Wednesday, February 1, 2012

House is ours!

We closed yesterday - it went smooth and closing took about 40 minutes. We did a final walkthrough right before closing, and everything looked good.

We aren't able to get sod or grass seed until spring, but the PM did get the lot graded so that's good. He said he may get the plant package in this week. I'm not looking forward to having no yard until spring, but that's what I get for closing in January. Oh well.

Overall experience - both SR and PM had been very responsive. There are a few things we weren't thrilled with (i.e. the location of the water heater/furnace blocking the path to my storage area), but overall, the house is just want we wanted.

Working with NVR was great for us - they required more documentation that the first time we bought a house, but they were on top of the information, and we were cleared to close a full week before closing (the papers were just sitting at the title company). I was expecting some last minute requests, but they never came.

We got a good mortgage rate - closing costs were higher than I would've paid if I had went elsewhere for a mortgage, but only by a few thousand (so using NVR to get the incentives of nearly 20K was worth it).

Today the movers are coming with our belongings that have been in storage since October - so that is very exciting for us to see our stuff again. I'll try to post some final walkthrough but before-moving pictures soon. But here's a few from my phone:


  1. Congrats on closing! Now the next step in the process can begin - moving everything in and getting settled. I am starting to think this process will take longer than the whole building process!

    Can't wait to see your moved-in pictures.

  2. I agree with Gina, the unpacking part may take as long or longer.
    Congrats, try not to meet your neighbors by running down their mailbox (like I did). Try a casserole.

  3. Congratulations to you and your family! Good luck with the move! I look forward to seeing pictures :)

  4. Congratulations! Glad to hear that closing went smoothly. Look forward to seeing pictures. Enjoy your new home!

  5. Congrats! The house looks beautiful!

  6. Congrats on your new home. It's beautiful!

  7. Congrats! The house looks great!
    We've just started building a Ravenna, please add us :)