The combination of rising interest rates, along with our discovery of a fabulous neighborhood kick started the online searching... which turned into emails with a realtor... which evolved into 'scoping' out some homes on a Sunday afternoon in January. After two weekends of looking at re-sales in our favorite neighborhood, our realtor asked us if we had considered building. I laughed and told her that was probably out of our budget. She encouraged us to consider meeting with a few builders the following weekend. I told her I didn't think we were interested in building. Thanks, but no thanks.
Then I let my curiosity kick in, and my fingers did some walking and... walllllahhh. I was suddenly VERY interested in building. We could get the same (or more) for our money on a new construction in our dreamy little neighborhood. Two more Sunday afternoons meeting with builders, looking at model homes, walking around on empty lots of land and scouring our finances and suddenly, we were sold.
Meet our floor plan. The 512a. Isn't she pretty? Spacious, one story, private master, playroom for our phantom children. She is the total package. The husband and I both love her. We love her so much we want to move in. But moving in without 'a date' isn't our style.... (or is it???). So we've set a date. June 2nd. On June 2nd (111 days) she'll be all
The 512a is obviously a beauty, but she comes with some perks. Land. The idea of having our very own backyard is enough to get me all tingly inside. My beagle will be in heaven. I, too, will be in heaven when I don't have to leash him and race down three flights of stairs to find a patch of grass. This dog needs to potty at the most inconvenient times... and being able to open up the backdoor (bra-less) and have him tippy toe his own self to grass is so exciting... I might pee myself.
So, this blog has started to document our building process to our family and friends, and anyone else who happens to stumble upon it. We have already committed to taking the drive out to