Saturday, August 20, 2011

The New House Is Almost Done!

Wow, it's only been 3 months since I stopped in at the D.R. Horton, House Creek North office to ask about building a house .. and now, our new home is just about finished. They still need to lay down the grass, put screens on the windows, and do a couple of other touch ups; but it's definitely looking like there's little doubt it will be ready for us to move in on the 30th.

Justin and I took a trip out there this morning. Since he spent the past 5 weeks in Hawaii, this is the first time he's seen the house since it was just a dirt lot. Of course I brought my camera along to grab a few new shots ...

Here's the view from the front. We have a pretty steep driveway. The bricks are in, an all the painting is done. The last thing they have to do, is put the black metal railing between those two columns on the front porch.
View from the street in front of the house

Once we got into the house, the first stop was the kitchen. The tile and carpet are down, the appliances are in, and they even cleaned up this morning before we got out there.
our kitchen

Next, I had to stop and get a picture of the master bathroom for Ana. There are two sinks, a separate tub and shower, and a block window (which is kind of hard to see in the daylight).
master bathroom

Then back down the hall to my favorite feature of the house .. the high ceiling entrance way:
high ceiling entrance hall

Obligatory "artsy fartsy" shot. Looking back down from the top of the stairs:
down the stairs

And finally, a picture of the back yard with the fence up. I can't wait to see what it looks like with grass.
fenced back yard

Really only two more things to do. We have a walk through with the home inspector next Tuesday, then the closing a week later, on the 30th. I'm thinking back to late last month, I was so excited to have locked in a 4.25% fixed rate for our 30 year mortgage. I couldn't have imagined that rates would go even lower this month. Oh well, if they'd gone up, as I feared, I'd be feeling pretty smart right about now. As it is, I still can't see any situation in the future where rates will be low enough that I'll even consider refinancing .. so that's one potential future headache eliminated before we even start. ;-)

Keep havin FuN!

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2 comments:

  1. You mean you can fix the rate for 30 years? Or its a 30 year mortgage with the rate fixed the first couple of years? It looks huge though - not sure if I'd ever build new though -I've heard stories about the hassel of getting all the kinks out of it while under guarantee. BTW that driveway wouldn't be called steep where I come from LOL

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  2. Hi Lissie,

    Yes, that 4.25% is the interest rate that we'll pay for the entire 30 years of the loan. And yes, the house is a bit big .. but then again, lot's of little ones still running around here. :-)

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