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Old 04-07-2017, 03:21 PM   #1
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Changes in residence

We are going to have the house torn down and replaced.
In the meantime (6 months) we will be staying in the house next door (the owners won't be back until then).
Today we started moving stuff.
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Old 04-07-2017, 04:00 PM   #2
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Do you intend to have a house built within 6 months?
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They say that's how long it will be.
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Hopefully you can get moved back in your own place before the owners next door find out.
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It will take at least 18 months.
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I think Khan may be referring to a manufactured home.
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I think Khan may be referring to a manufactured home.
As opposed to a tree house?
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We had a house built in WV. They had a year to do it. They still screwed up applying for a permit then tried to blame the County for delaying the permit. We checked and found out they didn't even apply for the permit until a month before closing, and the County issued the permit within 10 days.

We ended up staying in FIL's house for ~3 weeks.

We will never, ever, buy a house that is not already in move-in condition again.
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We observed a person across the street go through the process, and used mostly the same contractors.
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We observed a person across the street go through the process, and used mostly the same contractors.
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This is definitely one of those YMMV situations. Our first contractor built home which was a two-story on a basement was done in 6 months even with much labor migrating to the 1996 Summer Olympics. Our 2nd one was a custom built on slab, all brick 3100 sf. was done in 6 months. So it all depend on many factors depending on the type of house you are building. Hopefully your experience will be an on schedule happy ending.
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Khaaaaan! So glad to see you back for a visit!
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Khaaaaan! So glad to see you back for a visit!
+1! In hope FL is treating you well. Winter was great here in southern OH, you didn't miss out on much snow. The daffodils are up now and the grass is lush and growing like gangbusters.

Edited to add: If time constrained, you might consider a modular home. They can look pretty good, they are done in a few days, the cost is less likely to escalate due to unexpected issues, and (important where you are), they can be weather-tight in a few hours, so afternoon thunderstorms won't damage sheathing, roof decking, etc. Just a thought.
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Khaaaaan! So glad to see you back for a visit!
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So happy to hear that you are building a new house! What fun and it sounds like a wonderful project for you two. Even if it does take a bit longer, I know you will figure out how to deal with that. And as you point out, there may not be any delay.

Always glad to hear about your "new life" in Florida, and how you have been. Keep us updated, please!
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Khaaaaan! So glad to see you back for a visit!
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If the site is ready to go a well organized builder can get it done in 6 months. I've only built one but it was in the 6 month area. Maybe a tad longer. Only because some of the construction workers took some time off for the Christmas holidays. Of course if you're talking about a mega house.....no way.
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This is definitely one of those YMMV situations. Our first contractor built home which was a two-story on a basement was done in 6 months even with much labor migrating to the 1996 Summer Olympics. Our 2nd one was a custom built on slab, all brick 3100 sf. was done in 6 months. So it all depend on many factors depending on the type of house you are building. Hopefully your experience will be an on schedule happy ending.
Agreed. Six months is plenty of time to build a house. All depends on whether the GC is able to keep all the subs on site or not. Ours was built in less than 6 months and I would say that probably still more than half of that time, no crews were on site and no actual work was going on.
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