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Well I decided to back out.

A number was thrown out at the beginning. Affordable. All that jazz.

Got a new number on Thursday. Needless to say this house would ( with bills) roughly 2600 a month to live in per month.

I just can't validate spending that as a single 30 year old guy. It's just not worth it to me.
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So you have the land, though, right?

Have you looked into options like modular homes? These are not double wide trailers, they are typical homes, but build indoors in modules which are shipped and assembled on-site. Might reduce your build cost a bunch.

http://modularhomeowners.com/do-you-...actured-homes/


Here is an example company

http://www.stratfordhomes.com/
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Well I decided to back out.

A number was thrown out at the beginning. Affordable. All that jazz.

Got a new number on Thursday. Needless to say this house would ( with bills) roughly 2600 a month to live in per month.

I just can't validate spending that as a single 30 year old guy. It's just not worth it to me.
How did you get out of the builder contracts? I'm sure you lost a boatload...and why not redesign the house a tad bit smaller?

Do you still own the land?
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why not redesign the house a tad bit smaller?

Do you still own the land?
Pics incoming tomorrow..
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Lol sorry

picked smaller house

qualified for 8k grant

closing costs covered

hopefulyl will get pics of house tomorrow
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Cool!

I think that's smart. People typically get more house than they need and stretch financially to do it--or at least take more financial risk than needed. I'd prefer a smaller home I could upgrade with DIY projects and make it a cozy, but first rate place to hang out.

Looking forward to the pics! Same lot? Did you look at manufactured housing?
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Cool!

I think that's smart. People typically get more house than they need and stretch financially to do it--or at least take more financial risk than needed. I'd prefer a smaller home I could upgrade with DIY projects and make it a cozy, but first rate place to hang out.

Looking forward to the pics! Same lot? Did you look at manufactured housing?
Agreed. We bought our first home (a new house) about 15 yrs ago, and I grew to think it was too small, but the more I live in it, and have to TAKE CARE OF IT, my small'ish house with a small'ish yard is juuuust fine.
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Agreed. We bought our first home (a new house) about 15 yrs ago, and I grew to think it was too small, but the more I live in it, and have to TAKE CARE OF IT, my small'ish house with a small'ish yard is juuuust fine.
No Shit......

Lived on 3/4 acre 2 story 2600 sq ft home that was a pain in the ass..... currenly in a 1350 sq ft home with little yard, and I am doing all the projects I want to do.... able to do.

Keep it smaller, especially in the beginning. Good job!
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My wife keeps throwing bigger and bigger houses at me and I keep getting older and older.
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