Thursday, 31 May 2012

Site Cut

Couldnt contain my exitement today, our site cut has begun! The first day of winter and were starting our build! hopefully this sunny weather holds up and we have a slab by the end of next week. a few things Im unsure about with the cut tho, it looks like theyve cut way to deep into the site? I expected there to be a bit of fill as were paying for concrete piers and it looks like theres no fill at all?Im alittle concerned about the cut next to the foot path... going to need retaining walls done before we can put the fence up. not sure why they would cut right up against the footpath like that? Anyway happy to start and cant wait to see our home come to life!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Finance approved.

After 2 months of waiting our finance has come through! we are now going through ANZ, intrest is a bit higher, but just happy to have it all finalised and ready to build. Its been a long wait.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

one step forward, two steps back

Feeling really flat today, just had word from our broker that our finance has not come through for the construction part of our loan, despite having been pre aproved. he has assured us that we will not have a problem getting our loan with bank b. but the hassel of going through the whole process again has really knocked me down. who would have thought having a 20% deposit 3 jobs between us and no debts would lead us to being declined! cant believe it. just when I thought everything was going to start happening with our build, this happens....

Saturday, 5 May 2012

contracts signed


we had our contract signing yesterday, and everything went very smoothly. The only thing Im still not 100% happy with is the fire rating that come in in September.
Our liason asked us to sign a form that exempt us from having to have the BAL rating because we put our deposit down before the law was passed, then after I told her to take it($4600) out of our contract berfore we sign the contract she back tracked and said that we would have to have it, if its in the contracts made up. very frustrating and im kicking myself now for not demanding it be taken out of our contract, our liason has been so nice and I didnt want to get her off side.
Anyway, no point in complaining! we have our sign up on the block, and its nice to see a few other Burbank signs in our stage aswell.
Monday plans will be sent to council and finance paperwork will be sent off. Cant belive it is all really happening now. Although reality hit when I seen my bank statement and all our savings were gone!  Lucky we'll have something to show for it soon.