Monday, April 30, 2012

Ryan Homes Official Blog

Fellow blogger Charissa (see her blog here) just brought it to my attention that Ryan Homes has an official blog here.  My blog along with a few others are listed on the Bloglist.  Looks like there is interesting home decor and DIY info.  Thanks for sharing Charissa!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Results Are INNNNNNNNN!!!!!

Today is the day I have been waiting for ALL week.....the inspection results are in! We went back and forth trying to decide if we needed an inspection in the first place, and today I got confirmation that it was money well spent (only $357). Although the results were mostly positive (the report was over 40 pages!), there are a few things the inspector suggested we have fixed prior to closing:

(1) Splash blocks need repair to route water away from foundation.

(2) Deck needs to be tightened in several places and the railing attached to the house better secured.

(3) Get verification the truss system in the attic is appropriate for the house.

(4) Screws missing on panel for HVAC unit.

(5) Air conditioning units need to be leveled properly.

(6) Deadbolts to rear exterior doors need adjusting.

(7) Need overflow pan installed under washing machine (Ryan Homes threw in the front loading washer and dryer as part of our "deal" so we may have to purchase this ourselves).

(8) Determine source of standing water on the sump pump.

With the exception of the water in the basement and AC issues, all of these items seem relatively innocuous but require immediate attention. There were other minor/cosmetic items, but I will save those for the 30 day check up. Since we are only 12 days from closing I am interested to see how Ryan Homes responds.

Wish me luck :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

We have GRASS!!!!!

Today I received a great surprise when I opened my weekly update email from our SR...PICS OF OUR NEW FRONT YARD! I must admit that I wasn't really paying attention to this part of the discussion because I assumed that we would likely redo any landscaping at a later time. I am pleasantly surprised by what a good start this is. My parents gifted us a landscape package for Christmas, so I am excited to see how we can make this even better :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

To Inspect...or Not to Inspect???

I thought I would pose a question out to the Ryan Homes Blog Crew:

Will (or did) you get an inspection of your newly built home?

I have heard various opinions on this topic (especially since I work in real estate) and wanted to get opinions from you all. I've heard everything from, "you should get an inspection at various stages of the build" to "wait until just before the first year so the house has time to settle". All thoughts, opinions and testimonials are welcome :)