Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Sign of Things to Come

So here is an update to my last post. I called back to the model (3 more times) and finnaly my new SR answered the phone. I asked her about the refrigerator and she said that because it does not sound like the refrigerator option was explained to us she would try to get it approved for us to drop it. She emailed me a short time later stating the request got approved (no extra cost) and provided a change order to sign and return (which I did this morning).

She also said that she was our new SR (which she was not sure of when I called). She told me her days off (which is awesome becuase I never have to call or drive and hope that she is there). She also said it will take 3-4 weeks to get the blueprints from the city along with the permits. She said once they are received the PM will contact her and she will contact us to schedule a preconstruction meeting. Has any one else been given the 3-4 week time frame? If so did it really take that long? I was thinking they would be breaking ground in a week maybe two weeks. Did not realize it would take that long....

I guess patience is a virture. I feel a lot better and our new SR seems like she knows what she is doing. Although I feel a lot better I still won't belive this is actually happening until they start diggingg.

I will keep you posted =]


Melissa

12 comments:

  1. Yes, Melissa, Congratulations on getting your refrigerator changed without a fee!! YAY!

    And yes, it can take three - four weeks because there are other homes on the schedule ready to be built who have their permits in hand or home owners who are waiting for their permits who will be placed on the schedule to build the moment they are received. Again, they typically have a schedule for the houses they intend to build two-four weeks out. I can only share what is happening in our region but some of the procedures are standard. The home purchases in our area are moving quickly and there were several people ahead of us because we were in a holding pattern; but once we were released they had four homes ahead of us to build so we did wait three-four weeks. In other words, you have to grab a ticket and get in line. In our community, they could only release one house per week because we only had one PM to handle the building load. We just received another PM and they are now releasing two homes per week. Now that you have a SR in your model, ask her what is their normal procedure.

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    1. I am hopeing that it all comes through sooner. The other lots were all sold after ours. There are two houses they finished drywalling last week, two houses that got framed last week and two houses that had their ground breaking last week. there are 5 lots they have not started ground breaking on (ours being one of them). 2 are contengency holds and the other two were reserved 30 days after we reserved ours. Other than that our community is sold out :) Keeping my fingers crossed :)

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    2. Fingers crossed! Just be sure you double check your paperwork for all your options because there can be some innocent oversights and you don't want to regret loosing out on any that you planned to have RH install in your home.

      I agree with DW! I spent a lot of time on my decor theme for each room of the house, packing, checking my lists, and checking it twice, researching items in the home, online shopping, reading the blog, doing drive bus and visiting other models which I enjoy and now class is in session for the fall etc etc.

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  2. Yah, always glad to hear good news about change orders.

    See ALOT of progress today.........a new SR, an answer about your fridge and hours of operation for your SR........see things are looking up.....Awesome

    3 to 4 weeks, YUP....Nadase and I agree......it's a holding pattern, and it will take that long......its the longest weeks where nothing you see is happening....but actually things are happening behind the scenes as far as your permits and whatnot....

    Try to do some internet shopping, do some things that excite you..I always visited others homes being built in our community to get ideas too, (there was not a Savoy Model close, so we were able to go into Savoys being built in our plan)....its was nice to see all the varations....it was a long couple weeks....

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    1. Thanks for the Tips! I am going to try that to see if helps keep my mind occupied. Reading through everyone's blog is helping to...Keep up the posts! :D

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  3. Haha, I should have read this before I commented on your last post! :) Ah well, congrats! As for the 3-4 weeks, I'm in agreement with the others that it's normal. It's not just Ryan Homes, it's also the city/county/township/whatever that issues the permits. Ours took maybe 2-3 weeks, but our SR said that my county is exceptionally fast at turning around permits. There's bureaucracy everywhere. :)

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  4. Yeah I looked up the county's requirements for permits and it looks like they are issued same day...so as soon as they get the blueprints and submit everything to the city we should be on a role :D

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    1. Issued the same day they're submitted?? Do they not actually LOOK at them before approving? That seems really weird!

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  5. I hope the new SR is better than the last one! Congrats on being able to drop the refrigerator without an added charge. We were not impressed with the appliance options through RH. If we had the option, we would have bought all of the appliances on our own but we were told they can't sell us a house without a stove and the dishwasher is part of the package. Hopefully they'll hold up better than the reviews suggest.

    In our area they only apply for permits once a month. We just missed the deadline for August so we had to wait until September to get permits. Now we are just waiting for NVR to stop dragging their feet on the loan approval!

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    1. I agree with you about the appliances...not impressed. That stinks about the permits but at least you are one step closer! Looks like we may break ground around the same time!!

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    2. We were originally told we'd break ground on October 15th, but we were just informed that we've been pushed back to October 29th. Boo! I'm so ready for some progress that I can SEE! =)

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    3. at least you have a date though...You could be like me and feel like nothing happening becuase you don't even know the next time they will be in contact with you. Sorry that was selfish. It sucks you're date got pushed back. You're scheduled the same day as my friend at work who is building in a different community.

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