House Hunting

Other than working, my hubby and I have been house hunting. We’ve decided to invest in a modular home instead of remodel. After pricing the materials to remodel, the cost would be about the same, and since the remodeling process would take a long time, we decided to go buy a new home instead.

Currently, we live in a half underground basement home, and after over three years of living here, we’ve had numerous problems — flooding, leaky roof, etc. Not to mention the dampness, mildew and etc. from living in a basement (all this stuff is not good on my asthma either). So, based on the cost of materials to remodel, the problems a basement encounters, and the stuff that’s not good on my asthma, we thought we’d to turn our basement into a garage. Of course, it will also serve as a safe place to go in case of a bad storm or tornado.

In the past two months, Kevin and I have seen over a dozen modular homes, and believe it or not, I still like the second one we looked at. I now take the floor plan of the home I like with me to each lot, and once there, I show the plan to the sales person and ask him/her if they have anything similar. If they do, I mention the price of the current plan and try to get the sales person to beat it. I figure if they want to make a sale bad enough, they’ll bargain. I’m learning a lot by shopping, and I’ll be sure to keep you informed. In fact, I’ll pass along home shopping tips as hubby and I continue on with our house hunting adventure.

Right now, though, we’re putting things on hold until fall, because during the summer months, these homes are so dang hot inside from being shut-up that I feel sick after we’ve finished. During the fall and winter, it won’t be so hot inside the homes, so we’ll continue our shopping then.

Never give up on your dreams, work toward them!

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