After months of looking online checking out a few in person, including a 1950s bungalow and 1920s farmhouse, we have fallen in love with a home!
It’s built by Builders of Hope which means it is a totally green home! Although it is considered new construction, part of the house is actually recycled from another house that would have been torn down. Builders of Hope salvages houses being demolished for new development and uses them to form brand new neighborhoods.
From Builders of Hope‘s website: Not only are our homes environmentally friendly, but they are built to be more affordable in the long-term. This means you’ll pay lower utility bills each month. Builders of Hope is a national authority on Extreme Green Rehab and uses a number of cutting edge green techniques in the construction of its homes including spray foam insulation, low to no VOC paints and adhesives, rain barrels for irrigation, and energy-efficient windows. Our homes feature hardwood and tile floors, large front porches, brand new kitchens, custom cabinetry, superior indoor air quality, Energy Star appliances, and drought-tolerant landscaping.
The house is a little higher than our initial budget, but we’d be getting way more bang for our buck than any other home we’ve looked at and we’d be only a 15 minute walk to Downtown Fuquay-Varina! There is also a brand new park/playground that was just built about a block away and we found out last night that the sketchy boarded up building around the corner will be turned into a community center in the future. The neighborhood is a little rough around the edges but we’re excited to get a little slice of an up-and-coming area while prices are still low!