I have read through a few threads and think it's a great way to not only get good advise and ideas but also record our experience!
We don't have a lot to share yet but we're on our way. My husband Mick and I will be building our first home at Aura on the Sunshine Coast in QLD next year.
We have choosen to modify the Grange 23 to add a hollywood robe, modified ensuite, wider hallway and living area, larger walk-in-pantry and larger alfresco.
Our Timeline So Far:
*18/11/16: Deposit placed on land.
*20/11/16: First discussion with Coral Homes.
*4/12/16: Initial plans received from Coral based on our discussion.
*11/12/16: Deposit paid to Coral Homes.
*01/02/17: Soil test completed, Rated "M".
*02/02/17: Additional deposit for plans paid.
*03/02/17: Preliminary tender letter ordered.
*23/02/17: Tender letter received.
*24/02/17: Land Registered.
*03/03/17: Contract ordered.
*16/03/17: Contract Signed!
*27/03/17: Tile selection.
4/04/17: Unconditional Approval
6/04/17: Error found in finance paperwork. Need to start again.
10/04/17: New unconditional approval granted.