Finalizing our build contract with our custom home builder, and walking a middle ground between a cost-plus build contract and a fixed price build contract.
The hassles of “go fetch this document” quests when dealing with a bank over a construction loan, particularly when the quests are impossible.
The impact of a dramatically higher excavation bid for winter work, which firmly set us on the “build in the spring” schedule
Some cost increases brought on by a steeper roof slope got us revisiting the question of roof slope in an attempt to keep things pretty and cheap
The process of getting a construction loan for the construction of a residential home, including lots of scavenger hunts for documents
A debate about timing groundbreaking; do we go early and fight with the frost and snow or wait until spring and fight with the water
Getting some edits from our local permit office and some landscaping advice from our local extension office on how to reseed our property
A quick visit to the site to see the survey stakes and the view on a beautiful fall day in Summit County, Colorado
We finally received hoa approval on the plans for our mountain modern home, after going through a round of edits with the architectural committee
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