Thursday, December 5, 2013

We closed!!!

Im so thankful we had a smooth closing today. We ended up getting a refund check on some of our closing cost. Very happy about that and to be done with NVR. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Final walk thru completed

Today we had our final walk thru meeting. It went smoothly only a few things have to be fixed. We are looking forward to closing tomorrow. Pray everything goes smoothly. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Photo update

A quick photo of the house today!! We also spoke with our LP she is working hard to get our issue resolved. Praying we hear good news soon.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Problems and more problems

Only 8 days til closing and we are dealing with  B.S. from NVR. Last week after they pulled credit a old school loan showed up. Everyone kept saying it must be paid. It took us a couple of days but after seeking family members we were able to get it paid. Now NVR wants to source the funds well only problem it was cash on hand. Not told this before hand we coulda gotten them to deposit the cash into their account and then just write us a check. As of now we are unsure what the outcome of this situation will be. We really need prayers....this will be a huge disappointment for our family if we are denied because of this.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Laminate and Tile

Today they started flooring. We have laminate in and tile in both baths!!

Kitchen area

Master bath

Kids bath

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

New Settlement Date

We had asked our SR if we can get our settlement date changed closer to our walk thru date. Today they gave us the approval for a change in our settlement date. Our new settlement date will be December 5, 2013.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Well after months and months of waiting we finally got...... Approved!!! I am so happy :-)) What a wonderful early birthday gift for my husband (b-day is Nov 7).. Also we got our appraisal I have heard it usually takes longer for VA loans but I'm glad that's one less thing we have to worry about.

What's going on this Week….(Update)

We received an email from our PM today and he said we are in the middle of drywall completion. Today brick masons are installing the ledge. First coat of paint is scheduled for Thursday. Cabinets should be going in on Friday. Siding should start by the weekend. Man we can't wait to see all this progress….. :-)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Drywall and fireplace

We have drywall up and another one of my fav's the FIREPLACE!!! Masons are in the community now laying brick. So hopefully brick around the foundation and siding should start this week. 

Living room & Dining room

Family room


Kitchen/Morning room

Morning room & Back yard 

Master Bath

Saturday, October 26, 2013


We got a picture this morning and it was ONE of my favorite options that we added to our Rome. It's the FRONT PORCH!!!! Yay!!!!!! :-))). 

Friday, October 25, 2013


Today we Locked in our interest rate. Pretty happy about it since it was a lot lower than what we had been quoted for in July. Didn't want to take our chances and risk the rate going back up.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Save the Date!!!

Yay!!!! We got an email today from Ryan Homes with our final walk thru on Dec 4 at 10 am and Settlement day is Dec 11 at 10 am.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Quick Update.....

Got an email from our PM stating that plumbing and HVAC rough in have been completed. Electrical rough in should start tomorrow and drywall should start over the weekend! Do anyone know how long it usually takes to complete drywall??

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hey look....we've been FRAMED!!!

Received this wonderful picture from our SR today. It really made our day..... A lot can happen in just a week. 

And on Saturday morning (Oct 12) we received this pic...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Foundation Complete

Received a picture of the foundation from our PM today and it's good to go. Next in line is Framing. Our PM said he will let us know when they start framing... Also on another note we had gotten email from NVR requesting more paperwork. Our file went to underwriting Aug 29 and we are still waiting on approval....

Friday, September 13, 2013


We Just received the very first photo of our lot with some Action.. May not be a very lot but i am very happy to see this in progress. Really Made our day! :-)

The Lot with gravel 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pre Construction Meeting

Well we had our Pre Construction meeting over the phone. It went Great. It took about an hour. Our PM seems like a great guy we cant wait to meet him in person and of course our wonderful SR was on the line while  we went through just about all the options we had selected. She had emailed the blueprint of the house before we took the call so we all could view the house as we talked about each area. They took their time and answered all of our questions and told us to contact them anytime if we have any questions. They were truly great  both my husband and I are very pleased to have them working with us. Our SR even said she will go out and send us pictures every few days. That really made me HAPPY!!! I wish we could be there to go by when we want to but since we cant its nice to know they are including us in the process as much as possible.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


So we wait.....No word from our Loan processor. Our Lovely sales rep called to schedule our Pre Construction meeting which is set for Sept 9 only 4 days away Very Happy bout that. We will be doing it by phone being we are here in Texas.

Friday, August 30, 2013



July 8: Signed Purchase Agreement

July 11: Phone interview with NVR Loan Officer

July 24: Received loan packet from LO

July 25: Overnight loan packet back to LO

August 2: Rite Rug and Guardian

September 9:  Pre construction meeting

September 12: Broke Ground- gravel on lot

September 19: Plumbing, Forms and Lumber delivered

October 1: Foundation Completed

October 7-10: Framing

October 16: Plumbing and HVAC rough in completed

October 17: Electrical

October 21: Drywall (Started)  

October 24: Received Final walk thru (12-4) and CLOSING (12-11)

October 25: Locked in Rate

October 31: Drywall (according to the PM)

November 5: Approval and Appraisal

November 8: Siding (started) and Cabinets installed

November 9: Siding Completed

November 11: New Settlement Date (12-5)

November 18: Stone and Granite Countertops installed

November 25:  Prep the yard for Sod to get installed

December 4: Final walk thru completed

December 5: CLOSED 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Decisions to make..

We had our Flooring Appointment with RITE Rug it went pretty good since I'm the one that's always second guessing and worrying about everything. It actually went rather well..we chose laminate (Bronzed Jatoba) for most of our first floor. Carpet level 1 upgrade (Shaw- Sarah Buff) for study, family room, dinning room and zone 2 with the upgraded padding in the just the family room. Both

Bathroom floors will be tile. Laundry room will be vinyl. I left the Guardian totally up to the hubby. We got the upgraded security system package and the 5.1 Surround Speaker System for the Family Room.

After the appointment we decided to go by our lot and through the model home again we talked to our wonderful Sales Rep and she informed us that our LO is no longer with the company. She wasn't sure who actually had our loan being her paperwork had to get spilt up among two other LO but she gave us the name of two people that would be contacting us as our new LO. It took a few days and our wonderful sales rep emailed them both and about two days later they followed up with us.

                     Owners bath surrounded tile with maple spice cabinet with double sinks (white)

Ceramic tile for kids bathroom with Maple Spice Cabinet with double sinks (white )

                             Bronzed Jatoba Laminate flooring with Collinsville Sahara Buff Carpet

                                 Owners Bath Tile with Master bedroom Carpet- Sahara Buff

                                      Kids Bathroom floor with hall way carpet- Sahara Buff

     Kitchen: Bronzed Jatoba Laminate flooring Maple Spice Cabinet and St. Cecilia granite counter tops
                                                      Laundry room Vinyl



Friday, July 26, 2013

The Mortgage Process Starts.....NOW

After signing the Purchase Agreement we had to leave the next day. On July 11 we got a call from Our NVR Loan Officer to go over the loan interview and all the paperwork that she needed from us to for a VA loan. She also told us she was going to send us a packet of info that we needed to complete the loan to get the ball rolling. After a week and no package we decided to call her and we found out it was a mix up with the address and UPS so we didn't receive the package until July 24. So we completed everything and mailed on July 25 (sent overnight) on July 26 at 9:15am she emailed us that she had received our paperwork. Also she emailed us later in that day a budget letter to fill out. Now the waiting part begins.............

OAN.....We also got a call from RUG RITE  and Guardian to set up appointments we manage to schedule those on the same day Aug 2 being that we don't live in NC yet that was a big PLUS!!!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

LET ME UPGRADE YOU!!!!~Our options

We have chosen:

Siding- Hardie Plank- Monterey Taupe-

Stone- Stack Brown

Brick- Edgewater (i think)

Shutter- Berry

Door- Black Fox

Trim- White


Elevation C ( hardie plank siding with partial stone veneer) with a full front porch

Morning Room with light fixture

Gourmet Island with St. Cecilia granite counter tops

Maple Spice Cabinets

Recess Lights in Kitchen

Laminate Flooring

Level 1 upgraded Carpet with upgrade pad in family room

Tile bathroom floors

Fire Place with Venetian Gold Granite on rear wall

Upgraded Owners Bath alt shower layout with tile surround

5 Ceiling Fan Rough in (all bedrooms and family room)

Stainless Steel Appliances

Double Sinks in Both Baths

Upgraded bathroom cabinets to Maple Spice

Tank less water heater (community standard)

Wood Handrail with white Balusters on stairs

Upgrade garage door with window

Garage door opener with 2 remotes

Front lawn Sod with landscape (community standard)

10x12 Patio