We’re only a couple months from our new home being done and we couldn’t be more excited! I figured it was about time I shared a little bit more about our building process and how we chose our new home. Moving across the country is not for the faint of heart, and this process certainly didn’t come without its challenges. Throughout the decision making process though we realized there will always be pros and cons of a certain location, builder, house design, etc…and we just tried to do what we thought would ultimately be best for our family.
First, a little back story on why we decided to move to Nashville. Originally we moved to Southern California for my husband’s job and at that time he was going into an office everyday to work. Flash forward a couple of years and he began working from home. It really was at that time that we realized we didn’t have to live in Southern California anymore. While we loved it and had made wonderful friends, the cost of living is very high and it prevented us from doing other things we wanted like vacations, remodels, etc. So it always lingered in the back of our minds that we could live somewhere else. For many reasons that could became a should. Nashville offered us a little more financial freedom and a family friendly, slower paced lifestyle that we both craved. Brad’s job also is better out here since many of his clients are east coast based. It was a win win win so we decided to just go for it!
Now, WHERE in Nashville? We looked at a few new build options and resales and let me tell you the market was NUTS. We first started our search in January 2021 and by the time we actually had our ducks in a row and could put offers in on homes, house prices had gone up by hundreds of thousands. Yikes. We really wanted to stay at our original budget and not follow the market craze by upping our comfortable price as well. Thankfully we found a great new build option and went for it! We’re building with a larger home builder in a community a little outside of Franklin, TN. There are some pros and cons to our choice but ultimately we are incredibly happy with our decision!
All in all we really feel like the pros outweigh the cons. We’re getting the size house we want for our family and we already have friends in our new neighborhood. Landscaping will grow and we’ll customize our home over time, so the cons are somewhat ‘fixable.’ I think it really does go to show that nothing is perfect though! We’re just so blessed to be building this house and excited for the future it brings. Stay tuned as we continue the build!