I have been putting off writing this post as I don't want to accept the reality of it. After getting quotes from two builders, we have come to the realization that we may not be able to afford to build the house that we want. The total cost is going to be close to $800,000!!!! And then to pay property taxes on top of that! I've mentioned before, that to build old = expensive, but I never thought it would be this much.
So now what?
This certainly was an experience from which I learned a lot and don't regret it one bit. I had fun "shopping" for the home we wanted to build. The design process taught me much as well. Now we are looking for an home to buy. One that will need some love. One that we can put our stamp on it. One that we can use some of the products we've already picked out.
We don't know where we will end up, but that's just part of this journey that has taken many twists and turns. I've enjoyed the trip so far! Hopefully you will still follow this blog as we find and renovate a "new" home.