I have to say that everyone we have worked with at Ryan Homes has been terrific. Our sales rep, Erica, our loan officer, Barbie and now Mike - the entire team is doing a great job.
After Mike walked us through the blueprints (too bad they can't give us copies), we walked the lot. It was odd to walk the lot - the area where are house will sit seems very small. I guess it is just hard to visualize a house on that empty lot.
Two things we learned today: 1. If you are building in the winter months, Ryan Homes asks for your patience (and you sign something) saying that it may take a little bit longer to pour your driveway and paint the exterior trim. This is fine with us - we just want to make sure it is done right. 2. Becasue our granite can vary so much in color, they will have us go to their vendor and pick our slab. This was a nice surprise.
If all goes as planned, they are going to start digging next week ... but since it is a holiday week, we think they might not start until the following week. Either way is fine with us.
We will update soon with photos of the ground breaking!