Friday, September 25, 2009

22 September - Revised Tender

Were happy to get an email from our friend Colt at Widsom with the revised tender. Now that's more like it. Our initial tender was our "wish list" but we had to be realistic and the new tender is more in the ball park of the amount we were looking at spending. So we happily paid the next payment to Widsom, will go and visit Colt/Mark this weekend to grab our colour pack and then eagerly await the arrival of the first set of plans.

Friday, September 18, 2009

18 September 2009...Retain or not to retain??

The funny thing think you have a flat block of land but when they have to cut a bit here, fill a bit there what you thought was level actually isn't.

So as we need to lodge a landscaping design plan with Council, we are going to meet with a landscaper and get some ideas.

17 September 2009...Exchanged

Contracts exchanged on Kellyville Ridge now need to wait for the plan to register. The vendor hopes to have plan registered by end of November and so do we as we are keen to get building as quickly has possible...the rental place is nice, smaller than we are use to but as we keep reminding ourselves 12 months, 12 months, 12 months (maximum....hopefully).

13 September 2009...Tender revision

Met with Colt to cut some items on the tender and add some items we forgot.

11 September 2009

Initial tender received from Wisdom..reality hit...somethings we thought we might like came out more expensive than we had hoped.

15 August 2009....When you wish upon a star....

Met with Colt at Widsom Homes and gave him our wish list for the Entertainer. The list could have gone on and on and on but one needs to be realistic.

31 August 2009...Goodbye to Mounty County

After many hassles of dealing with the purchaser's solicitor we finally settled on the sale of our home of 11 years at Mt Druitt and moved to rental accommodation at Muccillo Street, Quakers Hill.

June to mid August 2009...For Sale...

June 2009 we met with a real estate agent and listed our home at Mt Druitt for sale.

Whilst waiting for our house to sell we started looking at various display homes and land for sale. We initially thought we would buy in The Ponds but in our discussions with by this time our good friends at Widsom (Mark & Colt) they told us about some land for sale in Kellyville Ridge.

Mid August we accepted an offer on our house at Mt Druitt and then found our block at Sovereign Avenue, Kellyville Ridge.

By this time, we had already decided which home we would build, Widsom's Entertainer and as soon as we had put a deposit down on the land we sent details thru to Widsom so they could confirm siting etc.

June 2009 .... In the beginning....

In June 2009 we made the decision that we wanted to leave Mt Druitt and look at moving to greener pastures. We started looking at the options of buying land and building, buying an established home or buying a new house and land package and this search resulted in us meeting Mark and Colt at Widsom Homes, The Ponds.

We initially met with Mark and Colt about purchasing a house and land package they had on offer in The Ponds but after going to look at the display home found the house was not big enough for our families needs.