Of course it has been quite awhile since I inherited the house where my mother was raised and it was a big chore to get it ready. Then we finally sold the place and turned a good bit of profit from it. Actually the work was not so bad since we knew most of the things that needed to be done. I had to find a good price on HVAC installation in Queens, but aside from that there was not much of it that I did not either know how to do or know someone who could tell me what I needed to do. My father in law was pretty much happy to drink beer and tell me what I needed to do. He has been doing all sorts of this sort of work since he was six years old, or at least that is what he claims. Really he learned the trades from his father and his uncles, almost from the day that he was out of high school.
At any rate we found a nice piece of land, we thought that it might be in Pennsylvania at first. We do not need to be in the city any more and I like having some room. I might even try to find a tractor. In all I got a little bit over six acres of land. There was a farmhouse on it, but there was not any practical hope of saving it. I would guess it had been vacant for a couple decades from the look of the place. I thought it would cost a lot of money to get it torn down, but I found a guy who wanted the timbers. It was put together really well and was a difficult job to get it taken apart. We build a nice house by a half acre pond.