After ruling out renovating, my husband and I had been looking for a home to buy in the nearby suburb of Voyager Point. It is a small quiet suburb with not a lot of real estate action so our search was very slow.
We were aware of a new subdivision but did not think the land would be in our budget. We had registered for updates and when we received an email with land prices, we were pleasantly surprised. The next morning, by 9:05, we had reserved our land.
Now the hunt for a home began. Our 'must have'list included a walk in robe, ensuite with double basin and shower big enough for double shower head, walk in pantry, open plan living with theatre and study downstairs and big rooms for the kids. Our 'it would also be nice if' list included a laundry big enough to leave the ironing board up in and an upstairs tv room for the kids.
I poured over dozen's of floor plans on the Internet. We seriously considered Wisdom and Clarendon before finding the Masterton Villina Grande. It had everything we were looking for.
We have now paid our initial deposit with Masterton and we are waiting on our plans to be drawn up. We are also waiting for our land to register. We were initially told August, then September, now we are looking at the October long weekend. I am hoping that our timing will be perfect and everything we all be ready together. Fingers crossed.