Wow, so the past 6 weeks have been busy. At the beginning of October, we formally started the home buying process. Early on, we found a house that was acceptable, in a neighborhood we LOVED. We decided that even though the house would need renovations, we'd put an offer in on it.
The sellers were not willing to sell for what we were willing to pay, considering the renovations. So, we moved on. A couple of weeks later, I fell in love with a house, but we weren't crazy about the location at first. By the time we decided the location was acceptable (3 days later) the house was already under contract. We put in a backup offer, just in case. I was heartbroken. I LOVED that house.
Last weekend, we looked at 3 houses, and each one of them had it's pro/cons. One of the houses we looked at was already under contract, but the builder was planning a house on the next lot. We liked the house enough that we decided that we would go ahead and make the offer on the new construction which was accepted the next day. It was a bit anit-climatic since the house doesn't exist yet. But, it will be a great memory for us and Mini Me to watch it being built.
The foundation is in, and we met with the builder yesterday to discuss our choices. We've picked an exterior color, and are picking flooring this week. The plan is that they will begin framing it Dec. 1. So, let's hope for a mild winter so they are able to stay on schedule. Here's what it looks like right now: