Sunday, January 22, 2012

Good News!

We stopped by the model in our future community on Friday.  While chit-chatting with the SR we learned they have started five homes on our street and that we are #7!!!  Back in September when we signed our agreement we were told that we would be #10, but I guess there have been a few changes.  They expect to have our pre-construction meeting in four weeks!  We're pumped!  We had our first meeting with RH back in June, so it's been a long wait.  Four weeks feels like no time at all!  We spent two hours on Saturday morning reviewing our electrical plans to be sure we have added everything we want/need.  I sent an email to the SR about a few additions and I'm waiting to hear back.  I hope it's not too late!

The new PM was passing through while we were there too.  He was very personable and my husband and I agreed later that evening that we got a good "vibe."  The homesites seem to be selling quickly, especially on the first third of the street where the lots are graded and ready for building.  Here's a snapshot of their sales progress as of 1/20/2012.  The dark green lots belong to RH and the lighter green lots belong to the other builder, S&A Homes.

We also learned that RH decided to move their new model to the first lot as I have indicated on the photo.  Originally, it was going to be located next door to us.  The lot in between the model and our home will now be used as a parking lot for people vising the model home.  We were disappointed to hear this because it was one of the reasons we chose our lot.  Also, it is likely that the "parking lot" will be the last home built and we were expecting most of the construction near our home to be complete by the end of this summer.  This home will probably be built no sooner than 3 years from now when they are finishing the final phase of our development.  On the other hand, there will be extra parking next door that we can hopefully use when the model is closed :-)  Oh well, in five years it won't matter......

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Last Thursday, on our weekly drive-by, we were excited to see that the trailer parked on our homesite had been removed along with the bulldozer and piles of rocks.  Now we can get an appreciation of the width and depth of our lot.  We were also shocked to see workers putting up molds for foundation on two different homes!!  Not our home, but still, we are very excited to start seeing some progress on our street!  It seemed like such a huge leap of faith to sign the paperwork without seeing the lay of the land so we're anxious to see how everything comes together.  We were able to talk to the PM for a minute and learned that he has been promoted.  That news was disappointing because he has a great reputation among those we know who have built homes in our development.  He and I also attended the same high school and had many friends in common so it was comforting to see a familiar face.  He assured us that we're in good hands and it sounds like his promotion is well deserved so we're happy for him.  No word yet on a precon meeting or possible groundbreaking date for us yet, but I will keep you posted.  In the meantime, here are a few photos...

View from the top of the street

Our Lot #403