We went and looked at our top 4 houses today (was gonna be three, but just couldn't cut one from the list). We walked away more convinced than ever that building is the thing to do. Or at least taking the next the step in the process to see if it's the thing to do.
We are going to go back on Sunday and haggle. If we can get the prices right, we'll make an offer.
It's contingent on a few things of course. But, we need to be moved before school starts in August and it takes 4 months to build a home. The sooner the better here.
It came back that property qualified for the loan. And we are pre-qualified, so to speak. Can't officially apply for it until April 15th. Ryan homes has offered to start building the home immediately if we put a "good faith" deposit down. The amount is truly yet to be determined. My hubby has a figure in mind, but I'm not so sure of it. Should this loan fall through, there is always the FHA loan.
So anyway, we're off to the model again. To take some measurements and see about a few things. We want to make sure this is what we really want. We believe it is. But we have to keep checking our i's and t's, so to speak. We don't want any regrets.
So, we're taking the next step in the building option. I know some people are happy for us. Others aren't. Honestly, I could give a crap what anyone else thinks. This is our lives. We will make the decisions from here on out. I'm done talking to people about it. If you can't be happy for us, please kindly smile, nod, and keep your mouth shut.