Friday, February 22, 2013

Peeking at Soon to Be Homes

In brightest day, in darkest night, 
No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power, Green Lantern's light!!!!!!

Or, to put it in layman's terms, we met Mark during the evening at the homes that were getting ready to be delivered to their buyers.  Okay, I know, if you are going to do a bad movie quote at least avoid getting it from a bad movie.  Anyway, we met Mark and he gave us the tour of the homes.  

The first house was interesting.  This was a good time to see a house that did not have all of the frills of the model.  It was bare and we had a chance to inspect every inch.  We looked at building materials that were still exposed.  We looked at insulation.  We looked to see if Ryan Homes had given these poor saps the ol' switcheroo with the appliances and dry wall that some of the complaints on the web had made.  Nope.  The materials were all exactly as described.  This first home was almost finished, but we had a good laugh at a lonely toilet that sat in the middle of the living room!  Although, imagine the potential for entertainment.  

And the commode stands alone.
Will Ryan Homes let us upgrade to the Love Toilet?
The second home was not far off from the first, but it gave us a chance to look at a different elevation, or overall frame design.  We were very pleased with the design of this home.  This is the one that made us decide for certain that the plan that we wanted would include Elevation B.   
The Venice: Elevation B
Sure, the homes had some upgrades (carpet, counter tops), but the basics were still there and we loved it.  This was a good opportunity to see what the actual product would be.  Those of us who are constant skeptics would never look at a model and assume that what we are seeing is what we would get.  Beyond all of the obvious upgrades, we knew that they would only install their highest grade materials.  Why showcase the cheap stuff?  Well, judging from what they put into these two homes that were going to buyers in a number of weeks there were no corners cut with materials.  What a relief.

So, we left Mark and we headed for another dinner out to celebrate yet again.  We felt like patting ourselves on the back for a job well done.  It should all have been a breeze from there, right?  Well, don't get so hasty.  We still had a ton to do before we could rest or as the almighty Beastie Boys once proclaimed...

Okay, so we are not moving to Brooklyn, but don't dare say an unkind word about the Beasties.  Respect.

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