Each Sunday, Damon and I load up the kids and head out to search for our next home. Today, we headed back out to a neighborhood we REALLY like (it has sidewalks) and took a sneak peak at a home currently being built.
Currently, it's a full-on construction zone, and someone already owns the one we looked at today. But they're laying the foundation for a new one in March and that home will be complete in late May. Putting a deposit on the home by the time the foundation is built will allow us to make all the decisions about flooring, tile, paint, etc. And it will allow us to save the home until our lease is up in July.
So...here are the specs (in comparison to our other front runner, house #2 from January blog post)
+ 2500 sq. ft., quality schools, beautiful neighborhood, sidewalks, hardwood, nice size yard, closer to my job, comes with stainless steel appliances, extra storage space under stairs, mud room, upstairs play room, ability to be customized, $3,000 to hold the house, $5,000 in closing costs because we're educators
- smaller bedrooms, smaller porch, lack of defined eating area
We're meeting up with our real estate agent on Wednesday to go over and speak with the builder's purchasing agent.
I'll keep you posted on how it goes!