Custom-built Home – Stay on Top of It!

Custom-built Home – Stay on Top of It! Last House with Albi Estates Cody, our framer, will soon be moving out-of-province so this will be his last house with Albi Estates. He is awesome and he is highly professional at what he does. We were lucky to have him. We wish him well wherever he…

We Have a Wall – Yes!

Our Albi Home – The House Takes Shape The kids never get tired of visiting the construction site. We drive up to and go around the house building every day after school. Nick loves the action, especially with all the trucks and machinery and workers and assembling going on. When the foundation wall-structure is in,…

We Have a Hole! Hooray Albi

Albi Custom-built Home – More Choices – Whew! More meetings, more choices but what about the building? Delayed…still. At this point we don’t care anymore. This is the sad thing. Weeks goes by…well months actually…sigh. We have more meetings and then finally… We Have a Hole! A year later, after the date of our deposit,…

Albi Home – More Delays – Seriously?

    More Selection Meetings – Saving Money is Good We do our research ahead of time before each meeting to find out what is important and what is not…what is worth the money… also where the builder is charging too much! It can happen. There are cases where getting things done, while building, can…

So Many Decisions – We are Prepared

  So Many Decisions – A Lot of Work   The decisions we must make are numerous but I guess that’s what a custom-built home is all about. Nancy even has to take a few days off work to accommodate all the meetings with people who have different areas of expertise. The budget for upgrades…

Trials and Tribulations of a Custom-built Home

  Trials and Tribulations of a Custom-built Home   The Delays Begin. Are We Disappointed? Very! We are supposed to be at the drywall stage by three months. This doesn’t happen, not by a long shot. We leave the Albi scheduled meetings very frustrated and feel the area manager is not cooperative. Friends and family…

Our Big Decision? Albi – Riverstone!

Custom Built Home – Our Big Decision? Albi – Riverstone! We are Ready We have outgrown our home. With a nice, normal-size-but-kids-growing family we need more space. Our kitchen is very small with just the four of us using it. We like to entertain, dinner parties etc…so…with a crowd we bump elbows. But do we…