Sunday, June 30, 2013

Closing tomorrow!

We are closing on our house tomorrow morning!!!  This entire process has been great and the time flew by!  One thing I wanted to mention regarding NVR and their GFE/HUD statements.....We received our final HUD last week and they had underestimated our closing costs by almost $2,000.. grrr When we initially signed our loan paperwork our LO reassured us that they always overestimate the closing costs.  Well this proved to be untrue in our situation.  Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that their estimate by be off when they get ready to close.

I will post again with pics once we move in and get settled.  I have been trying to post pics from final walkthrough but the movers somehow messed up our WIFI in our current place and our email hasn't been working so I can't email the pictures over to the computer from my phone.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Final Walkthrough!!!

This morning we had our final walkthrough with our PM.  Everything went very well and took about 2 hours.  He showed us how our appliances worked and looked over the house from inside/out and top/bottom.  We found a few areas that needed attention but overall everything has already been taken care of!  Landscaping looks nice- however, with no one watering the grass/plants until we move next Monday I don't expect things to look too green.. :(  The weather has been hot and sunny and no rain. Still waiting on word from NVR regarding our clear to close.  As of this a.m. they were still requesting documents.  I took a picture of the house completely finished with the lanscaping!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Getting close!

Things continue to progress on the new house!  Today the cleaning crew was back cleaning the house!!  The plumber was there installing our garbage disposal, kitchen sink fixtures and dishwasher!  Looks like the second coat of paint is on also. Hubby bought our fridge yesterday!  That is one major purchase out of the way.  They still need to landscape, paint front of house, fix drywall and a few other things.  Final walkthrough is scheduled on July 24th...I'm confident they will have everything completed.  I took a ton of pics today..they had all of the floor coverings up so they could clean! Granite is also exposed now!  Pictures are in random order!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Things are moving along!

Stopped by the house today and the painters were there working on staining the railing as well as painting the closets.  Last week our carpet was installed along with the driveway and sidewalk!  Our appliances still need to be installed as well as exterior paint and landscaping.  Yesterday we called and got our home owners policy squared away.  Here are some pictures of the progress!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Quick Update!

Lots happening at the house today!  Our sidewalk was poured yesterday.  It looks great!  Our granite has been installed also.  All of the toilets and plumbing fixtures are in as well as the laundry tub!  Looks like we had our first cleaning today also!  Everything is so shiny!!  Now can't get through the day without one ooops, right?  Well, they started staining our banister..however, it looks like they dropped the can of stain down the stairs because it literally looks like a blood bath going down our stairs as well as our walls....yikes!!  Needless to say they ran out of stain so only the top part of the banister got stained.

                                                                                  Powder Room
                                                               Getting ready to pour our driveway!

                                                              Cleaned shower (still waiting for doors)

                                                                              Soaking tub fixtures

                                                  View of pond and farm from one of the bedrooms

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

We have electricity!!!

The electricians were hard at work today!!  It is really cool to be able to turn the lights on and off in the house!  Yeah!  All of the light fixtures were installed, our lamp post outside and the carriage lights by the garage doors and the sliding door out back.  The plumbers were also around because the toilet along with the towel bars, sink fixtures and toilet paper holders were installed in the hallway bathroom.  I took a ton of pictures- here they are in random order!!!
                                                            Chandelier in Dining Room

                                                                Hallway Bathroom

                                                       Hallway Bathroom

                                                                 Light in Foyer

                                                            Hardwood in Morning Room


                                                           Lights in Master Bathroom

                                           Recessed Lights in Kitchen

                                                         Retaining Wall

                                                      Getting ready to pour our sidewalk 

                                                         Sliding Door in Basement