Now for the bad news I received a call today from our sales rep. She informed me that the water issues on out lot that are still awaiting state DEP approval to address isn't going to be happening anytime soon. Initially we were informed that DEP approval to deal with the water was expected no later that April 30th. According to the meeting that occurred with the DEP and the developer earlier this week the DEP has decided to delay approval for 4 more weeks. The DEP wants to more grass grown in on the lot before they will decide...something to do with how the drainage will be affected once grass is established on the lot.
Unfortunately for my wife and I this is a huge heartbreak. We feel that we did everything that was expected of us. We completed all the mortgage forms in a timely and correct fashion. We did not delay or drag out any of our vendor meetings and most importantly we sold our the first week it was listed and on the first day that it was available for showing to the public. Ryan is saying that if they receive the approval in mid May to start construction that we should have our house by mid September. My wife is pregnant with our first child and the due date is the first week of October. Thats cutting it close!! I really don't want to be moving my wife from temporary housing into our Ravenna two weeks before the baby is born.
So I promptly asked our sales rep today to ask the sales manger to waive the premium lot fee that were being charged for a Cul-de-sac lot. The sales rep didn't think that was going to be possible. I pleaded my case to the sales rep that we understood at the time of contract that we would not be able to break ground before April 30th however now that time line is being pushed back four weeks at the minimum. We feel that this lot is no longer a premium lot since now they don't know when we can start building. I was adamant today that the lot fee should be waived. I presonally would like to know why this lot was made available back in early March if we can't build until at least mid May.
So now I'm waiting to hear back from Ryan on the home premium fee and I am going to have to make a decision on what were going to do. Do we take a chance and wait whether they waive the fee or not and hope our house is done before the baby is born or I do I walk away and go somewhere else the whole thing sucks because we have to be out of our house next month and construction on our new house will not have started.
Here are some pics of our final choices
Buckeye Stone for the front and the fireplace
Black shutters and stone mountain clay siding