So DW and I have had time discuss the outcome of all of our meetings and home building information gathering. We are disappointed to find building costs to be about 30% higher than we were anticipating so we are starting to wonder if we will plan on building this year or not. We still need to sell our rental house when the lease comes up and that really adds some stress to us with the time frame we need to commit to building and stuff. When people come out talking about hundreds of thousands (yes plural, hundreds) to build it really makes your head reel. We are just worried that we are rushing and dont want to get in over our heads or get so underwater building a new home that we can't afford to live in it.