Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A quick update

It's been a little over a month since the last post so I thought I would give an update. Our house has been on the market for a month. We have had several showings and received an offer however they came in too low and were unwilling to make any upward movement even though we showed a willingness to make concessions. We have another showing tomorrow as well as two open houses this weekend so hopefully good news is to follow. Eli could come any day now so we are on baby watch. Everyone else's progress looks great, very exciting, hope to have more of our own to share soon.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Baby Stepping towards the future

So the bathroom remodel on our current house should be complete Friday. I know I am way late on posting pics so rather than seeing a day by day progression you will get them all in one swoop. Honestly I would have uploaded them if I could do it from my iPad but for whatever reason blogger won't upload pics from here so I need to get on my laptop...1st world problems. This weekend our realtor and really a friend as well Emily will be putting the lock box on the house and next week the house should hit the market.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ahhh life in the rental

At least that's what I'm calling it. I am talking about our current home and no it's not a rental. We have lived here for two years and it's a great house and is our first house but we outgrew it very quickly. I am emotionally invested in the dirt pile in our new neighborhood so I jokingly refer to our house as the rental. Right now our bathrooms are torn up we have a contractor redoing them and they are doing a great job but we have to drive to my parents house to shower in the mornings. This was a project we decided on prior to deciding to build with Ryan so we just decided to continue with the job just on a scaled back basis to help resale. We also have various other projects going on to get the house ready for market and packing so it is work work work around here. I will get some pictures of the bathroom remodel up soon and hopefully soon we will be hearing from NVR. We were told the other day it is almost out of underwriting.

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Ebb and Flow

We are smack in the middle of one of the wait periods in "hurry up and wait." For a while things were fast and furious. Now.....nothing. All decisions have been made, we are waiting for official approval from NVR, not that we expect any issues, and we are a couple days from the bathroom renovation beginning on the current home before putting it on the market. I pass the time reading and re-reading everyone's blogs looking for any info I may have missed. Prior to our decision to build this new house which kind of happened on a whim I used to scour Cruise Critic and Royal Caribbean's website looking for our next cruise. Perhaps I should go back to that to help pass the time. I'm done ranting.....for now.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

We have an address....

After just being known as Lot 199 for the last two weeks we are now officially 1551 Sefton Dr.

Our Home: The Complete Rundown

After two weeks of deliberation we have decided on the following
Venice Elevation E (alternate full brick front with shake gables)
Morning Room
Finished Lower Level
42" Rushmore Maple Butterscotch Cabinets
Labrador Granite Laminate Countertops
American Elite Plank Laminate Flooring "Farm Fence" from foyer to family room(non-standard),powder room,morning room,kitchen,mudroom
Level C California Berber Simple Touch carpet "Capri" in Study, Family Room, Stairwells, Upstairs, Finished Lower Level
10lb carpet pad throughout
Black Cherry stained handrail
Andover White double vanity in master bath
Andover White vanity in hall bath
Recessed lights in kitchen, lower level, and family room
Gas fireplace with slate surround
2 piece rough in for 1/2 bath in lower level
Gas range with overhead microwave
5 Ceiling Fan rough-ins
200 Amp Service Panel
Dedicated circuit for deep freeze
Laundry tub in unfinished storage
2 additional outlets for workshop space in unfinished storage
Gas line off morning room to run gas grill and outdoor gas fire pit (non-standard option)
Bronze door hardware
Central Vacuum
Lyriq 4 room audio system with outdoor speaker
Guardian Smart Connections data and cable hardwire
Sherwin Williams interior paint package

Final Decision Day

Well today marks the end of our 14 day change period. We met Heidi out at Parks of Whitewater for our exterior color selections. I of course thought it was going to be a stressful experience but fortunately much like everything else it was painless and relatively easy. We are doing the Venice elevation E which is brand new and to this point there aren't any color renderings or construction photos to pull ideas from. The elevation we are doing has a full brick front with shake on the gables and siding for the sides and back.
Again there are no good photos to post so here is the black and white 
Below are our choices for the exterior:

Brick: Farmington
Siding: Stone Mountain Clay
Shake: Canyon
Front Door: Fine Wine
Trim: White