Wednesday, October 31, 2012

We're About To Be In There!

Checked my mail today and received the official letter from Ryan Homes.  We have our Pre-Settlement Meeting officially scheduled as well as our settlement date.  I'm so excited.  Lord willing the weather and everything else will cooperate so that we can move forward.

Shout Out to Our PMs

I just want to give a major shout out to our Project Managers, Greg and Ryan. These two men are awesome. They are always around to help, answer questions and reassure us.  They are the epitome of customer service. We are a little more than a month from our scheduled settlement date and at this point I have only excellent things to say about these men. Thank you!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Homeowner's Insurance

I'm shopping around for homeowner's insurance.  Any recommendations? Suggestions? Excellent customer service?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Journey Continues

My husband spoke to our PM yesterday to check on our progress and address a couple concerns. He was pleased with the conversation. We are ahead of schedule. Thank you Lord for the good weather. We also got a call from Guardian that they will be out this week for wiring. Guardian also reminded us to contact them approximately 2-3 weeks before settlement to schedule installation of our security system. Next week we have our Pre-drywall meeting. Things are moving along. We are so excited and thankful. Praise God!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Coming along!

We went buy our home yesterday. I stopped saying lot because it is not a lot anymore it has progressed into a home. The framing is done in the house. We were able to go look at each room. The steps were in, the plumbing was done, all the windows and doors are in, tubs are in. I can envision my family living in this house already. I'm so excited. I can't wait until the walls go up. Every time I go out to the house I get tears in my eyes because I see that this dream and the journey we have been on for the last year or so is coming to fruition.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Some of Our Selections

We choose Elevation A with brick front for our Rome.  Here are some of our selections:


  • Siding - Autumn Beige
  • Exterior Trim - Sandy Tan
  • Garage Door/Gutter Spout - Desert Tan
  • Shutters - Dark Spruce
  • Front Door - Cape Royal
  • Brick - Falshed Northern Rose
  • Roof - Black
  • Hardwood on all of first floor except Study - Manchester Cherry
  • Study - Carpet - Exactly Right Stucco w/ 8 lb padding
  • Basement/Stairs/Upstairs - Carpet - Exactly Right Stucco w/8 lb padding
  • Laundry Room - Vinyl - Initiator
  • Master Bath - Brixton Mushroom Ceramic Tile
  • Secondary Baths (Hall/Basement) - Acacia Beige Ceramic Tile
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Gourmet Island w/Santa Cecelia Granite (I can't remember name of cabinets)
Loft instead of 5th bedroom, sitting area in Master Suite instead of extra bathroom in Room #4

Men at Work

Thank you to my future neighbor Nadase for taking these pictures.  Our house is coming along.  We have windows now and some shingles on the roof.  Thanks Nadase!

Monday, October 1, 2012

NVR - No Customer Satisfaction

I continue to read all kinds of negative things about NVR. I've experienced some and continue to experience bad service. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. On the other hand, how are they allowed to continue to get away with their lack of customer service, accountability, etc among other things?  I sent an email to the loan specialist on Saturday and I have not received any type of response yet. There has to be something consumers/customers can do. It's a monopoly!  In order to get incentives from Ryan we have to use NVR. They feel like they can do whatever they want whenever they want.  Aren't we the ones spending our hard earned money?