Friday, February 22, 2013

Rate Locked, Door Locked, and Now We Wait!

The past couple of months have been so stressful but it seems it's finally coming to an end.  A little upset about the late loan application but hey, as long as the deal is sealed I am OK. 

My PM has been awesome in the past few weeks.  Had my courtesy  "blue tape" walkthrough on Tuesday and my Final walkthrough on Thursday.  I felt bad because I pointed out so many things I wanted fixed, but honestly.. my PM had a better eye for errors because he taped way more items than I did.  Mostly minor things like drywall nick, seams, scrapes & paint but a few poor handling mistakes like scratches in the bathroom vanities & the kitchen cabinets.  I took my mom with me for a second set of eyes and of course she had to nudge me to tape some spots.. I just felt so bad that so many cabinet doors and drawers had to be replaced but hey.. for the amount of money we paid for them.. the installers or whoever damaged them should be more careful.

I also had some pretty deep scratches in my foyer hardwood that will have to be replaced.  PM is on it.  Kudos to him.   

We locked in at 3.25% yesterday and my LO hopes to close on 3/15 or earlier.  I hope so because I just  cant stand to see the house sit not that it's 98% complete. 

Next I'll be compiling my list of things to do in order of priority.  I can't wait to get in and start to decorate. 

I'll upload pics when I'm officially closed.  :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Furniture Choices..

We finally selected the Living Room & Basement Furniture.  It was such a blessing to win $2,000 from Rooms to Go.. Here is what we chose.

Going for a Gray & Yellow Color Scheme in the Living Room.  I couldn't get with the purple pillows but I really loved the Gray so I'll have the pillows reupholstered once I find a print that I really love.

Here;s my Inspiration for the Living Room

Here's the Basement Section & Ottoman.  We're going for a Modern Twist since this will more than likely be the area where we hang out the most. 

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The Home Stretch...

I have been so bad about posting lately... Please forgive me.  So much has happened since my last post.  My home is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.. I am so in love with it and can't wait to get those keys in my hand.   Hopefully my closing wont be delayed but remember my post about having to use a broker for my loan... well that is no longer true, my loan is back with NVR but I'm also back in the middle of the paperwork shuffle.   Longgggg story about the bad broker deal but I'll give you details in another post.  I just wanted to share some pictures and stay positive that NVR will get the loan app through underwriting in time to still close on 2/25.  I'm remaining optimistic and faithful. 

I told myself that today would be my last time visiting the house until Pre-Settlement on 2/21.  I want to leave something to the imagination and there is basically nothing else to be done except landscaping, cleaning and making everything look pretty.  

I think our Red Door will be painted this afternoon..  Can't wait to see it.

Wow!  We have a lot of side and back yard to cut.
Deck with a nice little view of Cosbys Lake
And a whole lot of grass to grow!
Hardwood in the Foyer, Mud Room & Powder Room.

Love it!
Dining Room from Foyer

Dining Room from Kitchen
Stove has been just sitting there for a while... Not sure why?

Basement Hall & Unfinished Bathroom where that door is.
Basement!  I think this is my favorite part of the house.
Bathroom Vanity ... and not really feeling the white vanity top.
In My Opinion the shower enclosure is hideous.  I'd prefer a tile floor and seamless glass shower.