I feel like my 5 year old daughter looks, when she is told she can't have some super sparkly spectacular toy. We have passed the two month mark, on the sale of our existing home, and we haven't had any offers. Since we haven't sold our house yet, we have to flip our building contract to a contingent contract. So sad.
The development only has around 3 lots left, and moving to a contingency means Ryan Homes could sell our lot. Well, I suppose it isn't technically our lot, but it is the lot we chose and it is where we envisioned our fabulous home sitting...with our daughter and two dogs running around the backyard! I know things could still work out, but patience is not one of my finer virtues. With our daughter starting Kindergarten in the Fall, it would have been nice to be able to enroll her this summer, so she could start the same time as the other kids. Now, she will probably have to attend our current district and then switch to a new school district during the year.
Our financing is SO close, that if we switched to a Sienna or Pisa, we could move forward. The Florence just tipped the scales, and it is too much to combine with our current mortgage. So we sit and wait for our home to sell (and then if any lots remain we can build our Florence) or we could opt for a smaller, less expensive model and move forward now!
We are a family of 3 (plus 2 dogs) and won't be having any more kids; therefore we don't require a lot of square footage for daily life. I do enjoy entertaining and really want a space where I can host family holidays. Our Florence is about 2000sq/ft, the Sienna is 1680sq/ft, and the Pisa is 1406sq/ft ranch style home. Also keep in mind, we gain another 100sq/ft or more, by adding a morning room to the Sienna or Pisa. They all have a finished basement, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, but only the Florence and Sienna have an additional 1/2 bath.
I would love feedback, especially regarding contingencies, a five year old switching districts mid-school year, or any of the 3 models we are considering! Please and Thank You!