Over the weekend we went to visit the Florence model in the development we have decided on. Counting up the available lots, there are 18 left. Bad news, they sold 7 last month! At that rate, they'll all be gone before we're ready to put down our deposit. Ryan was heavily advertising the free morning room last month, it was tax return season, so hoping that was an atypical month. If it goes down to 3-4 a month on average, we'll be ok. I'm just going to have to watch how things are progressing and shift around money if needed to put down a deposit.
The street is kind of a loop. We learned there are three types of lots available. The inner lots on the loop, which has a pond in the back, are the standard lots. They're alright, but because of the curvature of the road, the houses are pretty close together and there isn't a whole lot of yard due to the pond. The outer lots are much better: there's lakefront and wooded. The lakefront is amazing, right on a large lake, with an $8,000 premium. The wooded lots have woods behind them that is protected wildlife land, so no back neighbors ever! The wooded lots are a $5,000 add. Definately worth it in my opinion to add the money in order to look out your back window at woods for the rest of your life.
Talking with the sales rep on site, we learned we can get Elevation B, the morning room, gourmet kitchen, wooded lot, upgraded cabinets, granite, fireplace all for $15,000 under our planned budget. So we can get all the big ticket items we want. The other $15,000 to play with we can use for other upgrades, so that was exciting news.
So now the plan is go back every 3-4 weeks and watch the sales progress. Hopefully it slows down and we don't have to shuffle money around and continue as planned. We'll see...