Contract Signed

So last Friday (19-11-2010) we went into Homestead Head Office to finally sign our contract! So we should hopefully have our bank pack within about 2 weeks. We are at this stage hoping to get into council before Christmas... Fingers crossed...


Well today (16-11-2010) we received a copy of our yellows! (See below)

We had a few extra changes that we made last week, robe provision to bedroom 2 moved, stairs to garage moved (wouldn't have been able to fit a big car in) and  the front entrance door modified to a pivot door.

Tomorrow we are booked in to sign the building contract at 1pm! Can't wait!

Pre Approval

Well today the bank delivered its verdict...


This is fantastic news as we now don't have the worry about removing bits and pieces from the house to bring the cost down. So today after hearing from the bank we contacted Homestead to put our last lot of changes in and we decided to get them to go straight to yellows. We were told that as the changes weren't structural, they would not take too long to do and our sales consultant was hoping to get the plans back by the end of this week (12-11-2010), if not early next week. Contract signing is next... YAY!

Plan Number 3

So we received the 3rd drafting of our plans (below) a few days ago and typical of us, we rang our salesman to make a few more changes, but they were already completed. So this means our FINAL plans are another draft away. On the other hand we received our updated pricing estimate, which our salesman worked on very late the same night the plans came in. So we thought it would be very wise to check with our bank to see if we can borrow the required amount before we get the absolute final changes done to the plan.

I have also included a copy of the elevation plans.

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The following is some background information to bring you up to speed with the progress we have made so far. We have only just discovered this blog thing and thought it would be a great way for people to see our building project.

So here it is...

We bought a block of land at the start of July this year (2010)
. It roughly has a 7 meter incline on the high side of the road and therefore we had to build a split level house. We wanted to really utilise the 845sqm block and build a house as big as our budget allowed us. With this we investigated many different builders and after many recommendations we settled on building through Homestead. After looking through catalogues for hours on end, talking to sales consultants and getting many quotes, we decided to design a plan ourselves. We based our design on Homestead's Sandridge design, chopped it up moved it around and sent it off to our sales consultant. A week or so later we received our first plan back (shown below)

After receiving the initial copy of the plans we thought for a very long time about changes we could make to the plan and came up with heaps of them. I won't go through them all in detail, but it predominately involved moving rooms and adding/changing windows. Which brings us to the second drafting of our plans (shown below) which we received last week. 

The plans are slightly incomplete, but we are currently waiting on our final changes to go to the draftsman and then we will have our FINAL draft. Hopefully it will be any day now.