Photo Taken in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Almost Home

I made an informal offer on this cute mobile home outside of West Plains, Missouri, right in the heart of the Ozark Mountains.  I received a very generous counter-offer, so I was ready to go.

The only issue I had was that it is in a mobile home park.  Lot rent is a mere $115 a month, which isn't bad, but I'm not keen on not owning the land too.  But I thought I'd give it a shot because the mobile home is very nice inside.  There's no paneling and I like the beams in the living room.  The floors are beautiful and the walls too.  I like the kitchen.  It's a unique arrangement for a mobile home that I've never seen before.  I love the curved sink in the master bath.  The only repair I can see from the photos is the paint touch-up in the second bath.

I love the pink too!  I'm a girl, what can I say.

I thought in a few years, I'd buy a piece of land and move it.  That way I'd have the peace of mind of having my own property.

Everything was fine until it came time to run my sweet Saint Bernard by the mobile home park owner.  I got hung up on twice!  I was shocked.  She didn't seem to understand me, so when I got her to understand my dog was very clean, gentle, mellow and quiet, not to mention, not overly large, she still wasn't having any.  To boot, she wants that mobile home out of the park.  So between my awesome dog and her dislike of that particular mobile home, it was a no go.

Funny, how different people are.  I have plans to stay in a lakeside lodge in the Ozarks beginning in October until I find a house to buy and the innkeepers didn't even flinch when I mentioned my Saint Bernard.  I figure stay somewhere affordable in the Ozarks, so I can easily look at properties as they come on the market.  Plus, I promised my dog no more outdoor winters!

The asking price is $7,950.  It is listed by Ozark Kountry Realty, if you are interested.