Whelp, we found another place that really piqued our interest and in the target price range. Only 2 acres, but there is room for gardens and chickens. A farm is all around it...it looks like a family member was given a chunk of land from the farm to build a house. We have engaged my cousin (licensed realtor) to assist. Hopefully we can tour this place over the weekend.
So, go look and present a contract now...even before approval...if it's a place you want. Quick! In reality, 2 acres may be perfect -- I don't hear you wanting more than a garden & chickens. Realtors are "supposed" to present contract in order received. At least go look! 🤞😁🥰