Contract - March 23, 2013 - Saturday
Got a call this morning from our fantastic Sales Representative with Ryan Homes Palmer Village in Avon, OH - a man with great patience and true care for his customers. He continuously kept checking with us as we were looking for an existing home even while considering For Sale houses on the same street. If it was not for his dedication we would not have the built this house.. because he called and said, "We have a deal!"
We stopped by at noon and signed a contract to build Victoria Falls, elevation D on one of the last two lots left in the current phase... The upgrades from base model are full brick front and bonus bedroom, family room extension, office, morning room, the basement shall remain unfinished. Estimated ground breaking sometime in June with closing some 84 days later on September 5, 2013, close enough to schools starting... (Update: broke ground 5/22 and moved in 8/22).
We have been going back and forth for exactly one month on various designs before arriving at the final configuration. Very glad we did not sign on first meeting, as the house now is completely different from what we initially envisioned we needed. We really wanted the Jefferson Square and that bloody gorgeous foyer window (in the old Jefferson design, not the Square, only offered in Avalon now) but operating on a limited budget doesn't help... besides, Mr. SR convinced us that the Victoria Falls model would get us what we really wanted at our price target. Thank you very much Mr. SR.. (would name you and give you the honor and recognition you deserve but we are trying to avoid naming people, unless they really screw up)..
Take a look at the Pictures and Floor Plans tabs to see what the house should look like.. no clue what the brick colors will be and all that.
Applied for loan based on prior pre-approval and locked rate. Spoke with NVR Mortgage but was very disappointed with the conversation. They didn't attempt to give us any incentive to sign with them. Why would anyone sign with NVR without incentives is a mystery. anyway, went with our original pre-approved lender who guaranteed no PMI with 15% down and where we landed a fantastic deal on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage. Very pleased.
Flooring appointment is set for Wednesday April 3.
Guardian meeting scheduled for Saturday April 6.
Have been reading lots about those two meetings, seems there is more information out there about the Guardian meeting than the flooring meeting. [UPDATE: This website, it seems, has become the #1 hit on Internet search results to provide information about Ryan Homes and Rite Rug due to the next post.. how about that!) I requested a price and selection sheet and was immediately forwarded a copy by each party. I can tell the flooring meeting will be interesting. We have a networking and IT background.. The Guardian offerings seem insanely priced. We shall see..