Friday, September 30, 2011

Final walk through

We close in 5 days and move next weekend !

Tile master bath

More pic master bath

Master bath

2nd bath


Hardwood carpet fireplace

Kitchen looking at morning room


We close on wensday

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Latest pics

Latest pic of house the stone and fixtures are on ,painting of trim and shutters and doors should be next week

Friday, September 16, 2011

Stone front

They put the stone up today and I must say it's my favorite part of the house so far they did a great job !

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Siding up

The siding is up after all this rain and now they are to start laying the stone for out front, then painting doors ,shutters, outside trim .

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cabinets and flooring ?

Does anyone know why they put the cabinets down before they put the flooring in? We are getting hardwood in the kitchen and morning room and I thought the hardwood would go down first and then cabinets over top ?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kitchen cabinets in

Went up to house today to see if we had any leaks in basement it's been raining for 3 days straight and it was bone dry so good news there but was surprised to see they have already started putting in kitchen cabinets

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Update to water damage

Well went up to house and my pm is cutting out all the drywall that got wet ( the drywall guys left the windows open) and rain from the hurricane we had this past weekend got in. Who leaves windows open even just a little if a hurricane is comming? Hello ! They are also replacing the fireplace that got wet too. And rain got in through that as well, through fireplace vent and leaked down walls to basement ( see pictures from earlier posts) after all wet drywall and  insulation is taking out They will spray for mold just in case , and get a certification from a mold inspection company . I am still uneasy about all this but it seems like they are trying to make it right.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Water got in basement as well

Not sure if this is from upstairs or got in through basement either way not happy

More pics of water damage

Horrified water damage !!!!!

Hurricane Irene hit east coast and Went up to house today to find this.......... We don't know what to do. Mold !!!?????? Leaks in basement ????? Water around fireplace. I e-mailed p.m for answers waiting to hear back more pics to follow

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pre drywall meeting

Had our pre drywall mtg yesterday everything looked good , they should start drywall next week and we are due to close first week of oct .

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Important news!!!

Hey guys got some interesting news from my pm today he told me that energy star just started a new program that from now on any new homes to be energy star certified get a high efficiency GAS water heater !!!!! Standard !!!!!! What does this mean ? It means that Ryan has been putting in electric water heaters and if you wanted to upgrade to a high efficiency gas it would cost you extra. Our home a venice was a extra 950.00 now it is standard it comes with it !!!!! So we are getting the gas one for free !!!!! Best part about it is we were back in forth on whether or not to add it when we did our options but decided not to but now it's part of the energy star home program and is free !!!!! Saved us almost a grand !!!! So all new energy star homes will now get it. We just made the cut by the skin of our teeth because they started our hvac today !!! So anyone who has not got there hvac work started ask you pm about it !!!!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


We went up to the house Saturday and they had put the roof on I climbed up a hill across the street to get a birds eye view of our little corner of the world

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bathroom tile

I have noticed in the models the tile in the bathrooms goes all the way to the ceiling ( which is said to make room look bigger) but on most peoples blogs it stops 3/4 way up has anyone else noticed this ? I like the tile all the way up see photo below this is model

Monday, August 8, 2011


Well we locked in ! 4.25% we are due to close on 10/7 so we are 60 days out to the day ,it was a roll of the dice a little because if we don't close by 10/7 we would have to pay a .25 % point to extend so if there are any delays it will cost us that .25 point. Our pm is great so I know he will get us done . So why didn't we wait a couple weeks to play it safe you ask ? ... Well #1 with all the bs going on with the country's aaa credit score rating and the stock market going crazy we wanted that 4.25 and it may go up to 4.5 or higher . #2 we get 1.375 discount point !!!! What does that mean ( because I didn't know until today ) is Nvr gives you 1.375% towards your loan for closing , it goes up and down from day to day the discount point so now at 1.375 it's the highest it's been in awhile so if we do have to extend the .25 for the extension will just come off the 1.375 so that's why we locked in worst case we lose that 1/4 point for closing best case we close on time and good to go. But what if we waited rate went to 4.5 and discount point dropped to 3/4 then we lose out so this seemed like best bet !!!! Now we can relax

Monday, August 1, 2011

surround speakers-pre wire ?

Hello everyone has anyone got the surround pre-wire with guardian not the speaker package just the pre-wire if so can you post some pics because I would like to see how where it comes out of the wall looks. I currently have some klipsch speakers bout 5x2 that I can mount but thinking bout maybe buying my own in wall or in ceiling speakers to go with the pre-wire ( I think guardians price was way to high) that why I only went with the pre-wire so if any one has any pics or has it on their blog please direct me to the blog thanks

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thank you jokers I mean congress !

Well it looks like the debt ceiling will be raised so those of us who can't lock in their interest rate yet should be good to go and rates should stay low, it was a few sleepless night there for me thank god ! Also another Ryan blogger either (noey or ranter )made a good point after 8/9 when unemployment stats come out rate may drop a little more. A Lil food for thought for anyone closing anytime soon we still have another 30 days till we can lock in but I think it should be smooth sailing till then ! Thank you to all the Ryan bloggers for all your thoughts and comments last few days it kept me from going off the deep end ! Anyway our lumber is due to be dropped off next weekend so not much to report till then but they did finish the foundation and put in drain tile in basement and three piece ruff in . We have a walk out does anyone else ? So I'm wondering where the 3 piece ruff in will be in conjunction with the basement sliding glass door because they didn't ask where we want it .

Any new Ryan home bloggers ?

These blogs have realy helped me since I have found them so if there is any new Ryan home bloggers out there please leave your blog spot so I can follow . Great idea Ravenna rant !

Building with Ryan: Website for current Ryan Homes homeowners

Building with Ryan: Website for current Ryan Homes homeowners

Friday, July 29, 2011

Interest rate lock in .......

Still not able to lock in and with all this in the news about the debt ceiling I am stressed to the max ! Can't sleep at night etc . What if the rates sky rocket ? 8/2 is D-day . Still have the option to pay a 1/4 point with Nvr to lock in early but that's almost 1500.00 which we had for moving expenses . Don't know what to do? Worst part about it if they would have broke ground in May like they were suppose to ( a NVR paperwork hold up) no fault of of ours we would be locked in by now!

PM is really on top of everything

My PM is great he sends me pics every couple days and updates me what the have done and also what they are doing in upcoming days Ryan really is on the ball. I have read some reviews that are not so good on Internet sites but have not experienced anything like that myself.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Intrest rates?

I am very worried about all this in the news about the budget getting fixed by 8/2 or intrest rates will go through the roof knowing my luck they will jump from 4.37 to 9.0 and I will be sqrewed for next 30 yrs the government better work it out I pay to much in taxes already wish I could lock my rate in now but can't !

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fireplace / blower ?

I have read people adding a "blower" to there fireplace what is a blower ? Does it cost extra can you get it on Venice ? Help

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Granite /sink?

Does anyone know if you upgrade to the granite counter tops in kitchen if the put stainless steel sink liP where it goes in on top of granite or underneath ? I like the underneath, do you need a special type can you pick etc ?

Finding my own blog ?

I tried to google my blog but can't find it ? Any ideas? Thrifty Amy is the only one that pops up . Also how do you put on your blog the blogs you are following ? Help

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Did anyone negotiate the price the price of there house with Ryan ?

I hear some people have used a realtor some do not. Some negotiate price some do not, any truth to this in the P.A state or M.D or is it state by state?

Got some great news

Well it's been a tuff couple of months waiting around with them not breaking ground but Ryan has made good and I feel like they are really trying to make us happy. Let's put it this way they are giving us a Lil something back at closing I can't say how much ( they asked me not to tell anyone cuz it's not there policy ) but it well help us pay for some of the upgrades we picked out put it that way !!!!!! They did it because of the delay breaking ground and some miscommunication on there part. I did make a bit of a stink ( after 2 1/2 months of waiting round ) with nothing tho. First two months I was cool as a cucumber just chalked it up as paperwork shi* happens type thing only last two weeks I really starting calling and e mailing them everyday. Well they did right by me and also said they should be breaking ground by end of next week ! Which is really best part of all! So I feel like we are back on the right track again because our fun, exciting experience was starting to turn sour , but now it is sweet again ,sweet as pie long as they break ground by end of next week of course.... To be continued

The whole corner is our all the way down to the other houses

We paid extra for our lot

More pics of the lot cuz right now that's all I got

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Starting off on wrong foot

We were to break ground over a month ago but a hold up on paperwork has delayed us big time Ryan says it's the developer but feel like we are getting the run around