Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pre-Settlement Date is Set!

Our Pre-Settlement date is set for Wednesday, June 4th, 2014.  If our closing did not have to be delayed due to us being in a lease that doesn't end until August, we could have moved in next week :(

So after Pre-Settlement our house will sit until July 2nd when we close and we have movers scheduled for July 7th!!  Almost 30 days away!

The Punch Out team is there finishing everything up this week through the weekend.  The house must be ready for Inspection on Monday.  So I can't wait to see it come Sunday night when we drive by.  I believe he said the landscaping will be done as well before then.

So for those who don't know, during the Pre-Settlement meeting - they will demonstrate all of the features and benefits of our new home.  We will be there along with our Project Manager.  They will demonstrate how to operate and maintain all the appliances, furnace, thermostat, etc.

If you have any questions about your home, now is the time you want to ask.  It's advised not to take small children along as your full attention is required during this process.

Typically this meeting takes place 2 days before your Closing aka Settlement date.  Since our closing is delayed - it is still taking place as Ryan has certain deadlines for home completion that they must still meet regardless of the delayed closing date.

I will update you further after the meeting.


Moving Trucks DO NOT PARK IN NEW DRIVEWAY - New driveways can not support the weight of a moving truck without causing possible cracks and/or damage and that would not be covered under warranty!  So remember to tell them to park on the street!


  1. I had no idea about the new driveways, thanks for the tip, I'll be sure to remember that!

  2. Great advice! The moving company will hate me because I have a long drive way lol. The moving company you selected are they local or nation wide. I'm looking for a moving company. Any advice?

  3. Yup! This info is actually on the Pre-Settlement letter. I'm glad I read it or I would have never known!

    Hi Russell! Hows the house coming along? When is your closing? You should be coming up soon right? We are using a local moving company called Gardner Moving. We have use them multiple times in the past and they are wonderful and the cheapest in the Pittsburgh area.

    I just did a Post on Moving Companies and Cost - How to SAVE BIG with Your Move! Check it out - It may help you Save :)

  4. Russel - is your Rome Driveway long too? They can park on Old Driveways - just not new ones. I know our Rome Driveway is short.