Monday, March 29, 2010


The house is progressing quite a bit. Today the installed the carpet, add some bricks, placed the stove in the kitchen and finished the rain gutter. The house is beautiful. I also got the 3 per one check from the IDA program, got the home insurance documents from Travelers and I notified my LandLord that I will be moving soon. Yes lots of things in a short time, exciting. Tomorrow Visionary Homes, the builder will take me for a walk-through the house, but there are still a lot to do: Toilets, water heater, sidewalk, lawn, sprinkle system, etc.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Electrical fixtures

The house is illuminated in full, and all the electrical fixtures are in place. Seeing the house in the nights is really beautiful. The outside light post are smaller than all the houses around, so I asked to be change for bigger ones.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Countertops for the kitchen and the bathrooms were installed today. Teresa was really happy since this is her favorite. Today IRS sent a letter, The first time home owner credit is under review, I hope they won't take too long.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Windows Shutters

Finally the house exterior is almost done. The windows shutters match with the garage and the rain gutters. The House looks beautiful. My lender wrote me today and told me that the closing will be at the beginning of April, so the walk thorugh the house will be on the 31. We also let Brag knows about the change and to give me an extension. My Mortgage loan was approved and this is getting excited. Ten days for the closings.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Appliances and lights

The house is painted, exterior walls almost done, and all the appliances are ready to be installed. Our electrical stove, dish washer, and microwave arrived today as well as all the lights for the house. Today I also received my tax returned which will be part of my down payment, I did not received the first home buyer tax credit yet, IRS needs more documents, but I hope I will get it soon. I am starting to think that it is possible that the house will be ready at the end of the month, we will see.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rain gutter

What a surprise today to see how beautiful the brown rain gutter is. It matches with the garage door. I hope tomorrow they finish the left and back part. Today I went to the bank and I got the check of my saving for one year with the IDA plan. The bank faxed a copy and now I am waiting for the 3x1 to be use as part of my down.


Today I saw the storage garage ready, which will serve as my office and the house was ready to be paint inside. I sent all of the paper work for the closing of my mortgage and for my cash out from my IDA account with Uidan and AAA Credit foundation, which has to be done two weeks before closing. For my surprise it was done really fast. The check is ready and is 3 times the sum that I saved in the bank. I should thanks Heather Baker for her help and support that I got accepted and finally see my dream comes true. Today I will pick my check from the bank and make sure the title company sign all the paper.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

food Pantry, closets, stairs handrail

The interior food pantry, closets and the stairs handrail is really beautiful and it was all done today.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Interior doors

Not only they are working outside with the exterior walls, but today they installed all the interior doors and the door frames, including closets. Also today I started filling out the papers for the cash out from my IDA account. Next week it is spring brake, but I will take it to get all the documents ready for the closing of my mortgage.

Today they worked in the left and front side. It is looking good. I also was informed that the closing date for my mortgage will be March 30, that means that the house will be ready and I will have a certificate of occupancy too. Will the house be ready for this time? how exciting. I learned that my tax refund comes on 4/6 including the home buyer tax credit, which I applied with the construction loan paper work. I am planning to use it toward my down payment if the bank waits one more week for it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Exterior Walls

Finally, they are working with exterior wall of the house. With the colors that we picked. We are excited because that is going to change the look of the house a lot. Today they worked in the back and right side. Let's see tomorrow.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Floor, Garage Door

The house now has the floor ready in the kitchen, bathrooms and utility room. The automatic garage door is installed. We are very happy with the color we picked.