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2 months2 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Slab Progress Payment shortfall?

CBA take the FHOG an apply it at slab stage - it has to be something around this, right? But good point you raise on client contribution.

2 months2 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Slab Progress Payment shortfall?

That’s why the figure stoood out to me - the FHOG is paid via the bank, at least you now have something to follow up and hopefully a solution.

2 months2 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Slab Progress Payment shortfall?

Ok and check the progress payment schedule - did the builder invoice too much?

2 months2 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Slab Progress Payment shortfall?

What was the invoice amount the builder actually sent?
Is the difference the first home owners grant?

2 months2 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Figuring out what size mortgage we can finance

You can mitigate some of the risk by considering a fixed rate - and in terms of affordability if the bank has already passed you through their calculators the next…

4 months4 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Things to discuss about mortgage penalty

Erm - this is Australian site - in Australia no penalties for variable rate - go Aussie!!!
The rest doesnt really apply to us either

4 months4 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Go cheap now or better later?

Got it. That’s lending criteria....tough isn’t it.
So you can’t even buy a fixer upper? Potential future knockdown?

4 months4 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Go cheap now or better later?

The one thing you cant change is suburb...
well you can, but it will cost you around 2-3% of your current (new) home value to sell in agents fees
and up to…

4 months4 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Architect/Designer fees

I guess you’d have to ring around to find someone who can include the fee in the contract
But
Providing the valuation stacks up they can be financed if the architect is…

5 months5 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Buy land now, or jumping the gun?

Hi Locksmack,
Unfortunately this is one of those cases where you have to make your own calls.
What I would say is you need to see if you can be approved…

5 months5 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
What happens on Settlement day??When to move in?

Hi Kisakib,
Congratulations, how exciting!
Yes - all going to plan you should get your keys on the 2nd. Basically settlement (when all the lawyers & lenders meet to exchange documents and…

5 months5 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Build Loan

Do you have a spare room??? Sounds like bliss!

5 months5 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Build Loan

Very welcome. Best of luck. Sounds like it will be magical on completion.

5 months5 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Build Loan

Hi Tim,
Owner builder has some special rules and only a few banks like to do it.
One of the biggest issues is you have to have cash (like you’re…

5 months5 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
plans or marketing materials Cosmopolitan Renmark

Hi... odd question, would anyone have an old floor plan diagram for the Cosmopolitan Renmark 52? I always loved this home and would love to find something very similar to…

5 months5 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
House Design For Wide Blocks

Hi... odd question, would anyone have an old floor plan diagram for the Cosmopolitan Renmark? I always loved this home and would love to find something very similar to build.

5 months5 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
has anyone built with cosmopolitan homes

Hi... odd question, would anyone have an old floor plan diagram for the Cosmopolitan Renmark? I always loved this home and would love to find something very similar to build.

5 months5 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Cosmopolitan Homes, Sydney

Hi... odd question, would anyone have an old floor plan diagram for the Renmark? I always loved this home and would love to find something very similar to build.

6 months6 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Finance different trades in custom build

Perfect, that’s a great idea. Lock down exactly what you want, visit the suppliers they use & make your selections as early as possible.

6 months6 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Finance different trades in custom build

Hi Lychee,
The floors outside of contract is very normal - other trades, less so.
From the banks perspective if the build contract doesn’t include wall linings or a kitchen - what…

7 months7 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Interest Only Payments end after construction?

You know you're allowed to pay extra, and any extra you pay comes off principal...if that helps. If you're wanting to start sooner

8 months8 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Interest Only Payments end after construction?

It could work either way. They would be more than happy to send the funds for you.

8 months8 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Interest Only Payments end after construction?

Hi arch,
the answer is in normally reverts whenever the bank stops controlling release of the money - because they deem it complete. They may control all of those items you've…

8 months8 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Is booking a land and on-sale later a good strategy?

As long as you factor in your costs - stamp duty on purchase + legal fees and agents fees + legal fees on sale you can make an educated decision,…

8 months8 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Is booking a land and on-sale later a good strategy?

No one can advise if you should for sure, as noone has a crystal ball, more's the pity. Its a risk you're taking and you're trying to calculate the risks…

8 months8 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Construction Loan for off-grid house

So the technical response is 2wd access... up to the valuer to determine that.
Again, if the sewer system is in the contract and meets code it should be fine -…

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8 months8 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
Construction Loan for off-grid house

HI Monty,
The sealed access road is the main bug bear here - Thats pretty much a deal breaker - has to have suitable 2wd access.
But there are loads of…

9 months9 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
First Home buyer nervous about land valuation

Absolutely 100% avoid Bankwest (experience talking), this might be a job for a major. I'm sure your broker will be on it.

9 months9 monthsbecjarrettdaltonbecjarrettdalton posted:
First Home buyer nervous about land valuation

Spot on - depending on the lender and the percentage you are borrowing you might have an issue - for example Bankwest will not accept this over 80%.
While it may…

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