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26 d26 dOBBOBB posted:
Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

We are with New Home Inspections. Our inspector is Paul C. They are worth every cent! but you need to book in advance as they are pretty busy. They rare…

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27 d27 dOBBOBB posted:
Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Matthew H. is the name. Was pretty much fighting with our independent inspectors and their report. He was pushing us into continuing the build no matter what, accusing us for…

27 d27 dOBBOBB posted:
Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

We are renting on Ian at the moment.Building further down South-East. We are at the Lock up stage at the moment. There is a lot to tell. 5 months in…

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27 d27 dOBBOBB posted:
Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

completely off topic but Congratulations! So happy to see our neighbors from MW going with the same builder as us :). We walk past your block…

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8 months8 monthsOBBOBB posted:
Building Inspectors. Suggestions please. Melb South-East

We finally settled on our land and will start building as soon as a permit is issued. Looking for suggestions for an independent building inspector to do some work for…

11 months11 monthsOBBOBB posted:
Building Lawyer

Thank you! A very useful link. We re-read and checked our specs many times and it all looks ok except for a couple of small errors in drawings. Fingers crossed.…

11 months11 monthsOBBOBB posted:
Building Lawyer

Thank you for your advice and the link. Our builder's insurance and other specs seem to be in order. It's just that it's our first build with them and I…

11 months11 monthsOBBOBB posted:
Building Lawyer

Can anyone recommend a good building lawyer (in VIC) to read our building contract? Need some peace of mind.
Thank you!

1 year1 yearOBBOBB posted:
Bank evaluation shortfall. New build in Officer, VIC

I read that when doing evaluations banks deduct any allowances from land sales or builders. i.e. they use an actual price you pay, not the full price that you have…

1 year1 yearOBBOBB posted:
Bank evaluation shortfall. New build in Officer, VIC

Our land has gone up in price quiet a bit, again - according to the land sales office. Banks are warning that they will be very conservative when evaluating land…

1 year1 yearOBBOBB posted:
Bank evaluation shortfall. New build in Officer, VIC

Who had it and how often does it happen?
It looks like playing a Russian roulette when building in a new area. You have a tender appointment, a contract appointment,…

1 year1 yearOBBOBB posted:
New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

Who had it and how often does it happen?
It looks like playing a Russian roulette when building in a new area. You have a tender appointment, a contract appointment,…

1 year1 yearOBBOBB posted:
Raised ceilings

Arden people are great! They definitely go an extra mile for their customers. Our appointments never finished as early as they estimated and no one said anything. I am a…

1 year1 yearOBBOBB posted:
Raised ceilings

to cut the story short - we needed to put a sliding door to home theater and the one that fit the picture required higher ceiling. so they gave us…

1 year1 yearOBBOBB posted:
Raised ceilings

It sounds like it could have been one of "fu.k off" quotes. We came across a few of them during our tender. For example, when they gave us a 15k…

1 year1 yearOBBOBB posted:
Raised ceilings

Thank you for your information. That is actually very interesting 'cause we are building with Arden as well and they gave us over 4k to increase the ceiling on the…

1 year1 yearOBBOBB posted:
Raised ceilings

Would you pay extra 4k plus to raise ceilings from 2590 to 2700? Ground floor. Double storey house.

2 years2 yearsOBBOBB posted:
Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

The incline of 0.85 is not too bad at all. we've been given an estimate if roughly $10k in site costs for this incline. The other thing is - the…

2 years2 yearsOBBOBB posted:
Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

The driveway is planned to be at the front - which is the shorter part. I believe that this is also the state's requirement.

2 years2 yearsOBBOBB posted:
Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

Thank you!

2 years2 yearsOBBOBB posted:
Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

Thank you for such an analysis! Totally agree regarding land lot sizes.
We heard that the local shire council is insisting on smaller land lots - why wouldn't they?…

2 years2 yearsOBBOBB posted:
Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

Thank you for sharing your opinions. It's been tough but we ended up getting a corner 600m2 block at The Rise - a new estate that is surrounded by Timbertop.…

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2 years2 yearsOBBOBB posted:
Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

May I ask why did you choose Pakky? My friends built there a few years ago and loving it (after moving from Oakleigh), but can't say exactly why they love…

2 years2 yearsOBBOBB posted:
Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

Thank you! That is a comprehensive analysis. What about Healthfield in Officer? It's a new estate on the northen side of Princess Hwy, hasn't started titling yet and not far…

2 years2 yearsOBBOBB posted:
Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

Thank you very much! You've just confirmed what I was thinking about. I was a bit concerned by how sloppy many of the estates were in Officer but they all…

2 years2 yearsOBBOBB posted:
Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

Thank you!

2 years2 yearsOBBOBB posted:
Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

Hi!
We've been looking to build in Melb South east and were considering Clyde/Clyde North and Officer. Still undecided what area is better - they both are the same distance from…

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