So, we met with the sales manager today about our garage issue. He says that he has met with our project manager and that the framers can do some things to get us a few more inches on the garage but he won't know until it's framed. So, we asked what happens if it frames and it still doesn't fit. That's when we got the "you'll just have to trust us on this." Okay.... we trusted our SR when she told us "I'm sure it will be fine" when we asked about the garage size. We trusted our PM when he said he'd call us weekly to update us on how things are going, and we had to remind him to do this. We trusted them both when they signed off on our preconstruction meeting only to realize several things were checked off and not done.... (They did at least "redo" this meeting.) I could go on... but it's pointless. So, we are supposed to let them start framing and once the garage is framed, we are supposed to check the measurements and see if there is enough space. We asked what happens if it doesn't fit and of course the sales manager said he didn't want to go there. So, we pushed and he basically said we'd lose our deposit if we choose to walk away from it.
I asked about an appraisal issue I'd heard about on the blogs where houses are appraising for less than the price of the home and people have had to take money to closing to cover the difference. He did say with both my husband and I sitting there along with the SR and our two realtors that they would eat the difference if this happens. So, I at least feel better about that.
So... we are still moving forward. Framing is starting Wednesday, hopefully... depending on the weather.
We went to the block party on our street this weekend and not only did we have a good time, but our kids had a blast. So... I hope this can get resolved. I really want this house and more importantly, I want to be happy with it.