Showing posts with label Orchard springs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Orchard springs. Show all posts

Sunday, November 2, 2014


We completed our pre-settlement walk-through and closed on our home last Wednesday, October 29th and received our keys on Thursday!

The walk-through with our PM took about 3 hours.  We went through all of the aspects of our home, discussed the warranties, emergency service contact information, and scheduled our 30 day follow up inspection.  Overall, we are extremely happy with the quality of our home.  There are a few items that aren't 100% perfect, but they are are minor and we can live with.  And there are some that we will be bringing up in our 30 day inspection to have fixed, such as touch-ups in our powder room, where we have found several imperfections.  We will be putting together a list of items over the next 30 days so that they can be reviewed fixed at that time.  According to our PM, he received a 97% quality inspection score, with passing being 93%.  

Closing and signing all of our mortgage loan papers only took us about 20 minutes!  It went quickly and was painless.  

The last few days have been busy with our appliances being delivered, packing and moving a few items before our official move next week, and a few small projects that included installing pendant lighting above our kitchen island, installing a ceiling fan in the master bedroom, and installing a garbage can rev-a-shelf in a cabinet.  

Master Bedroom Ceiling Fan

Pendant Lights - Ignore the Mess!

Pendant Lights


Samsung Fridge

We probably won't be updating much from here on out except for maybe our 30 day inspection and 10 month.  Time to enjoy our new home!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2 Weeks and Counting

Two weeks left until we have our final walk through and sign our paperwork!

We visited our house today and there's been a lot of progress that has been made but there's a lot more that needs to be completed over the next two weeks.  Not sure how it's all going to get done but our PM has assured us that things are on schedule and it will be completed on time!

  • Some of the updates from our last visit:
    • Most of our trim has been installed
    • HVAC is installed
    • Drywall being finished
    • Banisters are in and are being stained
    • Stone Fireplace is installed
    • Bathroom cabinets installed
    • Master Bathroom Tile Installed
    • Fixtures and shelving are being installed
    • Electrical being installed
    • Siding has started
Granite will be installed tomorrow and our siding and front stone exterior should be done by Friday.

We had a concern about the grading of our yard, since there have been large puddles of water.  Our PM has advised that they will be grading next week and filling in the areas around our house where the ground has settled so that water doesn't pool around the foundation.  Something we'll be keeping an eye on.

Pictures in no particular order:

Master Bedroom - Alarm 

Banister - Stained Cherry

Banister - Not Stained Yet

Banister Going Upstairs

Basement - Rear Speaker Locations

Basement - TV Wall

Stone Fireplace!

Front of House - Pillar Installed



Master Bath 

Master Bedroom

Motion Detector

Nook Wall

Tiled Shower


Smoke Detector

Thursday, October 9, 2014

21 Days

21 Days until we receive the keys to our house!  Time has flown by and a lot of progress has been made.  Our PM has continued to be great and the level of communication and follow up has exceeded our expectations thus far.

Over the last few weeks we've been able to get into the house after work on our own, however they recently started locking up our house and we can't get in on our own, which is probably a good thing. Today we took some time during the day to stop by and check out the progress.

Here are a few updates on what has been done over the last week and a few pictures that we took today.

  • Hardwood floors have been installed
  • Kitchen Cabinets have been installed
  • Granite will be installed next week
  • Ceramic Shower being installed today
  • Drywall and paint touch-ups to occur tomorrow, Monday, and Tuesday
  • Stone Fireplace will be installed next Tuesday
  • Electrical, HVAC, and fixtures will start to be done next week
  • Siding and stone front will be installed next Monday and Tuesday
  • Gas Meter hooked up

Walkway and Stoop

Bunch o' Stuff in the Garage

Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen - our hardwood is protected with cardboard

Living Room


Another Bedroom Pic

Master Bathroom - If you look closely you can see the tile around the tub
Master Bedroom

Tools and Bathroom Tile

Thursday, October 2, 2014

We have a Driveway!

We were initially told that the driveway might not be able to be poured, however they were able to pour the driveway yesterday!  Feeling good about this and not having to deal with shoveling a gravel driveway through the winter.
  • A couple of other quick updates:
    • The drywall finishing should be completed by next Tuesday
    • Hardwood floors and our stone fireplace will be completed by the end of next week
    • Siding and stone front will be installed by the end of next week


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Progress Photos

A lot has happened since our last update.
  •  We met our PM for our Pre-Drywall Meeting
    • No issues and everything looked in order
    • We found out that Ryan Homes is no longer going to be Energy Star Certified as of September 1.  We're one of the last houses that will be Energy Star Certified
    • We were able to insulate the outer wall of our Garage on our own if we wanted.  Ryan Homes only insulates the walls that touch the living areas of the home.
      • We went ahead and did this over the weekend
  • Insulation and Drywall are now up at our home
    • We were told by our PM that the drywall finishers are a couple days behind jobs but he's hopeful that we are still on schedule for October 29
  • Our yard was dug up so that sanitary can be installed
  • Our Driveway was cut out and they are planning on pouring our driveway over the next week

Here are some photos of our progress.