Friday, April 5, 2013

We closed, we moved, we're tired...

We finally closed last Friday!! Let me back up for a minute and talk about the final walk through which was last Thursday at 10 am. Derek and I arrived at the house to meet up with our PM and this was my first time seeing the house all finished since the last time I came we were still in the drywall phase. I have to say that we  loooooovved the house. Everything came out so beautiful and even though before I was kind of regretting not getting any hardwood floors I love the floors we picked out and they don't seem bad at all. We will eventually put in hardwood but for right now our tiles are just fine.

The walk through took about 2 hours and we went through the entire house, top to bottom and our PM gave us some tips for the appliances like how to clean them, how often to change filters, etc... So after the walk through we went back home to pick up the Uhaul truck we rented and began moving out of our storage unit and my mom's house. Needless to say, we were VERY tired that night but we knew we had a full and busy day ahead of us so we went to bed early. Friday morning we woke up around 6am and finished the last bit of packing we had to do, went to the bank to pick up our certified check then drove up to the house where we left the Uhaul parked in the driveway while we went to settlement.

We were scheduled to settle at 11am but decided to go a little early just to see if they would let us start early. When we got to the settlement office, the lady just received our paperwork literally a couple of minutes before we got there so it worked out perfectly. We began signing papers around 10:45 and we were finished by 11:30. I've never bought a house before and I didn't know what to expect but it was a total breeze! The settlement lady was very sweet and was cracking jokes the entire time so that made it nice for us and made the atmosphere way less stuffy than what we were thinking. I always thought settlement would be super to the point, very business like but ours wasn't like that at all. After everything was said and done we drove back to the house where we had my family that drove up from Maryland waiting to help us unpack. We unpacked that truck in less than an hour! We were not playing around and got right down to business like we had planned. The entire weekend I had family over helping us unpack, decorate, hang up curtains and blinds and we even hosted our first big dinner-Easter! We had 14 people total and it was super fun, I enjoyed cooking and having people over even though my house was not ready to host such a big dinner but we made the best of it. Anyway, here I am a week later and I still have lots to unpack but little by little we will get there. I'll leave you with our final walk through photos so you can see our finished product. Congratulations to everyone that is nearing their closing dates and to those who have recently closed. Good Luck!!


























































10 comments:

  1. Congratuations!! Have fun moving in!!

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    1. thank you! I look forward to reading your journey :)

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  2. Congrats on closing and getting moved in! Enjoy your new home!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you are loving your home

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS ERICA AND DEREK!!

    I absolutely love to have family and friends in our new home!! I think it's awesome how YoU shared the move in with your family!! #giggles

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    1. Thanks so much :-) having family over was so much fun. I can't wait to do it again.

      Funny story, my fam that came up from MD is also moving soon and we are going down there to help them move! We like to share moving haha

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  4. I'm happy to know that even though this is your first time buying a house, the settlement went smoothly contrary to what you (or most people) fear. And from the way you speak of your story, it seems as though things fell into their rightful places, had they not? By the way, your new house look so beautiful and pristine. I bet you are more than excited to move in and start making it into a home. Congratulations!
    Genny Stutesman

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  5. There is no reason not to love your new house, Erica and Derek! It's vast and spacious. I'm having a lot of ideas on what to put in this and that room. But I am more excited to know how you're going to organize and make use of those spaces. There is a wide array of designs, so I hope you find what would suit your taste and lifestyle best. By the way, congratulations! Alejandra Hutchcraft

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  6. I have a small question, about spare bathroom on the second floor.
    Do you have a heater outlet in this bathroom?

    Thank you.

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  7. Congratulations, everything looks great. My wife and I are just starting our build with Ryan Homes. http://buildingflorence.blogspot.com

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