After a year of looking for a house unsuccessfully Brian and I decided to build. It was a difficult decision but we had a few requirements that we had yet to find.
our needs are;
main floor living so basically a rambler (2 bedrooms min, kitchen and laundry) so that even on bad RA days I can still function at home.
decent size master bedroom, large enough that we can still easily move around without tripping over furniture.
stairs to the basement that were not too steep/narrow
everything else was negotiable. unfortunately those things never seemed to go together.
We met a builder rep we really like and now off we go.