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cazzycazzy Posts: 7,162
Long day yesterday...left San Antonio at 7:30am and we didn't finish up till 8pm. We signed our contract and our new home should be completed around Nov/Dec in Katy, TX. :D

Back story, we were in the middle of building a new home in Cibolo, TX and were set to close at the end of the month. About 3 weeks ago, my wife was encouraged to apply for a vacated AVP position at her Houston office. She was selected :) , so we obviously had to pull out of the contract. We had about 8k invested in the house, and there was a lot of concern that we would lose some of that money. We chose the same builder in Katy, and we're grateful that they will be able to transfer the full amount to the Houston office. :D

I'm a lil sad about leaving San Antonio, but I ultimately feel it will be a good change since I've been in San Antonio as long as I can remember. It doesn't hurt that the wifey will be frying alot more bacon and will be winning at bread! :P
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 5,904
    Nice! Good luck with the move and your wife's new position. Glad to hear you didn't lose anything. I'm sure it helped having selected the same builder.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,470
    Great news, sounds like the pieces are falling into place, hope they continue to do so - moving is never easy on families..... and when it comes right down to it, whats a couple of hundred miles in a state the size of Texas?
    Good luck!
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  • nolan8vnolan8v Posts: 212
    @cazzy,

    Congratulations on the events.

    If I can offer one piece of advice, it would be to get flood insurance and talk to an agent about what is called excess insurance if the NFIP does not cover the home's value.


    "You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you."
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,162

    Great news, sounds like the pieces are falling into place, hope they continue to do so - moving is never easy on families..... and when it comes right down to it, whats a couple of hundred miles in a state the size of Texas?

    Good luck!
    Yeah skiddy...they are. We were going to have to fund our move to San Antonio, but now all of that is being covered by her Relo Package. We're getting packers, movers and they will store what we're not taking to the apartment and move it to the final destination, once completed. They also are providing us with a lump sum to cover temporary housing and will be covering closing. The finance company was also providing us with 1.5% towards closing, but they're going to allow us to use that to buy down our interest rate.

    It definitely is all falling into place. :D
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,162
    nolan8v said:

    @cazzy,


    Congratulations on the events.

    If I can offer one piece of advice, it would be to get flood insurance and talk to an agent about what is called excess insurance if the NFIP does not cover the home's value.


    Thanks for the advice! Definitely not looking forward to the expected insurance increase.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,940
    @cazzy-It wouldn't be right if I didn't offer "If you have your choice between lucky and good, take lucky every time".  Congrats to SWMBO and you for the opportunities.  Always fun to look at new chances for adventures, better than the routine!  Enjoy!!
    Louisville
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,425
    Congrats on the good fortune! :)
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,304
    First Congrats to wife and her new position.  Sorry you will be leaving SA but Katy aint a bad place to live.  Are you going to be south of 10 and west of 99.....lots of nice hoods over there.  Was in Houston last week and notice a new Costco at 99 and 10 had opened.
    'Canes won't be a problem in Katy, but wind damage will.  Last 'cane that came Galveston I saw lots of fence damage, but on the newer houses very little roof damage.   
    If you find a good TexMex eating place let me know.   I always take 99 to Westpark to go to our Houston office.
    Agree with nolan8v make sure you have good insurance on the house that covers everything.  Have lots relatives in Houston area and flooding is their major concern.
    BTW when gully washer hits water rises fast...like Olmos- Basse basin.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 8,996
    Congrats on the new pad Cazzy! Sometimes things work out for the best. Sounds like all the planets and stars aligned for ya in this one. Awesome the wifey landed a new position too. :-)
    LBGE 2012, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,162

    First Congrats to wife and her new position.  Sorry you will be leaving SA but Katy aint a bad place to live.  Are you going to be south of 10 and west of 99.....lots of nice hoods over there.  Was in Houston last week and notice a new Costco at 99 and 10 had opened.

    'Canes won't be a problem in Katy, but wind damage will.  Last 'cane that came Galveston I saw lots of fence damage, but on the newer houses very little roof damage.   
    If you find a good TexMex eating place let me know.   I always take 99 to Westpark to go to our Houston office.
    Agree with nolan8v make sure you have good insurance on the house that covers everything.  Have lots relatives in Houston area and flooding is their major concern.
    BTW when gully washer hits water rises fast...like Olmos- Basse basin.
    Yes...I think. Lol We will be in Cinco Ranch. I certainly will and thanks for the info on the weather. Definitely a concern in the back of my head.
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,785
    I wouldn't wish living in Texas on my worst enemy..

    Haha congrats.
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  • Congrats cazzy!

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,607
    Wooho! We're going to be neighbors of sorts. I see free photography lessons in my future :)

    Congrats, dude.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,569
    Congrats @cazzy and good luck with everything.
                                                                        
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,162
    caliking said:

    Wooho! We're going to be neighbors of sorts. I see free photography lessons in my future :)

    Congrats, dude.

    Lol. Where abouts is your castle?

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,607
    I'm in Pearland. A bit of a hike from Katy, but not terrible. Let me know when you're in town next time.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • bbqjkbbqjk Posts: 18

    I live in west Houston (Memorial) and want to extend a warm welcome to you and your family. Have only been egging for a short time, but loving it very much. Have lived in Houston for 30 years and really enjoy it, although less humidity would be nice in the summer. The rest of the year is swell though.

    Best of luck to you and yours.

    Retired in Houston, Texas  LBGE and MBGE
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,162
    caliking said:

    I'm in Pearland. A bit of a hike from Katy, but not terrible. Let me know when you're in town next time.

    So how do you like Killen's Barbecue?
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  • ZumaZuma Posts: 42
    Congrats on all  of the happenings.   Your wife is making it happen with the paid move as well.   Have her throw in one more request........Large Green Egg.   hehe    sounds like they would do it.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,607
    @cazzy : I haven't tried it yet, on principle. I tried the steakhouse once and was sorely disappointed. And I'm not a fan of waiting in long lines. But I might give it a go sometime if you're game.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • ZmokinZmokin Posts: 1,327
    edited June 2014
    I'm just curious, are you building a home you designed or using plans someone else designed?
    I used to always dream of having a home built to my floor plan, but a few years ago, I realized it just wasn't going to be in my future.  As a young kid I used to draw floor plans for the fun of it, even including landscaping outside (man made stream flowing into a fishing hole).  I would draw reasonable size homes & mansions.  It was like a small hobby I had for awhile.  Anyway, I wish you the best on your new abode.
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    Using the Black Cast Iron grill, Plate Setter,
     and a BBQ Guru temp controller.

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,162
    edited June 2014
    Zmokin said:

    I'm just curious, are you building a home you designed or using plans someone else designed?
    I used to always dream of having a home built to my floor plan, but a few years ago, I realized it just wasn't going to be in my future.  As a young kid I used to draw floor plans for the fun of it, even including landscaping outside (man made stream flowing into a fishing hole).  I would draw reasonable size homes & mansions.  It was like a small hobby I had for awhile.  Anyway, I wish you the best on your new abode.

    It's a plan someone else designed. This is our first home purchase together and while it's technically not a starter home, it's a starter home for us. We only anticipate being in Houston for 4-5 years as my wife is being groomed for a position in Nashville, TN.

    At that point, she'll be at her corporate office so we'll splurge more as we anticipate that to be our final stop. We have an idea what we want, so if we can't find it within someone else's plans, we'll get an architect or a builder who allows structural modifications. One story ranch style home on 2-3 acres with a professional kitchen and a theater room. There is obviously alot more to it, but those are just the things I care about. Lol
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,047
    All the best my friend.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • ZmokinZmokin Posts: 1,327
    cazzy said:
    I'm just curious, are you building a home you designed or using plans someone else designed?
    I used to always dream of having a home built to my floor plan, but a few years ago, I realized it just wasn't going to be in my future.  As a young kid I used to draw floor plans for the fun of it, even including landscaping outside (man made stream flowing into a fishing hole).  I would draw reasonable size homes & mansions.  It was like a small hobby I had for awhile.  Anyway, I wish you the best on your new abode.
    It's a plan someone else designed. This is our first home purchase together and while it's technically not a starter home, it's a starter home for us. We only anticipate being in Houston for 4-5 years as my wife is being groomed for a position in Nashville, TN. At that point, she'll be at her corporate office so we'll splurge more as we anticipate that to be our final stop. We have an idea what we want, so if we can't find it within someone else's plans, we'll get an architect or a builder who allows structural modifications. One story ranch style home on 2-3 acres with a professional kitchen and a theater room. There is obviously alot more to it, but those are just the things I care about. Lol
    Cool, sounds like you've got a good plan for your future.  Enjoy!!!
    Large BGE in a Sole' Gourmet Table
    Using the Black Cast Iron grill, Plate Setter,
     and a BBQ Guru temp controller.

    Location: somewhere West of the Mason-Dixon Line
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 11,983
    edited June 2014
    @cazzy
    Hey congratulations to you and your wife. Wish y'all all the best and hope y'all enjoy the new home.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

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  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 2,083
    Good luck bud.
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,162
    Jeremiah said:

    Good luck bud.

    Thanks miah! Have you started building your pit yet?
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  • HolepuncherHolepuncher Posts: 255
    What company does she work for?  Wondering because I live a little north of Nashville. 
    Hendersonville, TN.
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  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 873
    Congrats to both you and your wife on all the great news. We begin building our house in September. It's a great/stressful time and we haven't even seen our final blueprint. PS There is absolutely nothing wrong with the wife being the bread winner. I'm also in this boat.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,162

    What company does she work for?  Wondering because I live a little north of Nashville. 

    HCA/Parallon
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