looking it up, what kind dealer does this stuff and he owns the dealership.
The guy got ticked and told him this is a Kubota part and Napa doesn't carry Kubota parts.
I tried twice to get a quote on a round baler from him and finally gave up and
bought Deere. It would be nice to be a have a dealer that close and be able to
actually deal with him.
 

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For me, building a house next to implement dealerships would be like living inbetween a bar and another bar when I was 25. Good luck!
 

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Congratulations! There is nothing like fulfilling the nightmare, sorry, meant to dream, of building a home!

Seriously though, great looking piece of land.
 

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Congrats on the sale and purchase! Looks like a nice piece of property! :)
 

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Nice site!! level and a little slope--and a tree buffer...

After settling in--I'd mosey on over to the dealer's--make introductions--never know what could show up on their doorstep..:praying:

Man--talk about Hog Heaven!!!:thThumbsU\\

I believe I'd leave a warm bed for some old fashioned tire kickin'...
 

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Thanks for all of the positive comments.
We are so looking forward to the build and moving.
Maybe not so much the build, but defianately the moving.
The building process could be both a nightmare and fun
at the same time.
As for the dealerships. I have not had much if any dealings
with the Case/International. But, I think they could be ok to
deal with if I have a need to use them. I have a JD 2305.
As for the JD dealership, they can be difficult to deal with.
They seem to be more focused on the "big" implements and
don't really care to hassel with the "little" guy. I will likely
drive 20 miles and deal with a JD dealer that specifically handles
the lawn mowers and CUTs.
 

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Very nice lot. Looks like someone took good care of the lawn for you. There is plenty of room for a nice big tractor/boat/machine/toy/workshop outbuilding. :trink40:
 

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Re: Our future home (new pics)

We started the building process.
Dug the hole last week.
Poured footing yesterday, and hopefully,
they will pour the foundation by the end of the week.

Here are a few more pics.











 

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Look at all that fabulous, rich soil! If that was here in New England, it would be half clay and the other half rocks!

Greg, looking good! :)
 

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They build differently there as well. I've never seen that footing down the middle. Is part of the house on a slab, or maybe you poured a sidewalk?
 

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Look at all that fabulous, rich soil! If that was here in New England, it would be half clay and the other half rocks!

Greg, looking good! :)
I was thinking the same thing. I'm always hitting rocks no matter where I put the shovel in the ground!!!!
 

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nice looking place and a good start on the house.
 
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