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2 years2 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
tips while building

Hi,
Thanks for taking the time to reply! I forgot I had posted this and just got the email notification. I wrote it January last year :-)

2 years2 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

How's everyone going? Haven't Been on this forum for a while.
Took us a nice quick 5.5 months from start to handover. Extremely happy with our build!! We've been in our…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

oh no! Thats a pain about a different door. I really hope we dont have to come across things like this. We were lucky we noticed the windows were the…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

That's incredibly frustrating shannaLK, So sorry to hear. I can understand if things are progressing slowly, but to have nothing done for days at a time is just a pain.…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Sorry, been a while since I've popped into these forums! How is everyone going with their builds?
We have started on the bricks now. Had a few delays due to bad…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Hotondo homes feedback

How did you go? Have you found a builder you are confident with?

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Hotondo homes feedback

We are currently building with Hotondo, although central NSW.
We have nothing bad to say of our experience to date! We enquired with a couple project home builders, as well as…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

How is everyones progress going?
We finally have land (i.e settled)! Hotondo are putting in council paperwork soon. I really can't wait to see the house start growing!

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Advice please - building our first home!

I am hoping some wonderful people on these forums may be able to offer some advice please.
We have signed up with a builder, and besides a few minor additions we…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Congratulations to you both! Glad to hear of some progress.
We finally have things moving for us too. The land is registered and will settle early June. Has been a long…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

How exciting for you KD84! Glad to hear of another fellow Hotondo client. We love the look of the illawarra, its a gorgeous plan and sounds like your additions are…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
What do i need to do when I buy land?

1) when do i need to get my finances sorted? like speak to the mortgage department in a bank.
Its better to speak to your bank as early as possible. We…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Couple of questions about kitchen fittings

We are building through a project builder so have picked our kitchen layout, door styles and benchtop etc. We have left some things to do ourselves once we move in…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
House and land packages

Id probably question it further with the builder, and maybe even get a solicitor/conveyancer to look over it before signing anything.
We have recently signed up with Hotondo Homes (although not…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Building a new home while also having a mortgage

Forgot to add that we have everything sorted with a builder so they're ready to build as soon as we say so. We don't have as high figures as you…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Building a new home while also having a mortgage

The above have already answered, we are in the same predicament.
What we've ended up doing is extending on our current mortgage so we can purchase the land and at least…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Oh wow sarahl86, that is definitely a long wait for the land to settle! must be hard waiting when you just want to get things going.
I do really like that…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Happy to share how we go! We too liked the Jamison and also didn't mind the Birchgrove but ended up deciding on the Erskine.

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Oh of course, we also upgraded to tiling in the hall and living areas so that was an extra $5300 or so :-/
Your kitchen upgrade sounds…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Thanks so much for sharing your blog! I'll be following it.
How long did your land take to settle?
I'm so impatient. We exchanged contracts on our land last December and settlement…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

That's fantastic news! You'll have to share some photos of the progress !

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Thanks for your replies :)
We are going with hotondo. We enquired with a few other builders in this region but hotondo had a lot more inclusions…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Brick advice???

Thank you! This is great.

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Brick advice???

Ive tried searching the forums but cant seem to find anything yet. So hoping someone might be able to help please.
We are currently selecting bricks, roof etc for our new…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Bathroom Reno Project

Wow looks fantastic! Youve done it for a pretty good price too. My very small bathroom reno cost me $10 000! But it was gutted completely.

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

We are leaning towards building with Hotondo and quite like the Erskine range.
Has anyone built with Hotondo, or even better built the Erskine and would like to share (or pm/email)…

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Help, what would you do??

Wanted to cover all bases! Would love to avoid renting if we could, but do accept it may be the way things have to be..

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Help, what would you do??

We do have a broker involved, shes looking at options for us as we speak. We had a valuation done recently too through our bank.

3 years3 yearsquestionablequestionable posted:
Help, what would you do??

Thanks for answering! I might look into the bridging loan options, or even refinancing. hmmm

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