Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Setting the stage...

Okay so before I get down to the details, I thought I would try to explain the back story to our little adventure.

Back in March 2012 Mike and I moved to Ashburn, VA from Manassas into what seemed like at the time a quiet, cute little apartment.  Our intention was to sock away as much money as possible so that we could purchase a home in a couple of years.  Fast forward 6 months and we were already at our wits end with the neighbors upstairs, the constant equipment failures, the rodent problem we seemed to have inherited from the previous tenant and our units propensity to attract ALL of the spiders in Loudoun County.

So even though we hadn't been planning on buying a home so soon, we took the plunge.  We signed our contract with Ryan Homes - Heathcote Commons on September 30th, 2012.  We are building a Mozart with a ton of options that we are super excited about!  

To date we have already met with our flooring, tile and wiring vendors and just yesterday, we had our pre construction meeting.  While I was preparing questions to ask at the meeting, I was searching online for additional ideas since not only have we never built a home before, we are also first time home buyers!  Much to my surprise I found a ton of blogs of people documenting their Ryan Homes experience, but none of them were Mozart specific and none of them were located in Virginia, thus our new blog is born.

In the midst of all of this crazy we are still waiting on a loan approval from NVR on our VHDA loan, so you can imagine how hard it is to temper our excitement in case we don't actually get approved.  I guess this blog has two potential outcomes.  One would be the most successful in that it shows the progress of the building of our very first home from start to finish and the other would be the worlds shortest blog, when everything comes crashing to a halt because we have no loan!

Fingers crossed we can finish this project. ;)


  1. You're not the only Virginians...there are a handful of us in Richmond. You are, however, the first one I know of that's not in the Richmond area, so congrats! :) I have two other Mozart blogs on my blog list if you haven't found them yet.

    Off to finish reading your old posts...

    1. Yay! That's exciting! I have done so much searching but all the same blogs pop up. Thanks for the tip.