Ok. It’s our first appointment with Amy. We drive to the appointment at Plano Parkway and we go up to the fifth floor. Taped to a wall is a Britton Home signwith an arrow pointing to a non-descript door.
Terri and I look at each other and wonder? Is this for real?
We knocked on the door anyway and Amy opens the door to her not-so-plush five-story office overlooking the road construction and traffic on the Tollway. We meet in Amy’s office and we begin talking about the Villas at Legacy West project, the lots, the floor plans and the pros and cons of building a 3-story home that you cannot physically walk through. It was at this point that we were wondering if Legacy West was the place for us?
All the questions needed answers in our mind: Do we want to live in a 3-story home? What will we do with our 15-year-old lab? Where will we put all our stuff because there is no storage? Are we willing to sacrifice the lack of storage? Should we just wait? Do we want to make such a large financial obligation when we are debt-free now? Is the live work play concept right for us? (Pause for deep inhale as we try not to panic, but the questions continue.) Do we want to build a home that we cannot see, feel or walk through? We are only 3 feet from either neighbor, so where is the privacy? Are we willing to risk a $50,000 non-refundable deposit check to hold our lot? (Pause, deep breath, check pulse).
These were all emotional questions that we needed to sort through and make a final decision. The urgency to decide was more obvious when Amy told us “We needed to decide pretty quickly because the base prices were going up $10,000 next week.”
It didn’t take us 2 days to make the decision to build and send a photo of the signed contract and $50,000 check via text to secure our position and lot.
Well, the journey continues and we McCoys hope you’ll stick with us throughout all the ups and down of building a home we’ve been dreaming about, in a development that’s quickly becoming the stuff dreams for so many us in Plano.