For the last couple of years, FabGrandpa and I have talked about buying a small house in Georgia. We have seen lots of house like the one we have in mind in the west Georgia area. We want a little frame house with two bedrooms, no stairs, and a couple of acres of land, not in a subdivision. We want to be west of Douglasville, preferably west of Carrollton.
While we have had no trouble finding cute little houses that fit this description, in our price range, we have been getting the run around about financing. We have been told everything from “we can’t finance you because you have no income in Georgia” to “we can’t finance THAT house because the loan would be less than $30,000.” We finally talked to someone last summer who told us how we would have to proceed in order to buy the house we are dreaming about. And, after that conversation, we started looking again.
There are still a lot of cute little homes to be found in west Georgia and east Alabama. We have planned our coming winter so that we will have a month at a campground in Tallapoosa, Georgia so that we can look for “the perfect house.” We know that we will have to get a home warranty inspection, too, so that we will know that the house really is “perfect.” We’ll probably also need to find a new insurance agent, since we haven’t lived in Georgia for more than 11 years. It is all so much to think about, but I have confidence that we will figure it all out soon enough.