We heard from our field manager today that framing is done and the HVAC guys have started. Next will be the plumbing and fireplace. Guess they forgot to have us pick out the fireplace tiles (which I think will go on the floor), so Adam and I get one more design choice to make!
Despite rain and even some snow this past week, construction is moving along. Next up will be underslab plumbing, and the foundation should be finished by the end of the week. I took this photo just the day after the last one, so I’m sure things look even further along now.
It looks like all of our neighboring lots except one have sold, and construction has started on three other houses around us. We’ve met some of our neighbors, a young couple who are getting married this month. They won’t live right next door but will be in our cul-de-sac. They seem really nice, and we’re looking forward to getting to know them.
Adam and I slowly started telling people about the house once we started the process, but we never really officially celebrated, largely because our loan process took twice as long as it was supposed to and my champagne plans kind of fizzled out. Well, building has started, and our loan is now finally approved, so we celebrated with this instead yesterday:
We had our pre-construction meeting with our field manager yesterday. Two and a half hours later, we felt pretty confident about the next couple months. We like our manager and appreciate that he seems really detail-oriented. Read More
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about what our house will be like, so here’s a preview! We’re working with what’s called (I think I finally figured out this term—did I mention we’re new at this?) a production builder. Meaning, the house is being built brand-new, but we chose from among several lots, floor plans, exteriors, interior designs, etc. We get to customize a lot of things but we also have most of the decisions already made for us, which is perfect for our experience level and how much work we want to do. Adam and I are notoriously slow decision makers, so having basically a day to make structural decisions and 21 days to make upgrade decisions was a good exercise for us. Having to make every single choice would have meant we’d be moving into the house in June of 2025 or so. So, here’s a preview of what it will look like when finished: Read More
So back in January, Adam and I learned that our landlord wanted to sell his condo and that we had until the end of our lease in July to find somewhere else to live. We talked about buying the condo. We talked about the disheartening house visits we had made before moving into the condo. We talked about three moves in as many years and being tired, tired, tired of moving and renting. And then we got a little excited and a little panicked and a little crazy and signed a home-building contract for a new community under development in the suburbs.