We’re BUILDING A HOUSE! The building process is already underway and we’re meeting with our construction manager in the next few weeks (EEK!). We signed the papers on Valentine’s Day and have been keeping it a secret ever since!
Before I get into the details, I have to take you back to the lockdown because this is when we started looking at new builds. We were sitting around the house for days on end with nothing to do and knew we wanted to sell our house in 2021, so we started looking at new builds in our area JUST for fun. We knew we weren’t ready to build but wanted to get more familiar with the builders, pricing and how the building process actually works. Months of touring finally paid off in January when a new build was being released less than 10 minutes from our home that was literally our DREAM neighborhood…
Months before this new community was released, Matt and I stumbled upon a neighborhood that seemed too good to be true. It was completely built out at this point and we weren’t ready to move (not that there were any houses left!) but we felt so sad that we couldn’t get into this neighborhood because it was dreamy…white farmhouses and beautiful exteriors as far as the eye could see! (NOT your typical Arizona home!)
So when a new community opened up in January from the SAME builder, we made an appointment to see if we could afford it. (Building wasn’t in our budget with most of the builders we toured.) However, this was our dream neighborhood and it was in an even better location so we had to check it out…the anticipation was brutal!
We ended up purchasing our new build without ever seeing an in-person model! (Talk about believing without seeing LOL!) By getting in so early at this new community, we were able to choose our lot without waiting on a lottery (most builders in our area were doing this because the demand is so high) and the cost to get started was minimal in comparison to other builders. Not to mention this was our dream neighborhood, in our price range and even better than the community we had seen months before. God worked out all the details and we knew it was meant to be!
Fast forward to today…we’re days away from moving into a rental house that we’ll be living in as construction begins on our new build! This rental is in an amazing location and has a backyard for the dogs so we’re extremely thankful to have a place to land while our house is being built! I’m already planning on giving you guys a virtual tour on IG and showing you around our new place!
We’ve already chosen ALL the finishes for our home and I can’t wait to share the details! We’re installing our own hardware, light fixtures and a few other fun things so I’ll need your opinion on which options you like. Many more house updates to come on the rental and new build so make sure you watch my Instagram Stories and stay connected with me here on the blog! Can’t wait to go on this journey together!
– XO, Lauren, Matt & the pups