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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pre-Construction Meeting Today

Update: found this better picture of the Jefferson with the front load garage and elevation C, which is what we have.  We did not purchase the two bay windows as shown, we did however add a side window to the dining area.  We also have a darker brick.  Now if my yard can only look so good :).
Had our pre-construction meeting today, everything went well, all selections confirmed.  Still waiting for permit, they said we are expected to break ground on Sept 12th with an estimated closing time of the beginning of December, we will see.  Found out today one of the incentives our sales associate gave to us includes tray ceiling in the dining room, excited about that.  Will try to attach a picture of our future home, wish me luck :).

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Waiting Phase

Signed final change order today, meeting with PM for pre-construction meeting set for 29 August. We received a free morning room, finished basement, and closing help from Ryan and NVR.  Purchased upgraded kitchen with gourmet island, recessed lights, laminate selection for kitchen/morning room, will upgrade to wood floors in about a year, after all has settled down.  Preliminary completion timeframe set for the middle of November, I will mentally prepare for the middle of December, that way there will be no disappointments.  Happy to say I met with our sales associate today and had a sheet full of questions, all that I gathered from reading all of your blogs (ie: drain in garage, gas water heater vs. electric, etc.)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Beginning

Hello Everyone, I have been a lurker for about a month, was so glad I found this site after reading so much negative on the internet.  Hubby and I are buying a Jefferson with Ryan homes in Maryland, keeping our current home of 28 years, to close to pay off to sell.  We have received our loan approval, so I thought I would give this blogging thing a try.  Waiting for a date for our pre-construction meeting, told it will be within the next week. Thanks everyone for the help with "good options" and pointers on what to wait to purchase for myself.  Does not appear to be to many Jefferson bloggers, bad sign maybe?  My current home is 80 years old, all of the new home features/designs are so beautiful, we are very very excited.