Thursday, December 13, 2012

Week 12: The Penultimate Week

Well  the home stretch is here.  Week 12 was the week to finish everything up.  Appliances, the deck, time for HVAC inspections, Energy Star inspection, etc.  and that was including some staff off for hunting season.  The one thing that our PM has made sure of was that everything was on schedule.  The entire time our closing date has only fluctuated by 1 day in either direction.  Impressive!   As for the neighborhood, they sold a few lots across the street, and now only have 3 lots left.  The one I'm not sure you could even fit a house on it, but there must be one specific layout that thy can squeeze on there.

As for the movers, we're going the Penske route and hiring loading / unloading help for the pieces that I have no idea how to get down and into the truck.  Definitely better than straight movers, but I'm not sure that the moving truck will be able to back into the driveway where we live now.  I'm sure with some creative angles we'll make it work.

Next week is closing (December 14th).  The only thing the PM has on the schedule is our pre-settlement demonstration and some final inspections and touch up work.  Then settlement on Friday.  NVR asked for our latest paystubs so I think that's the last from them.  I'll leave everyone with an outside shot with the sod in place.  Next post the house will be ours, and I'll try my best to fill up my allotted storage! ; )


  1. I hope closing goes smoothly!

  2. Brian, your house is gorgeous--I love the twist on the colors of your home.

    Not sure what the Penske movers are all about but will look into it. I believe in hiring movers to reserve energy for the long list of things to do when moving.

    btw--your blog says your closing is December 14 (that is today). Do you mean December 21? When is your pre-settlement demonstration/new home orientation/walkthrough?


  3. Beautiful home! And I love the use of the word "penultimate." It's a shame that people don't use that word enough in normal conversation - thanks for bringing it back. Congrats on closing!

  4. Can't wait to see the pictures!!, good luck with the move!

  5. Oh my gosh, it's stunning! Enjoy every little inch of happiness in your new home. :)

  6. The brick looks amazing! I can't wait to see the final pictures from the inside!

  7. Brian, Tammi's right, Looks stunning! I've have similar thought about how they put houses on some lots..

    I hope nothing gets damaged on the move. Enjoy your new home today!

  8. Just curious as to how the closing went?

    1. Closing went well, the weeks after not so much. So much to write and so little time to write it :/