Our current progress has been as following:
- May 2018: Land titled
- 30th June 2018: Initial deposit paid and sales contract signed
- 3rd August 2018: Color Selection
- 13th August 2018: Soil and Site Survey Received
- 12th Sept 2018: Contract Signed
- 14th Sept 2018: Developer requirements meant we had to push the house back a bit, even a smaller backyard
- 28th Oct 2018: Loan Documents forwarded to Builder (finally)
- 29th Oct 2018: Building permit received
- 12th Nov 2018: Had to re-select our bricks as Homestead Tan has been discontinued.
- 16th Nov 2018: Went to the site and saw that temporary fence has already been setup
- 16th Nov 2018: Mimosa notified us that slab will go in by the 28th Nov weather permitting.
- 25th Nov 2018: Excavation in process for the slab preparation
- 30th Nov 2018: Builder informed that the slab has been poured.
- 2nd Dec 2018: Confirmed slab on site, first invoice has been paid
There was a month's delay in our loan but after it was sorted out, things have been moving fast.
We have the clause in our contract that says Mimosa will charge us $250 for private inspections and add delay up to 10 days. Even with that, and this being our first build, I am going to engage a private building inspector. Currently getting quotes from various places. I am thinking of going with 3 inspections:
- Frame inspection
- Fixing inspections
- Final inspections
These three inspections, along with Mimosa's fees, should cost us around $2500-$3000.
As the build goes, I will share updates and pictures. Please send me any recommendations or questions you have might have, happy to share my experience and learn new things.