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.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


We got to see our resite today. We have been wanting to see this, as it has how our house will sit on our lot, very important. Very happy. Not sure how to read all the labels yet but I'm going to research it so I understand it better. The good new is we got to see it. 

I also wanted to say NVR mortage is great. They always reply to my emails fast, and call me back when they say they will. They have been checking in with us this whole time during the delay. 

We are looking at this delay as a positive because we are saving money every week they delay. Of course there will be a point where it will be negative. We hope to break ground shortly after we close on our current place, around a month away.


  1. Nice layout. It even has has contour lines (2' intervals). Did you see the street light in front of the house? Are they putting in a deck above your walk out basement?
    First plan is the construction/erosion control plan. Dark contour lines are proposed and the light dashed ones are existing. The are also proposed spot elevations
    Second one is the final layout with landscaping.
    B.R.L. = Building Restriction Line (can't build there).
    LOC = Limits of Construction
    SF = Silt Fence (temporary plastic sheeting to prevent runoff)
    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    1. Wow, thank you. We noticed the street light, didnt know if this was a positive or negative, never had this before. What's your take? Do we have to pay for the power for this light on our power bill? I hope not, lol. Does the BRL mean we can't put a fence outside these lines? If so can it be on these lines? We are planning to add a deck later to cover our walkout basement because Ryan homes told us they wouldnt do it, funny how it was on the option sheet with prices. We think this due to the rear covered porch that's included with the morning room. Nice feature to include, just wish it was bigger with steps so we didnt need to add a deck to it.

  2. Street light is a pro and con:
    Pro - better lighting at night
    Con - Any bedrooms facing the front? Might need good blinds in those rooms.
    No, you will not have to pay for the electricity for the light. You can put a fence within the BRL, just not a shed or other structure (pool, etc).
    I'm a bit surprised the engineer put the fire hydrant and light in front. We usually out them between houses. But maybe they chose this instead of putting a tree in front (which would have been worse). The two big circles near the front property corners (on the second sheet) are trees.

  3. I just looked at the drawing you posted on "Our Lot and Phase 1 of Our Neighborhood" and noticed the original location of the street light was supposed to be to the right of your driveway, not in front of your house.

  4. We had the same thought about the fire hydrant location. The good news is I measured the space on the street and we have space for one car to park on the street in front of our house, about 15 feet of space still 15 feet from the fire hydrant. I'm glad you pointed out those circles were trees, as we ask if we would have any trees on our lot, they said no. We thought this can't be right and there was a law against not having new trees on a lot. I'm glad the trees are in the front counters instead of the back.