Seem impossible? I invite you to think outside the box.
Buying raw land can be intimidating. The journey from a lot with no improvements to a finished home is a long one. Some call it a labor of love- some call it a nightmare. It is no secret that you will always spend more on custom contruction than if you purchased a home someone else built.
The alternative is to buy property that already has a home. The good news is that the perfect home is out there. The bad news usually is that the perfect home is out of your price range. The second vacation home is looking like it's going to cost as much as your primary residence.
Let me offer you an alternative.
Open your mind to the idea of the next generation of prefab homes. No longer a close cousin to the mobile home- you can chose homes that complement the landscape and give you that modern feel that suits your style and vision.
A Seattle based company called Method Homes has joined minds with Seattle based Balance Associate Architects to launch a line of green built prefab homes called the Balance S-M-L Series that gives you just that.
The Balance S-M-L series, which consists of a choice of 3 simple structures designed to arrive 95% complete within 2-3 months of purchase. All three series of custom built prefab homes function as full time residencies, vacation homes & cabins, and even self contained prefab studios and in-law cottages. The best part is that prices start at under $100,000.
According to Balance Associate's Principal Tom Lenchek, "The concept behind the S-M-L Series is to provide a series of small, smartly designed, prefabricated homes that make it quick and affordable to create a personal retreat without sacrificing style. Intended as a modern refuge, they create a strong connection between interior and exterior spaces through the use of decks and large glazing sections and use sustainable and low maintenance materials and products throughout."
There are around 50 lots available in the Methow Valley right now for under $100,000.
You can have your dream at a price you can afford.
Curious? Check out www.methodhomes.net for yourself. Let them know Heather Marrone sent you.
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