Thursday, 26 June 2014

PDF Contract!

Well we finally received our contract via email this morning and will have to pick up the physical copy tomorrow from our sales consultant.  Soo excited!!

One thing we are not entirely sure of is the colour selections for our kitchen.  We were thinking of having a light colour for the cesaerstone benchtops and to have a dark wood like laminex for the cupboards and a dark splash back.

Something like this maybe......

We were also thinking of using the wood grain like tiles for ease of maintenance and pet friendly but not entirely sure that's what we want.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014


It seems we should be receiving our contract this Thursday and hope its a good price and within reason.  I can't wait to look it over and see that we can keep everything and not much has been tacked on.

We originally had been told that the 149 planning certificate wasn't in the land contract and we looked everywhere and only had a fire certificate to give and now like a week later we contacted Mirvac and asked for it and they just sent it so hopefully that ends the saga with exchanging the land lol

I really hope we don't have to change the contract too much and get it all sorted so we can submit to council and then hope maitland council doesn't take long to approve it.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Uncalled for destruction

Not very happy to visit the block to find that other builders around the block decided it was a good idea to use our front lawn during the wet to access their block behind us!!

We advised Mirvac that this was happening and they said they will investigate and have a word with them.

We got told that the landscapers will fix it thank god, but then a week later more damage has been done.
We wouldn't mind damage to the block because it has to be scraped and all that but technically Mirvac owns the front strip.


 Nice view until the houses are built.
We finally have worms!!

Planning Stage!!

Well my partner has decided to purchase a land and home package from Coral Homes in the Saddlers Ridge Estate near Maitland.

Unfortunately I did not start this blog from the very beginning so this first post is going to be a fairly long one!

We started to look for houses within Newcastle and especially around the Mayfield area as we are currently renting there and quite like the suburb.  This was not a great idea as a lot of houses around this area are a tad out of my partners price range.

We nearly gave up for a while until Luke was just looking through and found the Newport19 house and land package from Coral Homes.  Thankfully it was within the amount we could afford and it was a brand new house!!

We went and had a look at the block of land and used the new Hunter Express way to get out there and found it quite easy now that the express way has opened and only took us about 30 minutes to get out to Gillieston Heights instead of the usual 45-50 minutes.  Obviously it is a lot easier for people to get out there now because the majority of the lots were sold except for 3 blocks!!

Once the weekend was over Luke went straight in to see the lender to see if He can get approval for the package and paid a deposit to Mirvac (estate developer) to hold the land while we waited for approval.

So at the beginning of this week we received word that the land loan had been approved and signed the land contract!! Luke now owns his first block of land!!!!

Now hopefully the house contract is ready next week as we have waited 3 weeks already!!