SOLD! Building a Naples with Ryan Homes


One of my best friends, Lauren, started looking to purchase a home with her fiance around the same time as we did.  Lauren and I work for the same company and can chat online throughout the day.  One Monday morning she started telling me about her weekend and that she and her fiance were going to build a home together!  That weekend was the first and only time they had been out house hunting.  I thought Lauren was crazy to be jumping into such a big decision so quickly, but I was so excited for our friends.

Fast forward to a few weekends into our home search, having seen several existing homes and not loving any of them.  Lauren's new neighborhood sounded like it had all the right things, but my husband and I remained calculated in our home search, going over all of our options until we had exhausted them.  We never thought we would build a home together as our first house.  But were we starting to come around to the idea?

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We had driven through Lauren's neighborhood but not stopped at the model home.  One weekend we went to check it out.  It was beautiful!  You should have seen Ryan's face as we walked into the master bedroom.  All things considered (new vs. older home, schools, commute to Uptown Charlotte) we decided the new neighborhood was the best fit for us too!

Everyone approaches home buying differently.  Lauren went with her gut and saved herself a lot of time on weekends.  We went to home after home and never found the right combination of things- the right location, the right school district, the right floor plan, while Lauren shopped for furniture.  We are so grateful to be living in the same neighborhood as our best friends.  In fact, we ended up purchasing the lot right next door to them due to it being the only one left with a wooded backyard.  We couldn't ask for better future neighbors and we're so glad our friends are excited to have us swoop in on their great initial decision!  We're so excited for the future of our neighborhood and hope we are just a few of the other young couples moving there as well!


  1. I Was wondering if you know how much your HOA dues will be, and if they have any dog walks, or other amenities for your community. Thank you..LJ

    1. The HOAs are $50/month and there is a very nice clubhouse with an olympic sized swimming pool, kiddie pool, lazy river, and water slide. There is an events room available to reserve and a gym upstairs. There will be over 1000 homes in the neighborhood so we have many areas to walk our dog, but as of now there are not any dog parks. There is a brand new elementary school down the street from us which will eventually be connected to the neighborhood.


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