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Sweet home, fire station

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So, we are currently making our way through the tangle of documents, regulations, taxes, zoning, surveying, etc. that is first-time homebuying. The home we’re buying isn’t a quaint country farmhouse, or a split-level ranch, or even a little log home. It’s a mobile home (trailer for those of you who like to call things what they are) that used to be a hunting camp and has been vacant for a few years. The opposite of fancy, unique or even clean. But we’re putting in the work to fix it up, add on some rooms, and make it livable for a while. It’s what we can afford, and it’ll be ours free and clear in just four years. That’s hard to argue with no matter what condition it’s in.We’re counting ourselves lucky to be homeowners at all with our credit histories, frankly.

In contrast, another first-time homebuyer, a young man in Kansas, picked up a property that definitely qualifies as unique, not to mention awesome for entertaining: he bought an old fire station. And the fire engine to go with it!  I know what would happen if Sam had a fire engine: It would morph  into Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters… And I would probably expect a Ghostbusters sign on the fire station too. Here’s the guy’s story, which personal finance blogger J.D. Roth tackles from a financial angle at his blog Get Rich Slowly. Not that there was a fire station for sale around here, and it would be out of our price range for sure, but how cool would that be?

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