Thanks everyone! I had a blast!!! Working on getting pics to you. There are a lot. And you know how slow Blogger is about uploading pics. lol
Suzi: You asked about the community pool in The Mills. From what I know, Ryan is NOT finishing the pool. WF (Wells Fargo) is the developer right now. We were originally told the funds were there to do it and it would be done by next summer. But now we are being told WF is looking to sell to a new developer and they will complete it. *shrugs*
I do know our PM said several developers have been out there looking around. There is definitely interest in it. But he also said who knows when it may actually get sold. It could happen tomorrow or next year. No one knows.
I know that one blog follower said that their realtor said we should have probably no later than Summer 2013.
You also have to realize there will have to be enough houses built to collect HOA fees from to sustain the pool and upkeep. You know? They aren't going to just build it and open it and have no way of affording the upkeep. No one is just going to swallow that kind of money.
I do know that lots are selling at a pretty quick rate. And I also know that EVERYONE knows that a pool is a major draw for families. A new developer will want to finish it, when there are enough homes in the neighborhood to pay for the upkeep.
So I think what it comes down to is this:
1. You can have a better choice of lot now, and wait for the pool and pay no HOA in the mean time.
2. You can wait, have a more limited choice of lots, and then pay the HOA as soon as you move in.
3. Pick another neighborhood, pay more money for a house (which means higher mortage, b/c let's face it, the prices in The Mills are pretty awesome right now), but have your pool immediately.
It's a personal choice only you can make. I would weigh all your options and make the decision that is best for you and your family. GL! Let us know what you decide!