With this scaredy-cat feeling in my gut, I decided to look into the option of building.
Areas are pretty well developed out there, so any new developments are a fair distance out and away from the actual city of Chicago. The further out you go, the newer the houses and the cheaper they are.
There was one area being built that I had been keeping my eye on for a while, but I wasn't sure if the location was going to be too far from the in-law's house in Wheeling. Turned out, it's only about a 15-20 minute drive.
I spent a lot of time doing research on the area, the builders, the floor plans, the...everything. I searched the building company on the BBB, I read reviews, property tax info, etc.
So by the time Brian actually got to meet with the builders for an initial appointment, we were pretty well prepared.
After plenty of conversations, number crunching and more conversations, Brian and I decided that building was the way to go :) *TRIGGER PULLED*
|Property sold!....TO US!|
This is what the exterior of the home will look like:
|"American Farmhouse" Elevation -- WOOHOO! A PORCH! (the 'senior citizen' in me is jumping for joy)|
At the same time, this process is very rewarding -- I'm building a home with the love of my life, for us and OUR family. What can be better than that? We are extremely fortunate for this opportunity - I'm so excited for the amazing life we will build together in our new home.
Stay tuned for updates on the building process, vision boards, product posts, etc.!