Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Signing the dotted lines, lots of them.

Today we headed into Warwick Farm to sign our contracts with Masterton. Pages and pages of it. We had a chat with our salesman and asked a few questions but we were out of there in 45 minutes as we had been given the contracts earlier and revised them before our appointment so we had our questions ready. It was all pretty straight forward.

Our plans are now with the engineers who will take about three weeks to do what they do. Hopefully they will work out our additional peering costs (if any) quicker than that.

We will also receive a phone call soon to set up our colours appointment. Looking forward to that and hope I can still afford to buy groceries when I am finished.

In the mean time we will head over to Q Central at Bella Vista to have our air con and alarm appointments as well as select tiles.

We are still waiting on our land to register. It is currently still 'under requisition'. Come on developers, give them what they need.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Plans, Land and Parting with Cash...

Well things have finally started to appear like they are falling in place. 

On 6/10/13, the developer submitted the subdivision to the Land and Information Service and our block should be registered 7-10 days from then. I checked on it yesterday and they have requested further information from the developer. Hopefully they provide that soon. The developer is DHA who plan to start building their own houses later this month. 

We had our external colours and plans appointment with Masterton on 16/10/13. We were advised when we got there that we were just supposed to sign off on the plans but we had not been given an opportunity to make changes and there were still a few things wrong. The guy was great and made the changes we requested. By Friday he had our revised plans and new variations ready for us. 

On Tuesday 22/10/13, our Masterton contracts were ready to sign. Unfortunately, due to work commitments, we won't be able to get over to sign them until next Tuesday but Masterton expressed posted them to us so we could send them to our Mortgage broker so he can submit to the bank for valuation. 

It looks like, after all these months, I might have gotten my timing perfect and we might be ready to submit to council as soon as we (and by we I mean us and the bank) officially own the land. 

Our Stamp Duty was also due on 22/10/13. It seems crazy to me that we have been taxed on something that does not even exist yet. If we were getting a home and land package, we would have gotten an additional 12 months to pay on top of the three months from exchange. But then we would have paid SD on the house as well as the land, much cheaper paying it on land only. 

Fingers crossed for registration in the next week. 


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Bricks, bricks and more bricks!

Well after a lot of thinking, I have finally decided on the outside colours. 

Brick = PGH Pearl Grey

Roof Tile = Monier Horizon Profile in Barramundi

Gutters and Facia = Monument

Down pipes = Dune

Cladding = ??? 

Our appointment to discuss plans is Wednesday week. After having the school holidays off work, and hubby able to take time off this week, we are both too busy to get to Warwick Farm next week. Typical!