Saturday, September 10, 2011

We Signed!

We spent 5 hours at the sales office today finalizing our decision. After quite a bit of going back and forth we finally signed the contract and gave our down payment! What a surreal experience. Afterwards we went through a Rome currently under construction to talk about a few things and then we drove over to the neighborhood that has the Rome model home, about 20 minutes away.

Hubby was still not happy about a couple of points that they wouldn't budge on, but after talking to a friend in construction, he agreed to help make those changes after we move in. He also agreed to inspect the house for us at regular intervals to make sure they are building everything correctly. The contract says we can have an idependant inspector, so we will have that now!

So next up will be our flooring meeting. We have 30 days to complete that meeting, but we will probably take care of it next week.

AND .... Settlement is expected to be Dec. 29th - and my birthday is the 28th. I think this is the most expensive birthday gift I will ever receive.


  1. I saw in an earlier post you mentioned West Riding... is this the community you are building in? We're right down the road in Kirkpatrick Farms, but looked at West Riding as an option also.

  2. Yup - we are right down the road from you! Have you guys just started the process? I think I have you on my blog list - can't check at the moment (you know this thing called Work kinda gets in the way of having fun). Can't wait to compare notes!

  3. happy for you all. Can't wait to see the progress!!!

  4. I'm glad to see we weren't the only ones who spent a long time with the contract. When we did our pricing, we were there for almost 3 hours and I thought we were there forever :) Looking forward to following your journey!