Yes, we've got a slab, finally! We've been under contract for over 3 months now, and we've finally received a slab. Building in Austin, thus far, takes so much longer to get things rolling than anything I've seen in the Dallas area. Some builders can build a house start to finish in 90-120 days. Granted, those are lower end homes, but the process of getting permits and clearing the land in order to put down the footprint is all the same process. Why did it take more than 3 months?
People think Texas is all about "land". As you can see, our neighbor's house is an arm's length away. This is VERY typical in most any master planned community. However, as you can see, we have tons of trees behind us so the backyard will be private. Plus, I don't think there are any windows in the house that line up with windows of the neighbor's house, so it's still a very private setting.
If you look closely, you'll even see a tree they're trying to save on the left, inbetween the other new house being built. That tree used to be pretty big with a few branches, but they've had to trim it down in order to not touch either house. We'll see if it makes it through the entire process or if they end up removing it.
Anyway, I was very excited to see some concrete poured when we were in Austin this past week. National news says new construction is down, however, this community, Falconhead and Falconhead West are still booming all over the place!