Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pre-construction Meeting (FINALLY)!

We got word yesterday that our meeting will take place May 7th. 
Close date is supposed to be Aug 11th - nothing like waiting until 
the last minute!!! We need to be in before the kids start school on
August 17th!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Another Model Home!

We went to see a Ravenna model home in Greensburg, PA today and we were 
surprised when we pulled up and saw elevation M!! We were told it was older
and the model in Mars, PA would be the nicer of the two! We have never seen 
a cottage elevation in person, it's exciting to see exactly what it will look like. 
I took almost 100 pictures!

Yesterday we went to finish up some last minute paperwork at our neighborhood
model. While we were there we met our new next door neighbors and gave them
fair warning that we have 3 boys and 2 dogs! Our sales rep said our pre-construction 
meeting will need to take please "really soon" as our close date is August 11 and we 
can't push it any further because school starts on August 17th! As we were leaving
he handed us copies of everything and said " I can't wait for your house to get started
so that I can start hearing crap from every neighbor and prospective neighbor about
your side garage". HA!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

SOLD sign!

We visited our lot today and since the snow is (FINALLY) gone we decided to get a new 
photo of the sold sign with the whole family. We can easily see where each lot begins and ends now too - it is spray painted on the black top. You can tell by the look on our faces that it was very sunny!

Friday, April 3, 2015


Photos of the exterior selections:

Pictures of the interior selections:

Kids bathroom and upstairs carpet

Kitchen granite

We chose the left side hardwood - kitchen cabinets and family room carpet

Our Cottage Ravenna in PA

Ravenna Model M - Side Garage

After looking at too many houses and new construction options we have finally decided
on the Ryan Homes Ravenna. We selected our lot on March 8th, picked out all of our options and signed the contract on March 15th and we are scheduled to close on August 11th. 

We have never actually seen the elevation M or the side garage in person so we are
basing our decision off of photos. We have been to a Ravenna model about
an hour away from our new neighborhood, but it's an elevation C.

Our exterior colors will be very similar to this Ravenna - just with a side garage

Here is a video of the model home:

Ravenna Model Home Video

This model did not have the loft (a.k.a TOY ROOM) that we added.