Monthly Archive: June 2017

Crossing i’s and dotting t’s – June 19, 2017

Settlement has now been and gone and the 18 months of waiting are now a distant memory. At least one lot in our land release have started site works with soil having been scraped and removed from the block. Water meters have been installed on about 6-7 blocks – this seems to be another step towards construction commencing. No sign of a tap at our block yet.

Next on the agenda:

  • Select kitchen appliances
  • Receive final construction plans for review
  • Get engineering approval on specific elements of build
  • Sign construction plans and associated documentation
  • Submit plans for council approval
  • Receive approval from council
  • Start construction

While there always seems to be ‘one more thing’ to do it feels like we’re now closer than ever to commencing construction.

Latest odds for construction start

bookies-board

No change in the betting this week.

  • June Start: 1,000-1
  • July Start: 2-1 fav
  • August Start: 12-1
  • September Start: 50-1

Settlement Soon – June 2, 2017

Thanks to the stellar efforts of our finance and conveyancing team the loan documentation has been submitted and now we’re waiting on the bank to advise a settlement date.

Last weekend we dropped past the block and were pleasantly surprised to find that all fences have been removed and we can now drive up Wagtail Avenue and pull directly into our driveway! After many months of waiting it now feels real – it’s no longer just a construction site. It’s the place we’ll call home.

In the driveway

The fences are down so we parked in the driveway

We wandered about the block and discussed with the boys where the house will be located. Given we found a visit to our vacant block this exciting I expect the first sign of construction will have us in a frenzy.

May 2017 - Front

A blank canvas. Ready for our new home.

Next update will be settlement. From there it’s just a few more steps and construction will begin. Exciting times ahead…

Bulbs

Our block is located on the site of an old flower farm. All across the site bulbs are bursting to the surface

Latest odds for construction start

bookies-board

No change in the betting this week.

  • June Start: 30-1
  • July Start: 2-1 fav
  • August Start: 12-1
  • September Start: 100-1