Friday, October 22, 2010

Updates, Updates, Updates!!!

Holy cow.  I totally get why the other Ryan Home bloggers disappear off the face of the earth for a week or so after they move in!  We have been BUSY!

It is hard to believe we have been living in our new home for about a week now!!  I love it.  I am so happy.  I will post pictures soon, but I need to finish unpacking. 

I love our neighborhood.  Tons and tons of little kids for my girls to play with and I'm getting to know one of the neighbors whose daughter attends preschool with mine.  We might even go to a fall festival together this weekend! 

Our move went GREAT.  Probably the smoothest move we've ever had.  Our project manager checked in with us to make sure everything was going ok.  Funny story, one of our movers just built a Ryan home a few months ago!  He's been in it for about 2 months and he had the same project manager.  And he's been really happy with everything so far! Glad to hear it!

There are a few issues that need to be fixed - as I'm sure there are with every new build (at least, that's what I'm hearing from people!).  There was a nick in the bottom of our bathtub and someone came and fixed that right away.  Our doorbell doesn't work and I'm not sure what is going on with that.  I know it will be fixed soon.  We are keeping a list and our Project Manager said that we'll go through everything at our 30 day meeting.  There are a few drywall issues, the front door needs another coat of paint and some sanding, the pillars might need more paint - nothing mission critical.  My biggest issue is that I'm a total perfectionist and overly critical so I'm trying not to be super anal about things. 

Great news - our lawn was able to be graded and seeded.  YAY!  That was a very pleasant surprise.  But guess what else?  We get 2 trees!!  I love trees and they aren't cheap - especially to have a professional landscaper come and put them in, so I was absolutely THRILLED when I found out about that. 

Ryan Homes came out with a website for current homeowners.  I just got the email about it yesterday so I'm looking forward to checking that out. 

Overall, we have been so, SO happy with this experience.  We love our home.  And I'm very pleased with the attention and service that NVR and Ryan Homes give to their customers.  I know other people have had issues, but for those building in Western New York - definitely consider them.  You get so much more for your money!

I will definitely continue to update this as we live in our home and will update with pictures soon!


  1. Glad to hear your move went well. Can't wait to see pictures!

  2. Just wondering if you guys are having enough space in your garage to park 2 cars. We are also building a front entry Ravenna and were curious. Thanks, Wendy

  3. Wendy, we don't know yet. We haven't finished unpacking :-) We're pretty sure that we'll be able to fit both cars once we get things put away.

  4. In the master bathroom, does the exhaust fan in the toilet area suck enough of the moisture out of the room or does your whole bathroom steam up. We are wondering how this will all work out. Exactly where is your exhaust fan? Is it over directly over the toilet. thanks, Wendy

  5. Yes, ours is over the toilet. The mirror steams up while in the shower, but with the fan on it goes away within 5 minutes of getting out. I was slightly concerned as well, but it hasn't been an issue at all - and the bathroom isn't full of steam or anything. And my husband takes HOT showers. In fact, I hung our shower curtain thinking steam would get the wrinkles out and it didn't work!