So armed with that information, the realization that interest rates are threatening to increase (and actually have) and a suprise blessing that will help us close the money gap, we began our house hunt about a month ago.
After many iterations of top 5 lists and lots of number-crunching, we FINALLY found the house.
We will be building a new house in the Brookwood neighborhood in the city of Charlottesville. It is ridiculously convenient to UVa and only a mile and a half from the downtown mall. We're thrilled.
Here are some pics of the model. This isn't exactly the same house we'll be building. But the pictures give some idea of the house.
A sketch of the house.
The living room.