This is what the house looked like the day we put the offer in-and we were told that it would be 3-4 weeks until finished.
April 6- Cleaned rental home.
April 7- Bricked fireplace.
April 9-Walk through with contractor.
April 22- Re-dry walled areas we wanted fixed and re-painted almost entire house because we were not happy with it.... Most depressing seeing our house covered in plastic and unusable.
April 23- Still painting.
April 24- Almost done.
April 25- Finished painting, we have our house back- For the most part.
April 27- Carpet guy came and replaced where they had to cut a new spot for heater vent, since we added fireplace on after.
As you can see, we still are not 100% done. We know that if we were to do this again, we would not use the contractor we did. They have been horrible at getting stuff done. They wanted us to wait until house was 100% ready but we would still be waiting to move in. Even though it is a pain to live here while they fix the little things, it has been worth it. We wanted to back out about a million times- So why didn’t we? Well we talked to other contractors about building from scratch (we could have backed out of this home with no obligation) but they could not come close to price for the size. Interest rates are supposed to rise and we felt like if we started over then that would be against us as well. We also searched the real estate market REALLY REALLY well and there was just nothing for the price of this home and size. So basically we just felt like it was a great deal.
I think in a month, we will be so so happy. We are loving our new home. There is so much work to be done but it will all be worth it in the end. Chantry has already started on the yard, got it leveled and our curbing laid. Our HOA requires it be done within a year of occupancy, so we plan to get it all done this spring/summer.
Here is our beautiful home..