I would have to sell my house in LI...600,000...do not want to spend more than 500,000.
My retirement salary would be around 80,000 a year and I do not want so much on property taxes. I would like at least 3 bedrooms at least 2 full bathrooms, kitchen with an island, wrap around porch and some privacy around the house and backyard. In the end there will be my husband and I and our kids(3) visiting. My son is staying with me for a year before going to graduate school. My husband is an artist and it would be a nice a loft on top of garage or something like that. My husband likes one level-ranch-ok split, do not want another colonial.
I have 3 dogs, one cocker spaniel(2yrs old) and 2 boxers(10years and 9 years old). When the boxers go, I want to get another dog...Airdale, poodle, giant schnauzer, I do not know yet. I was flirting with the idea of breeding.
I wanted the property I would be investing in to maintain its value. We love animals and nature and are into sports, running, cycling, etc. Wanted to be away for a month or so in the winter, as I would be aging and winter is to hard to bear.
I have no rush, since it will be easier to do something when my son is out of the house, and I need to put my property on sale.