I definitely did not start this blog with the purpose of becoming yet another dissatisfied Ryan Home buyer with a tale of woe on the internet, but I'm afraid that's how this might end up.
So my husband and I drove by the new home site - just to torture ourselves these days and we saw no signs of building of any kind. There are 5 homes completed on the site and three of those homes were completed more than a year ago. All of the lots have sold signs, but there is no construction equipment on the site and the road leading to our lot has not been cleared or paved and of course we are now heading into fall and cold weather.
My husband and I called our SR to find out if we were still on pace to have our house started at the end of September or early October although we already knew the answer. But it was still deeply depressing to hear that there is no clear start date for our house now because the developer in charge of site acquisition and preparing the foundations has been delayed in obtaining permits and approvals to install gas and water lines and finish the road. So now our start date has been pushed to at least November and probably even later in the year.
I just feel like we were basically lied to when we signed the contract. Because while it's true we were told that the contract gave Ryan two years to build the house, we were also told that the provision was intended for condominium projects where a whole building needed to be pre-sold before construction can start and not single family homes. And we were told our house would start in July. And if we had been told the truth we would not have bought at this location because not getting to move in until Spring 2016 (a real possibility at this point) was outside of our timeframe. So for now this will be my last update on this blog unless and until we have a start date.