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Building a Dream Home

We want to move up the property ladder, and our budget is saying no. This is our sorta crazy plan to make our dreams a reality!

Do you ever get the feeling that the perfect house for your family just doesn’t exist? Like there’s nothing on the market that can meet all your needs let alone your wants? That’s the dilemma we are currently facing. We’ve been growing increasingly unsatisfied with our current home, but there doesn’t seem to be any other existing houses in our budget that will suit our needs. Unfortunately the next rung in the property ladder is well beyond a reasonable budget. So we’re getting creative instead!

We want to move up the property ladder, and our budget is saying no. This is our sorta crazy plan to make our dreams a reality!

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My big dream is to live in a cottage by the sea. I want the space and the air and the freedom feelings of country living. My husband would like to live downtown in a big city. Our dreams don’t quite line up. lol. So we need compromise!

Our limitations include maintaining a reasonable commute for my husband (under 30 mins) and staying within our current school district. We love our boys’ school and I don’t think my oldest could handle the disruption of switching schools. 

Those limitations really narrow down the available areas we could possibly move to. 

When we search for listings, we have been nothing but disappointed. The only homes available are either major fixer-uppers (which we’ve done before and no thanks) or are these horrible ugly McMansions that we wouldn’t want even if we could afford them!

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