The land is beautiful: six acres of pasture near the road, with some decent grass there, then four acres of brush, a big pond, and trees.
The house is not beautiful, but it can be made so, given enough time and work. The original house was small, twelve hundred square feet, built thirty years ago, and about ten years ago a one thousand square foot addition was added.
Problem is, the original part has a log cabin look, with southern pine covering walls, ceilings, and cabinets. The newer part is normal construction: dry wall, etc. So it is like two separate houses mashed together. Also, it smells heavily of cigarette smoke, which means all the wood walls have to be sanded, primed, and painted (or sealed/stained), the carpet must be removed, and the rest of the walls primed and painted.
We have not yet found land that has as much potential as this land does. We can already see a cow or two in the pasture, a flock of sheep, chickens, beehives, and more. The pond needs to be re-dug, re-configured, and re-sealed with clay. But the soil profile of the place is sandy loam on the top three feet, giving way to a layer of clay that is five feet deep at least. So we can use the clay on the property to seal the pond.
An offer is an offer, nothing more. It may fall through for any number of reasons, on their side or ours. But we are hopeful that, God willing, it will work out. Say a prayer for us!