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vanderlay
vanderlay
16 June 2008

Buying Land

Buying Land

Another thing to keep in mind and check with the council - with it being a corner block - you will normally need a larger than normal side setback on the street side. …

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vanderlay
Jun 16, 2008 3:18 pm
vanderlay
kek
kek
12 January 2009

Getting out of land contract?

Getting out of land contract?
QLD

Has anyone had a sewerage easement on their property? has there been any dramas? Yup. Had one at the old place which we lived in for 22…

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kek
Jan 12, 2009 9:58 pm
kek
cyberman
cyberman
19 August 2009

Buying land - developer wont budge on price

Buying land - developer wont budge on price
WA

When I bought a riverfront block 10 years ago then insisted the actual sale price be the full price, but it was also in the contract that they gave me back $10,000 as a…

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cyberman
Aug 19, 2009 10:22 pm
cyberman
kiwi
kiwi
5 October 2010

Carlingford .. land release

Carlingford .. land release

Hi guys, I am new to this forum thing.. i always thought someone used to fool around..and would not give…

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kiwi
Oct 05, 2010 5:15 pm
kiwi
deb17
deb17
14 October 2010

Buying a non-flat land...

Buying a non-flat land...
VIC

Hi, we have a block in Laurimar, titles in December, 1.5 across the block. We are building with Bentley Homes and they build on blocks with falls all of the time. They…

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deb17
Oct 14, 2010 5:43 pm
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
18 December 2010

Land with many covenents

Land with many covenents
VIC

We are building on land with covenants and haven't found it difficult. Although I don't remember there being a timesframe but I know other blocks have gone back on the…

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Fernyhouse
Dec 18, 2010 9:26 pm
Cleishy
Cleishy
17 January 2011

Buying a block of land

Buying a block of land

Buy a block from me!! None of our estates have time frames to start building within or clauses stating you have to sell the block back to the developer. A lot of these…

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Cleishy
Jan 17, 2011 12:42 pm
Cleishy
morox
morox
11 March 2011

Buying untitled land in Melb. - Solicitor or Conveyancer ?

Buying untitled land in Melb. - Solicitor or Conveyancer ?
VIC

We bought our block before the estate had been fully developed, so no title. We opted to use a Solicitor - purely as they were the guys we had used for the sale of our…

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morox
Mar 11, 2011 2:32 pm
gogo65
gogo65
7 April 2011

Buying Land in Astoria Park Baulkham Hills and building

Buying Land in Astoria Park Baulkham Hills and building
NSW

They only have two OC classes, the other 6 or so or normal claasses, I do know that when we lived in Bella Vista kids went to Crestwood but once Kellyville high opened…

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gogo65
Apr 07, 2011 11:11 pm
gogo65
mapcalla
mapcalla
19 April 2011

paying deposit on land.... then finance???

paying deposit on land.... then finance???
WA

We just made our subject to finance, and then if we hadn't got it, we'd have got our deposit back If we'd had approval for our block when we…

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mapcalla
Apr 19, 2011 11:27 am
amandaander
amandaander
27 April 2011

Land Titles Perth?

Land Titles Perth?
WA

Delays in one development won't effect another development - but I have read a lot that say titles are often delayed, so I would plan for that. I know our builder did warn…

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amandaander
Apr 27, 2011 6:44 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
2 May 2011

Land Settlement

Land Settlement
VIC

The best thing may be to speak to your bank directly (or mortgage broker if you used…

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rajan_g4
May 02, 2011 10:35 am
rajan_g4
hparis
hparis
22 May 2011

Stonecutters Ridge

Stonecutters Ridge
NSW

Hi Griffiths, That thread is 37 pages…

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hparis
May 22, 2011 8:24 am
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
1 June 2011

when do i pay stamp duty? NSW

when do i pay stamp duty? NSW
NSW

Yeah probably different in Vic.. Not 100% sure but.

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NEWLYWEDS
Jun 01, 2011 10:12 am
Trewman
Trewman
9 June 2011

Pay land deposit with approval in principle

Pay land deposit with approval in principle
VIC

thanks everyone for the helpful replies! We have a copy of the land contract etc. We have a plan of action. Our Metricn rep has drawn a quote variation with a studio M…

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Trewman
Jun 09, 2011 6:03 pm
Amadio
Amadio
20 June 2011

block with trees wyoming

block with trees wyoming

Just ask the Gosford council. A block near us full of established gum trees was recently sold. The new owners are now going to build and have permission to cut almost…

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Amadio
Jun 20, 2011 9:15 am
Jazzy4
Jazzy4
21 June 2011

False Advertising????? PLEASE HELP!

False Advertising????? PLEASE HELP!
VIC

The original land contract should have the Contours in it.. When you paid your 10k and signed the contract it would have been in it. Pm me if you have these i can read…

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Jazzy4
Jun 21, 2011 9:10 pm
hey_katie
hey_katie
20 July 2011

Jordan Springs new land release

Jordan Springs new land release
NSW

My partner and I are planning on purchasing a block in the new release at Jordan Springs (which I believe will be soon!)... Anyone else buying in the second stage?

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hey_katie
Jul 20, 2011 1:05 am
monicafox1983
monicafox1983
7 August 2011

Buying a block of land in SA - what costs are involved??

Buying a block of land in SA - what costs are involved??

Hello! We are thinking of buying one of the last blocks of land at Mawson Lakes, SA. I work for a residential builder, so the actual building not going to be an…

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monicafox1983
Aug 07, 2011 5:58 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
23 September 2011

Buying Land / Building a house / finance...I need help Eeep!

Buying Land / Building a house / finance...I need help Eeep!
VIC

You paid a tax on the land, when you build the house you don't pay any duties. Except your price will include GST :) If you buy land, build and move in within 12months you…

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theanonyuser
Sep 23, 2011 10:14 pm
bradsom
bradsom
18 October 2011

Buying a block requiring pier build

Buying a block requiring pier build
NSW

Where can I find info on houses to build on piers or how to get a block approved to slab build when coumcil says I must raise floor height 600mm above current height due…

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bradsom
Oct 18, 2011 8:42 am
Mr_Cool
Mr_Cool
18 October 2011

Greenvale Gardens, Greenvale VIC

Greenvale Gardens, Greenvale VIC
VIC

Hi Guys, Just wandering of anyone here has bought land in the Greenvale Gardens estate in Greenvale VIC. I have purchased in the Acacia Release and thought it would be…

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Mr_Cool
Oct 18, 2011 9:21 am
CluelessOne
CluelessOne
15 January 2012

Buying land from private seller - advice please

Buying land from private seller - advice please
SA

Thanks for the great response zeitgeber! I'll certainly take your advice.

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CluelessOne
Jan 15, 2012 9:48 pm
MissReid
MissReid
23 January 2012

$$ of HITTING ROCK - Need URGENT Help/Advice/Info

$$ of HITTING ROCK - Need URGENT Help/Advice/Info
NSW

Hi there B&D! My partner & I are first time building too :S There is a lot of rock in the area where we bought our land, and as we suspected the soil test turned up…

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MissReid
Jan 23, 2012 2:02 pm
MissReid
Ms_Teapot
Ms_Teapot
28 January 2012

Looking for land around Campbelltown, Paradise area in SA

Looking for land around Campbelltown, Paradise area in SA
SA

Hi, has anyone bought land in SA around Campbelltown and Paradise? Any advice on what to look for? Did you buy a knock down? We are looking for 700+square metres and…

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Ms_Teapot
Jan 28, 2012 5:05 pm
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
30 January 2012

rezoning blitz going to flood market?

rezoning blitz going to flood market?
NSW

Hey all, read this today in SMH: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/rezoning-blit ... 1qo29.html looks like the state govt planning department is making some noise here and there,…

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daveinthehills
Jan 30, 2012 7:30 am
Sheeny
Sheeny
24 February 2012

Put a deposit on a land, now what?

Put a deposit on a land, now what?
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

oh gosh Trudy - I chose Bolero after a lot of research and hard thought and am very happy with the decision. Just wanted to put that here for…

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Sheeny
Feb 24, 2012 8:21 pm
Redstorm
Redstorm
6 March 2012

Buying Land WA - Process, Tips & Queries

Buying Land WA - Process, Tips & Queries
WA

Sewer inspection plate probably means an easement 3m wide either acroos or down one side of block which can't be built on. Ask the agent for…

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Redstorm
Mar 06, 2012 11:03 pm
Redstorm
House2Home
House2Home
13 March 2012

What's wrong with this block?

What's wrong with this block?
SA

I'm familiar with the area too, I think its more that its opposite the oval than the apartments next door, its a narrow street at the best of times, and with no standing…

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House2Home
Mar 13, 2012 4:00 pm
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
15 March 2012

Disclosure of Easements

Disclosure of Easements
VIC

Hi All, Im at the 11th hour of purchasing a block of land at Torquay. I have had a conveyor go thru the contract of sale and section 32 and all is well. The section 32…

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hurryupandbuy
Mar 15, 2012 11:38 pm
hurryupandbuy
wildewombat
wildewombat
18 March 2012

Can you submit DA plans before your land is registered?

Can you submit DA plans before your land is registered?
NSW

Well we had a sort of in between step, once the land was registered we were able to submit our DA under the land developers name whilst settlement was occurring, it saved…

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wildewombat
Mar 18, 2012 2:51 pm
normalguy
normalguy
6 April 2012

Buying Land Advice

Buying Land Advice
VIC
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normalguy
Apr 06, 2012 10:26 am
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
18 April 2012

What is to be done so that Land can Title

What is to be done so that Land can Title
VIC

Ours is delayed cos the water board wasn't happy with the water quality. I spose its a good thing we get decent quality drinking water, but its holding up the registration…

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daveinthehills
Apr 18, 2012 10:43 pm
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 8:03 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 5:00 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 9:56 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 11:05 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 5:56 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 11:53 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 7:27 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 7:59 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 3:36 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 9:53 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 10:10 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 7:18 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 5:31 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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659
lilith
Jan 05, 2013 4:34 pm


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