Yesterday we had our pre-con meeting. Our PM went over and finalized all our selections and options, just to make sure we all are on the same page. Our PM surely seems very knowledgeable. And most importantly doesn't seem to mind all my (some of them silly..) questions.
I am very happy as we are going to break ground TOMORROW !!! This is so exciting !!! Now let the game begin ! They will start by clearing of bushes and trees on our lot. Our pre drywall meeting is in mid Nov. We are taking our home inspector for pre drywall meeting. And our PM is cool with this.
If everything goes well ( you know weather, holidays N' all ...) we will be closing in mid January. It's a bit disappointing coz we were really hoping that we will close in last week of December like our sales rep was guessing. Oh well , I think they might be playing it safe and we might close in December. Lets see.
We were surprised to see another Rome (first to be built in our row of five Romes. we have only 5 single family homes on our street & they all are Romes.) has already almost finished framing just in 4-5 days. We have small stones in and as our driveway. So does Gina K. We are going to break ground on the same day. YAY for us!!!
Things I still have to finalize are :-
Decide location of flat screen pre-wire in family room.
Finalize locations with Trinity before pre-drywall inspection.
Some special requests to the PM
While I know, as per the county code our microwave has to be installed at certain height from the cooking range, I asked the PM while not breaking the county code, if they have some wiggle room , ( may be 2-3 inches) to install it lower than where it is going to be. But he said that they already install it at the lowest height from the county code permissible height range. I am going to need a step stool every time I am going to put big or heavy bowl in the microwave. Here I have confess that I am 5'3" LOL
I was just assuming that my front door will have peeping hole. That is not the case. I asked our PM if they can install it. But he said no. I will install it later. No biggie.
A question for fellow bloggers, exactly how many trees, shrubs does RH plant on the lot ? What kind of trees? PM showed us the blue prints for landscaping that shows a row of trees that developer is going to plant. but don't know exactly how many. We are thinking of requesting the developer to plant then off the property so that we can plant trees on our lot later. That will give us two rows of trees. What do you all think? Good / Bad idea?