Quotes too high...what to do?
Well, I am completely bummed out! We have been waiting for our builder to gather quotes and bid our house plan, and it turns out the quotes are all coming in way over budget. Apparently material costs have increased this year as well. Have any of you experienced this? Our dream plan is a 2500 sq ft ranch and I'm stuck...should we build the very basic version of the plan and upgrade things as we live in it or find another plan? I hate the "we'll change it later" idea because life happens and those things might not ever get done. However, we might not get a second chance to build so I would hate to settle for a floorplan that I don't like nearly as much. What would you do?