We discussed our selections and confirmed that everything was correct. We also covered the placement of things (furnace, sump, HWH, hose bibs, exterior outlets, additional outlets, AC unit).
The PM explained about the energy star qualities and how it will be a more efficient house. All of the info was good to know. I asked about the granite and if it was going to be sealed or not - the answer was no, so we will need to seal it ourselves. I also asked if I could go pick out my slab of granite - our SR has never been asked about this, so she is checking on it. Apparently the granite company is near my work, so it would be awesome if I can do this. I requested that the master bathroom mirror not be hung - this was no problem. I've already done a lot of research so this basically sums up the questions and concerns discussed at the meeting before heading to the lot.
Once we were at the lot the PM showed us our property lines and showed us where the drive way would be and where the house would begin and end. Then my husband and the PM went towards the rear part of he lot to discuss the drop off. The drop is about 5 or 6 feet and our property line continues about 100 ft past that point. We told him how having a nice yard was important to us because we have 4 kids that like to be outdoors. According to our PM we will be responsible for the area that is outside of the silt fence. So if we want to fully utilize our property we will most likely have to build a retaining wall and have dirt brought in. This will be a few years down the road because it sounds pricey. We are just waiting to see how much backyard we will have after the house starts to go up. I almost hate to do anything to the area because right now the area is full of trees and is pretty.
The best part of the meeting was hearing that they will excavate this week and our footers will be done by the end of next week - weather permitting of course. The concrete crew is behind due to all of the rain lately. Yesterday was the first time it hasn't rained and I think we were at 16 days straight, some of which was seriously heavy rain. As of today our delivery date is still the end of October/ 1st of November.
I feel so happy, excited, and above all...BLESSED! My family will finally have a home of our own and we can say so long to renting!
|Rock on! This was delivered to our lot. Aren't the trees beautiful? There will never be anything built behind us either :)|