Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Yay! We just met with our PM & his manager. The final drywall and cosmetic issues have been addressed and we have been promised all would be complete by Friday! We are signing the final paperwork for closing tomorrow and will have the keys Friday! Wish us luck!  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Final Walk Through x2!

I apologize for the lack of updates lately! We have had a very busy past week!

Last Monday we had our final walk through. We met at the house with our PM, a representative from Rite Rug, our realtor, and my Mom as well. Lets just say we were highly disappointed with the condition of our home. It was no where near presentable as it should have been. The carpets were stained, numerous bumps under the carpet, countless drywall issues, very wavy siding, damaged cabinets, front door painted the wrong color, dent in our garage door, a missing mailbox, just to name a few… After addressing the issues we found our PM made a list of items to be corrected/replaced. We explained to him we were unhappy with the condition of the home and to call us when it is in a "New Home" condition. He assured us all of our issues would be addressed and corrected by the end of the week. Closing was to take place Thursday, and we were supposed to get our keys Friday but we put off signing the final paperwork of the home until our issues were resolved. 

Our PM stayed in touch with us over the next few days to update us on the work that was being done to the house. 

Friday we met at the house again for our "Final Final Walk Through"… MUCH better! The house looked and felt like a new house! Our PM did a great job getting things done in such short period of time. The carpet was replaced, the bumps in the carpet were gone, (They were from a bad batch of padding, our padding was replace and upgraded at no cost to us!) most drywall issues corrected, the house cleaned, siding repaired, cabinet doors and mailbox ordered, etc. Our PM was en route to catch a plane later in the afternoon so we had a very limited time to look over things. Afterwards, we double checked a few drywall areas of concern and saw they were a little better but still did not look as well as we had hoped. Yesterday we addressed these issues with the PM who will be covering for our PM while he is on vacation. He took a look at the house yesterday and again today. Once again we have delayed signing our closing paperwork until we have the items fixed. We 
are hoping the third time will be a charm so we can finally move forward and move into our new home. 

Overall the house looks soo beautiful. I am so excited to move in and enjoy our new home! 

Our Beautiful Home!!!


Dinette Area

Family Room

Looking Toward the Front of Our House

Dining Room


Powder Room

Family Room

Looking Upstairs



3rd Bedroom

2nd Bedroom

Guest Bath

Master Bedroom

Master Bath

Master Closet

Master Bedroom


Looking Downstairs


Thursday, March 26, 2015

1 Week & 1 Day!!!

Just a little update... Our PM called yesterday to inform us the house is complete. Woohoo! Of course we snuck by to take a look today. :) We have a few items that need to be addressed cosmetically, but overall it is looking good! 

Our Beautiful Kitchen!

Looking into the Family Room

LOVE Our Fireplace!

Our Final Walk Through is scheduled for Monday at noon. We also have our private inspector coming out Monday at 5pm to take a look at the finished product. As long as all goes well with our inspection, Thursday we sign the closing paperwork. Therefore moving back the day we get the keys to Friday instead of Thursday as planned. Good Friday at that! 

This weekend we are headed to a home & remodeling show to get some ideas. As well as to do some major shopping! A few things on our immediate list are a couch, barstools and a kitchen table. We also need to take a look at blinds for the house. And I need to decide on a comforter set for our master bedroom! I am stuck between these two... Decisions decisions! 

I ended up purchasing both comforter sets! The first set will go in our master bedroom and the second is going in the guest room.

Monday, March 23, 2015


This past weekend we took a little road trip up to Detroit for the Supercross dirtbike races. We enjoyed the day in Greektown then headed to Ford Field for the races. So fun!



Detroit Supercross

On our way home we made a pit stop at Ikea! I have been waiting for this shopping excursion for a VERY long time! My Aunt & Uncle had gotten us a gift card that I just could not wait to use! This was our first trip to an Ikea. (The closest is either Canton, MI or Pittsburgh, PA - Both about 2 1/2 hours away.) Such a neat place! I loved that you could actually see all the products displayed in real room settings such as bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, etc. It really made it easy to visualize how things would actually look in our own house. We ended up taking home a bunch of goodies! (Including a Bamboo plant!) Here a just a few pics below.


Wine Rack

Cute Napkins

Thursday, March 19, 2015

2 Weeks 2 Weeks!!!

Just 2 weeks until we get our keys!!! Today we stopped by the house and we are completely sided! To our surprise, the carpet had been installed throughout the house as well. We now have running water, toilets, and of course electricity! Things are moving right along!


Close Up

Outside Lighting Fixtures


Complete Powder Room

St. Patrick's Day!

Well before we headed out to celebrate St. Patty's Day we had to stop by the house. The backside of our house had been sided, the front just barely started. Inside we found lots of goodies! All of the lighting fixtures, bathroom fixtures, outlets, light switches, registers, thermostat, speakers, smoke detectors, and doorbell had been installed. 

Lots of celebrating was done after we left the house. :)

Foyer Lighting Fixture

Thermostat & Light Switch

Door Bell

Dinette Lighting Fixture


Island Outlet

Basic Lighting Fixtures

Master Bath Shower Doors

Master Bath Lighting Fixture

Brushed Nickel Bathroom Fixtures


Just a little siding on the front.

St. Patty's Day Selfie