Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Appraisal and Florence changes

Closing is in 2 days and our appraisal just came in. When I finally received it I was surprised to see that it was completed on March why am I receiving it now? I've never bought a house before so I am not aware of how long these things take but I do think it's a little odd that the appraisal came in 23 days ago. Oh well, I have it now and everything looks good. The house was appraised for almost $25k more than we are paying for it and we are happy about that. The appraisal was 20 pages long and included front and back pictures of my house plus one street view photo. It also included photos of comparable sales in the area, square footage and the amount that was paid for the house. Overall the entire appraisal report was pretty interesting.

On another note, have you noticed the changes in the Florence floor plan? There's an option for a 3 car garage, tray ceiling in master bedroom, island in the kitchen in addition to the gourmet island and a standup shower/linen closet combo for the master bath. I wonder if the 3 car garage expands the overall size of the home. For example, will the kitchen and upstairs match the extension of the 3rd car or will the garage be expanded but everything else will look the same? I think it's cool that RH is making these subtle changes to an existing floor plan. Makes it all not so cookie cutter :-)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fun night with friends, fun day with family

One of my favorite singers is Rihanna so of course I had to go see her in concert! My friends made a plan to spend the night out as a girl's night out with fun music, dancing, eating and drinking :-) Here are some pictures of that fun night

This weekend I went down to the DC area to visit family and while we were there we decided to go to the wax museum. I've been to the one in NY but never to the DC museum so we thought it would be fun to go.

OMGGG look who I met??! My girl Riri!

It was all fun, fun, fun but now it is back to business! I have to start packing up to get ready for our big move on Friday! Closing is scheduled for Friday at 11 so nothing can go wrong. I have people coming to help us move and I don't have time for games! 

I can't believe how fast time flew and our house if finally finished. Derek made an appointment to see it this past Wednesday and he said everything was done and ready for us to move in. This Thursday is our final walk through and I will definitely take tons of pictures to share.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It's been a while...

Hey everyone!! I feel like I've been gone forever but there wasn't much to report on....until now. I made an appointment with our PM to see the house this past Friday. They've done so much and have a lot left to do but it's coming along nicely.

I finally locked in my interest rate last week and I'm glad that is out the way. We will have our final walk through on Thursday, March 28th and we close Friday, March 29th!! I'm soooo excited, I can hardly wait. I don't know why I am so excited because I HATE moving, but I will have plenty of help so hopefully it will go by fast.

Now time for progress photos: