I've been working hard to save the funds needed to put 20 percent down on a bit of land in the area of Tennessee where my family and I want to live. So far, we've made it to around 2/3 of the way there. Until we can save enough, we live in a small apartment above an asphalt desert. Over the last two years, many properties have come and gone in the specific area we are looking at, most of them sitting on the market for many months. Now with the large rush to leave cities and the spike in people interested in getting away from things, we've seen properties all evaporating in no time. One in particular was on the market a single day before being removed from the listings again. With who-knows-how-long left before I have the savings built up I need, it is feeling more and more frustrating. Several amazing properties have hit the market and if I could just finish building up the money, I would pull the trigger in a heartbeat.
It's stunning just how many amazing properties have come for sale in the last couple months. Ones with springs, road frontage, large running streams, flat areas for growing/building, older timber, etc. There've been 3 that hit almost every single aspect of both the need and want list at the same time!... and here I sit unable to do anything but watch them disappear again. I'm unwilling to move without things in place. I learned years ago there's no point even trying for a purchase unless you already have everything in place. Still, it is disheartening to say the least.
Think of me with sympathy or consider me a whining dreamer. Either is fine I suppose. I'm posting it to meaningless drivel for a reason after all. I just need to vent and this is one of the places I can do so and know that many others will understand that same feeling for themselves. It's my own fault for looking at properties in advance, but I figure I need to know what the market prices are for different properties well in advance if I am going to make a good purchase when the time comes. I can't help feeling the fear that once I have the savings, no one will be letting go of good properties in my price range anymore. Anyway, end pity party I suppose. Thanks for reading at least. :D