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Jacinta.C

Joined 28 February 2016
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6 d6 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Land loan & construction loan

We also did a separate land loan to construction loan.
We couldn't afford to build at the time, however we found a block of land for an unbeatable price. With…

9 d9 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
landscape plan

Thank you Spotme. I will have a look at the software over my days off.

10 d10 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
landscape plan

Do you know the name of the software used? We are also in the same position. I've looked at BlueGum Design too, however I'm not after anything extravagant. I think…

11 d11 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Interest rate of 4.39%

Yes, atleast that is what we were told. We haven't signed the official documents yet as they are doing valuation at the moment. Hopefully things don't change when we go…

11 d11 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Interest rate of 4.39%

We just got 4.09% FIXED for 3 years with Westpac.

19 d19 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
JG King modified Heywood - toilet dilemma

Wow that is such good news. It's great that you will be starting next week. Fingers crossed that you are all in and settled by Christmas.

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21 d21 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

I'm not sure about the land aspect as we bought our land seperate from the builder. We had a meeting with our bank (one of the big 4), and she…

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23 d23 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Its for builds under 750k, however you have to sign the contract after 1st July 2017.
Personally I would remove the bushfire allowance if you can. I know ours is about…

24 d24 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Building with Porter Davis

Haha, yes the agents are shocking. We have a friend trying to buy a block. They haven't had a return call in 2 months.
We start building in under 10 weeks…

25 d25 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Building with Porter Davis

We loved Lomandra too. The facilities are alot better, along with the gardens, parks etc. We bought in Ascot Rise as we got a heavily reduced block. I think the…

25 d25 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Building with Porter Davis

We are also about to start building in Romsey (not with Porter Davis). Are you building in Lomandra or Ascot Rise?

26 d26 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Site Costs - First Home Buyer seeking advice

It definately all depends on your land. We just received our site costs at $20400.
We have a 900m2 block with very minimal slope (300mm over the build zone). However we…

26 d26 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Soil Report Discrepancy

I spent alot of time using instagram to look through other Boutique builds. Try #ourboutiquehome and #boutiquehomesvictoria. We never did a walk through of the showroom either. Our colour appointment…

26 d26 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Soil Report Discrepancy

We should be starting our build in about 10 weeks. Still a little while to go. We just had our contract signing and colour appointment this week. Everything went smoothly…

26 d26 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Soil Report Discrepancy

I cant comment on the discrepancy between your slab type. However, we are also building with Boutique. Our soil is also H2, with a 300mm fall over a 900m2 block.…

28 d28 dJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Boutique Homes

We have just come home from our colour appointment. Had a great experience with Claire as our colour consultant.
We were also really happy with our site costs. Only $400…

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1 month1 monthJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
JG King modified Heywood - toilet dilemma

Woohoo! So exciting for you both. Can't wait to watch your build come to life. crack open the wine tonight.

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1 month1 monthJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Boutique Homes

We have our colour appointment on Monday. Our budget is 20k. From what I've wriiten down, I think we will come close.
We dont intend to spend much at electrical…

1 month1 monthJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Boutique Homes

Thank you for everyones advice and reassurance about our site costs. We have been in contact with Boutique and unfortunately it seems like our site costs were forgotten about. Our…

1 month1 monthJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Boutique Homes

Thank you :). We are lucky to have a super flat block. We have the soil reports from our last builder and know we have alot…

1 month1 monthJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Boutique Homes

Thank you so much. This wasn't fully explained to us. We were told that if they came out cheaper we would be refunded the difference. However, it wasn't explained that…

1 month1 monthJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Boutique Homes

Quick question about site costs. How long after soil tests should the site costs for your land be available? Our soil tests were completed over 2 months. We have our…

1 month1 monthJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Our second home-JG King Memphis - We are in!

Woohoo . Finally, so happy for your family. Enjoy moving into your new home.

2 months2 monthsJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Boutique Homes

Ive read on the Homebuyers page that people have been able to get a booklet with all of the upgrade costs. Does anyone know if Boutique is happy to do…

2 months2 monthsJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
JG King modified Heywood - toilet dilemma

Wohoo that is great news :). Fingers crossed for council.

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2 months2 monthsJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
JG King modified Heywood - toilet dilemma

Oh gosh , I am gutted for you both. This is so unfair on yous. Is there anyone higher up that yous can speak to?
What if you suggest pulling…

2 months2 monthsJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Estimate total cost to construct

Oh wow, that's really good. In Victoria, first home "buyers" get their stamp duty at half of the regular rate. However, you have to be occupying your home within 12…

2 months2 monthsJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Estimate total cost to construct

Sorry I cant help you with the land bit. We are in Melbourne and have just bought 60km from the CBD for $159 000 (900m2).
House wise for $200k you will…

2 months2 monthsJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Boutique Homes

Thank you Aimz, that is actually quite reasonable. Excited to add it in.

2 months2 monthsJacinta.CJacinta.C posted:
Boutique Homes

Does anyone know the cost of adding a shower niche? We love this one that we saw at True North. However, we are thinking this may be out of the…

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