First a little bit of back story…. Brian and I still had our house in Sudden Valley in June 2018, and we had just finished fixing it up, and I was ready to relax and enjoy it. Brian had some other plans up his sleeve and was suggesting we sell and possibly buy land and build. I was about to lose it when he made the suggestion! I thought about all of the hard work we had just poured into our current house and was sick to my stomach at the thought of selling it right when we just finished getting it to perfection! Ugh!!!!! But he had a good point, this wasn’t meant to be our forever house and the current housing market was crazy at the time with houses pending in three days of listing, and crazy multiple offer situations driving up the prices. His idea was a good one because we could buy land and build for cheaper than buying another fixer upper at top dollar and pouring our money into it. Although I was peeved about his suggestion, I knew he was totally right!
2. You want to sit down and hash out how much you want to set aside for this project too. Its pertinent to have some emergency funds for any issues you might run into. The county or city could require you to do some pretty expensive stuff to the land in order to build. For example, the county was requiring us to build a fire truck turnout to appease the fire marshal and rightly so in case our house ever caught fire.