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Building the House Episode 4

October 25, 2012

Pretty soon these updates won’t be as sporadic and will likely move to a weekly basis now that things are moving along…kinda sort of. I also think I will incorporate some vlogs into this series at some point.

Well the house is still not on the market. Why? I don’t know.

I keep following up and following up and the agent keeps saying she is going to list it and then nothing. In the meantime I am still working out the details on getting the short sale approved so I am quite sure that is why I haven’t gone completely HAM…not to mention last week we got some word that we may not have to sell our house after all and will be able to keep it as an income property. PRAY!!!!

In light of that news I am stepping back, God may be working out something spectacular for our good and my persistence may be meddling in it. I’ll continue working with the bank and if necessary will find another agent. I’ll just chill on that for another week…I guess.

About two weeks ago they started laying the foundation forms for Phase I using a digger and posi track. Don’t get too excited we are in Phase II but nonetheless I’m happy for whoever is about to get their foundation laid. There is a total of ten forms done after we found a good Concrete Form Rental. They are just waiting for concrete.

Future model home

One day last week I went by and noticed they were running the electrical lines and putting in junction boxes. That day this is where they were in the process. I am standing on our lot looking up the street.

I went by yesterday morning and this is where they were…..

OUR LOT!!!!

DOUGIEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Thank you to everyone who has offered a kind word or piece of advice thus far. You are appreciated. To that one person who texts and is joining me on this journey I am praying for you!

Need to get caught up? Click the Building the House link category for episodes 1-3

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Building the House…Episode 2

August 23, 2012

The last post left off with our lot issues. Need some background? Here you go.

So long story short..stay with me.

Lot 29 ended up becoming available for us to move to. We were ecstatic until we were broken the news that utilities would not be run on that side of the development until later so they were turning what was once Phase 1 into Phase 4.

Stop the press.

So, the issue with this is when a development is built with the opening of each phase the base price of the home increases which means that the price of our home would’ve increased by nearly $30K by the time we were able to build on lot 29.

NAWL.

After I slightly showed out they came to an agreement to put us on the front lot 47 with the promise to actively sell that lot to another buyer and once they were cleared to start selling lots in Phase 4 they would move us.

Problem.

Phase 4 couldn’t start being built until over half of the development was sold. While there will only be 77 homes in the community we are entering slow sale season and there was no guarantee as to when enough lots would be sold. We were given a tentative date of May 2013 *Mimi wept*

Just as I grasped the idea of this being our move in date God worked it out.

So basically the short and dirty of it is we decided to go with a third story in lieu of a basement so that we could secure a better lot in the back of Phase 1. So instead of a basement our home will go up by another story. The third story will have a media room, two additional bedrooms and a bathroom.

This option was a bit cheaper and the third floor comes finished. Kind of a no brainer but the Mr. initially was sold on a basement, and I was indifferent either way. The odd thing is this change just feels completely right. I think we finally have the perfect lot, and floor plan.

Now to get this house sold. We are starting to really get into the dirty of the short selling process. All of our paperwork has been submitted. Please pray.

Saturday I we were able to select the interior finishes to include cabinet, flooring and counter colors.

This is the makings of my new kitchen. I am really nervous about how it is going to look, but I got approval from my bestie Erika. If you’ve been by her blog and seen her work….I think, better yet I know we’re good. She gave it the thumbs up via text.

Right picture shows the flooring option

We have been given a date range for completion of 01/31/2013-02/15/2013. Ground should be breaking in the next few weeks.

I’m just so thankful. SO THANKFUL.

GOD is good.