I've enjoyed reading all your threads and discussions so much, that I've decided to finally join in. Building a house is so confusing, but being able to read about other people's experiences has been fantastic. Hopefully by recording my own journey here, I might provide assistance to others down the track.
Anyways, I am in the VERY early stages of building my new home in the Ascot estate at Pakenham. I've signed for a block of land, just waiting for final approval from the bank
Is anybody else building down there? I'm in the third release which titles in April 2015, made sure to give myself plenty of time to grow my savings & do research on the build. Would love to meet some future neighbours. I think the development will be really nice once it's complete. It has proposed parks and a creek redevelopment as well as being very close to existing shops and the train station.
The land I've bought isn't very big so I'm somewhat limited in my building choices, but as I'm going in alone as a first home buyer I didn't want to go to big.
I've been speaking to a number of builders and looking at their display homes. At the moment I am trying to decide between Burbank and a small local builder. I'm off to see the small local builders house today and see the proposed design for my home.
Will keep updating this as I go along. But would love to hear any comments, suggestions, etc.