Have you ever had buyer’s remorse, you know that big knot in your stomach because you think you made a bad buying decision?
Well we were struck with it, big time, especially when we got the final summary of costs from The Design Center for the changes, additions and upgrades we made to our house. It was really gut wrenching to know that we were paying more per square foot than anywhere in Plano. (insert sleepness nights here)
We rallied from this and continued to be optimistic that our decision was the right one. We knew Toyota, Chase, FedEx, JC Penny’s and Liberty Mutual were locating in Legacy West (see our blog Company Headquarters and New Jobs at Plano’s Legacy West). Additionally, announcements about NTT Data and Boeing’s New Global Service Unit moving their headquarters to Legacy West had been made.
The much talked about Windrose Tower, a 23-Story Luxury High-Rise. has been over 50% committed for its condos. It seemed like every news channel and magazine had a feature article about Legacy West and the $3 Billion development. So, despite our worry and the anticipation, we were willing to roll the dice and know our new home would be a good decision not only in the short term, but also, in the long run.
It was also gratifying to know that the list of potential buyers had grown to over 1000 buyers for only 127 homes. We were building for all the right reasons including; the unique live-work-play lifestyle at Legacy West, growing our real estate business clientele, appreciation and a new opportunity to live in a vibrant neighborhood in a home we designed from concept.
YOUR HOUSE IS FIRST – OMG!
Amy called us about a week later and said that things have changed and she had some good news for us. “What’s the good news,” we asked.
You are going to be the first house built! We looked at each other and then at the phone, like somehow Amy could see the surprise on our faces. “You are kidding,” we questioned. “Why?”
“Because,” Amy replied, “Fehmi Karahan, the developer of Legacy West, wanted Communications Drive built out first, and Fehmi gets what he wants. So, your house is first in line.”
We were excited! We were ecstatic! Then we realized that this means that the 8 homes signed up before us will now be built after us. We can’t believe this is happening which means that we will be in the house 3 months ahead of schedule! Oh boy, this is really not a great way to make a good first impression with your new neighbors.
We were definitely not ready for this news. Our plan was to take our time getting the house ready to sell, save more for the down payment and to be in by early 2018. Now we McCoys had the pressure of moving up our calendar and finalizing every item on the list without any changes. Bill was submitting all the plans to the City of Plano in 3 days for review and approval. Once the plans are approved, the building process starts.
No turning back now.