Originally Posted by fore2002
Congratulations on the new purchase.
Question: How do you move in to a model home right after it's built/furnished. I thought a model home is open to the potential buyers to see. Normally builder sells their model homes at the end of the entire project. Maybe they are doing things differently now.
Thanks. Well they have a set of 50 or so different homes, each with different floor plans/looks that you choose from. You also choose colors, carpeting/flooring/etc. I know even though my house is almost done, pepole are still walking around in it by Ryan homes - allowing them to peruse different models. They broke into a simliar house like mine to show me around... basically they only build to own, not to sell (so there are no free standing homes for "sale").
Originally Posted by Greg Young
Have you thouht of getting a D-BOX MOTION chair or couch and will you have media system for dvd storage. I have seen them and they are pretty neat. I have an Escient with a 400 dvd changer it works great and I have set up to watch movies anywhere in my house. Greg
Haven't thought of it yet. That would be interesting, maybe you can PM me some more information of how it works - I wouldn't want to lose any video quality (looking to use a Toshiba HD-DVD player). I have a squeezebox ready to use for transmitting lossless music throughout the house.
Originally Posted by StereoDude
Oh... Yeah, I've heard of Pulte and Ryan.
I've tracked the progress on my new house (built by a smaller, less known builder), and they're certainly not sitting around on it (doing something most every day), and assuming they hit the closing date of 11-15 it will have taken ~4 months from when they dug the foundation until I get the keys. People I know who have done the whole new construction thing tell me that 4 months is pretty fast. Hence my comment about 2.5 months seeming really fast.
1) How much did you have to pay per ethernet drop?
2) It sounds like you're building quite the bachelor pad that the future Mrs. ELmO will make you sell as soon as you get married.
Ryan Homes normally states if "all goes well" the house is completed before being dug, to completion - in about 80 days. When I started my new job in Cleveland, people told me it'd bea year before I was in a house. I guess I proved them wrong. Seeing the advancement every day motivated me at work, although they are definitely a group of 5-10 people working - they seemed to accomplish way more than I could when *I* was at work - lol.
1) IIRC, each ethernet drop was $55 (cabling/crimped/wall plated).
2) LOL! For the longest time I didn't want to buy a house/move into a house without being married first. I thought it should be the first thing newly weds do, is buy/build a house together. Well I'm getting older (27) and I'm having to go solo...nothing goes by the plan anyway right?
Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC
Leave some time between the final walk through inspection and when you have to move in so that you can POSTPONE the closing if there are too many things that need to be corrected.
During the final walk through be prepared to be an A$$ hole and if there are some serious issues that need addressing tell them you want them fixed before closing.
Good advice. My current living situation is flexible. I guess they only have 3-4 days in between the final walk through and closing. Yes, I did hear about them having almost a whole year to fix anything else needing to be addressed...I'm a stickler so I won't appreciate that. Could you please PM me things I should check for?