Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February 10, 2015

We are Officially Homeowners...Again!!
Our Oberlin Terrace
Well bloggers, this is it, today was closing day and we are so happy and grateful! Closing went smoothly. A lot of paperwork and handing over a check, but in exchange we were given the keys to our new home!
I can't really explain the wave of emotions that I've experienced today. Of course, as soon as we left settlement we went to our new home and ran around like a bunch of kids on Christmas morning, lol.
Today was a long day but I would do it all over again to get this end result.
Once again I have to commend Ryan Homes on a job well done. Our SR's Brandon and Sean, our loan officers Greg and Thyonne, and our PM Ross and his second in command, Jacque, thank you so so so so much! You all exemplify customer service and have gone above and beyond in helping us.
Starting tomorrow, we'll be moving, so I may be off the radar for a little bit. I'll try to keep you all posted on the progress as much as I can. I can't wait for the first delivery and installation of things.
I especially can't wait to decorate and make our house a home. I've got so many ideas and I love working with a blank canvass.
Til next time bloggers!

February 5, 2015

Final Walk-Thru
Today was our walk-thru. It wasn't too long. We made sure that everything in the home worked properly.
We were given our home owner's manual with all the information that we would need in order to really get to know our home.
Nothing really to big to report on this front. I now know where the shut off valves are, but other than that the walk-thru went off without a hitch.
We didn't notice anything out of place or not done properly. I'm sure as the house settles we will start to see nail pops and other things along those lines.
At this point, we're just ready to get our keys and move in!
Til next time bloggers! 

Monday, February 2, 2015

January 31, 2015

The Countdown has Begun
Good afternoon fellow Bloggers! I know it's been a few weeks but there's nothing new to report on the home front except for that we have started counting down til closing!
We're still scheduled to close on the 10th and got some last minute requests from NVR about some paperwork but other than that we are good to go. We have our final walkthrough on the 5th and hopefully that process will go smoothly.
I'm excited, anxious, nervous, and happy all at the same time.
Not looking forward to the moving process as a lot of our belongings are in storage right now. The unpacking part is what I dread the most.
What I'm looking forward to however is the shopping process!
Who's volunteering to help me move, don't all speak up at once, LOL!
For now, here are a few pics of the finished exterior of our home. We have grass. The landscaping leaves a lot to be desired but we are in the Winter months, so in Ryan Homes' defense, I'm sure the pickings were slim at the local nurseries.
Til next time bloggers!
My favorite view of our home. I don't think I could ever get tired of looking at this. I can't wait until spring so I can change out the landscaping. Everything looks so bland right now. The trees that they planted are dormant because of the weather so I'm not sure what they'll look like once they bloom. Funny story, there's a pond that sits behind our home with a family of beavers in it. They have been pilfering various trees in the neighborhood so I won't be surprised if one of our trees "go missing".

I tried to take an angled shot but the light pole was in the way.

Side view of our home. We're thinking of putting two large potted plants on either side of the garage. I think it would give the garage a nicer look.

The driveway. The boyfriend stayed in the truck.