It's me again cj. I just thought of something. If you are serious about looking for land, I would suggest that you contact Robin Dampier. She is a member of our group and is also an excellent Real Estate agent. I found my property through her. Look her up. In addition to being a terrific real estate broker, she is a great person.
I can totally relate to fading for sale signs. Mine is not only fading but also wilted. In addition, I suggest that you don't look at any investment statements, that will really tempt you to take the gas pipe.
We had planned to sell our house a year ago and could no longer get the price the house was worth, then we said that we would put it on the market in the fall of 2009, well now that is starting to sound like that is a day dream. It may be 2 to 3 years before we can get a decent price for our home. We do own several acres in the mountains near Waynesville but all we do is occasionally visit the property and hug a few trees. We have a NC neighbor who started to build a log home and was forced to stop construction because he ran out of money ... very encouraging don't you think?
Well. all I can say is keep the faith, better days are coming (I hope).
Hi cj, Sorry that I don't get a chance to look at the web site too often. Consequently, I just saw your message asking about my plans to go to the log home show in Tampa. My wife and I went last year and found it to be very informative yet at the same time a bit of a tease since we couldn't and still can't get our house building plans off the ground. We will try to get to the show this year too but as of the moment, we don't know if we can spare the time. Last year we went on the last day which was a Sunday but found, as with all trade shows, the exhibitors are a bit tired of standing around for 3 days and are anxious to get home. They are still responsive but are ready to move on. I don't know what your plans would be but if you are near enough to Tampa to go for a couple of days, I think it would be worth it.
If we can make it I will let you know when we are going and perhaps we can make plans to meet.
Hi cj. There must be a thousand log home floor plans out there. Every log home manufacturer has a floor plan gallery. The log home sizes run the gamut from a few hundred square feet to several thousand square feet. You might want to contact a few of these log home manufacturers and have them send you a brochure ... if they have one. When I was just beginning to look I got catalogs from Swannee, Blue Ridge, Sutterwhite and Pioneer just to name a few. The other thing I would suggest is going to the log home show in Tampa next month (terrific hands on stuff} and last but not least, subscribe to one or both of the major log home magazines ... Log Home Living and Log Home Design.
I'm curious, why do you want to move to North Carolina and not be in the mountains? I'm guessing because that's where your children are. Job opportunities are better, I would think, in Charlotte than in the small mountain towns.
Whatever your plans are ... log homes are still the most wonderful things. So go follow your dreams.
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I thought I could find an affordable, safe and great way to live by building a log home but I'm finding out that a lot plus a log home are still too expensive.
I want to be near Charlotte where 2 of my kids are. It would be a permanet residence so I don't want to live way up in the mountains or where there are no people.
I've been looking for a couple of years and find log homes cozy and solid but none are near town.