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    Getting Financed for a Construction to Permanent Loan…When You are Self-Employed!

    In addition to not being able to find a lot we loved, concern over being approved for a construction to permanent loan because we were self-employed held us back from building sooner. After the market crash of 2008, which affected our part of the country very significantly, banks became very strict with their lending process. Gone were the days of ‘stated income’ and other lax lending standards. Everyone we spoke…

    April 12, 2018
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    Cost Savings Tips 1

    During our building process, I will have several blogs about cost-saving tips. I will try to separate the posts into specific stages of the build. I already shared a few ways to save when choosing your elevation and floor plan on my Instagram if you want to check that out! Today I will be covering choosing your truss and framing package. This advice is very straightforward and simple! PRICE SHOP!…

    April 10, 2018
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    Farmhouse Bathroom Tiles

    As I have said before, we have been planning this build for a long time. Specifically over the past two years since we found our land, we have been working very hard on the design process while waiting for our construction to permanent loan to go through. That is a long time to design! Along the way, we have changed our minds a million times, questioned our decisions and even…

    March 5, 2018
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    What is a Farmhouse?

    Acadian, Contemporary, Mediterranean…there are countless architectural styles to choose from when designing a house. At the moment, Farmhouse is quite popular. You see things labeled "Farmhouse Decor" everywhere you go and antiques are all the rage. Though I am building a Farmhouse, it has absolutely nothing to do with its current trendy status. Since childhood, whenever I envisioned myself in my dream home, it always had a wrap around porch…

    February 28, 2018
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    My Grandmother’s Bed

    Being from a small town in Missouri, ‘farmhouse’ runs through my veins. I grew up out in the country. All things antique, vintage and rustic are what I know. As a girl, we would visit the Rocky Ridge Farm where Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the Little House on the Prairie books and various one-room school houses in the area, and I would find myself transported to another time and place…

    February 20, 2018