Rachel and myself have been looking at a few homes for a couple of weeks, maybe months now. We have found a couple that we like, but nothing that awed us, there was always something missing. The one house we loved, someone else did too and put in offer in and contracted.
We started looking into new construction and looked at a couple of model homes for various builders in the area. Of course all of the model homes looked good, but still nothing amazed us. We even looked at the other builder in the neighborhood we did finally choose and weren't hugely impressed. Then, we stumbled across Ryan Homes. The second phase of the neighborhood we chose just opened up for them, and we are only the second people to secure lots, the other house should be going up shortly.
To say it mildly, the Ryan Homes models amazed us, we looked at both the Ravenna and the Rome and decided with the Rome ultimately. It wasn't just the model homes either, we were also showed two actual construction homes, one with no floors yet (kind of weird seeing) and the other was a fully finished Rome that was just waiting for closing, it was amazing looking.
Yesterday we picked out which lot we wanted and put down the deposit to hold it. Thursday will be sitting down to go over the building contract. Both of us are really excited and we will post pictures as we go, let us know if you have any questions or comments!