Wednesday, May 7, 2008

First meeting with 'G' at Metricon

Things went very well at the meeting we had with 'G' at Metricon display village. He seems very nice, and extremely helpful. We have been waiting for the total cost with all the changes we have added in, and this afternoon we received the email. It is quite reasonable, even though he has added in a 'general' figure for some items, as they are changing company and unable to quote exact prices at this time. I am pretty sure they will be the builder we are going to go with. Tomorrow I will post off all the paperwork to the bank and see how we go there.. fingers x'd!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The House Hunt

We have been reworking a plan for the past couple of weeks with Newstart Homes, and have finally come up with a plan we love! The problem is, they have now advised us, that due to a meeting the company has held, they have decided not to build in steel anymore. (probably due to the rising cost of steel lately). We are pretty keen on steel as we have literally millions of termites on our block. We have been told that with T2 treatment on the timber and Kordon treatment to slab, we will be covered, but with only a 25 year warranty, we aren't so sure. We are planning on making this our last move, so will be there alot more than 25 years hopefully! So.. We are now looking at Metricon. I like the Denver plan, though would like to have the bedrooms, and most of the middle section as the Denver33, but upgrade the main bedroom wing, and the kitchen to be like the Denver46. We have an appointment at the Heathwood display at 11am to go through inclusions/exclusions. They have some great package deals on at the moment, that means we are able to upgrade items that otherwise we may not have been able to. (packages include steel upgrade with free colourbond roof, stone benchtops, higher ceilings, plus more).. We shall see how things go today.


Friday, May 2, 2008

The beginning....

It all started in, 2006, when some friends of ours bought an established house in Coominya, QLD. (near Wivenhoe Dam). One day, when visiting them, we spotted 2 large blocks of land (10 acres each) for sale. As we had only just started looking for land, we ummed and ahhed for quite a while. Then, one day, we saw a SOLD sign on one of the blocks! That made up our mind (funny that! lol), so we put in an offer for the other block. (Which as it turns out, we think is the better block :) ... With a bit of mucking about (from the seller), we finally settled the land in March, 2007. We have since had the block slashed, stick-raked, mowed (thanks to Tim and Dad!) and generally tidied up. Pics are of the block as it is now.

Now onto the next step... deciding which house to put on it.... ( The hardest part I think!)


Ps. Click on pictures to enlarge. :)