Things with our house are moving along very quickly now!
Brad met with the Guardian folks two Fridays ago to address our home high-tech home selections and mark in the house where things needed to be installed. They came in and did all the wiring on Monday. On Monday night we walked through the house and Brad discovered that they had run cat5 cable rather than the cat6 cable we paid extra for. Brad called them on it and on Tuesday they ran the right wires.
On Wednesday, we had out pre-drywall meeting, where we walked through the house and went over everything we selected again, except in the house.
On Sunday, my mom and her husband came to see our house. We were able to show them a sided, framed house. Our plumbing is in, our electrical is run, our HVAC is installed, our gas lines are in, our utilities are in, our sub floor is screwed down, the whole place is insulated and there are sheets of drywall waiting to be hung. Continue reading →
I take some of what I posted on Monday back. Sure my house was a hole in the ground for quite sometime, but as I was lamenting the lack of work being done on it a team of framers was hard at work making it into a structure.
We went out of Monday night to survey the progress and found the makings of a first floor in place.
Although I was impressed with the amount of work accomplished on Monday, Tuesday was even more impressive! We went out Tuesday night and found something that more than resembles a real house. Continue reading →
Brad and I have been living in the “shoe box” apartment for a month now. We can’t wait until we get to live in our house.
Unfortunately, our house isn’t a house yet. It’s basically a concrete hole in the ground. They dug on July 8th, and by July 15th our basement had been poured (poured concrete, not cinder blocks) and was curing in the (finally) hot summer sun.
If you’re considering building a home, you’re probably going to end up visiting a model home at some point. Here are my recommendations for getting the most out of your model home visit.
Visit a model you can actually build. In our community, the model home is not the type of home we’re building. We wanted to see the model of a Florence so our Ryan rep told us which communities had Florence models and we went to one of those. She called the Ryan rep at the other community to let her know we were coming and she greeted us by name when we got there, let us know to tell her if we had any questions and left us alone.
Don’t rush through. Take your time walking through the model. Take a couple of laps if you have to, and don’t let other model visitors make you feel like you should move on from a room more quickly than your ready. Continue reading →
The most tedious parts of selling a house come after the “sold” sign is actually hung in my opinion. All of the paperwork is squared away though and our first house is no longer our house. That means we’re clear to move forward! It took a whole 5 minutes to sign the closing paperwork, when we bought the house, it was a 2-hour marathon of names, dates, etc.
The wonderful folks at Ryan Homes have done a great job of fast-tracking our start and we have a dig date!
Today! They’re breaking ground on our house today!
With that said, I’m going to back up and talk about some of the process of doing a new build. From start through the whole process.