When my spouse and I decided to spend our winters down south, the people I was with and I began house hunting, and all of us took the motorcycle, mapped the area the people I was with and I were most interested in and visited dozens of properties on the market, however sometimes the people I was with and I simply drove by to get a feel of the location and other times the people I was with and I enlisted the assistance of a real estate agent, then with a limited budget, the people I was with and I toured lots of homes in exhausting condition; My spouse and I were great with tackling renovations. All of us were looking for a house with a great amount of property and good structure. All of us found our perfect little house in a rural area of a small town. All of us have enough of a lawn to feel private but not so much that mowing and gardening take up all of our time. All of us have a attractive patio in front, big windows that bring in light and a lanai built onto the back of the house! One of our number one features was the dry lake bed at the rear of the property… There were several acres of pure white sand and the assurance that no 1 could build directly behind us. All of us were told that a few years before, there was a gorgeous lake in that spot. All of us purchased the house and for the next several years, spent our Wintertide weeks fixing it up. All of us remodeled the study room and both of the powder rooms. All of us painted, replaced windows and put down new flooring. On our sixth Wintertide in the south, the people I was with and I arrived and discovered a lake behind our house. There was all of a abrupt enough water to paddle kayaks, swim and fish. All of us saw people riding jet skis and driving boats. Our property value has doubled.