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Talking I bought the dogs a ranch! Squeeeeeal

Well sort of! I bought myself a retirement home--but it comes with eleven acres of land, lots of trees and open space, and a small stream. I have been searching for a while and recently started making offers. As with all purchases, there are things I would change, but it's a nice place and in fairly good shape. Almost everything else was out of my price range. I asked for a price reduction and they said yes, so as of yesterday I am in contract for our new home. We will be living in El Dorado County in California Gold Country. Lots of open space, rivers and the like.

I've been planning to do this once DD graduated from high school. She will be going to college about an hour from there, so she can come home on the weekend if she wishes. It's very expensive to live here, so this is me "downsizing" by buying a smaller house but more land.

More to come over the summer...

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My love bug Bella has cancer
I bought the dogs a ranch, part one
I bought the dogs a ranch, part two
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Congratulations sounds wonderful with all that space.
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Congratulations!!!!! What an exciting new adventure! I can't wait to see some pictures!!
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Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful thing place for you and your dogs.



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Wow, that sounds amazing! Congrats, and post some pics when you get a chance!

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Congratulations. I'm planning on doing the same thing if I ever get to the point I think I can afford to retire. I've come very close to buying land only to be discouraged by the horrible jump in property taxes.
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Congratulations. I'm planning on doing the same thing if I ever get to the point I think I can afford to retire. I've come very close to buying land only to be discouraged by the horrible jump in property taxes.
It's true--I really should have purchased some thing about a year ago. The prices have climbed steadily since then. But I didn't know what location to choose then. I'm just glad to have the uncertainty handled. Now the "fun" of packing!

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My love bug Bella has cancer
I bought the dogs a ranch, part one
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That's absolutely amazing and I hope to be able to do the same one day. Tucker and Bella are such spoiled and lucky dogs!!
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Congratulations to you, this sounds wonderful and so very exciting.

Looking forward to seeing pictures of your beautiful ranch.
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