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marissa Gordon
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All but the finishing touches
We were able to swing by the house last Saturday on our way home from the pumpkin patch to check out the progress.  Now that we've been locked out, its much harder to stop by and check on the progress.  We used to always go by early Sunday mornings, but now...

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You say "House Farm" like its a bad thing...
I'm sure I'm not the only Ryan Homes blogger who has the occasional qualm about new home construction.  You know the stereotypes, clear cut developments, postage stamp lots, "house farms" contributing to suburban sprawl and all that jazz.   Well, I'd like t...

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Drywall finished and fireplace installed!
On Saturday we took a ride by the house to see the weekly progress.  We found that all the drywall had been completed, mudded and taped, and the first coat of primer had been applied. We also found that the garage door had been installed There were some "go...

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Pre-drywall meeting and siding!
Things have been moving along so quickly with our house, and the next major milestone to closing was the pre-drywall meeting, which took place last week. We arrived at the home site bright and early to meet with our PM.  Luckily we were able to schedule it ...

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So much progress in so litle time!
Things have been moving along so fast at the homesite, I can't even keep up!   Ryan homes certainly employs some speedy workmen! The day after our "pre" construction meeting I went down to the site and found our foundation being poured.  We sat around and w...

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Pre-construction meeting!
This blog has been quiet for a few months, but all that is about to change because after 4 long months of waiting, it is time for construction to begin!  We requested a delayed build, so our experience is not typical of the Ryan Homes building experience, b...

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Exterior Colors!
I've been pretty obsessively reading other Ryan Homes building blogs, and I'm really thankful to everyone who has taken the time to share their experiences, both good and bad.  I've gotten some great ideas, and its always nice to see how the finished produc...

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Ceiling fan choices
Well right now we are in the boring stage of building a house, all our choices are locked in, but we haven't broken ground yet.  Since we requested a delayed delivery because of the lease we are currently stuck in, we won't have our pre-construction meeting...

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Guardian and Gratitude!
 Last week we had our appointment with Guardian.  We knew we didn't want to do too many upgrades, but there were a few things on our wish list.  Our sales rep was really awesome, he was very personable, and didn't try to upsell us at all, which was nice.  A...

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Listellos, tile, and Berber, Oh My!
Last week we had our meeting with Rite Rug, which is the Ryan Homes flooring contractor for the Charlotte, NC area.  I have to admit, of all the choices we've had to make so far for the house, these were some of the toughest.  I can understand how people sp...
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