we have just started the process of building our new home. We have purchased a corner block in Stone Ridge and starting to lock in house plans. We have decided to go with Homes by CMA as we really like the Ascot 260 design and they have an all inclusive package.
The thing that I loved best about CMA is that their display home is "what you see is what you get" with very minimal upgrades. The upgrades they have shown are all listed on a flyer with prices which weren't unreasonable.
I like to consider myself as a very organised person. I spreadsheet and plan and generally once I've made up my mind, it's made up! My husband on the other hand isn't the best with decision making.... *edit* he is much better at this now
The time line is looking something along the lines of this:
Land Registration: Nov 2016.
House Deposit and inclusions list sorted: 28 November 2016
Land settled: 20 December 2016
First plans received: 23 Dec 2016 (rework required)
Second plans received: 23 January (minor rework required)
Final Plan: 02 Feb 2017
Colour selection appointment: Thursday 2nd February
HIA: Thursday 2nd February
Signed Contracts and Plans sent to Broker & valuation ordered: 9th-13th February 2017
QBCC Build insurance paid by CMA: 09 Feb 2017
Stockland covenant approval: 13 Feb 2017
Plans sent to Council: 14 Feb 2017
Initial valuation satisfactory & application submitted to financier: 16 Feb 2017
Unconditional finance approval: 23 Feb 2017 and paperwork signed and returned 2nd March 2017
Council Approval received: 14 March 2017
Letter of commencement from the bank received (FINALLY): Monday 3 April 2017
Site Supervisor (S) Assigned: Tuesday 4 April
SITE WORKS COMMENCE
Site Scrape: 13 April 2017
Piers: 19 April 2017
Drainage: 20 April 2017
April 27th - Stage 1 : Slab
May 5th - Stage 2 : Frame
June 6th - Stage 3 : Enclosed and officially locked out
June 23 - Stage 4 : Fixing completed
11th August - Stage 5 : Est PCI Date provided
Late August/Early September - Handover
18 week build
Any suggestions or handy advice that can be given would be greatly appreciated in regards to being prepared and making the process as smooth as possible.