It has been awhile since I have given a house update, but it has been a long drawn out process involving difficult banks and a lot of ground work (ie: paperwork) We have finally settled on a great bank and have a contract on a 2 acre piece of property. The land is absolutely perfect! The yard is nice and flat with a little old barn and two big oak trees, just waiting for little boys to swing from. There is a park across the street and in the evening you can hear the cheering of little league baseball games. It is everything I ever dreamed of! We are truly blessed and I pray this continues to work out!
There were so many times in this process, where we hit dead ends. Banks are now very particular about construction loans, as you can imagine! If you aren't building in an established neighborhood, or on land that you already own, you can pretty much forget about it. Thankfully we found a bank that was willing to work with us on building our dream house!
We are in the end stretch of the loan process and waiting on a few more things before we can close. Fingers crossed that all goes smoothly and we can begin building within the next month or so!
We have chosen this cute little cottage plan but plan to make a few cosmetic changes to it such as swapping out that top window for a different shape.