One of my favorite states is Florida. It’s no wonder people run away to retire in Florida. It has so much to offer for just about anyone. In my opinion Florida is fantastic, it’s a state that knows how to accommodate just about anyone. The days are sunny and beautiful and the summer evenings are cool but warn enough for a lovely dip in the pool. I cannot wait until our family can call Florida our home.
Many of you know that we were supposed to move to Florida next month. However do to my work situation we are not able to. I was asked to transfer to the Palm Beach area rather than Leesburg where we had planned on moving. I hate that everything can be set in stone fixing to work and then, before you know it everything falling apart. Life can be so unfair. I keep telling myself everything happens for a reason, I have yet to figure this reason out, but I know it has to be something! But why?
It’s running through my head, we looking forward to moving to Florida. Everything was set up ready to go. Thank goodness we didn’t start looking to buy a home right away, we wanted to wait until we were moved to begin house hunting. We were event talking about building a home, we went as far as looking for Architect online, such as Franky and Associates.
Really two of my favorite things,Florida and building our own home. I looked at Franky and Associates because they have been in business for 16 years, their website is user-friendly and the photos on their website are outstanding. I have been doing a lot of looking on their website and have really fell in love with some of their work, which as make me really lean toward building a home.
Can you imagine building your own home, being able to have everything just the way you like it? I think about it all the time, building versus buying. What’s better for our family, you have to remember our 12-year-old son is wheel chair bound and many house are not built to accommodate a wheelchair and all the other tools needed to care for him. Not only is there more opportunity there for us but for him as well.
Building our own home seems like our only choice. We have been looking at larger houses and large floor plans for about 8 months. Anytime we find a house we really like, either the doorways are too small, bathtub will not work for showers for our son, too many hallways and sharp turns for his wheelchair! It’s always something.
Maybe having to put off the move a little longer is a positive thing. Maybe its allowing us time to get the housing situation straight in our head. Lately I have been putting a lot of thought into it and it seems silly and a waste of money to spend at least another $20,000 on remodleing. It’s almost guaranteed that we’ll have to do something so the home is friendly for our son as well as us.
One thing I have learned through this process is to research the architects or builders that I am looking to hire. There are a lot of continued education and certifications architects have to keep up to date. Read about the continuing education requirements and benefits of architects to help you know what to look for when shopping for the right person to build your new home.
Have you bought or build a home recently? I wonder if you will share your thoughts and tips with me. I am really stuck on this and since we are not moving for a few extra months before we move, I have a little extra time to really think about what’s best for our family financially. Any information would be greatly appreciated.