Tuesday, 17 May 2011

House decided and Land registered!!

Ok so it’s been a while since we last updated you on what’s been happening and let’s just say there have been a few movements!

Firstly we have decided on the house we are going to build.  As mentioned previously we were both leaning towards a McDonald Jones Homes and that’s the one we decided to go with.  We are building the Havana 3 with the Tropicana façade =) We accepted the proposal on Easter Saturday and placed the deposit a few days later.   They were able to ‘come to the party’ and offered us a deal we couldn’t resist! YAY for us.  Right now we are waiting on the soil, contour & other reports on the land to come back so that we can get an accurate indication of what the site costs will be…    We are really hoping that we need an M class slab, even though we have budgeted for a H class one… the extra $$ will go a long way! We are also in the process of finalizing the changes we made to the plan – and believe me we have made a few! Our rep said that it’s almost a different house!   Probably not the best piece of advice for people wanting to build, but we sort of had no choice considering the restriction in width we had on our land…

Secondly, we received the official notification from Landcom saying our land has registered!  It was a few month’s late but that didn’t bother us at all.  We are planning to settle on or before 26th May - we are just waiting on our bank manager to finalise the loan docs and send them over and we are on our way to officially owning our own piece of Australia!

Thirdly and lastly for this update, MJH sent through our colour selections folder last week. We’ve been through it and both got very carried away and excited about all of the choices.  We had to remind ourselves not to get too excited as it can be very daunting having so many things to choose and so many upgrades to consider!  We are going to take it one step at a time and try and stick to the standard where we can, but some things we know we will be upgrading.  We will be visiting a few suppliers this weekend to see some of our favorite selections in person – it’s amazing how different a sample can look on a brochure rather than in real life!  Our walk through with a MDJ rep is booked for 26th May… stay tuned for the outcome!

We had a good play on the envisage website (http://www.studiom.com.au/)  and FINALLY came up with the façade colour schemes below:

Hopefully we don’t change our minds on this one! So far we are extremely happy with MDJ - they have kept us up to date at every step of the way. They even sent us a nice sms on Friday telling us that our colour selections book is in the post.

Stay tuned… more updates coming shortly!

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