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robbie55
robbie55
31 July 2014

"Immoral Developments" and unregistered land

"Immoral Developments" and unregistered land
NSW

I think the link below is important to share for anyone buying unregistered land and worthwhile bringing to your solicitor or conveyancer to get advice on before signing…

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robbie55
Jul 31, 2014 1:10 pm
robbie55
insider
insider
12 August 2014

Controlled Fill - problem or not?

Controlled Fill - problem or not?
SA

Sounds like the engineer has it under control.The engineer will usually modify the H2 type slab to allow for settlement of the fill.

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insider
Aug 12, 2014 8:23 pm
insider
Crazyk
Crazyk
30 August 2014

Body corporate questions. Worth avoiding?

Body corporate questions. Worth avoiding?
QLD

All good. Yeah they have pros and cons like all things. Good luck with your offer.

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Crazyk
Aug 30, 2014 12:04 pm
Crazyk
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
12 September 2014

Checklist for buying land

Checklist for buying land
VIC

I always get my clients to send me the name of the estate and I obtain the engineering and check out if there is any fill on the site. I also check the fall ( Slope ) and…

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Berstan Homes
Sep 12, 2014 1:30 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
12 September 2014

Buying land - Mernda Villages or Craigieburn Highlands

Buying land - Mernda Villages or Craigieburn Highlands
VIC

Mernda Villages has more of a rural feel than Craigieburn. Mernda Villages has a smaller shopping centre but has less people to service so is more than adequate. Mernda…

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Berstan Homes
Sep 12, 2014 1:35 pm
Berstan Homes
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
16 September 2014

Buying Land in Berry Lane Estate Mernda(Melbourne, VIC)

Buying Land in Berry Lane Estate Mernda(Melbourne, VIC)
VIC

Hi mitra, You're not far advanced, so make sure after you buy that you have a proper soil report carried out by yourselves, because many slabs are poorly designed. See…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 16, 2014 1:16 pm
TomCat
TomCat
25 September 2014

Corner block versus cul-de-sac block

Corner block versus cul-de-sac block
WA

I prefer corners too for dual access and light, especially as your long/side faces north. Great for living areas. That is exactly what we've got. We're building two storey…

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TomCat
Sep 25, 2014 8:18 pm
TomCat
trooper79
trooper79
2 October 2014

Land Sales List, North Kellyville

Land Sales List, North Kellyville
NSW

Just heard that the RBA will move to curtail investment using the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. See the thread I started for more info and discussion

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trooper79
Oct 02, 2014 2:15 pm
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bashworth
Oct 05, 2014 7:13 am
bashworth
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
11 November 2014

Cost of services up driveway - Battle Axe Block

Cost of services up driveway - Battle Axe Block
VIC

HI, It has been a while since I was in this boat - and when I was the services were regulated so AGL had sole right to supply me gas etc and they ran the services for me…

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becjarrettdalton
Nov 11, 2014 10:00 am
becjarrettdalton
dann
dann
15 November 2014

HELP!!! Buying Untitled Land

HELP!!! Buying Untitled Land
NSW

I bought unregistered 2 months ago, they wanted 10% deposit of $22,200 however my solicitor negotiated that down to 5%. The land is due to be registered in February…

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dann
Nov 15, 2014 8:15 pm
Mondeo
Mondeo
20 November 2014

How do you find out about future land releases?

How do you find out about future land releases?
VIC

Hi!! We did indeed!! I am so pleased. Land titles in May 2015 so we will be ready to build pretty much straight away.

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Mondeo
Nov 20, 2014 12:02 pm
Mondeo
Matt1
Matt1
21 January 2015

Developer Rescinded / Withdrew from the contract! A scam?

Developer Rescinded / Withdrew from the contract! A scam?
NSW

Sounds like a scam to me. We bought in the Kellyville area last year and prices went up $100k in six months and before the land was registered. Luckily our developer was…

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Matt1
Jan 21, 2015 8:01 pm
Matt1
Matt1
Matt1
31 January 2015

NEVER BUY UNTITLED LAND

NEVER BUY UNTITLED LAND
VIC
1, 2

We bought untitled land last May and it titled in December (was originally meant to be September ish). This is in NW Sydney and land of this size is rare so the value had…

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Matt1
Jan 31, 2015 8:09 pm
Matt1
Shaje
Shaje
17 February 2015

Land with fill

Land with fill
VIC

It has been noted by a poster in the other section, the fill range is actually 0mm to 600mm (60cm). Any thoughts based on the corrected fill range?

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Shaje
Feb 17, 2015 3:49 pm
building-expert
building-expert
18 February 2015

Getting Really Worried

Getting Really Worried
QLD

Great advice from 1st -timers If it does not feel right don't do it, listen to your gut.

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building-expert
Feb 18, 2015 3:13 pm
building-expert
TashPaul
TashPaul
20 February 2015

Cloverlea Estate - Chirnside Park VIC (Buying Land)

Cloverlea Estate - Chirnside Park VIC (Buying Land)
VIC
1 ... 104, 105, 106

Guess I can join this thread now. Just put a holding deposit on lot 3021 and signing contracts Sat. Not too concerned…

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TashPaul
Feb 20, 2015 2:07 pm
TashPaul
mim_feher
mim_feher
22 February 2015

Purchasing CROWN land

Purchasing CROWN land
NSW

I am from NSW, however unfortantly I need to own the land as I require it to put some of my house on other the block is only 450m2. I am hoping that it won't take forever…

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mim_feher
Feb 22, 2015 7:54 pm
Daljon
Daljon
19 March 2015

Your journey has begun

Your journey has begun
NSW

Congratulations Lot 105...your journey has started. The machines are working on your block at this very moment.

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Daljon
Mar 19, 2015 11:59 am
Athelas
Athelas
26 March 2015

Highly Technical Question on Subdivision and Titles

Highly Technical Question on Subdivision and Titles
VIC

Found my answer already on another site. You can do a deed of assignment before settlement and apportion the land accosting to the intended subdivision. Must get a lawyer…

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Athelas
Mar 26, 2015 11:19 am
annielee
annielee
27 March 2015

The Boulevard, Wollert

The Boulevard, Wollert
VIC

are you serious ?? im at stage 3.. then it will be next year ??

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annielee
Mar 27, 2015 3:03 pm
MrBee
MrBee
27 March 2015

soil test before purchase?

soil test before purchase?
QLD
1, 2

When a subdivision goes in the developer may fill some areas. This will be shown on the subdivision plan. You can…

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MrBee
Mar 27, 2015 5:04 pm
MrBee
glendale38
glendale38
30 March 2015

Buying land that may take awhile to settle

Buying land that may take awhile to settle
VIC

Hi there... When we deposited for our land purchase, we put down $2k back in March 2014 as initially it was house and land package. At the exchange of contract stage the…

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glendale38
Mar 30, 2015 7:18 am

Outside near the aviary, veggie gardens and chicken coop. Hidden behind screening.…

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kyton
Apr 04, 2015 2:11 pm
kyton
Megera
Megera
8 April 2015

What things need to be done to get the land ready?

What things need to be done to get the land ready?
VIC

I couldn't find info on this anywhere but I'm curious if anyone knows about the process the land goes through to go from paddock to titled/ready to build on? Not…

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Megera
Apr 08, 2015 4:14 pm
Megera
aloenyx
aloenyx
11 April 2015

Holding deposit on land

Holding deposit on land
NSW

3 months might be too long for a holding deposit. Most want something signed in a week or two, but you never know. Can't hurt to ask? You should still look for land, a lot…

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aloenyx
Apr 11, 2015 7:20 pm
aloenyx
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
13 April 2015

Selling UNTITLED land...

Selling UNTITLED land...
VIC

eeeekkkkk! I hope that's not the case. We gave our conveyancer the contract to look over on Friday, so hopefully she gets back to us today. Unfortunately the sunset…

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PolkaDots
Apr 13, 2015 7:57 am
Ran65
Ran65
13 April 2015

Land sub division in riverstone pricinct B

Land sub division in riverstone pricinct B
VIC

Hi, We own 3 lots of residential land on Melbourne Road in Riverstone pricinct B (B5). Our lots are quite close to Grantham Estate (I think near Schoffel St). I…

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Ran65
Apr 13, 2015 10:10 pm
snowy stockman
snowy stockman
14 April 2015

Land rant - how long did it take you to find your land?

Land rant - how long did it take you to find your land?
QLD

We took 2 and a half year, but in the time we were looking the market was cooling. So blocks we had ruled out were coming back into our price range. We had to do a lot of…

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snowy stockman
Apr 14, 2015 5:36 pm
rahul
rahul
15 April 2015

Box Hill Sydney vs Jordan Springs

Box Hill Sydney vs Jordan Springs
NSW

Hi Lily123456, First of all, congratulations. Great decision, I must say. I have been to Jordan Springs, and love the area myself as well. But the prices have gone up…

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rahul
Apr 15, 2015 7:10 pm
Grakat
Grakat
23 April 2015

Buying acres for building dream home

Buying acres for building dream home
NSW

Hi everybody, On the back of this, we are in the early stages of buying a 2.5 acre block of land which is supposed to register with council by the end of August. Power is…

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Grakat
Apr 23, 2015 2:58 pm
benhenri
benhenri
30 April 2015

Forsyth Park - Truginina

Forsyth Park - Truginina
VIC

If you are a current or future resident of Forsyth Park - Truginina, follow the below link to join this facebook Group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/417392205078999/

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benhenri
Apr 30, 2015 2:59 pm
herbie1986
herbie1986
2 May 2015

Land Promotion after purchase

Land Promotion after purchase
WA

It's about 5.5 x 4m - not huge but the pool itself is $22k and then the fencing and paving another 5-7k

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herbie1986
May 02, 2015 9:20 am
iverson_iii
iverson_iii
5 May 2015

Sydney vacant land sales - $/m2 rates

Sydney vacant land sales - $/m2 rates
NSW

With today's annoucement of another interest rate drop, expect pirces to keep climbing.

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iverson_iii
May 05, 2015 4:12 pm
devoke
devoke
11 May 2015

Building in Ascot Place (South East VIC)

Building in Ascot Place (South East VIC)
VIC

Hi All, Just thought we could have a specific topic for Ascot Place for the owners whom may be on this forum to discuss any issues relating to this block of land. I…

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devoke
May 11, 2015 11:49 am
bmitchel
bmitchel
15 May 2015

Paid too much for land?

Paid too much for land?
QLD

The blocks that were shown on realestate were from the Markwell release (original pricesheet is 6/9/2014): LOT 501…

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bmitchel
May 15, 2015 12:01 pm
SaberX
SaberX
22 May 2015

Any Tips on saving after handover ??

Any Tips on saving after handover ??
NSW

Mrbee for someone who never does handiwork, but is fairly ok to learn and pickup how hard is it to diy standard or basic venetians (will be for a rental) on your windows? …

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SaberX
May 22, 2015 1:07 pm
claypot
claypot
24 May 2015

Flood Zone Area

Flood Zone Area
NSW

Hey there, We have just gone through a similar scenario. Shortly after submitting the building application we got a letter stating we are now in a 1 in 100 year flood…

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claypot
May 24, 2015 9:49 am
heatherkam
heatherkam
31 May 2015

Anyone buying /building on land in Blakes Crossing?

Anyone buying /building on land in Blakes Crossing?
SA

Still hunting for others that are maybe buying land in the Waterglen stage 5 release at blakes crossing, be good to chat with others in the area :)

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heatherkam
May 31, 2015 6:57 pm
heatherkam
41202
41202
1 June 2015

land choose in norh part of melbourne

land choose in norh part of melbourne
VIC

hi everyone i am ready to purchase a land to build my home in north part of melbourne i prefer close to public transport so my choose is not further than craigiburn…

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41202
Jun 01, 2015 9:13 pm
41202
Brahma Bull
Brahma Bull
5 June 2015

Titles

Titles
WA

If the value of your land has gone up in that time, just hang in there, you won't have anything to lose.

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Brahma Bull
Jun 05, 2015 10:45 pm
Brahma Bull
GreyBluePurple
GreyBluePurple
7 June 2015

Planning to buy a land in Veneto Grove in Greenvale

Planning to buy a land in Veneto Grove in Greenvale
VIC

Hi there, I hope I am taking the wind out of sails, but my settlement took 1 year in Providence. This is the second time in my life I bought a block of land the second…

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GreyBluePurple
Jun 07, 2015 8:45 am
GreyBluePurple
DGLASHEEN
DGLASHEEN
30 June 2015

OAK TREE ESTATE - COMMUNITY LOTS

OAK TREE ESTATE - COMMUNITY LOTS
NSW

Good News! Community Title DA has been approved. Application Number 616/2015/ZD Lodgement Date 6/11/2014 Expiry Date 29/06/2020 Formatted Application Location 3…

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DGLASHEEN
Jun 30, 2015 2:29 pm
DGLASHEEN
Kc27
Kc27
2 July 2015

White Gum Place North Kellyville

White Gum Place North Kellyville
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I am building a 2 storey and apparently the size i am building is slightly above CDC requirements. I am building a 38 sq house so Metricon has suggested that we will need…

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Kc27
Jul 02, 2015 9:51 pm
hanssonfam
hanssonfam
10 July 2015

Building in Serpentine Downs!!

Building in Serpentine Downs!!
WA
1, 2

Cant really be specific on that. Depends on what BAL rating the block…

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hanssonfam
Jul 10, 2015 6:44 pm
hanssonfam
light487
light487
10 July 2015

Bal Rating Blue Horizon Estate

Bal Rating Blue Horizon Estate
NSW

Best to ask in the Blue Horizon Estate thread itself, as I think a couple of people in that thread had the same issue and they got the BAL rating reassessed…

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light487
Jul 10, 2015 7:25 pm
light487
sunrays
sunrays
6 August 2015

WAIT FOR INTEREST RATE RISE

WAIT FOR INTEREST RATE RISE

I heard they may fall rather than rise in near future

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sunrays
Aug 06, 2015 11:50 pm
DGLASHEEN
DGLASHEEN
12 August 2015

DA NUMBERS

DA NUMBERS
NSW

Oak Tree Estate R2 Lots: 399/2015/ZB Community Lots: 616/2015/ZD Oak Tree Estate - East R2 Lots: 880/2015/ZB Development Approval expected in approximately 2 weeks.

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DGLASHEEN
Aug 12, 2015 12:45 pm
DGLASHEEN
Bjhf
Bjhf
18 August 2015

Buying land - what to check for and do

Buying land - what to check for and do
QLD

We signed a contract on our land subject to soil testing, finance, and suitable dwelling to our satisfaction could be built on the block. So it can be done. Having said…

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Bjhf
Aug 18, 2015 9:28 am
Bjhf

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