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elemist
elemist
1 October 2013

'Gotchas' when buying land - hidden costs

'Gotchas' when buying land - hidden costs
VIC

Definately watch sloping of the block. Had a relatively level block when the contract was signed - subject to soil testing and finance. The developer obviously tested the…

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elemist
Oct 01, 2013 2:14 am
kaashif
kaashif
23 October 2013

Land for Sale - Saratoga Estate Point Cook

Land for Sale - Saratoga Estate Point Cook
VIC

Hi, Wanted to know how much is your asking price? Saw add on domain.com.au thru agent, are you selling privately or thru agent? Mamun

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kaashif
Oct 23, 2013 5:42 pm
NickyG1990
NickyG1990
20 November 2013

Soil test AFTER settlement

Soil test AFTER settlement
VIC

Technically they have a point about construction zone. However if they have no fence around their construction they are in breach anyway. Id go to the local council and…

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NickyG1990
Nov 20, 2013 8:53 pm
NickyG1990
NickyG1990
20 November 2013

Camalda - slab type and costs

Camalda - slab type and costs
VIC

Soon as you go to h or p its going to be depended on the soil report. Depth to acceptable bearing capacity etc. The block could have excessive fill etc so these slab types…

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NickyG1990
Nov 20, 2013 8:59 pm
NickyG1990
NickyG1990
20 November 2013

Confused over soil report - P and H1 and then UTP

Confused over soil report - P and H1 and then UTP
QLD

Check with council or neighbours they will have an idea of what costs are associated. Another solution is build up. If you can replace with compacted fill and get…

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NickyG1990
Nov 20, 2013 9:10 pm
Cameron32
Cameron32
21 November 2013

compacted fill

compacted fill
VIC

really i dont have any idea mate, sorry

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Cameron32
Nov 21, 2013 6:46 pm
Cameron32
strawlizzy
strawlizzy
2 December 2013

Rural land considerations. Acid sulphate soils.

Rural land considerations. Acid sulphate soils.
SA

I've found a lovely block of land in my preferred location. It's not in a residential subdivision but is a paddock from a farm that's surplus to requirements and has been…

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strawlizzy
Dec 02, 2013 7:38 pm
tashibelle
tashibelle
3 December 2013

Easements?

Easements?
QLD

. . Ive never heard of an easement counting for your property if its the neighbours as the easenent is…

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tashibelle
Dec 03, 2013 9:53 am
nickvee
nickvee
6 February 2014

Swapping a block land - Double Stamp Duty Implications

Swapping a block land - Double Stamp Duty Implications
WA

We swapped blocks prior to settlement and we did not have to pay double stamp duty :)

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nickvee
Feb 06, 2014 3:41 pm
nickvee
kid81
kid81
17 February 2014

Recommend a soil tester in the west

Recommend a soil tester in the west
VIC

Great to hear. They are very good.

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kid81
Feb 17, 2014 8:52 am
mitra
mitra
19 February 2014

Mayfield Estate, Mernda, Melbourne

Mayfield Estate, Mernda, Melbourne
VIC

Hi Ally, All the best for your building, i have couple more weeks to pick my builder, at this stage i might go with Metricon, you inputs will be much appreciated. Regards, Mitra

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mitra
Feb 19, 2014 9:23 pm
kazzaw
kazzaw
23 February 2014

Building with Rawson homes in Camden The hermitage

Building with Rawson homes in Camden The hermitage
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Matt We are in Gabriel's run 2. Sounds like you had a different process to buy the land than us. How did they give out priority numbers. We are set to register in…

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kazzaw
Feb 23, 2014 8:03 am
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yourelink
Feb 27, 2014 12:54 pm
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
14 March 2014

Mine Subsidence areas - are they a problem?

Mine Subsidence areas - are they a problem?
NSW

My old house was a display home 30 years ago... We had problems with movement in our home which would require the foundations under pinning in several areas....

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1sttimebuilding2012
Mar 14, 2014 8:37 pm
Smuscat4
Smuscat4
3 April 2014

Hello for the first time!

Hello for the first time!
NSW

This forum has been great for keeping us updated. We have purchased Lot 208. Things have been very hectic for my husband and I the last few months. We've sold our home, in…

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Smuscat4
Apr 03, 2014 9:35 pm
jenathome
jenathome
4 April 2014

Hello for the first time!

Hello for the first time!
NSW

Hi Smuscat4, Very exciting times for you. To answer your question about timing when you mention stage 2 and 3 and DA , do you mean the DA for the land you have bought,…

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jenathome
Apr 04, 2014 10:44 am
jenathome
Salsaby
Salsaby
23 April 2014

High traffic block - stopping damage

High traffic block - stopping damage
WA

Hi Guys, We have started building our fence however have had to stop 3 pannels in so that we will have room for the cement truck to put a pad for the shed in the very…

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Salsaby
Apr 23, 2014 4:54 pm
Salsaby
ronfire
ronfire
7 June 2014

Clarity on Stamp Duty in WA

Clarity on Stamp Duty in WA
WA

Just found this thread cos I've been researching this very thing. Tis a sad fact that, for some odd reason, state govt will only assess your eligibility for FHO stamp duty…

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ronfire
Jun 07, 2014 10:38 am
bashworth
bashworth
12 June 2014

Subdivision Certificate (Linen Release) - What does it mean?

Subdivision Certificate (Linen Release) - What does it mean?
NSW

When I was a young trainee in the old Days (1970's) the final drawings were done on a linen stabilised drawing material. Prior to that stage draft plans were done on…

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bashworth
Jun 12, 2014 5:35 pm
bashworth
kexkez
kexkez
22 June 2014

Access to your new block in Cloverlea

Access to your new block in Cloverlea
VIC

Please keep to the existing thread. This thread is now locked. Any further threads created about this same estate will be removed. Kexkez Homeone support team

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kexkez
Jun 22, 2014 10:34 am
kexkez
kexkez
kexkez
22 June 2014

Cloverlea Estate - Chirnside Park - Stage 2

Cloverlea Estate - Chirnside Park - Stage 2
VIC

Please keep to the existing thread. This thread is now locked. Any further threads created about this same estate will be removed. Kexkez Homeone support team

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kexkez
Jun 22, 2014 10:48 am
kexkez
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
24 June 2014

Great place to live

Great place to live
NSW

Burning Hell and Ghastly Remains?

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Bluesuede
Jun 24, 2014 4:59 pm
Bluesuede
catjim
catjim
25 June 2014

Fencing ezy clip

Fencing ezy clip
NSW

You need to be saying where you are because nobody's got any idea from your posts

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catjim
Jun 25, 2014 11:06 pm
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 2:10 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 9:23 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 1:04 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 2:30 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 2:35 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 2:16 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 9:18 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 3:15 pm
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bashworth
Oct 05, 2014 8:13 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 11:00 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 9:15 pm
Mondeo
Mondeo
20 November 2014

How do you find out about future land releases?

How do you find out about future land releases?

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 1:02 pm
Mondeo
jonnyappleboy
jonnyappleboy
4 January 2015

Planning to build in Orchard Grove, North Kellyville

Planning to build in Orchard Grove, North Kellyville
NSW

Hi all Just wondering if there's anyone here planning to build in Orchard Grove in North Kellyville? I know there are quite a few of you in other…

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jonnyappleboy
Jan 04, 2015 9:25 pm
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 9:01 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 9:09 pm
Matt1
Shaje
Shaje
17 February 2015

Land with fill

Land with fill

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 4:49 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 4:13 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 3:07 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 8:54 pm
Daljon
Daljon
2 March 2015

Its begun

Its begun
NSW

Congratulations Lot 110 and 121 your building site has been cleared and leveled. How exciting, the building process has begun.

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Daljon
Mar 02, 2015 1:08 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 12:59 pm
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 12:19 pm
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 4:03 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 6:04 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 8:18 am

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

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kyton
Apr 04, 2015 3:11 pm
kyton


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