My wife and I have been looking at moving due to the posibility of an industrial park in our back yard. Anyway.. we half-heartedly stepped into a model home yesterday and absolutely loved the layout of the place. Right now, we live in a very open, airy 3br that we love, and the new constructions are the only ones we've found to be along the same vein. So, now we're kicking around the idea of building a house. So, I'm turning to my favorite impartial source of advice: the HTF. What has been your home-building experience? Would you do it again? What were some of the things you didn't expect in building a home? What are some of the things one should expect in building a home? How did you coordinate selling an existing property while your home was being built? There's a guy here where I work, who, if you mention building a house you will get a 2 hour dissertation on all the things you should do while your house is being built, whether you want it or not.