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Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
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we paid for all our power points, TV points, we only put in batten lights, but got 1 everywhere we wanted to replace with a down-light later

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t_holt86
Mar 24, 2017 10:48 am
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Hi All, was in the area today and was surprised they were starting the site pouring, we have had rains here the past couple of days and the SM told me as the weather was…

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Adnan633
Mar 24, 2017 10:47 am
Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne
VIC
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Woohoo!! Which one is fixing? .. Is that the second last? I'm supposedly in the last stage, and apparently the longest ;-; I'm going to go see my house tomorrow. Eee,…

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aloenyx
Mar 24, 2017 8:27 am
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Some recent pics of the kids :)

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bubblynutter
Mar 24, 2017 6:39 am
Building Marina Q2 with Henley at HillsideBuilding Marina Q2 with Henley at Hillside
VIC

Wow Param that is awesome! Such good news. I've had a few houses in my area go up in 3 months. Seems to be getting quicker! Yes I can see how your overwhelmed, my house…

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sarzaaa88
Mar 24, 2017 6:33 am
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Eliston Estate - Clyde, MelbourneEliston Estate - Clyde, Melbourne
VIC
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From what we've been told, the stages aren't completed in numerical order (so really "stage ..." doesn't actually mean anything!) they just move on to the next closest…

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TandH
Mar 24, 2017 6:14 am
Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in GeelongBuilding Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong
VIC
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Oh he's a newbie! It's ok, he will learn from the mistakes on yr house for the betterment of the next build..... @Orph Build thread: …

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Orpheus
Mar 23, 2017 10:43 pm
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Thanks Steve that's exactly what I was thinking. I wanna beat the bad weather. Builder seems to be moving things along which is good. They finished the plumbing today.…

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Christoshizz
Mar 23, 2017 10:14 pm
RegVic-Custom plan-Hotondo Homes- Week 24 - PCI doneRegVic-Custom plan-Hotondo Homes- Week 24 - PCI done
VIC
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Woooooo how exciting. Congrats on the keys tomorrow and good luck for the move x

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Kat_1025
Mar 23, 2017 9:38 pm
Regional FHOG VICRegional FHOG VIC
VIC

Yeah I know, it sucks! I heard on the radio this morning that one of the building companies (can't remember who) is either giving back people their stamp duty they paid…

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alexandraa
Mar 23, 2017 9:33 pm
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Dani_J
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Our Custom Hamptons Inspired HomeOur Custom Hamptons Inspired Home
VIC
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Thanks Hillsbuilds. This is already one of my bookmarks! Loved their last reno. Our 37sq Custom Hamptons Inspired…

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Dani_J
Mar 23, 2017 9:11 pm

Awesome! Glad to see another indigo build, when we were at the sales stage we asked if they had any indigo 5100s on the go so we could have a walk through but there was…

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Gravy
Mar 23, 2017 9:10 pm
Ssjo
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UMBRA Estate GreenvaleUMBRA Estate Greenvale
VIC
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Have you seen the land prices for stage 3? Land sizes have decrease but the prices have increased. $345k for 440m2 I think we have done well buying when we did.

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Ssjo
Mar 23, 2017 8:58 pm
Cascade Q1 - Henley Homes with ModsCascade Q1 - Henley Homes with Mods
VIC
1, 2

not yet, just got a message they completed the gutter and fascia, roof tiles will be next week, then wrap up.. will go and check out on saturday...

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annielee
Mar 23, 2017 8:39 pm
Simonds Hudson BendigoSimonds Hudson Bendigo
VIC
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Yay it's looking so good!

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alexandraa
Mar 23, 2017 8:10 pm
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Upgrading to Class P Waffle SlabUpgrading to Class P Waffle Slab
VIC

My Slab has just come back as class P but I have fixed site costs so I'm not sure of costs.

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MoniqueElizabeth
Mar 23, 2017 7:58 pm
Building with Dennis Family HomesBuilding with Dennis Family Homes
VIC
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Hi rattle, welcome to the forum. It's good to hear from another dfh client. There's not many of us on the forum compared to other builders. Hope you have a smooth admin…

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rtforresters
Mar 23, 2017 7:05 pm
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Vancouver -Porter DavisVancouver -Porter Davis
VIC
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like most trades, they too clearly have no bloody idea :(

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lizbf85
Mar 23, 2017 4:17 pm
nikil
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We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVISWe are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS
VIC
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Ours was really straight forward and took no time to get through. Good luck with it, let us know how it goes :)

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nikil
Mar 23, 2017 3:29 pm
Oakdene estate ,Ocean GroveOakdene estate ,Ocean Grove
VIC

How did you find building with Boutique? Were looking to buy in Oakdene stage 10 and also looking to build with Boutique. Cheers. Ben

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HughesB1
Mar 23, 2017 2:26 pm
Arden DevelopmentsArden Developments
VIC
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Hi Androolz, When is handover? I have been following your blog over the last few months - sorry to see how much they have stuffed you guys around. I hope you get the…

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Jeeta23
Mar 23, 2017 12:37 pm
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JG King modified Heywood - toilet dilemmaJG King modified Heywood - toilet dilemma
VIC
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Power must have gone in yesterday (yes I didn't visit for 1 day!) and plumbing is going in today. They seemed to be digging up the entire backyard looking for the sewer…

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bank
Mar 23, 2017 11:25 am
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So much has happened! We moved out of our house on the weekend and official handover/settlement to th buyers happens at midday today! Our rental is in a black spot and…

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stayxtrue
Mar 23, 2017 10:18 am
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Aston19
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stage 19 - Aston - Craigieburnstage 19 - Aston - Craigieburn
VIC
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I know it is fantastic to see. Cant wait to see what the field will look like

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Aston19
Mar 23, 2017 9:23 am
Nico
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{dawn} Custom Build - Easter Move in Countdown{dawn} Custom Build - Easter Move in Countdown
VIC
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Some owners are reluctant to build common fences until late in the build as the trades on either side will inevitably damage the fence and not own up. The fault, and cost…

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Nico
Mar 23, 2017 7:34 am
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mishmu
22 March
Thinking to go for Henley - Caspian 25 design - any suggestiThinking to go for Henley - Caspian 25 design - any suggesti
VIC

Hello Everyone, https://henley.com.au/new-homes/reserve ... ian-series I have liked Caspian 25 design from Henley Builder (though their reviews are quite bad). My land…

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mishmu
Mar 22, 2017 8:56 pm
YeuG
22 March
Henley Reserve Ivory 32 (Mainvue Homes) - Our first buildHenley Reserve Ivory 32 (Mainvue Homes) - Our first build
VIC

Haha! Did you ask them to add you in their mailing list so that you'll know when they are getting released? You can also look at cloverton and kallo just up the road!

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YeuG
Mar 22, 2017 6:58 pm

So we just finished our QA walkthrough. Went spent 2 hours pointing out things that need addressing. To be honest most were paintwork or cleaning and our SM was great…

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techau
Mar 22, 2017 5:30 pm
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mj2016
22 March
Boutique HomesBoutique Homes
VIC
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To be honest even after they declassify post 4 months from titling it still is in a 'higher' fire zone so I'm happy to pay the extra I just wasn't sure what it…

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mj2016
Mar 22, 2017 5:07 pm
Emmz70
22 March
Metro 32 KDRB Bayside MelbourneMetro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne
VIC
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Awesome one JLH. Hopefully with the fine weather coming our way it will be sooner

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Emmz70
Mar 22, 2017 1:53 pm
Fqunqar
22 March
Greenvale Heritage ViewsGreenvale Heritage Views
VIC
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Not a problem! Things are happening which is better than nothing happening as was the case before

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Fqunqar
Mar 22, 2017 12:55 pm
Tracey70
22 March
Building Simonds Prague with ModificationsBuilding Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
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Yes it is Marshall. Been raining so bricking has stopped but inside is going nicely

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Tracey70
Mar 22, 2017 12:52 pm
MrsJM
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22 March
Fowler Homes - My MONACO CastleFowler Homes - My MONACO Castle
VIC
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Looks absolutely beautiful!! Stunning! C U S T O M. C O R A L. B R O N T E. 43 http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=79581

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MrsJM
Mar 22, 2017 8:35 am
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rsanand
22 March
Bought a Land with approved plans and lookging for a BuilderBought a Land with approved plans and lookging for a Builder
VIC

from the looks of it you will be spending about 70% of the build cost up until lockup. not sure you would take so much pain on yourself to get some savings. but may be if…

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rsanand
Mar 22, 2017 7:21 am
Lemans
22 March
Things you forget - summary page 32Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi all Just thought I'd bump this thread up, as there's been no further posts.. Anyone like to add in their comments regarding electrical that they wish they'd done?

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Lemans
Mar 22, 2017 2:52 am
Pirz
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21 March
Henley Monterey Belle Q2Henley Monterey Belle Q2
VIC
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Hi Lisa, We paid $3003. I guess this may differ depending on your house size.

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Pirz
Mar 21, 2017 5:28 pm
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iffijee
21 March
8homes d88homes d8
VIC

I've made a lot of customization to the plan, still have not finalized a final floor plan.. but i dont know how to attach the plan here.. need some suggestions..

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iffijee
Mar 21, 2017 4:53 pm
PEARZ
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21 March
Canterbury - Final StagesCanterbury - Final Stages
VIC
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Hi Sri_arch, good to hear you had a good tender and contract appointment, congratz on moving forward to the next step! Under staircase was plastered and carpeted as…

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PEARZ
Mar 21, 2017 4:35 pm
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Old Bloke
21 March
Building our dream home- Fairhaven Queenscliff in RiverwalkBuilding our dream home- Fairhaven Queenscliff in Riverwalk
VIC

You will probably have to double glaze some widows to get back to 6 star. I would go refrigerated over evaporative if your budget allows. After having lived in ours over…

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Old Bloke
Mar 21, 2017 4:14 pm
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Marshall5858
Mar 21, 2017 3:32 pm
cant decide
21 March
Building Marina Q1 with Henley - South East MelbourneBuilding Marina Q1 with Henley - South East Melbourne
VIC
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Just double check that you will get full stamp duty refund. If you have already signed your land contract you will only get FHB discount rate for SD. Stamp duty is only…

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cant decide
Mar 21, 2017 12:21 pm
MrCJ
21 March
Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)
VIC

Hello friends, The wifey and I have started the process to build with Carisle Homes and have chosen the awesome Radison 35 as our future family home. It' still early…

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MrCJ
Mar 21, 2017 11:44 am
Doulton777
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21 March
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 MelbMy KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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Hehehe true yeah. I know it's definitely older people too. It's frustrating cos you think they would get things right. But then you need to keep chasing them for…

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Doulton777
Mar 21, 2017 9:04 am
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bashworth
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21 March
What is with the upgrade of doors ?What is with the upgrade of doors ?
VIC

In practically every business the bigger margins are on upgrades. That applies to MacDonalds -Upsize your meal and you will pay a dollar or more for what costs them

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bashworth
Mar 21, 2017 7:50 am
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We signed up Jan 2016 so prices may be different now. @ the time: Development price which includes recycle plus others was $1990 Building with Metricon so promotion at…

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Emmz70
Mar 20, 2017 10:48 pm



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