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Thursday, 17 October 2013



Well our first hurdle is here already and we are not even close to building yet. The government has changed the bush fire risk areas and we are now building on a bush fire prone area. Meaning we need to pay an extra $4523 to include bush fire provisions....
I only found out due to someone building in the same estate as me on the forum I follow. Contacted home buyers today she said she couldn't say for sure as my land hasn't titled and they don't have the report but it looks very likely on the governments website. So happy that I found out now and not after land title as we would of had no warning. I understand that it is needed, but would've been great to have this included on my loan instead of a variation. She is ringing today to discuss our options just praying it isn't to late to change the loan amount as plans will need to be changed any way. With settlement fees progress payments while paying rent I think we will be living on noodles for a while....

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Recieved a letter today from QBE for domestic building Insurance, incase our builder ABN GROUP dies becomes insolvent or disappears. They needed us to check whether our builder name and contract price were the same as what is written on our contract with our builder. Still find it weird reading documents like this -we are actually going to be building a house.

Friday, 11 October 2013


Had a family trip out to the estate today and we have footpaths!!!! My friends think I'm crazy but was so exciting seeing our street looking like a street. It has been a long wait so far with not much happening so seeing this nearly complete has brought back the reality that we are building a house.

Our land agent said he would give us a ring 6 weeks out from land title so Im looking forward to that call. In the meantime we just keep saving and dreaming of January when our house should start being built