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basham75
basham75
1 May 2012

Learn from others mistakes

Learn from others mistakes
WA

Well the response from my friends complaint was not very good, the fence could be built at my friends cost and only 1 metre high so the entire backyard was visible, so no…

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basham75
May 01, 2012 7:03 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 May 2012

What is a masterplan community?

What is a masterplan community?
WA

A private estate normally is houses only. Probably up to 50 houses A master planned community has a mix of residential, commercial, retail and community facilities and…

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bashworth
May 02, 2012 4:00 pm
bashworth
investa
investa
21 May 2012

Cranbourne West -Casiana Grove

Cranbourne West -Casiana Grove
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Can someone recommend a good fencer? Big reds doesn't want to answer their phone or emails so might get quotes from someone else...

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investa
May 21, 2012 8:56 pm
AC27
AC27
4 June 2012

stockland

stockland
WA

There's another forum on here bout Whiteman edge another member on this forum from memory has got a block on Heaton road as well

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AC27
Jun 04, 2012 10:05 pm
bigted
bigted
5 June 2012

I need some advice on land, please HELP!

I need some advice on land, please HELP!
NSW

If you want to get on to the blocks just walk around/crawl under the fences - that's what we did! The latest release still has some flat blocks available - a bit more…

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bigted
Jun 05, 2012 4:56 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
13 June 2012

Living area with racking ceiling

Living area with racking ceiling
WA

Just a guess, but it might be to do with the roof pitch which can more easily be extended into the alfresco? Probably heaps cheaper to do it this way for both client and…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 13, 2012 10:53 am
scotty78
scotty78
18 June 2012

Fairway Drive - no Linen Plan

Fairway Drive - no Linen Plan
NSW

Oh well just think of it as another few weeks you can save up for more stuff to add to your house!

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scotty78
Jun 18, 2012 6:27 pm
AC27
AC27
3 August 2012

WA - Buying land (Brookleigh Estate, Caversham?)

WA - Buying land (Brookleigh Estate, Caversham?)
WA

whiteman edge is 60% site coverage I think it's starting to become more standard these days

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AC27
Aug 03, 2012 6:59 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
13 August 2012

How long is too long

How long is too long
NSW

My advice to new buyers is take what the developer tells you, add 12 months and you may be pleasantly surprised if it titles "early" :roll:

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atom_ute
Aug 13, 2012 2:36 pm
atom_ute
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

levelling land

levelling land
SA

we do a lot of site cuts. what it cost varies but usually we pay about one sixth of what a client will pay if they get a contractor. one has to take responsibility, do the…

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 8:53 am
leighton
macmaz
macmaz
8 September 2012

What info RE Agent should provide while Subdivided Land Sale

What info RE Agent should provide while Subdivided Land Sale
VIC

Hi Guys, Thanks for clicking. Met with the RE Agent today and came across two things which I want to verify if they are normal? 1. They provided me Section 32 of Big…

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macmaz
Sep 08, 2012 9:10 pm
our dream home
our dream home
17 September 2012

Made An Offer On Land

Made An Offer On Land
NSW

Congratulations on the land, we were in a 14 sq house with one loo.. Not as cramped as you by the sounds of things, but it was the reason for selling up. Now the fun…

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our dream home
Sep 17, 2012 6:18 pm
leighton
leighton
4 October 2012

Help! About to offer on new land...

Help! About to offer on new land...
QLD

1. who is responsible for the works? 2. can you manage it? we do a lot of excavation works and a good machine will cost $1200 day or similar. does a lot of work in one…

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leighton
Oct 04, 2012 4:31 am
leighton
lilith
lilith
5 January 2013

CAMALDA Estate stage 4

CAMALDA Estate stage 4
VIC

True! At least we have a bit of time up our sleeves before it has to be finalised.

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640
lilith
Jan 05, 2013 3:34 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
13 January 2013

Private Estate Land purchase - Fencing?

Private Estate Land purchase - Fencing?
WA

Most the Baldivis estates include free fencing and landscaping. Perhaps just ring the land developer and ask :)

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LeanneR
Jan 13, 2013 5:26 pm
LeanneR
poohbear
poohbear
22 January 2013

overflow paths on land blocks

overflow paths on land blocks
QLD

Hi guys, need some advise about our block of land from a new estate, our initial searches on the land has flagged some overflow water paths on the parent lot of property,…

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460
poohbear
Jan 22, 2013 12:42 pm
ugbug
ugbug
25 January 2013

How long for land to be ready?

How long for land to be ready?
VIC

We bought in Mernda. We were originally told titles were expected in June 2012. They only started earthworks in May 2012. Our and…

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ugbug
Jan 25, 2013 8:19 am
ugbug
LittleWing
LittleWing
17 February 2013

Buying land in essence estate in Bacchus marsh VIC

Buying land in essence estate in Bacchus marsh VIC
VIC
1, 2

Wow it's really coming along! Those are some very cute lamp posts might I add! How exciting! Gosh. That commute from Werribee seems crazy. They've really got to address…

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LittleWing
Feb 17, 2013 10:14 pm
LittleWing
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Lourance
Mar 05, 2013 8:21 am
Chris+Mary
Chris+Mary
21 March 2013

The very beginning...

The very beginning...
VIC

Hi rachi... I read your post how exciting for you and your partner. If you need help with choosing a builder I know our builder has taken over a lot of jobs from…

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Chris+Mary
Mar 21, 2013 7:17 pm
JTM
JTM
27 March 2013

Holding Deposit paid... now what???

Holding Deposit paid... now what???
NSW

ok.. so we have paid the 10% deposit on the land and exchanged contracts subject to finance. Got our tender, and now the stupid bank valuer has undervalued the land/house…

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JTM
Mar 27, 2013 2:24 pm
JTM
BoostBoy
BoostBoy
3 April 2013

Building in Southbank, Sheidow Park

Building in Southbank, Sheidow Park
SA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

::surprise:: Hi All, It has been a long time with no updates, I guess we are all so busy now on our houses, I know I am. ::smile:: Things have been moving along, we had our last bit of money…

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BoostBoy
Apr 03, 2013 1:22 pm
BoostBoy
Jayboy21
Jayboy21
10 April 2013

Extension of finance for bulding contract

Extension of finance for bulding contract
WA

So far ive got a 1 week extension from the developers. hopefully that will be enough but im not optimistic. The land is already titled. Im trying to avoid buying the land…

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Jayboy21
Apr 10, 2013 10:24 pm
mick82
mick82
25 April 2013

Buying private subdivided land - No title yet.

Buying private subdivided land - No title yet.
SA

Thanks everyone for the advise. Land contract already has a clause subject to release of title by given date. Talking to some of the builders, conveyance and mortgage…

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mick82
Apr 25, 2013 2:13 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
19 May 2013

Found land - 45 days & process from here..

Found land - 45 days & process from here..
WA

Hellooooo! :) We did all of ours through the builder and our mortgage broker. They will tell you the various steps. You need to get the building contract and the land put…

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daveandally1
May 19, 2013 6:44 pm
daveandally1
animal
animal
1 June 2013

Renegotiating land price based on poor soil report?

Renegotiating land price based on poor soil report?
QLD

If you have a legitimate get out clause then it seems you're able to walk away. Why not just let them know that based on the soil condition report you have evaluated…

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animal
Jun 01, 2013 10:35 am
robbie55
robbie55
24 June 2013

solar north vs magnetic north

solar north vs magnetic north
VIC

Solar north is not a term I have heard before - there is true north and magnetic north and they are essentially in the same direction - and this side of the house will…

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robbie55
Jun 24, 2013 2:43 pm
robbie55
lovepub
lovepub
19 September 2013

Which block of land?! HELP!

Which block of land?! HELP!
NSW

Thanks for the help guys! We have decided to go with block 1 due to the ease of build and is being restricted with funds as first home buyers.…

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lovepub
Sep 19, 2013 12:49 am
TempestSkye
TempestSkye
21 September 2013

What if land does not title within 18 months

What if land does not title within 18 months
VIC

Do this before you sign the contract. In fact look to add in or amend any of the clauses prior to signing. If they are not going to budge then…

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TempestSkye
Sep 21, 2013 12:19 am
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 1:14 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 4:42 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 7:53 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 7:59 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 8:10 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 5:46 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 6:38 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 8:53 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 2:41 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 7:52 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 8:23 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 7:03 am
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yourelink
Feb 27, 2014 11:54 am
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 7:37 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 8:35 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 9:44 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 3:54 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 9:38 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 4:35 pm
bashworth


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