oh my!

Posted: 01/21/2009 in house, life

i’m so thrilled! 

i budgeted x amount for our foundation and exterior walls – we’re using those insulated concrete forms, icf’s to the trusses instead of stick building the first floor. we called a place in our area and got a quick quote from them. then did some math online with figuring how much our concrete would be and that landed us x amount. i used this amount on our estimates for the bank and for my personal figuring on how much the house would cost etc. 

this figure really bothered me. it was A LOT! but it is crucial. we really want to use them and had accepted that they would cost a bit more than a traditional poured foundation… the “green”ness of the icf’s was worth the initial extra cost. besides, this is not an area to try to save!

some friends of ours are also pricing to build along with my sister and her hubby. they all found this other company who is WAAAAY less. i’m talking $10,000 less. i actually cried this morning on the phone with my sis while i was telling her this. this really alters so much. it’s a lot of money when you are building a home with the budget we have. dad has decided to keep investigating; he’s a deal hunter! 🙂 but i’m thrilled with it being this much less!!!! but more is fine too! 🙂 

i feel so blessed. 

the tax lady just emailed back with the total we owe into our government. it’s A LOT! not more than we’ve paid in the past but plenty, but again, less than i mentally prepared for – so how great is that!!!!!!!

maybe it’s time to decide on windows. maybe i’ll go bigger and a couple more than i had in the original plan! woot woot!

  1. aj says:

    oh wow this is great!! YEA!

  2. chelsea says:

    is this the one that alex found!? I meant to email you the website this morning…… I’m guessing Ben already got to ya about it.. 🙂 Glad it made you happy!

  3. chelsea says:

    never mind.. i went to that link and it is the one he was talking about.. pretty cool huh?! made me feel hopeful! It was starting to look impossible with the local guys price which made me bummed but after this website… i’m feeling better about it!

  4. jenifriend says:

    This is so great to hear, Breanna! I am sure it feels so nice to have things that can be so stressful working out in your favor.

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