My Personal Jagoe Home Story: Week 1
I think a lot of my peers in my own Millennial generation are afraid of building a new home, so I wanted to openly share my personal home building journey. As the Social Media/PR Coordinator for Jagoe Homes, I feel like this is an appropriate story for me to share with our audience.
There’s a lot of talk about transparency in government and business. I can’t really think of a better way to be more transparent with our building process than to share this with you. I am a second-time Jagoe Home owner now! While I am very familiar with our building process, I know that many people are not.
What started out as an idea has now come to this point. My home was Production Released on Friday, January 11th, 2019!
In November, I finally decided that I was tired of renting and this is where the seed of this story was planted. My apartment has been my home for three years, and I will miss it dearly. I truly love living downtown and would recommend it to anyone. But, all good things must come to an end, and who is to say that I won’t own a condo in downtown in the future? Plus, poor Hank, my 85-pound Labrador, really deserves a yard for once in his life.
So, I started creating a home estimate for myself. I already had the size and price point of the home in mind, and I knew that I wanted a ranch-style, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2-Car Garage home. Simple enough, and plenty of room for all of us. I already knew that I wanted to live in Bluegrass Commons, since I visit all of our communities frequently. This is the closest community to our office and is more centrally located in town like I wanted. You can create your own home estimate on our website.
Now that I knew how much I wanted to invest in my new home, I reached out to our preferred lender, FBC Mortgage. They pulled my credit, which was luckily very good, and pre-approved me for a conventional loan. Before getting started on your new home, I would suggest getting pre-approved FIRST to properly establish your budget and expectations.
After the Holidays, I met with my Jagoe New Home Sales Consultant to review my home site, home plan, selections, and finalize all of my documentation. POOF – I’m ready to start building!
Well, that was easy! From about the second week of December, to the second week of January is the time frame that all of that occurred. For others, it may be quicker, or it might take a little longer. Fortunately, I did not to have a lease on a home or have home to sell, which can really delay progress. The good news is that Jagoe Homes has programs in place to help assist you in those situations. If your current home is standing in your way, ask a Jagoe New Home Sales Consultant about our SureTrade program or about Down Payment Assistance. If you’re a First-Time Home Buyer, and you’re not sure how to get started, they can assist you with that as well. You can even chat with our Online Sales Counselors right now if you have any questions or would like them to set an appointment for you to come tour one of our Model Homes!