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9 d9 dDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Simonds - Mebbin 25 - Melbourne North build log

Hi guys!
Just a quick update.. the house is coming up very quick, faster than I thought haha.
We are trying to keep up with everything on life and it’s really…

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30 d30 dDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Simonds - Mebbin 25 - Melbourne North build log

Hey Canopus!
I'm sorry for not updating! It's been very busy for us, we are getting married in January so its less than…

Simonds - Mebbin 25 - Melbourne North build log
2 months2 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Simonds - Mebbin 25 - Melbourne North build log

Hi all!
Just a quick update, Slab was poured on 14/10/2019.

2 months2 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Simonds - Mebbin 25 - Melbourne North build log

Looks like they have started preparing the land for the slab pour.. Estimated completion for base stage as per the website is 14 October 2019... and France stage is 18…

3 months3 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Simonds - Mebbin 25 - Melbourne North build log

That's a great idea!! I have never thought of having a manhole in the Garage, but I will ask my SS about this. We are actually meeting him for the…

3 months3 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Simonds - Mebbin 25 - Melbourne North build log

Hey darb74! Thanks for picking this up! I have not seen a 620 opening so I trusted the drafty who said the 620…

3 months3 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

Same, mine was H2 and Slab upgrade as well, site costs were fixed.

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3 months3 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Simonds - Mebbin 25 - Melbourne North build log

Hi All,
We are about to build our first home with Simonds in Melbourne's northern suburbs. Below is the timeline of activities! I will try posting progress photos regularly. So excited!
We…

Simonds - Mebbin 25 - Melbourne North build log
3 months3 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

Hey canopus, No, just going with the building surveyor allocated by Simonds.. should I? Will you be hiring a private inspector?

3 months3 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Building with Simonds VIC

Hi andor this is crazy! Did it only take about 3-4 months for your house to be built?

3 months3 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

Hi Guys,
Canopus No idea.. we didn't get that request from the builder.. yet. Not sure if they will request this in the future.…

4 months4 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

Hi Canopus,
Our land titled in June and we didnt sign the building contract till 5th of August! Our finance was just approved last week, so our build has been…

4 months4 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

Hey Canopus - WOW! It is the exact same house. I believe they have just changed the name and just a bit of the floor plan. So we are…

4 months4 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

Hi Guys!
Had a quick question! well kind of a survey - are you building a single storey or double storey house? I am personally building a single storey house…

5 months5 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Simonds Prague with Modifications in Melbourne's North

silentChaos Thanks for your advice above, sorry i didnt reply earlier but it was very helpful!
and WOW!! things are moving quick! looks…

5 months5 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Simonds Prague with Modifications in Melbourne's North

Wow! Thank you for this detailed response. I really appreciate everything you have set. I find it weird too, I have requested multiple times that I want the contract prior…

5 months5 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Simonds Prague with Modifications in Melbourne's North

Hi! your build looks amazing so far and the floor plan looks great!
I am going to be building with Simonds too, i have contract signing next week. A bit…

6 months6 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

The area is quiet safe. It's part of the more elite "Greenvale" suburb, and it's still at the side of Roxburgh Park, but the houses around that area are nice…

6 months6 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

Hi canopus, I dont think it usually takes this long. We have just started the quote and contract process very recently (last 2-3…

6 months6 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

This has been my experience regarding FHOG and Stamp duty exemptions - My land has settled, I did not have to pay any stamp duty at all, this was sorted…

6 months6 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

We are 95% decided on Simonds. We are looking for something not too big, maybe a 25 square. The Mebbin from Simonds looked like a beautiful house and we might…

6 months6 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

Can confirm it’s all settled!

6 months6 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

Congratulations krithi!
Mine was scheduled to settle at 2pm, it doesn’t look like it’s happened yet.

6 months6 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

Westpac's evaluation has come through at contract price! Loan is all good to be approved! Good news for all of us again.
On another note, has anyone here asked for a…

6 months6 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Building with Simonds VIC

Thats a great price, those 3.6m celings must have cost a LOT! I think i might just go with the 2.74m ceilings throughout.

6 months6 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
Building with Simonds VIC

this is so exciting! the floor plan looks so good! if you dont mind, what is your total contract price coming to with the high ceilings and upgrades?
We are…

6 months6 monthsDui2705Dui2705 posted:
True North Greenvale

Valuation is being done now, we went with Westpac, they have told me that valuation will be completed by Monday, and hopefully I’ll be signing the papers Tuesday evening, or…

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