We blogged about the building process of our house to document it for ourselves and to help others. Our house is finished and we have moved in and we love our home. Building a house isn't a process that goes perfectly, no matter what builder you pick, and this is our story. Every problem we had during the building process has been made right by Ryan homes. This isn't complaint blog, its how we felt at the time of our post during the building process.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Our Pre-construction Meeting is coming up

Our meeting is coming up this week. We sent over all our questions 2 weeks ago, so it wouldn't take so long to ask them all the day of. The paving has started last week. Actually being able to see the difference has got us really excited. This weekend we went back to the design center to get another look at our flooring. This was my husbands first time seeing the floor choices I picked. We ended up changing one thing. Thank you to Ryan Homes for letting us change sometime this late. We only changed the laminate in the kitchen and morning room. We still haven't sold our condo, but we have decided it would be best to move out of our condo before we sell it. People seem to like the place empty better, as all the units around us are selling for higher then we are listed are empty and we have updates they don't have. I think the main thing is we have a dog and cat, and it's hard to keep it spotless (hairless) when pets are living there. Lucky my parents have agreed to let us live with them instead of getting an apartment, we just have to clean us a room out to be able to stay in. That's the hard part.

It's looking like we will be moving in May maybe. I would love the weekend of May 24.


  1. I am just wondering why the huge delay in the start of construction? Did they give you reasons? We signed our final contract the first week of December. We have a tentative start date for the first week of January, but were told to expect delays. Especially due to the holiday season. I am just fearful it will be drawn out a couple of months, as yours has.

    1. We signed our contract in the very beginning of the community, in July 2014. Back then we were told we would start Oct 13 and close Jan 31. At that time there were no roads, models, curbs or pipes in the ground. So we had a lot of things that could get delayed before we even started. The first round of delays was caused the county delaying the permits of the community. After that the curb and gutter was delayed due to weather. Now paving has started. They have been telling us from the beginning that as soon as paving starts there should be any more delays to our start date. We have our meeting this week and have a start date of Dec 29. I double checked at the beginning of this week that we were still on for our meeting this week. So it sounds like the delays to the start date have ended. Are start date was dated around 80 days. I have heard from my Realtor that ones they break ground it will less than 90 days until you close, (he has never had a build go over 90 days). So it sounds like we will be closing around March/April time. If you have roads already then you shouldn't worry about anything but weather.

  2. Page! You should be having your meeting soon if you haven't already?! :) I'm super excited for you. It's about time, right?! :) That was pretty smart sending over your questions ahead of time.. definitely didn't think of that. You'll have to let me know what they say about yours, too. Anything to keep us excited and chugging along. That's great you guys got to change something. I feel like they have all been pretty flexible on things since we've had such a delay. That's great your family is letting you move in with them. And thank God you'll only have to be there like 3-4 months. We've been with my family almost a year now and I am over it.. thankful, but over it lol. :) Fingers crossed for you if you still haven't had your meeting. Hope all goes well.