It’s an unbelievable feeling knowing that TOMORROW is our closing date and we will officially be home owners. As mentioned previously in other posts, the process of finding a lender and the perfect home has been a long, emotional one. However, with lots of prayers, support, and hard work, we finally found the home that fits who we are and we couldn’t be more thrilled!
This morning, we woke up earlier than we have in a very long time. The alarm buzzed at 5:30am and I felt like a zombie for a good hour and a half. I really didn’t fully wake up until we stepped foot in our Ernest Hemingway. Our final walk-through was scheduled with our project manager for 7am and took about an hour and 20 minutes. We walked all throughout the house and pointed out anything that we felt needed fixed or cleaned up before tomorrow. Everything was virtually flawless with the exception of some minor scuffs and settling. We were told that the painters were actually coming back out today to take care of that. There were two doors in the basement that were starting to have a hard time opening. It has been so humid here lately that the expansion of the wood was causing them to stick. We were told that would all be reset by tomorrow as well.
Dan walked us around the home, showing us how to provide proper maintenance and care. We were also shown how to shut off the water in various areas of the home, how to clean the sum pump, how to empty/refresh the water heater, what to do to keep pipes from busting in the winter, etc. We tested each of the faucets and toilets to ensure that all plumbing and water were working correctly, we checked light bulbs, windows, and opened/closed every door. He really went through absolutely everything with us. Towards the end of the walk-through, he gave us a thumb drive with warranty information, maintenance/upkeep information, frequently asked questions, and how-tos. We were told that painters would come again 30 days after our move-in to patch up any scuffs that accumulated during the move. Then one year from the move-in date, they would come back out to refresh the paint and repair any nail pops or settlement cracks. Dan also gave us his number if we have any issues that we feel need addressed before then. He says he typically reaches out about 3 months after the move-in date to ensure everything is working properly.
Overall, we are very satisfied with the way the home turned out and the customer service has been extraordinary. Throughout the whole process, our sales rep and project manager with Ryan Homes have been so responsive and answer questions clearly, offering additional explanations if needed. I feel that they have place our satisfaction at the highest priority and it truly shows.
Now for the fun part of the post. THE PICTURES! Just FYI, I almost cried walking in.