It's been almost a month since my last post. Before I left for California I had finally gotten the appraisal back (took a little over 3 weeks.) We were so frustrated because we had been given some really shady information about why it took so long. There was nothing we could do but wait. It finally came through and it was good news.
I also got an email saying that our plan was approved through our Home Owners Association which means that as soon as we get a closing date, they'll start to break ground!
We are picking our final exterior colors today. Hopefully we will have a closing date soon!