Showing posts with label ryan homes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ryan homes. 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!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Starting to Feel Like a Home!

We stopped by the house today and it's really starting to come together and feel like our home!

12 days left until we sign!  Our PM is starting to mark things for the punch out guy to go through and start working on fixing/completing some items.  We really like the colors, selections and upgrades that we made and how it all comes together.

  • Siding and Stone front completed today
  • Granite installed 
  • Power is now on at the house
  • Plumbing is almost completed and will be finished at the beginning of next week
  • Trim carpenters in the process of finishing up
  • Carpet to be installed next Monday/Tuesday
  • Gutters will be installed in the middle of next week
  • Grading of the yard is scheduled for next Thursday.  Will need to be touched up in the spring but our PM will definitely be handling the areas around the foundation and the big ruts in the yard

Road to our Home
Almost Finished!

Stone Front Completed

Garage Carriage Lights

Living Room

Kitchen from Living Room - Lots of lights but we had one added to install pendant lights above the island


Dishwasher and Sink

Lazy Susan

Kitchen from Morning Room

Kitchen Pantry

Morning Room

Living Room from Kitchen


Basement Stairs

"Larger" side of basement

"Smaller" side of basement wall

"Smaller" side of basement

Closet - Access panel to master bathroom tub

Powder Room toilet

Powder Room Sink

2nd Bathroom

Laundry Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bath Sinks

Tiled Shower

Soaking Tub

Basement Storage and Mechanicals


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.