We are building a house!! We are so excited and feel so blessed that our prayers were answered. We put our house on the market on April 1 when I was 7 months pregnant with #4. I figured that we might be out of our house before the baby was born. :) Little did I know it would take 4 months beyond that! We prayed and prayed about finding a buyer and a new home that would comfortably fit our bigger family. I thought I found the perfect home a couple times only to have them sell. As we neared the 6 month mark we lowered our price again and got 3 walk-throughs in 1 weekend. This resulted in 2 offers that we thought were low, but countered anyway. That same weekend a buyer called our agent and, after hearing that we had other offers, put an offer on our house sight unseen. It was our asking price and he didn't want any of our appliances like the other buyers did.
We were so grateful and decided to go to a local builder the next day and see what it would take to build a house. I told the builder about the model I liked and hoped to build, even though it had not yet been built in this subdivision. He told us that they had just finished the foundation/basement of this particular model because he thought it would look good in this neighborhood. It would be finished in +/- 5 weeks and we could still pick out the colors, options, etc. We fully expected to have to rent a small apartment for a couple months in between which would mean moving twice. Instead, we close on this house and then close on the new house within days! Now we are buying the house I love just a mile from this house so our kids will go to the same school and have the same friends. Not surprisingly, we will be in a different ward, but the same stake.
Here is the picture of our first wall! (the garage). To see the floorplan click on Salisbury Homes. Our floor plan is called "Hamilton".