When I shared with my dad that Patrick and I wanted to buy a house and it would be new construction, my dad said, "you may want to do something else; building is a headache." I was very prepared to go at odds with our PM and each time I visited the house I looked at every turn of construction with a laser-like focus because I knew something was going to go wrong. And the things that had gone wrong were minor, essentially, no stress for me or Patrick.
The stressful part of this building process has been with NVR. OH. MY. GOODNESS! They have been a train wreck the entire time. Not only do they lose paperwork but the communication has been horrible. Now, I see why the have the incentive of a basement, morning room or whatever else they try to give. It's all because if they we're not giving anything, no one, I mean, no one would use them as a mortgage company. I know there is the famous evaluation that NVR gives at closing and surely we will provide them with some thoughtful feedback. But truth be told, as bad as NVR is the real problem lies within the mortgage crisis and how people were able to get homes with no documents and barely had to prove an income. And now, it's like they conduct an evasive internal exam. Give us, the American people a break! I hate to get political on this blog, but the truth of the matter is hard working , honest people are being screwed because greedy, lying and conniving politicians misused the system.
Yes, I'm angry that it is so hard to secure a mortgage and we all have to go through this pain process. How many times do I need to send you my bank statements? Oh, I have to explain every deposit into my account over $1,000 and you have to verify where it comes from--every two months? Patrick keeps reminding me that we're in the final stretch and it is only by the grace of God that we are able to get the home that we wanted and had the right to choose. So, I get that through the pain there is a silver lining. But, venting is a good thing, right?
Switching gears to the house, is moving along but I will not have any progress pictures until next week. Until then here is a picture of the front of our house with the shutters going up. Happy building everyone, and let's try not to have NVR get us all down! Happy building…