Life is amazing how it can circle back from where it once started. Sometimes when I see a baby, I immediately see a glimpse of an elderly person like a snapshot of the future. We all have roots, like a plant with deep stems so strong they become part of who we are forever.
When I was born and for the first few years of my life, I lived in the middle of the woods, in a brown trailer. I do remember the trailer, the little front porch, the big yellow bathtub and my favorite plastic cow. I remember gun shots but not much more. From the rural land, I moved into the city and spent the remainder of my childhood in apartments. When I became a teenager my mom had saved up enough money to buy a duplex.
Jump ahead many years, and I found myself in suburbia. I was among many other Pittsburghers that found themselves hunting for new developments filled with parks, sidewalks, pools, and dogs. As a real estate professional, I have always kept my eye on the market. I saw a unique piece of land hit the multi-list and curiosity killed this cat. Carl and I instantly fell in love with it. I know that sounds strange, how do you love land you ask? Easy, it is a beautiful forest that’s never been developed. It has a beautiful canopy of hardwoods with just a glimpse of the sky peeking through the leaves. The feeling of being alone, in a peaceful retreat with the sounds of nature. Sounds a bit familiar, like when I was a little girl again.
We hiked and navigated the 10-acre parcel thinking of what we could do with the land. The flag shaped lot starts with a long driveway weaving about 1/4 mile back where the property flattens off for a while before meandering down to a creek and then back up a ridge. We were so excited to close on the property and our construction loan. We are ready for Joe to build us our new home!
His team has started the road and clearing space for the house. Our current house went under contract the same week as we closed on the new property and we are now homeless with our trailer and family. What much more do you need?