Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Planning Stage

Four days in to March and and I haven't spent any money on extras yet.  Only 27 days to go.  Unfortunately, my truck battery is dead and I need to renew my passport soon.  Technically, I could put both of those things off for another month but I probably shouldn't.  I've been researching the permitting process for my county.  I don't know who makes up their website but I would only give it a 5 out of 10 for User Friendly.  I do know that I need:

-a permit application
-a site plan with utilities, elevations, and set-backs marked
-building plans
-possibly a grading plan

I hope that is it.  I got basic plans for a 24'x24' building with loft off of the internet.  The county assessor has a map of my property that I can print.  I still need to call Blue Stake to come out and mark my utilities.  I meet with the excavator tomorrow to get a quote on the earthworks.  This is all going so slowly.  Sometimes I think I should just buy a manufactured home and be done with it.  But do I want to pay $60k for the cheapest basic particle board and vinyl box?  Not really and I'm not willing to pay for the upgrades.  I guess I will just keep plugging along.  This is the planning stage anyway.  There isn't much to see yet but there will be.


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

Build it yourself. don't waste all of that working to accumulate money that will just be a bigger profit to the manufactured home company.
Will you keep both houses as rental houses so you have plenty of passive income?
Its very exciting to see activity out on the land again :)

Daizy said...

Yes, I must resist the urge for instant gratification and many years of buyer's remorse. I'm still undecided about the second house as a rental. It is older so there are more things that can break. If I found really good tenants then I would.

Dobermom said...

Sounds like you're plugging along great!

Daizy said...

It was a discouraging week. Hopefully next week will be better.