Thursday, January 5, 2017

Week 15: Closing Week (PICS)

Oh my gosh I have been horrible with updates.  That is mainly because we haven't really been able to get into the house and the outside is basically done until the spring.  They have held off on some of the exterior paint due to the temperatures.  Our PM said they likely could come at anytime if it is a warm enough day.  As for the yard and driveway, we have to deal with none of that until the Spring.  We aren't thrilled about it but it is what it is.  Our PM says it honestly is the best time because it isn't super cold and the concrete is less likely to pop and crack so much.  We have two dogs so the next few months surrounded by mud no driveway will be interesting!

We had our final walk through yesterday which took about two and a half hours.  Our PM explained warranties and all the things our home had to offer.  He went over the appliances and furnace with us as well.  Once that was all done we walked through the home room by room with him to look for anything we may see that needs fixed before we closed.  He honestly walked through and marked several items on his own or already had it notated to address if we pointed it out.  They planned to use today for all those fixes and then they would clean before we close!

We close at 10 am Friday morning!  We stuck with NVR and did a LPMI Conventional loan 30 years.  Thank goodness we locked when we did.  We were able to get 3.6125 as our rate.  The rates for a regular conventional loan were 3.375, but since we went with the one you get rid of the PMI the rate is a little higher.  We still are winning since the rates have increased over time.

NVR sent us our final closing disclosure and it was accurate to the estimate so that is good! I know a lot of people worry if it changes much and ours did not.  Can't wait to get our keys.............

 The moment you have been waiting for..............

FINALLY the right cabinets are in!!! (1/4/2017)

Indigo Blue Front Door (a few weeks ago)
Front of Home (12/23/2016)
Appliances are in (12/23/2016)
Stove and Microwave are in (12/23/2016)
Door (the pillars still need painted white, waiting till it is warmer)  Check out that amazing sidewalk we have till the spring!

We have the flooring crew arriving at noon tomorrow to start covering up the vinyl.  We also have painters arriving tomorrow to try and paint the main areas of our home over the weekend!  I will for sure take photos once we close as well as the after photos to share.  I  think the flooring is going to transform the area.  We also purchased a REALLY pretty chandelier for the entry and morning room.  I can't wait to get those up and share.  If you can't tell I love to decorate.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Please comment any questions you may have about our building experience.  I love sharing and helping others.


  1. Is that Luna pearl granite? It all looks fantastic! How exciting!

    1. Yes it is!! Did you pick this as well?? I love it.

    2. We did! I haven't seen it in person yet, so it's nice to see it on a larger scale. It looks great with your beautiful white cabinets. I love the white and almost did them as well, but we had them in our old house and I wanted to try something different this time. We did espresso so I'll have to wait to see it all together! Thanks for sharing pics. 😬

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  3. What color is your siding? We will be making selections in the next few days and I really like that one!

    1. It is my favorite!! They actually just started offering it the day of our selections in our neighborhood. The main siding (dark gray) Aged Pewter, and the accent (light gray/beige) is Cobblestone. We have black shutters and then the door is Indigo Blue.

  4. Can't wait to see how you decorate in your new home! Love the cabinet style too!