Ok Here is how it is!
First home buyer.
Builder: Homebuyers Centre WA
Build Location: Bertram, Belgravia Central (Johnson road release)
House: Aussie Alfresco Ultimate
- Extended Alfresco to rear of house
- Bricked carport to double garage
- Built sliding robes to all bedrooms
- Bricked up and french doors to theatre.
THere are a number of variations looking back that i could've and should've included, (main one being his/her robes in the master) but first build, i'm happy for now. Bigger and better things to come!
Timeline to date.
First thing to note is that there was a bit of a hold up with my finance as there was a discrepancy in the valuation of the land between the developer and the bank. This threw a 2-3 month spanner into the works, but ended up saving around $30k on my mortgage.
28/10/2008 First Contact
9/11/2008 Signup with Builder
18/11/2008 Initial Finance Meeting
3/12/2008 Pre approval
Before approval everything went back to the developers for a revalue. This took until mid may to get the ball rolling again.
Thankfully during this time all my plans had been submitted to council and my building licence was issued!!!
9/6/2009 Signed mortgage documents
and then... 5 days later!
24/6/2009 Slab down
24/7/2009 Brickies on Site
At the moment thanks to the fine weather they've been there going flat tack on my walls.
As per some stories i've read on home one, building never seems to be as straight forward as it sounds, there's always a few hiccups.
However,The guys at HBC and Resolve finance were great!
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