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itsmartin

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Joined 1 February 2016
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1 year1 yearitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Low valuation on a new built please help

You're in a tough spot as its a lot of money to come up with and basically no wiggle room in your loan, as you are already at ~91% LVR…

1 year1 yearitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Oh I realised I never posted any photos, which is really all anyone really cares about, right? :)
Still waiting on bricks, but we've been told…

1 year1 yearitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Slab went down in the first week of last month, but there is quite the delay on bricks, with them due at the end of *this* month.
Hoping bricks are the…

1 year1 yearitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Feb Update: Building permit was approved early in the month and now siteworks are done; there are a few slabs that have gone down in our little section of the…

1 year1 yearitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Thats a shame you experienced similar. I hope it gets better as the demand curve smooths out, it really is a lovely design!
Update for this project: Prestart now complete.
We have…

1 year1 yearitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Valuations - What should I include for best valuation?

I just went through this process so might be able to offer my (very limited) experience.
The valuation for my build was done in two parts: Land and house.
The land is…

1 year1 yearitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

We've been slowly making progress.
We had an issue with the bank's valuation coming in low so we had to sort that out. And then Christmas.
But we've got our formal…

2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Asking people for my street number (since we now have titles!) and everyone is pointing fingers at each other telling me its someone else's job.
Apparently you can find it yourself…

2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Homebuyers have been fantastic since picking this up. This week is titles and build contracts, and the government has just announced that we'll have six months to claim the federal…

2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Thanks spinvests, and I'm sorry you're having issues.
I updated the main post - We cancelled with BGC and are now going with HomeBuyers Centre. I debated starting a new thread…

2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Two weeks on from getting our plans which weren't what we expected, we've gone back and forth with Commodore on what we see as issues and they've been less than…

2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Our new build @Wellard with Impressions

Sounds like my experiences with BGC, which is unfortunate to hear others feeling the same. There are so many things to consider at prestart that you really need to rely…

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2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

I'm glad I've built before, as the placement on the block isn't even something that would have been on my radar!
Also really good that you mentioned the splashback; I look…

2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Got my provisional plans!
Although I am sad to say they contain a few errors, its one of the reasons I was pushing so hard to get them so that I'd…

2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Haha no problem! I've built before so happy to help!
We went with 31c in Living areas and 28c in Alfresco, Garage and Bedrooms, plus the aircon. The aircon showing in…

2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

I went for a mix of the two; we started at the Complete and removed a couple of things here and there to save on some costs. Apparently its the…

2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Hey spinvests, awesome to hear you're so close to handover!
Most of the upgrades I've been trying to price are some handles and sinks that they must not have as…

2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Hi all,
My last build thread ended prematurely without settling on the block and land due to an unfortunate redundancy on my part. So its time to try again!
The Block
We're in…

2 years2 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Building Dale Alcock's Archipelago in Wellard, WA

I'm also waiting on titles in Providence though mine are due in October apparently. I assume we aren't too far away from each other then, looking at the stage plans.
I'm…

6 years6 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

Thats what I'm hoping. Maybe one a bit closer to the beach in a future release :)
I'm in IT so should be able to pick something…

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6 years6 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

Thanks guys.
Land was due to settle in 2 weeks. Its unlikely we'll be able to keep it due to my redundancy but we'll see what happens over the next…

6 years6 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

Well, awkward.
This has been put on hold due to me receiving a notification that I need a new job.
Anyone who was interested in following along, I'll be back once I'm…

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6 years6 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Custom Dale Alcock in Wellard Village - we have the keys!

Oh my, I think you have more storage in overhead cupboards than I have in total cupboards.
Thats looking incredible!
Looking forward to seeing your benchtops go in, I think my…

6 years6 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

So we signed with LSH on Friday, despite not quite being ready to build it all just yet.
We decided we liked the plan and the price etc and we wanted…

6 years6 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Land Slope

In my limited experience I would think it is just that land with a higher slope will lead to either higher siteworks or a requirement to have a split level…

6 years6 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Kellie's HGWA Build

Oh those tiles look fantastic... Every time I see them done I wonder if I shouldn't just find a way to include them in my build.
Looking good :)

6 years6 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

I have spreadsheets with every little inclusion and columns to match them all up, I've been driving K nuts hahaha. I've gone off to find what type of tapware and…

6 years6 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

I feel like I already have! But you make a valid point. :)
I say they're $10k more expensive, but I think we've got better quality 'builders…

6 years6 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

Got a call from the builder today... He gave me a verbal indication of the price over the phone with the changes I requested. They're still $10k more expensive than…

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6 years6 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Alkimos Aveling first timers!

Congrats on having the slab down! :)
I love the nice big garage and alfresco you have there, I wish I could fit a garage like that…

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