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    Default Building a new home, anyone?

    Hi,

    I'm Kim and we're building a new home. I seriously don't know how people would do this more than once. Unlike a pre-owned home, you have to wait. And wait. And wait. We're lucky because we don't have to wait as long as others. Closing in 2 months? I wish!

    We're lucky because it was being built when we found it. We could still make all the choices, like countertops, appliances, carpeting/hardwoods, etc.

    Basic info. Feel free to add your own info:

    Name: Kim
    Location: Durham, NC
    Started building: March, 2005
    Estimated finish date: September, 2005
    Estimated close date: September, 2005 (still not solid)
    Square footage: 2150 sq feet
    Where are you now? Just finished drywall
    Problems: Oh, so many. We found misc. holes that wouldn't have been covered up had we not caught them (siding wouldn't have helped much with the cold!). The missing spicket on the side of the house. Electrical and phones/cable in completely wrong place. Sockets in completely wrong place. Missing phone outlets. All in all, not too bad considering.

    Include a picture too!

    Where we are now. Progress pictures to come. The house next door isn't on top of us, it's the angle. So are the wide hips you see. I'm leaning on one side. Truly! What we love is the huge lot of land (for the area, which is usually about 2 feet of land). We have protected woods in the back (meaning no neighbors in back of us) and we own a huge side and front lot. We even own a little stream (to the right). No neighbors on the right.



    Share! Commiserate!

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    Hey! I posted a thread "Building from the ground up" in the Home section. Going to retrieve it for you so you can post in there!

    By the way, I never knew you wer in NC!! Why haven't you been to our GTGs in Raleigh??
    Marriage: 7.17.2004
    Mia Lynn: 9.2.2006
    Elaina Grace: 9.24.2009

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    Marriage: 7.17.2004
    Mia Lynn: 9.2.2006
    Elaina Grace: 9.24.2009

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    Thanks - couldn't find it. I'll request this is locked.

    I haven't been to the GTG because they're always at a time when I'm travelling. Makes sense since I travel all the time!

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    Congratulations! My husband and I just had our home finished. We've been in about a month - and we love it!! This may sound snobby, but I have never lived in a pre-built house. Every house I've lived in was built for me. Believe me, you'll want your next house to be built too.

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    Ok...I'm confused--- are we posting about home building here? Or is there another thread? If there is....will someone post a link???

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    May those who love us love us. And for those who don't, may God turn their hearts. And if not, may God turn their ankles so we'll know them by their limping.

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    Thanks I knew it had to be somewhere!
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    Ours was just built..we moved in March. Love it!


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