Thursday, February 14, 2013

Five more days!

If you've read our blog, you know that we have been sitting with a completed house for about two weeks now.  When my husband contacted NVR to inquire about closing early, he was pretty much given the brush-off.  In fact, for the last few days NVR has been telling him that our loan was still in underwriting.  We suspected that was a stall tactic for a couple of reasons.  First, it came out of underwriting last week with one condition that was resolved within a few hours.  I highly doubt they started the process all over again.  The second indication that it wasn't in underwriting was that the settlement office had contacted our realtor to get information for the HUD-1 on Tuesday.  I am not sure what NVR would gain by holding out on us, but that's what appeared to be going on.

The settlement company contacted my husband today about something.  He mentioned his frustration about not being able to close sooner.  She put him on hold and within a few minutes...voila!  She had moved up our closing date by two days.  She is the one that has to change the dates on the documentation, so again I ask--what did NVR have to gain?  We can only wonder what would have happened if we had heard from the settlement company sooner.  I bet they could have squeezed us in even sooner.  We are very thankful for the extra couple of days we got, though!  If you have questions about your settlement date, you can contact NVR, but don't forget to call NVR settlement services too.

The lighting in the dining room and foyer has been corrected and looks MUCH better.  Now, I just need to get in there and replace those darn CFLs.  I get it they are "green," but they also put out green light.  It makes the granite look icky.  Here are some pics of that and a couple of other finished-room pics. Guess we should get going on packing the rest of our stuff! :)







16 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting closing moved up a couple of days!

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  2. Your kitchen looks BEAUTIFUL!! Good luck with settlement!

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  3. Way to go Hubby! That is great news and IMHO I think the range hood looks good your kitchen is beautiful.

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  4. I never realized that there are various divisions with in NVR. The ones we as consumers mostly deal with are NVR Mortgage and NVR Settlement. In our case, I believe NVR Mortgage is where the road blocks were coming from. All blocks for closing were checked and we knew there was no legitimate reason we could not close early, they just did not want to do the work. So I chose to not accept their BS responses. Granted, I was only able to gain 2 days, but in our world it helps tremendously! Don't be afraid to stand up to these people and go after what you want, especially if it is not an unreasonable request. Happy Building!

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  5. The house looks amazing!!! Love it. I am glad you got to move in early. Sorry you had to jump through so many hoops to do it!

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  6. Congrats on getting your dates moved up!! Everything looks lovely!!

    The St. Cecilia comes in three different variations and you have the darker, deeper hue of the three which also offers more pattern. I looks great with your floor choice.

    We have the middle variation and came out perfect for both my maple glazed cabinet and espresso island.

    Once you are in the house it's going to feel so different. I panicked over a few things but now I am A-okay and spending most of my time working with the color scheme.

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  7. Way to push for what you wanted. Glad it worked out for you. The lights look great in their (correct) locations and your kitchen turned out really nice. Hope the next 5 days breezes by for you!

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  8. Thanks for the compliments! We are looking forward to getting in there and making it our own :)

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  9. What seems to move painfully slow will be a blip in your memories. It looks great, but of course I am biased towards Ravennas!

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  10. What is the name of the fieldstone on your fireplace?

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    1. Aspen Fieldstone. They stopped offering it shortly after we signed, but the builder might still be able to get it if you ask.

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