Monday, September 16, 2013

30 days????

Just a quick note to say things are going well, and I'm still loving the house. My 30 day should be coming up soon, but I haven't heard from anyone. I have, however, been making a list and checking it twice :)  Not too many things on the list that need to be resolved - I'm happy to say that they are all pretty minor. I really can't believe it's been 30 days??? Where does the time go? Such a huge difference when you are waiting for approval, or waiting for the big dig....where 'flying time' then, when you need it? Ha!

And as expected, my mortgage was sold before the first payment! I'm now a Wells Fargo customer. I have no experience with them, so hopefully it will be a great relationship.

Good luck to everyone - wherever you may be in this crazy journey, I wish you God speed!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

I'm Alive.....Barely

Hey e-Fam! I pray all is well with building and blogging. I must admit, I'm a little behind on all the updates. But I'm off work for the rest of this week and the next, and assuming I don't sleep for like a week straight, I plan to catch up!!

As I lovingly told my mom, my next move will involve seeing my Maker, face to face. NO MORE moving on earth. Lol. It's just not fun. Here are some pics. I'll try not to make too many excuses for my old stuff, and everything not quite being the way I want. I've got time, right?  Enjoy!! Oh, and I LOVE my house!!  It's awesome!
Morning Room

Family Room

Dining Room



Front Door

Upstairs Hall

Daughter's Bathroom


See the water on the floor? These come with a story I'm too beat to tell. But all is well now!! Yay!

Daughter's room

Daughters 'other' room

One child should not own this much stuff!!

The place I'll be shortly! Yes!

Master Bath - I refuse to show the double sinks - they're covered with junk!!

Bed not quite made, and excuse the clothes on the floor! 

Needs curtains!! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013


...and all the fun has begun! I'm over the moon excited and happy. I'll be back with pics!  

Happy Blogging and Building  :-)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Final Walk Through

Finally! Today was final walk through day, and it went very, very well. My PM is actually on vacation, but we had a nice chat before he left. I met a different PM who went over the house with me. He was great! And I learned a lot. There were small issues here and there, but overall I think the house looked fantastic. I think my biggest complaint is with regards to the sod, which is already looking bad. I realize summer is not the best time to cultivate new grass, but no one wants a nice new house with a crappy yard. The PM says we can evaluate it at the 30 day and if a lot of spots are dead, they will replace it. Let's hope.

In other pretty exciting news, my process with NVR is running smoothly. I've spoken with my settlement coordinator, already have my HUD1 and am cleared to close. So now....we just wait until Wednesday. Whoooooo Hooooooo!

I grabbed a few pics at the end of the walk through. Check them out!

Still my favorite room in the whole house!!

Loving my kitchen! Still have a missing cabinet. 

Dining Room

Family Room - anyone waffling on getting the blower for the fireplace - you don't need it. In a matter of minutes, the family room was VERY warm and I don't have the blower. 

My office

Master Bath
Master Bed
Hall Bath
Basement - finished side

Unfinished side of the basement - battery back up for the sump pump! And washer/dryer hookups

I like this! Behind here I have the breaker box. Nice way to make it not look ugly and utilitarian

Saturday, August 3, 2013

It's Official....

I'm locked out. Not that I'm complaining one bit....I've been able to access the home easily and on my own for a really long time. I could see through the windows that the appliances are in. Can't wait to see them up close, and with everything all clean. Won't be long now - walk through is this coming Friday, the 9th. SO excited!

My process with NVR is still going *mostly* smooth. I work full time in addition to owning my own business. Well this past Friday, somehow, my LP calls me and says "You're self-employed?". Ummmm. Just for giggles, if I was, is this a surprise to you? You've only been processing this loan since FEBRUARY! Sigh. So I needed to provide some documentation with regards to my company. This company that's been in existence since 2010, I clearly told them about, but is now somehow a surprise. I'm hoping it's just a small thing. Note to those packing....keep all your 'important' documents easily accessible. Fortunately, I knew exactly where all the necessary documents were hiding.

Also, I did get my appraisal on Friday. I wasn't super worried, but had run across a couple of blogs where the appraisal was an issue. The house appraised for like 99 cents more than the contract price. What the hay. I'll take it.

So now it's just a countdown to the final walk through and closing. No more inside pics until the final walk through - or maybe closing. Either way, I don't plan on disappearing at all! The sod is down and everything looks good on the outside. Just need to add some color to the front. And pray that I can keep this lawn looking good. :)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Oh So Close...and Oh So Excited!

Appliances and landscaping. These seem to be the only two things I'm missing. The house looks fantastic! I absolutely love it. Which is good, since I'll absolutely be paying for it. :) My LO has been very proactive in gathering these last few docs that are needed to ensure closing happens on time. There is still blue tape everywhere, but I know they will take care of those things. I do see a few things that I'd like corrected, but that's what the walk through is for. Can't wait!!

Friday, July 26, 2013


I got a call this morning from my loan processor, and she informed me that I have my final loan approval! It felt like it took a long time, but in reality, I went to underwriting on July 15th. So glad the final approval is in....the only things needed now are the appraisal and my hazard insurance information. I know lots of people haven't had a pleasant NVR experience, but I must say, it's been fairly smooth for me (knock on wood, since it's not totally over!). I was all prepared to have to re-send suff, and it never happened. Let's just hope the smooth sailing continues until Ihave the keys in hand.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

More pics

Took the camera back down to the house today to get a shot of the front with the painted door. Also, I really like the outside light fixtures. I think they are pretty.

The black door

Still waiting on the appliances for the kitchen. Of course, not much has changed from yesterday. Just looks like they've fixed some drywall issues and done some more paint touch ups.

Kitchen waiting on appliaces! And a fixed cabinet door.

Foyer transition to the dining room, and carpet color for the rest of the house (only the family room is different) I'm pretty satisfied with it - not too light, not too dark.

I have a feeling these last few weeks are going to feel like forever!!! :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Getting Really Close

I stopped by the house and forgot my camera!!! Ugh. But what I saw made me very happy. First thing I noticed was that my front door has been painted black. I think the front of the house looks really good. My neighbor was outside, and she informed me that my sod will be laid next week. Whoooo Hooooo! 

Also, I finally saw the granite counter tops, and I think they look perfect. And....all the carpet is in. LOVE the family room carpet with the wood floor. Now if I could only get that 'final' approval from NVR, all would be right in my world.

I did take a few pics with the phone I had with me. Not the greatest. I definitely will try to head back tomorrow and take more pics!

Monday, July 22, 2013


So I went hoping for granite in the kitchen....but to my surprise, what I got was floors!