Hello, and thanks for stopping by my blog! My name is Pam, and I’ve always wanted to be a real estate agent. I see it as being a “matchmaker” for people and homes. But since finding that perfect match doesn’t always happen, many people are choosing to find a home builder and get it done just the way they want. So this blog could also be called: “Tips For Understanding The Home Building Process.”
I found this domain in the expired auctions, and I had heard that I would get more readers with a website domain that already exists but just expired. So, I’m not Rinehart Homes but I’m hoping that maybe some real estate agency would take a chance on me. For now, I wanted to write about my own home buying process.
The real estate around us is stranger than my husband and I expected. As it turns out, it is just easier to buy a house, raze it, and build a new one. Honest. We ran the numbers. A lot.
While it took some shaky hands and wrenching stomachs to hire a crew to come along to demolish the home we just bought, it was what we needed to do. In its place, we have been able to hire architects, landscape architects, engineers, and interior designers and decorators to handle the details of the project.
For us that was an immense weight off of our shoulders. Unlike many pretentious people, we understand that we are not the ones designing, decorating, planning, or building the home. That’s a great discovery to make, because it puts the power to get the details right into the hands of the professionals who have the experience and training to do just that.
What we did not expect was all the details we would be asked for which to provide input. We had to choose screws for the hinges on our doors. Now, take that decision and apply it to every piece of the house and that’s how grueling of an experience it was, and we did not pick up a hammer or pour concrete.
My husband and I have finally gotten to the place in our lives where we are ready to build our own home. I thought hat this was going to be an easy process, but I was wrong. It is much harder than we ever dreamed.
I originally thought that all we would have to do was just pick out the fixtures and carpet, and things like that, but I was very mistaken. Our first step has been having to find a floor plan that we think will work for our family and our budget.
Once we had the floor plan, we had to find a builder. We have been relying heavily on our friends and family for their opinions about the different builders in our area. I never knew there were so many horror stories about builders and contractors.
We finally found a contractor that seemed like a perfect fit and got started with the building process. Now we have moved on to what I thought would be easy, picking out the inside materials. I was wrong yet again, though. There are so many choices available for everything that I am starting to get overwhelmed. Hopefully when everything is said and done we will have the home of our dreams.