Originally Posted by 45acp
You're looking for a needle in a haystack. The type of people that have a decent house with a hangar out back are the type of people that aren't moving/ selling/ going anywhere.
You gotta suck it up and
A- find a house you like on some land, and have $$$ left over to build the shop you want
B- find a house you like with a crappy little shop, build another shop, and have one for parking and storage and the other for working on shit
That's a fact. I'm going through it now, we've only pushed our closing date back twice so far. Ended up going the route of finding a house on an acre and having the money to build a shop. City code won't allow it to be tall enough for a lift, but that's one of those compromises that must be made. Unfortunately we both work downtown and aren't going to commute 45+ each, so we're staying in the city. Memphis is weird because downtown is off in a corner, it's not like you have a 360 degree radius of potential property to look at. The remaining degrees are full of hoodrats so you've got to be picky
Luckily our realtor is pretty awesome. She's about my age (30), is from here/knows the area, and she's pretty good to look at. Most importantly, she's not the least bit afraid to call out bullshit