Anyone building a home?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I built one. Of course, it was Lennar, so it wasn’t custom built. It was stressfull at times, but I love the end result. Always, always have multiphase inspections and get to know your construction manager. I visited often and would address anything of immediate concern with the manager.

it was definitely nice getting to choose all the items out that we could.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

My husband and I just moved into our custom home.  It was a real test of trust for me since we were buidling in a different state, I didn’t get to see any of it until after it was done.  

Overall, I enjoyed the process, even when it was stressful. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I built a custom home! I designed it literally on a piece of graph paper (after lots of research of home plans and what not). Woud love to give some advice! I would definitely do a few things different.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

FI’s parents have built once before, and are planning to build again. They had a great experience the first time. I’d love to build someday, I hope FI and I get the chance. I have a pinterest board filled with house plans I like (:

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We built in 2013 and moved in this past October. I loved the whole thing although it certainly can get a little stressful. Closing was hardest after waiting so long to get in there and having it delayed a few days was a kicker. But every experience is different of course. I’m sure you’ll have an awesome experience. Just pick what you love and can afford and don’t sweat the small stuff. Enjoy it while its all happening. I honestly miss it now but love living in our new customized home.

Good luck. I’d love to chat about it with you. PM me if you like.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are in the process of having our home built. Hopefully we will move in sometime in July. It started being built last month and we drive by every week. They’ve already started framing he second floor so it’s coming along. Picking all the options at the design center was so stressful for us too. Glad it’s over wih and we can just sit back and watch now.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

orchidaloha:  Thanks! i think it was all worth it… all the stress and the time, I loved picking out things and now I feel like the only thing I do is clean! I’d love to pick out stuff again.

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