First time blogging, but I just wanted to document the journey of our new Ryan Homes Florence Model being built, so here goes nothing. A couple of months ago my wife and I decided to get serious about getting our house on the market and start looking for a new place to call home. Weeks of painting and prepping, mainly de-cluttering, finally paid off and we listed our house on March 2nd. During our house prep time we were constantly on Realtor.com trying to find the perfect house for us. Most of the houses we found were just ok, and if we found one we liked the yard was usually non existent or the neighbors were right on top of you. Getting a little separation from neighbors was one of our reasons for wanting to move. I came across a listing for new construction in our area and mentioned it to my wife. She was kind of interested so we decided to take a ride over to the sales trailer, model wasn't even under construction. We walked in and were greeted by the sales rep. who was great to talk to, answering all our questions about the community, like will there be an HOA, how big are the lots, etc...
In the sales trailer all the available models are posted on the walls with a picture, the floor plan, and some basic info about each one. We were immediately drawn the the Florence model, and were curious if they had a model in one of their other communities so we could see it in person. They did, but it was about a 40 minute drive. The SR thought they closed at 5pm and it was close to 4 already. My wife and I decided to give it a shot. We arrived around 4:45, and were pleasantly surprised to find out the model didn't close until 6pm.
One walk around the model and we fell in love. This home was everything our current home was not. My wife and I especially love the open floor plan, with the morning room. Now comes the fun part, deciding if building new construction is something we really wanted to do. The thought of living in a home that no one else had lived in was pretty awesome, but having to make every decision about flooring, cabinets, and options seemed overwhelming.
Well I wouldn't be writing this if we decided to buy a preowned house, so stay tuned for the rest of our journey.