OK, where to begin...We started the home search process in the second week of January by falling in love with a McBride & Sons floor plan. After dealing with their sales representative for several weeks, we decided to walk away. Essentially, he was playing a fun game of bait & switch, only it wasn't fun! Every minor change we wanted to make came at a price (usually a significant one).
On to plan B. Next we looked at TR Hughes homes, which are very nice, but we didn't find a floor plan that we liked as much as the one at McBride. Back to the drawing board.
Enter Lucas Homes. We LOVE them! Disclaimer: we are only in the early stages, so future blogs may reflect a change of opinion, but we don't expect that to happen. We get a real mom & pop feel from them since they are a relatively small builder. We have made many changes to our floor plan and added oodles of options, and they have worked with us for everything without nickel & diming us like the other guys. So far, so good.
We put a firm contract on a home with Lucas Homes on April 21st, after having our current house on the market about a month. We were very lucky and got a contract on our home about a week later! We are closing on May 29th, and therefore are moving in with my very lucky parents this weekend. OK, maybe we're the lucky ones because they are taking us (& our 2 furry kiddos) in for the summer/fall. Right now we are on schedule for the house to be completed around October.
Here is our very first house picture - expect many, many more to come as the weeks/months go on (hopefully more exciting than a mound of dirt). They broke ground this past Sunday, May 20th. The fun begins!!