Land and Home Journey to Date

I wanted to draw together this page as much for myself as to share with others. Below are the various posts we’ve written through our journey purchasing the land and home to date. It was fun to pull it altogether and relive the progress again from the beginning. Check it out.

The journey actually began several weeks before our first post. Sometime in August we went a visited a builder in Moyock, and while the building quality was outstanding, the house was smaller and further from my work and our family than we wanted. A week or two later, on August 25th we visited Clayton Homes in Elizabeth City to discuss the modular home option. We didn’t have land, we just wanted to know if it was possible. We spent the next month driving around Moyock and Camden looking at properties until we made the offer mentioned below.

September 26th, 2012 – Offer on Land Accepted

October 19th, 2012 – Perk Test Complete

October 29th, 2012 – Loan Approved (tentatively as we would find out)

November 6th, 2012 – Appraisal of Doom (home to land cost ratio woes)

November 6th, 2012 – More Bad News (bank fussy about size of land)

November 7th, 2012 – Land Closing Delayed (bank hurdles to clear)

November 12th, 2012 – Drywall and a Fireplace (revisiting the land home cost ratio)

November 15th, 2012 – Options Finalized

November 19th, 2012 – House Plan (with all the details)

December 8th, 2012 – First Look at New Home (the house built and waiting)

December 12th, 2012 – Land Closing Delayed Again (still waiting on bank)

January, 4th, 2013 – Final Approval (finally)

January, 11th, 2013 – (Land) Closing at Last

January 22nd, 2013 – Home Progress Updates (septic to start soon)

January 23rd, 2013 – House Delivered

January 30th, 2013 – Woodchips (house on foundation)

February 9th, 2013 – Major House Progress (starting to come together)

February 16th, 2013 – Weekly House Update – Getting Closer

February 24th, 2013 – Weekly House Update (inside starting to look polished)

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