Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
I'm just waiting on two things now before the house can proceed. The first being compaction certificates so my builder can complete foundation engineering, and the second being land title issue!
Hopefully both these will become available in the coming days.
Everything else is on track. In fact it's nice to be able to sit back and relax a little while I wait.
Final variations are done! I came in a little over budget for electrical, but I was expecting that :). Also paid extra for driveway cut, and a last minute decision to upgrade vanity taps to mixers.
So all is ready! Bank papers signed, deposit ready, final plans, electrical, colours all done, council approval pending, covenant approval granted - just waiting on the land.
Won't be long now :)
Friday, October 1, 2010
On that subject, I received notification today that Warner Lakes expect title issue in approx 2 weeks, so it's not far at all!
I have the feeling things will start to build momentum very soon! :)
Monday, September 27, 2010
A scary wait considering I had signed contracts on house and land before the bank finally put their commitment in writing - but it's done now and I'm happy with it all! :)
A lot has happened since my last update and I feel things will start to move quickly very soon!
Land titles are due in 3 weeks. I've received covenant approval by the estate. Soil tests done and waiting on results, and the initial plans are on their way to council!
Not long now!
Monday, August 9, 2010
In other news, I had my colour selections last Friday! Two hours of whirlwind pickings, but its done now and I'm happy with the selections. Once things start moving, I'll upload photos of the selections :)
I also went for a stroll along the recently opened lake near my land on the weekend - its really nice! Looking forward to afternoon jogs around the lake!
Still to come to this blog in the coming weeks: photos of my block, photos of colour selections and house plans! :)
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Meanwhile everything is going well with the house. The floorplan is basically done, and I'm doing colour selection on Monday! I guess everything will start to speed up in pace one the building starts later this year.
Not long now.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Not sure if anyone actually reads this blog, but I thought I would provide an update.
The land contract has been signed, and I'm waiting for the whole process to complete - it takes quite some time. Meanwhile, I have the house plans almost finalised and am waiting for the final plan from Bold Properties, which is exciting! As this happens, the loan is also in the process and I'm waiting on some paperwork from Warner Lakes before I can proceed further with that. So it's a bit of a wait state at the moment. Hopefully things start moving again soon and it should all get quite interesting once the land settles and construction begins.
But for now it's just waiting. I'll keep you posted. Whoever you may be.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Time for coffee and catching up on some lost sleep! Very soon I'll need to be back into building mode as I look at house plans :). The story continues...
Sunday, June 27, 2010
It doesn't really matter now - last night and I can then head home to my own familiar warm bed. Aaaah :).
A few Nexus folk will be visiting soon, a couple of them staying the night too, just for kicks. Although maybe the bitter cold will change their minds.
14 hours to go! w00t!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Settling in with the others who are camping out and making friends with those who I guess will one day be my neighbours. We're expecting some more 'campers' to turn up tomorrow morning.
But for now, it's time to get some sleep. Goodnight :)
I'm rather bored and a little lonely, but hopefully I'll get a good nights sleep and tomorrow will go quickly :). Its a bit of an adventure so I'm going to do my best to enjoy it :)
So here goes. The long wait begins - far earlier than I anticipated. I'm 4th in line with the others who will camp alongside me for the next two nights until the land release on Monday morning.
The long wait begins...
But overcoming that disappointment, there are two other possibly suitable blocks I'm considering. I have to find the balance between not rushing such a big decision, and not missing out on an opportunity.
Will I camp out 45 hours for another block, or will I give up on this release and hope something else turns up.
Time will tell.
Friday, June 25, 2010
I've started preparing. Deck chair ready. Umbrella ready. Esky and sleeping bag ready. BlackBerry and a spare battery ready to go.
I wonder if anyone else will be there in line too Sunday night? Or will people turn up early Monday? Time will tell.
Now, if only someone would sponsor the cost of the block. Anyone? :)
Thursday, June 24, 2010
You see, stage 4 of 'The Landing' at Warner Lakes goes on sale this coming Monday the 28th June. Due to popularity, lots are sold on a first come, first served basis. The office opens at 10am on Monday, and first through the door gets first choice of all lots on offer.
After talking with Ben Burns, the very friendly sales agent for Warner Lakes, I was made aware that some people start lining up outside the sales office very early. And when I say 'early', I mean the night before!!!
So this is it. If I want the best chance at getting the block I'm after, I need to join the queue and camp the night outside the sales office. You've seen it for the iPhone. You've seen it for U2 tickets, and now it's my turn to brave the winter night for the opportunity to buy my very own piece of land at Warner Lakes!
I'm going to be blogging the whole experience live - leading up to, during, and after the weekend's craziness.
Will there be many others camping out for land? Will I be close enough to the front of the line to be in the running for my block? Will I get the land after all?
Stay tuned as I prepare :)
In just a few short days, I will embark on a quest to buy my first block of land. Its been a long time coming but hopefully it's finally coming together.
I'm looking at the lovely Warner Lakes estate, in Warner, Queensland, Australia. It's a beautifully masterplanned estate by developer 'PEET'. With only a few land releases left, and only 17km from the city, it's quickly becoming a very sought after area.
Over the coming days I'll be blogging my advertures as I journey toward owning my very own piece of turf in the Warner Lakes estate.
Stay tuned :)
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