Monday, December 17, 2012

Hello everyone, i havent been on here since November 7 and yes time flys but not alot has happened for us.  We had our pre-construction meeting that day and was told we were going to break ground on November 21 and they didnt break ground til Nov 26 things went fast for that week, in that time they dug our hole poured our foundation, so we were really excited then there was a hault, they havent done anything in 2 good weeks and when i say 2 good weeks i mean we had good weather. We live in the Cleveland area so by this time we average 30 degrees and we have been averaging like 50 degree weather, so i feel like they are wasting precious time. I went past there Tuesday December 11 because they said we were going to have the lumber delivered and nope no lumber but actually dropped of our tubs i was a little concerned only because the gentlemen who was delivering them said it thought it was kinda early to be delivering them, that the houses are at least framed when he comes to deliver the tubs. :(  so i have been bummed out because the process seems slow for us. So finally 2 days after promised our lumber was delivered Thursday, and when we passed Today Monday and saw they started the framing so hopefully by the end of the week we can see some exciting things happening!

At the beginning of this process they gave us a tentative finish date to be Feb 21 and they will give us a more accurate date at our pre-dry wall meeting but when my husband talk to our PM he said we are now looking for a week later which to me means the first week of March,  i really honestly am not rushing them beacuase of course i want things done right and i dont want to get on their bad side and the biggest reason im not rushing them is because we have had our house that we currently live in on the market since the beginnig of september and we still havent sold it and that is my MAIN concern right now.  Hopefully once the holidays pass we will get more traffic thru our home and get it sold

I hope people are actually seeing, reading and following my blog because i would love some feedback, i would like to know if anyone else was or is selling their current home while building their Ryan Home, how long did it take to sell?  If you havent sold yet are you getting traffic???  i thought by now we would have an offer but nope just a few people looking but no offers  :( 

so please give me some i try to explore thus blog thing and figure it out i will try to post pics of our progress so far,  hope to hear from fellow bloggers soon :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

So i called my slaes rep today and expressed that i wasnt comfortable with my fixtures being bronze and my knobs and stuff being finished nickel and she said we could change it but not without paying the $150....i just dont understand what the $150 is for, i asked her and her response was "that is the change fee"  its so annoying but i guess im just going to have to pay for it, i have a feeling from reading some of these blogs its the beginning of things that will annoy me.....

Also i forgot to add that when we met with our PM he didnt give us a specifc date to break gound he said "we will break ground by the end of the month if all goes well and we get our permits on time"  he says the city we are building in likes to take their time and are very strict so hopefully that works in our favor.  he gave us a projected finish date to be 2/21/2013, so im hoping all goes well and on time.

when we met with our PM i got a good feeling about him, but i guess time will tell!!!  Can anyone give me some pointers that i can look out for to save me from headache????  i would love some input...i almost feel like im talking to

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hello everyone, so last night we had our first meeting with our project mangager and of course our sales rep, everyhting went well i really like our project manager and hope it stays that way :)
 Of course i expected it to be no problems because its just reviewing what we already have talked about, but no there is one thing and i am a little uncomfortable with and really need some feedback.  when we were going over things they told me i had picked my light fixtures to be the bronze and the door knobs and faucets to be the nickel finish, i was taken by surprise by that because i am such a "matchy-matchy person" i told them there must b a mistake because i would of course want them to match.....long story short if i want it changed it is going to be $150 to change.  i think its crazy and not sure what to do.  i like them both and it can go either way i just want them to match, not sure how my light fixture in the bathroom would look if my faucet is a diffrent color.............what do you guys think????????????????

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Finally!!!! I started my blog!!!! yay me!!!!! so bare with me this is my first time blogging so lets see how this works out for me.

 I decided to start a blog about building our home because of how helpful everyones blogs have been to me. so here goes................

this blog is being started a little late, we signed our purchase agreement back on August 10, 2012 and ever since then so much has happened.  our closing date was suppose to be January 21, 2012 and is now February 21, 2012 but it was my own fault.  when we went fo the first time we absoltley loved the Verona which was the model home but they were giving great deal for a Palermo but after looking into it wanted more space so we were refered to the Ravenna and went to see that model and fell in love with that one so we went ahead with purchasing that one which i was 85% happy with. The reason i say i was only 85% happy is because it was very important to me to have a "grand entrance"  and the ravenna didnt have that but had everytthing else i wanted, but i kept reading blogs and stalking the ryan homes website and there she was the "perfect" home that i would b 100% happy with.  our sales rep was not to thrilled abbout us changing everything so last minute but hey she isnt the one that is going to live in this house!!!! right????

I will be posting as much as i can, i hope to get alot of to u guys soon