Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yes, we did it!!!

Yes, We are building a new home with Ryan - and decided to document the process from start to finish (hopefully). Hope this would be helpful for folks who are planning to build a new home - just like we have been following other blogs religiously on a day to day basis.

About us - we are a small family - me, my wife and a 4 yr old son. We have been renting so far and already feel the need for a bigger home. We work near DC and planned to buy home with in 20-25 minutes of driving range from work with a good school district (greatschools rating of 8 or above). Started with a budget in mind - but quickly realized that difference between our expectation and ground reality was too we did the math again - applied for pre-qualification and then searched for homes in that budget.

Our search finally ended with the site that we loved - primary reason being the backyard has a wooded view - all the schools (elementary/middle/high) have good rating, 12 miles from our work place, very good community (clubhouse, swimming pool, walking trail etc etc).

Our model is Ryan - Taylor home (4 bed, 2.5 bath) with attached Garage (is a big thing in this area...most of the homes around this locality has detached Garage...not that it is bad..but would be helpful duing winter season)

Here is the current status:
  • May-end delivey
  • Loan with NVR Mortgage is yet to be approved (and yes, we are still tensed)
  • Met with Guardian & CTI (will write more about this in couple of days)
  • Yet to meet with Ryan to choose the colors & other details (we have a meeting with them on 2/15)