After spending several years living in Norfolk, VA we decided it was time to relocate. We spent the past two years exploring different areas to relocate to. We wanted someplace with mild winters preferably with no snow. We checked several areas:
- Austin, TX
- Richmond, VA
- Suffolk, VA
- Chesapeake, VA
- Elizabeth City, NC
- Raleigh, NC
- Charlotte, NC
- Myrtle Beach, SC
- Georgetown, SC
- Conway, SC
- Calabash, NC
- Carolina Shores, NC
We noticed that we tended to gravitate towards the Myrtle Beach, SC metropolitan area. The summer weather is similar to Hampton Roads, VA, however, the winter is milder and only trace amounts of snow. We loved our brick ranch in Norfolk and wanted to make sure that our new home would also be all one level. We wanted a quieter location away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We found the perfect neighborhood and house in Carolina Shores, NC which is part of the Calabash, NC. The city is a nice small town with a population of 4000 people.
While not a brick rance, the new home is all one level and is larger than our current home located in a great community in the Myrtle Beach, SC metropolitan area. We are 15 min from North Myrtle Beach and 30 minutes from Myrtle Beach. We have a few photos of the new home being built which is slated for completion mid-September.
July 9, 2017 – Permits have been pulled and our lot has been cleared and initial framing for the new slab foundation.
July 19, 2017 – Foundation fully framed and initial plumbing and vapor barrier installed. Waiting on city inspectors to approve the foundation and plumbing.
July 28, 2017 – House is basically framed.
July 28, 2017 – House framed and external sheathing and roof panels installed.
July 28, 2017 – Location of my future home office with two large windows.
August 4, 2017 – Exterior wrapped and roof shingled
August 11, 2017 – Plumbing installed along with HVAC
August 17, 2017 – HVAC installed and network, electrical, and cable cabling ran.
August 29, 2017 – House walls insulated and sheetrock is being installed.
September 7, 2017 – Watching the weather report on Hurricane Irma.
September 8, 2017 – Cabinets being installed into kitchen and bathrooms.
September 18, 2017 – Driveway and patio are installed along with most of the siding.