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! :)