“Turtle Cove Beach Bungalow” is what I am calling our dream home build. Jason and I made the decision to move back to my home state and build our dream home. We made many trips to Florida before choosing our property to build on. Don’t get me wrong we also looked at houses new built to fixer uppers. We would visit family and friends in Florida and keep our eye out for just the right place. We knew we wanted to be in the areas from Stuart to Palm Coast. I was born and raised on the East Coast side so that was a no brainer for me.
On one of our trips we were driving the coast and looking at houses and properties. We landed on in front of a For Sale sign on this jungle looking lot. The lot was in a community of a small grouping of homes. I loved the vibe of the homes all different in style but all coastal beachy vibe. The lots are all half an acre or a bit larger but have an old Florida feel. So many live oaks, various palms and natural landscape. Did I mention the neighbors were all friendly too!
Jason had a conference in Orlando the next day so we put the lot in our list and thought we can look it up later this week. Off to Orlando we went. Jason went to the conference and I did some sight-seeing, shopping normal vacay stuff. One day towards the end of the week it was raining, and I thought I am going to look up the property and see what else we might want to look at when conference is over.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the property price had been dropped significantly an estate type sale. Jason and I talked about it at dinner and agreed it needed a second look. So the next day we headed back to Sebastian, Vero Beach area to look at the property and possible other real estate.
The drive was great, and it was mid-day when we got to the lot! We were surprised when we pulled down the street and there was a realtor, and her clients in rubber boots obviously walking the lot. There was a house for sale at the end of the street and we pulled in and talked for a few minutes and said we will just drive by the lot and come back in a bit. Driving past the lot our windows rolled down the Realtor waives at us and stops us she says this is a great neighborhood, beach access is deeded, and it should be at the top if your list! A second later she says these are my clients and they are looking at putting in an offer on this lot!
Jason and I drive to the end of the street and Jason who never makes a rash decision looks me straight in the face and says we need to buy this lot, let’s find a bank for pre-approval letter, and we can write offer. I was like WHAT! Back the train up! Well it just feels right and I agreed. . So off to the bank we went, and we get our pre-approval letter. With our Pre-approval letter and a handwritten offer, photo from cell phone to make digital lol and off it went to Realtor. She kindly responded to us in Florida we have this professional offer form we use. I said ok fine put it on that form and we will sign it. We got the offer in on the correct document and the next day offer accepted and the lot is ours…
More about the lot next post….