Perhaps God is using this experience as another opportunity to teach me to be patient. I wonder how that is going.....cuz I'm not a patient person.
Something I didn't expect about building a house; because we are building in a subdivision we picked a model and some upgrades and I thought you just paid the listed price, like buying boots at Target.
Apparently not, the developer even told us "let me know what your offer is". Later in the conversation he also mentioned the builder wanted permission to build a spec. home through the winter to keep his crew busy. Two key things that led us to believe there was some wiggle room on the price. Here's the thing though, I don't want to offend this guy, he seems very on the straight and narrow. After speaking to our realtor he suggested that we ask him to pay our closing costs and use that money to purchase upgrades to our home (we planned on the upgrades anyway)....so we did. We officially placed our offer this morning....so the waiting begins. The developer has until Thursday to get back to us, I wish he'd just accept the offer as is so we can break ground!!
I'm so ready for this whole process to get rolling!!!