Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Energy Savings---and still waiting for 30 day inspections!

Energy Saving Program!

For those of you already in your beautiful homes and receiving an energy bill.  My husband and I were referred by our neighbor to this program. You basically at no cost can lock your KWH rate for as long as 12 months.  In our case our electric company was charging 9.7 KWH.  We were able to lock for 12 months at 6.29.  Which is a savings of 30-50/mo!  If you are interested visit this website and check your local rates :)


Update on our home:

We are supposed to have our 30 day inspections this Friday.  Which is actually 45 days!!!  I had to email a few times about this.  Also, I did fill out my survey about our experience.  I didn't give all 10's.  I had a few 8's and 9's.  Only in areas with workmanship and carpet quality.  On our PM in communication I gave a 9 and listed beside in commentary.  That he was overall fabulous! Yet, I think they need someone to assist the PM's after closing with follow up inspection issues.  They have way too many other things going on!!!

Overall, I am still in love with our home.  It is so surreal to say my husband and I are home owners of a new space.  Getting back in the swing of bills though since we went 5 months without a house payment is not fun!! HAHA

Pictures soon I promise!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ahhh craziness and our first electric bill!

So here we are almost 30 days into our new home adventure.  Things are going pretty smooth.  The major hiccups are over and we are now trying to settle in.  I am the type of person who has to be completely decorated and done the first week of move in. But since we came from a smaller house to a larger house that means more space to fill! The Interior painting and wallpaper is done.  Along with most of the rooms.  Now it's on to the crafting and building.  I have come to the realization though that I need to pace myself haha!! Especially with the holidays around the corner.  It will all come with time.

We are still waiting to hear about our 30 day inspection.  Only a few things need attention.  Major ones would be a carpet replacement in the hallway.  Someone spilled stain and tried to clean it but did not do a good job.  And some trim for our flooring needs replaced due to Scratches and chips.  We have had a few nail pops but are waitig until the 10 month inspection.  Nothing too hateful.

I can say one thing I am a little disappointed about...our electric bill came this month.  It was double what we thought it would be.  It was $124 which we were told by Ryan it would be like 60-80! We have about 2700 sq ft of living space.  Compared to our other house that is pretty decent. Yet,  I kind of wish those numbers weren't shared with us.  Now I feel like we are over paying! Lol.  

Also, for all my scent and candle lovers.  I am obsessed with my home smelling delish.  Especially since we have two dogs.  I love it when people come in and the first thing they say is. Wow it smells amazing! If you are like me check out my website.  I am a consultant with Gold Canyon Candles.  They are made with food and vegetable based wax and have longer burn life and scent life than other popular candles.  We also carry Warmers or scent brix to melt in the Warmers.  I have allergies to certain candles and gold canyon is the only one I can use because of the type of wax.  I currently have an open party so take advantage of the direct shipping at a lessor cost! Feel free to ask me about my recommended scents.  Www.savannaperkins.mygc.com

Also,  for those who have asked......we did receive our incentive even though we used an outside company!!!  We fought tooth and nail but ended up getting it.  I know of others in our community as well who got it!!!

I promise to post pictures this week!