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  1. So excited for your darling family, Amanda! Neighborhood is everything with those two active, growing boys, and it sounds like yours is amazing. I have lived in both a new construction home and a 100-year-old fixer-upper, and there are definitely pros and cons to each. I guarantee you will find plenty of projects to satisfy your DIY-lovin’ heart in that shiny, new, clean home! I can’t wait to follow along.

    1. Thanks so much, Alice! We’re really looking forward to experiencing something totally different this time around!

  2. Really disappointed that you chose a new home. Did read up on the environmental impacts of that decision? We only get one planet.

    1. Sorry to hear you’re disappointed! Just to be clear, this was a spec home that was being built regardless of whether or not we purchased it – we’ll just be the first to live in it. Our area is also experiencing a housing shortage (it’s one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas), making new construction one of the most common options.

  3. Wow, that’s a twist! Congratulations! Question: are you able to have a long possession date so that you aren’t homeless between your old house selling and the new one being ready? It seems here, whenever someone has bought a new build that the possession of the new house date get pushed back over and over again. I’ve never heard of a requirement to have to have sold your old house before buying a new one.

    1. thanks, Karla! I’ll add some details about this to a post I’m working on for next week but the short answer is that the timing is perfect and we shouldn’t have to worry about being homeless at all, haha!