Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Is anyone building the Verona with the Cottage Elevation?

What a day! Turns out I can have porch if I build the Verona with a cottage elevation. I didnt really want a cottage elevation but am noticing that the look varies from model to model. Besides the flower boxes, columns that widen and the shakes there isnt much difference. I would have preferred my partial brick to have a bit more brick... I will post the pics my rep sent me. I know on the other elevation there was more than one partial brick option. I hope that holds true for the cottage elevation as well.

I went to the NVR office today to officially sign my loan application. I have heard such horror stories about NVR but so far I have been very pleased with the customer service I have been getting all around. I know this is just the beginning but I am confident in the people working with me through this process :)

Current selection w/side entry

The one I wanted w/side entry and porch

The cottage elevation that I can get w/side entry and porch

Monday, June 27, 2011

I REALLY want a porch :s

You know how you have a list of all the things you want in your "dream house"? Well, a porch was one of those things for me. Because I took so long to decide, I can not have a porch because the lot beside mine is also a Verona and they already picked the porch elevation. Instead I decided to tack on the side entry garage...but I can't seem to get that porch out of my dreams *sigh* If the porch means as much to me as I am starting to think that it does, I may have to move down to the next lot. I won't be able to get the side entry garage on that lot and it is not as big as my current lot.

I am going to sleep on it...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

So excited to be building my first home- a Verona with Ryan!

After weeks of going back and forth, I finally decided to make a decision and stick with it. I am building a Verona in The Mills...and I am EXCITED!!!! I already knew that I was indecisive and overly analytical, but I didnt know the flaw ran quite so deep.  Luckily, I have two great Ryan reps and an agent who understand that about me and took my flip flops in stride. Yay for understanding people :)

Originally I wanted to building the Rome.  I really liked several of the floorplans but I loved the Rome's roomy loft. I've always wanted a loft and loved that home office on the first floor...awesome value! It also took a while for me to decide between the 60 ft and 80 ft lots. I  debtated between The Mills and another neighborhood about ten minutes away.  That neighborhood offered the Verona and >BAM< "Ladies and gentlelmen, entering the ring is the Verona. Weighing in at more square footage than I thought I could afford." LOL. For about a week I considered going there because they were offering the bonus room on the Verona.  However, my heart was really at The Mills, so when they showed me what I could get there that was comparable I went for it.

This is my first time blogging so pls bear with me. I have been inspired by so many of the Ryan blogs out there. The blogs gave me a more realistic view of the process, and as a first time homebuyer relieved some anxiety about the unkown. I will let you all know about the fun stuff (UPGRADES) later. For now it's off to work...