It's been a couple of days since I've posted anything. Progress has been somewhat slow the last few days due to all the snow and very cold temps. The Hampton Roads, VA area seems to shut down at the first site of snow.
NVRM must have already ordered the appraisal as I received it this week. Everything looked great and the house appraised for more than the purchase price. Great news. Last order of business is getting the home insurance squared away. My plan was to try out Westwood Insurance (a Ryan Homes partner) however after correcting the square footage from 3200 to 3263, the yearly premium jumped from $824 to $970. I can't see an increase of $150 for just 63sqft. Anyone recommend good home owners insurance company?
Anyway, so today we had our pre-drywall meeting, I wasn't sure if I was going to attend this as I just had surgery 17 hours earlier. Luckily I felt good enough to get out of bed to attend. As we got there, a flatbed truck was unloading a ton of Sheetrock. I also had a private inspector accompany us so he could inspect the premises.
During the inspection we caught a couple of things. For instance a couple of loose 2x4s, footer hangers not nailed properly, CAT 5 cable was pinched bad-possibly torn, outdoor speaker wiring too high, Tyvek torn between loft and porch ceiling, ducting not sealed with adhesive, loose subfloor at second floor stair landing and some nuts missing off threaded rebar that secures the framing to the foundation. Nothing too serious and the private inspector did mention that they had done a great job building the house.... But hey, an extra set or two of eyes helps to catch things before it's too late.
Day 65 panorama
Master bath sink plumbing. I think the 3rd water line on the left is to control hot water temp.
Family room on left, morning room in the center, and kitchen on the right
Laundry room plumbing
Ryan Homes sure does seal up everything. I just wish they would put some sound proofing or insulation around the plumbing in the facility room and kitchen ceiling.