Today was the settlement. We used the NVR settlement company (which NVR mortgage choose for us, but I think we could have requested someone else). Settlement took forever because they weren't quite ready for us. We waited around for 30 minutes before they had our paperwork. There is a large stack of papers to sign. The settlement guy in there with us was happy to explain any of the documents we were signing, wait patiently while we read anything we wanted. I had mixed feeling about reading all of the documents, on one hand it is good to know what you are signing, but on the other hand if you didn't agree with something you have no negotiation power to do anything about it. Plus these same forms are being signed by thousands of other people. I did a speed read of all the documents, I wanted to roughly know what was going. It took about 2.5 hours to sign everything. But at the end they handed over the keys and we were on our way.
We obviously went straight to our new home. There we found a welcome basket from Ryan Homes. There isn't much advice to give for this stage of the process so this post will be short. I'll just say make sure that the sprinklers are watering the new sod often. New sod needs lots of water.