So, we bought a new home! Or, at least, we bought a plot of dirt.
We’ve been searching around the interwebs for homes for sale in various areas of town. On Sunday, July 6th, we drove around to scope out a few options. On our way home, we spotted a “model home” sign. Model home? Well, those are fun. At 12:00pm we walked into the home. By 2:00pm we were having lunch while pouring over floor plans. By 4:00pm we were making appointments to sign papers. Boom.
Exciting? Nerve wracking? Overwhelming? All of the above. We had been discussing upgrading to a new home after our wedding, but when the right opportunity arises, you just take it.
Things went smoothly for about a week or so. We had a pool contingency in our contract stating that if a pool didn’t properly fit, we have the right to pull out of the deal. Long story short, without getting into too much detail, we determined that a pool would not fit into our originally chosen lot, lot 26. After a notable amount of stress-inducing back-and-forth with the sales agent, we moved our future home to lot 9. Per the site plan, lot 9 offers us ample space to do as we please.
Now the fun begins! On August 22nd we spent 4.5 hours in the Home Gallery picking out floors, cabinets, sinks, paint, door handles and every single detail you can possibly imagine. We even spent a chunk of time deciding where every power and cable outlet would be placed in each room. Honestly, it was exhausting.. but so incredible knowing that we had the opportunity to make these decisions. I guess we can only blame ourselves if something is in the wrong place!
This week, we leave for Europe. While this is exciting in itself, what is equally as exciting is that when we return, we should see stakes on out lot, outlining the house. We might even be lucky enough to have a cement slab. Word on the street is that we will be able to close before the end of the year. While I have my doubts, I look forward to driving past on a weekly basis and, of course, blogging updates!