Lot # 1 is officially on hold for us.
We called Jennifer, our sales rep, this weekend to discuss what was going on with lot 4 (the wooded one) and lot 1. Lot 4 was still potentially under contract, so we told her to put a hold on #1 for us. We want to be fully informed as we move forward, so we had her print out a copy of the contract so we could read it at home, and so our lawyer could take a look at it.
Yes, we know its a standard contract. But its written to cover Ryan Homes' and the developer's asses; not ours. I know that thousands of people sign them each year, but we are risk adverse and I want to understand everything I'm getting into before signing it, and forking over a ton of cash.
Dropping by to pick up the contract also gave us a chance to see the house again. Each time I see the house I'm reassured that it feels like the right choice. It is a bit big, but every time I see it, it almost seems smaller! I'm just trying to justify it in my head, I guess. We were seriously looking at the Venice model too, but the Ravenna is going to work so much better for us.
I got to take my mom over to the lot yesterday to show her where it was and the other lots we were looking at. I'm 35 years old and my very own person, but its still nice to have mom say I'm making a good choice. She even took a video of the lot. Yes, that's right. A video. It has no people, just a panorama of the front yard and the street and the stormwater pond. Moms are silly like that. Maybe if you are lucky, I will figure out how to post it here!