Finally! What a LONG, STRANGE trip it’s been! Today @ 1:30, I received the keys to my new house. Lot’s of begging, borrowing, and scraping have gone into this day. One one small problem, and that will be fixed soon enough, and that’s that there is no refrigerator in yet. That should be fixed by Wednesday of next week!
I will post pictures VERY SOON!
Wow, what a day… Final walk through day.
Today was the final walk through on my house. I can’t believe that it’s done. It was just over 8 months ago that I put the deposit down for the original purchase. The amount of stuff one has to go through to get a house is incredible. Of course, it probably would have been easier if I had a better credit score and hadn’t JUST bought the darned car.
As for the walk itself, the house was *almost* perfect. The refrigerator will be delivered by Tuesday, and the correct shower in the master bath STILL wasn’t installed. The pieces for the new shower were there, they just hadn’t put it in yet.
I’ve already seen a couple of changes that I need to do. One, is to put a programmable A/C controller in. With Florida being Florida, it would be nice to have the A/C start about 20 minutes before I get home. The other is to put some fans in and change the light sockets. Not big work, but stuff that will need to be done.
Back to cleaning and getting ready for the move!
Well, Friday, the 4th was supposed to be my final walk through on the house. Unfortunately, electrical problems have delayed the walk through by 2 weeks. That did not mean that they stopped! I took a look today, and the carpet was down and all of the doors were up. Unfortunately some of them were not painted yet. And, one set of the closet doors needed to be sanded down a bit, as it wouldn’t close correctly!?!
I only took one picture, and will post it a bit later. All in all, the house is almost there!
Well, my 5 day countdown got sidetracked even before it began. I received a very nice phone call today about the final walk through and closing. It turns out that some extra electrical work needs to be done on my building. So, my walk though has been postponed by two weeks. At least I did find out that the shower was definitely the wrong one and a new one has been ordered and should be here shortly.
No new pictures this week, as very little has changed. The last set of pictures revealed a couple of problems. The downstairs sink is supposed to be white (or Coco Blanco as the technical term). Also, the master shower is supposed to be semi-frameless. So, last week, those were noted to the construction office. I think the new sink is in a box, but the shower replacement is nowhere to be found.
Things are starting to get interesting. The final walk through date is May 4th. The closing is on May 11th. I can’t believe that the house will be finished in little more than 3 weeks…
I’m going to have to describe today’s visit, ’cause I didn’t take my camera with me. If I get a chance tomorrow, I’ll take the camera and get pictures…
All I can say is, ‘wow’… My townhouse is really starting to come together. The walls have been painted their first coat of paint. All the molding in the pictures that was wood is now white (as are the walls). The garage door is up. THE DRIVEWAY IS IN PLACE! I can now walk from the road to the front door on the bricks! The cabinets and tile are sitting in the living room, waiting to be unboxed. The banister is up on the stairway. Almost all of the doors are up.
It’s finally becoming real. I have to put my 60 day notice in to my apartment complex, as I think the house will be done by the end of May (probably *well* before then!) Talk about a surreal feeling…
I may just sneak back over there tomorrow with the camera…
Ok, after the soap opera that went around with my house situation, I finally have the exact house and options picked out AND SIGNED FOR! This is important, as the last one I pictured was not, and I ended up not being able to buy it.
So, without further ado, here is the latest pictures of my new home…
Wow, today was one of the last major milestones on my house. A lot has changed since I wrote my initial ‘I have a house’ post and took pictures of the dirt.
First, I changed the community that I bought it. What!?! One of the perks of working for a home builder is that changing from one community to the other is a little easier than people would expect. Our company has two communities with the same plans in two different areas where I live. I like the one I originally picked out, but the other community is literally ‘on the corner’ of block I live at now. So, after going up to see what my house was going to look like at the close community, I decided to switch to this community. My house hasn’t even really started construction, and the ones close to me were started to close the first units. I’m an impatient person, so I decided to switch.
Second, I *almost* bought the house that I had pictured previously, but a misunderstanding about the price I offered caused the unit to be sold to someone else. Fortunately, the company I worked for was able to quickly rectify my upset state.
Finally, after a lot of grief given and recieved, I was able to buy a similar unit with a nice incentive. This one didn’t have all the options selected, so one nice thing is that I was able to pick the options I wanted. Fortunately, the design center lady was nice and patient, and I was able to get a very nice color scheme done for my townhouse.
Picture will be posted soon!