After years of trying to buy an acre of land in the suburbs of Chicago, a couple has finally found a buyer.
It turns out that the land is not in the right place.
The land was once a farm, but the current owners bought it after a dispute with a neighbor over their land-use.
Now they’re trying to sell it.
“I just really feel that it’s important for us to make this land available for people to use,” said John Stokes.
The Stokes family has lived in the suburb of Lisle for more than a century.
It’s one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the country, with more than 3 million people and a growing number of millionaires.
Stokes says the couple is a “little bit worried about the future.”
They’ve spent the past two decades trying to get their farm back on its feet, and they want to be able to continue living in their own home, and still own the property.
“We just want to keep living in Lisle and be able continue to do what we love,” said Stokes, who said he and his wife bought the land about four years ago.
Stoke said he’s been able to afford to buy the farm from the current owner, but it’s still far from a bargain.
He said they’re still on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the house is about five times its original size.
Stakes and his partner started out with a one-acre plot in the hills above the suburb, but they eventually decided to expand to more than two acres.
The farm was built in the late 1950s, and Stokes says it’s a perfect location for an estate, with lots of natural light and an easy-to-walk path.
But they’re hoping that their new neighbor, a property manager, will allow them to continue to own the land.
“It’s the perfect site, and it’s the right size,” said Julie DePillis, the manager of Lillie Property Management.
“It’s right there in the heart of the community, which is exactly where we want it to be.”
She says she’s not sure what the future holds for the land, but she hopes the Stokeses will get a better deal than what they’re getting now.
The property is currently valued at more than $10 million, and that’s a big sum of money for a small farm.
DePills says she hopes that the property manager will give the Stitches and their partners a better price.
“My hope is that the current land owner will have the opportunity to offer us an appropriate price, or a lower price than they would be able under the current lease agreement,” she said.
DePills hopes that other homeowners will come forward and share similar stories.