Friday, March 1, 2013

Guardian Meeting

One more off the list and price keeps adding up..awesome

Security Package  - 
              Installation    250 
              Smoke Communicator - 195  
              Monthly Charges - 44.95

Basic Home Wiring
             3  cable
             3  data  (default 4 + 2 extra 125 each)

Prewire 5.1 Audio - Bonus room  $550

Digital TV Panel Pre-wire
   - Bonus ($440)
   - Family ($330) 

Selection of options are done. I'm bit relaxed, as selection process requires lot of thinking.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

RiteRug Selections

We made the selection from Rite Rug and found that it's expensive meeting :) . Debra gave a us lot of insights and really helped us through selection.

 Master bath - Stratford Place Willow Branch
 Secondary bath - Stratford Place Truffle Fields
 1st Floor bath - Fidenza Cafe
 Hardwood - Dundee Cherry (3 1/4" liked this although there is price increase)
 Carpet - Grade 3 Easy Approve
 CPT Padding - Admiral II 8lb

 Removed kitchen backsplash, as selections are not good. We will do it after closing.

                                                         Preview of selections

Master Bath Tile

Second Bath Tile

1st flr guest bath tile

                                                    Hardwood - Dundee Cherry 3 1/4"

Our Selections

Verona Elevation C, Crawl Foundation

Full Brick Veneer Front (Grand Carmel brick, Pebble Clay siding)

Service Door Garage

Morning Room, Double Patio Door

Kitchen Island, Peninsula, Granite Counter Tops

Tile BackSplash

Wyoming Square Cherry Bordeaux, Waste Basket/Tilt Tray

Under Cabinet Lighting, Recessed Lights Package, Pendant Light Pre-wire

Stone Fire Place with two recessed lights

Living Room w/ french doors, first Floor bed room w/full bath

Hardwoods on the entire first floor including stairs, stairs with metal balusters

Crown Molding Package + crown molding in master bed room

Interior Door Finish Bronze

Double bowl vanities in master an second bath, granite tops

Owner Bathroom Type E

Bonus Room with 4 recessed lights

Deck 12*14

Laundry Tub

Faucet Fixture Kitchen and Bathrooms  Upgrade

7 Ceiling Fans Rough-ins, 1 Light Rough-in

Saturday, February 9, 2013

 We are happy that we finally made a decision on our dream home. we started our journey from November 2012 after my DH accepted full time opportunity with his company. we thought we would settle down in Carolina..we really liked the place in all the aspects of cost of living and more scenic places with more greenery every where which is why i liked the place so much...we decided to buy our new home in south Carolina, we did our research and our Realtor also helped us a lot with our search. we finally made a decision that we are going to build a new home in Rosemont community Indian Land. Also coming from an Asian community we would consider the direction in which the LOT is facing, we decided to see "North", "East" and "North East" facing lots and finally we found  "North East" facing LOTS, and made a decision that we would build a verona Elevation C, with full brick on the front in LOT 153

Last Saturday on Feb 2nd 2013, we made an offer with Ryan Homes, and we got an email on Monday with a counter offer which is $6000.00 more than the offer we made..But we decided to go ahead as it still is with in the budget that we estimated. After we made a decision  i am happy but there's always a feeling, did we make a good decision..? .This is our first time buying a home and we are enjoying the journey and the process of building a new home...

The day on which we we made an offer, we decided on our exteriors,

1. Brick: Grand Caramel
2. Siding: Pebble Clay
3. Door: OuterSpace (8W6251)
4. Shutter: Brown
5. ST.Cecilia Granite in kitchen

we also decided to use NVR mortgage, as Ryan home would cover $3500 towards closing costs, we made an appointment with Loan officer yesterday, we felt good as far as yesterdays session with loan officer, she did explain everything that we asked in detail. It took 2 hours to complete all our first meeting with loan officer and she said we would know about our loan approval in 3 -4 weeks.

And Finally we got a "SOLD" board yesterday on our LOT and we just dropped by our lot today, as weather is also good today,