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About to begin the process of building a new home!

Alicia Brooks
7 years ago

Hello, everyone! I am so glad that I found this website (Thank you, Pinterest).

My husband and I are talking with a custom home building company and are in the process of finalizing our floor plan and getting the process going! It is all so exciting, yet so scary! We live in the South Texas area. I wish we had a million dollars to do everything that we would love to do, but the reality is, we can't. The square footage is 1920 and it is a one story home with three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and no garage yet.

Any advice on things we should consider or things we should be careful about? We are going to try and keep costs down by painting ourselves and having my dad do the electrical work. We live in the country and I was thinking about a metal roof and maybe concrete block, but I don't know what the extra cost would be, and our home designer said that they use hardy planks for the outside. We are in a hurricane area, and they said that it does meet windstorm requirements.

I have a million questions, but I think I'll keep it as that for now.

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