Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Signage - Check!

On our weekly drive-by, we were excited to see the most recent addition to our future neighborhood:

That's us!  Buckingham Drive!  Word on the street is that the lot numbers have been painted on the curb, but we haven't had the opportunity to scope things out yet because the road is blocked.  We hope the heavy duty machinery is gone soon so we can drive down our street.  And maybe Santa can bring some stakes for our lot - that would be very exciting!  That's not asking for too much, is it?  I've been a good girl this year!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Security Question - Help!

My husband spoke with our insurance agent today and recieved a quote for our homeowner's insurance.  We were both surprised to see that the security discount was only $41 per year.  Now I understand that quotes vary based on home value and location, but can anyone tell me if this is a competitive discount?  That's only $3.42 a month!  Any input is appreciated!  Thanks!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Last week, I emailed our SR to see if it would be possible to change our bathroom cabinetry.  Not only did he respond within 24 business hours, he scheduled us to sign the paperwork two days later!  I should also mention that I emailed him the evening before Thanksgiving.  Talk about great customer service!  The change was minor - just upgrading the bathroom cabinets to match what we have in the kitchen.  We originally chose the Andover Maple Spice for the bathrooms.  But the more we thought about it, the more we wanted something darker.  So, we now have Wyoming Cherry Spice in both the owners and hall bathrooms.  We did not change the countertop or floor choices.  Not yet, at least - lol!  I think the longer we wait to break ground, the better chance there is for more changes! 

There is also one major change that I would like to share with you.  Drumroll please!!

 In general, blacktop doesn't really do it for me.  But, since we expected to see the road paved three months ago, this is pretty exciting.  Hopefully by the end of the month our lot will be staked and we can get a good look at what we puchased.  Keep your fingers crossed it was the right choice!  We haven't heard anything about whether or not they are on schedule with groundbreaking.  We have a three month cushion between when we are scheduled to close and when the lease on our current place ends, so we still have some flexibility with our timeline - thank goodness!