Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Property

Our property is about 20 acres.  Much more than we ever dreamed of owning when we first started looking 10 years ago. 

The chalk colored areas are what our neighbor Ron calls "dry ponds".  We hope they stay that way, but something tells me they won't.

The driveway starts at the top and ends in the middle at a clearing we think was created by fire about 10 years ago.

While most of the property is slash pine, there is a gorgeous old oak tree in the clearing on the edge of the dry pond.

During the height of the real estate boom, a developer bought a large Timber property and subdivided it.  In a weekend, all the lots were sold mostly to Miami investors.  The preferred method of financing was 3 year, interest only, balloon mortgages.   Now many are owned by the bank and are auctioned off. 

And this is how we came to own our own piece of paradise.

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