Sunday, March 8, 2009

Update on the Build Process

For those of you that don't already know...

There has been a COMPLETE change in our home building. We fired our last builder.

Yep! After 6 months of delays, all we had was a slab of foundation. That's it. The hubby finally got some straight answers a week and half ago. The builder's lending institution that gives them money to build homes went under. The builder hasn't gone under (yet), but they have no money to continuing/start building right now. We were told that they may not get any info for another month or 2. We didn't want to wait around to see if they could or could not continue with building our home. So, we fired them. THANK GOD we will be getting our deposit back.

We did not own the lot yet that they were building on, they did, so we don't have to stay there. We did look at other homes and home builders in that neighborhood and just simply didn't see anything else we liked.

We did a few more searches and looks at pre-owned homes, but we really don't want that. That's why we decided to build a new home in the first place. We want it exactly the way we want as we move in. We don't want to spend a lot on a house just to turn around and renovate it. That just isn't our thing right now.

So, we went back to another neighborhood & builder we had highly considered before this home. We really like this other neighborhood as well and found a nice lot. We didn't waste any time. We signed a new contract last weekend and the ball is rolling again. Our appt with the design center is tomorrow and within the next 2-3 weeks we should have our pre-construction meeting and shortly there after, we should have another slab. This time.... it won't take 6 months just to get to that point!!!

Let's all hope and pray this one works out. Hubby and I are very anxious to have our dream home.

Here are some pics of the house plan and the lot we picked....


Greg and Bobbie said...

how frustrating! you'll still be in conroe though? it's so exciting and then nothing... i know you must be super irritated and disappointed.... maybe you'll be able to learn from mistakes the first time and make it even better right? :) meghan needs to see you!

Jen said...

Whoa! I thought it was hurricane Ike that caused such a delay. . . Not so much. Sad. But happy you've found another place and home to build. Good for you 2!

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Alli said...

G & B: Not north of H-town any more. Now we will be southwest. Still a pretty area, closer commute, and closer to you! :)

Jen: It's been an interesting roller-coaster ride fo' sho'. Thanks for the finger crossing. Feel free to throw some toes in there too....although that might impede your running...

tt said...

Good Grief!!
I'm so sorry this exciting time has been so frustrating. That's so not right!!!!
Glad things are on the upswing now though.
Love the plans....I think you thought about this one before yes?? Love it!!!!
Enjoy the new process babe!

Alli said...

Yep, tt! this is the same one. :)

g-man said...

Bummer on the delays, but glad you took the bull by the horns so-to-speak. That is a nice floor plan and looks like a nice back yard. Cant wait for the new round of photos.