Friday, January 9, 2015

Week 7....pre-drywall, interest rates, and closing dates

We had our pre-drywall meeting today!  We walked around and took lots of pictures.  They’ve added some moldings to the outside of the house.  I love our elevation!  Everything looked great.  I did realize today that we have A LOT of lights, which is a good thing.  I didn’t realize there were so many recessed lights already included in the house.   Since the attic access is in the loft and our ceiling fan pre-wire had to be changed to two recessed lights, our PM moved that pre-wire to our living room which was a nice surprise. 

During our walk through, I did notice a couple of things.  The good news, our missing window was finally installed!  We were a little worried they would start drywall without that window.  The bad news,  water on the floor from an above pipe.  Our PM tried to explain that it wasn’t a leak….ummmm, ok.  Our shower is/was full of water and ice.  Our PM said they were making sure the pipes weren’t leaking before drywall goes up next week.  There is water on the floor in the family room and a pipe with water coming from it.  How is it not a leak?!?!  We will definitely be keeping an eye on that.

We have the biggest lot in our community which was a major blessing.  The day that we signed our contract our SR took us out to the lot, but there was a huge mound of dirt on it so it was hard to really see what was considered ours.  Today, our PM took us to walk our lot and it is HUGE!  I’m excited that our kids will have a big yard to play in and that we will have space to entertain and do other projects.  We have a lot of ideas for the back yard, but those will come after I decorate the inside of the house!  Here is a picture from the back yard and an updated picture of the house.
Our back yard!

Updated picture of our house!


In other news, I received a call from our loan officer today saying that we were set to lock our interest rate!  I really didn’t expect to hear from him so soon.  Then he dropped a bomb…..our closing date has been moved to February 20th.  I was in a state of shock, because we had just left our PM who said NOTHING about this change.  We were still under the impression that we would be closing the first week in March.  Our PM did tell us that after dry-wall goes up it would be 5 weeks until closing.  He told us that dry-wall would take about two weeks/10 days.  After looking at a calendar, this would put us closing the last week in February.    So I got off the phone with our loan officer and called our PM who confirmed this new date.   So we had our pre-drywall, locked our interest rate, and got a new closing date today….WHEW!  It seems like things are really flying by now! 

Our PM said that insulation will be going in tomorrow.  Dry-wall and siding will start next week!


  1. Wow glad to see it is going so well. Happy for you :)

    Your lot is so big, up here in western PA you dont get lots like that at all!

    May I ask what the going rates are today? Im curious.

  2. I love your porch! I wanted a porch too but they wanted too much money. :(

    I can't wait to see the house completed!

  3. Looking good. Keep taking those pictures. I can't tell you how much I've looked at our predrywall pictures. They've come in so handy for various reasons. Then the after drywall pics, we are keeping for documentation if we have any issues. Also they're just cool for posterity.