Monday, May 25, 2009


My home loan has been fully approved unconditional!!!

Valuation of the Land and House came in at the banks valuation.

Nothing can stop us now... P-Town here we come.

On another note Big Red (Mike), Georgie and Myself went up to the land on Saturday night at 11pm to check it out (and have a pizza from a shop thats open till midnight at ptown). Its completely flat so in a few weeks we should be seeing roads etc.

That's it for now.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Big piles of dirt are now small piles of dirt

BigRed and Myself went out to the land on Saturday 9/5. Since the last visit on March 28, the piles of dirt are mostly gone and they are protecting it with temp fencing hehe.

Here are some exciting photos of dirt :>

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Contracts signed and with the bank!

Hi All.

It’s been a while since I last posted. Mainly because nothing too much interesting has happened. I posted a blog last night by accident (i wasn’t meant to upload it, it should have had pictures).

On the 28/8 was our tile appointment. We were originally quoted $79 extra per sqm to tile the dining lounge and rumpus. We went in about a month ago and the tiles we chose had been moved to an upgrade selection. I was pissed off to say the least. I told my CSC that I will be getting it all done after handover because I wasn’t going to pay $100 per SQM to tile it. Georgie wasn’t happy either, and the poor girl that served us got an earful from her.

So at our actual tile appointment guess what, our consultant was the same girl, and the first thing she said was to Georgie "I remember you". It was really quite funny. I had walked in to the appointment not giving a shit and paid $8,350 to tile my house with the tiles I wanted. Just take my money and get the job done.

After that on the 5/5 I had my contract appointment. This was the most exciting thing for me so far because I just wanted a final price and not have to pick colours or tiles etc. I went in and did the man thing (I didn’t let Georgie come hehe) and signed my life away. 12 signatures and 100's of signatures later it was over. That’s it all done. Total construction price $178,202. So with land total purchase $312,202. Pretty good.

I handed them to the my broker today 7/5/09, and that’s it. The bank just has to value the house contract and its over (YAY!!!!!), well until building. The banks will probably take 5 weeks to unconditially approve the loan. My broker worked it out I have borrowed 88% of the total cost thus I’m broke. But there is still plenty of money for booze, don’t worry bigred!.

Here is the position in the drawings of my house.

I have blanked our street names etc to stop stalkers (like huddo) :P

Thats all for now. Ill keep you updated when i recieve the valuation and then the building start date is october.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Final Selections

Just a quick blog post with our final selections.


Another post with all the rest will follow! So don't stress BigRed!.



Boral Brushwood
Off-white Ironed Mortar

Roof Tiles

CSR Monier Elbana

Colour: Barramundi


A&L Windows
Colour: Merino

Garage Door

Panelmaster Caprice

Colour: Paperback


Front Door

Corinthian Doors


CB – Woodland Grey

Bench top

Quantum Quartz – Pencil Round 20mm
Colour: Coral Reef


Cabinet Doors

Laminex Milano Walnut

Glass Splashback

Mocha Magic



Technika Belissimo Freestanding Duel Fuel B9GEFTSS


TB10900HA – Technika Ballissimo 900mm Glass Canopy


TBD4SS Technika Belissimo S/Steel


Gutters, Fascias, Downpipes and Meterbox:

Wattyl Sunfast Low Sheen
CB – Woodland Grey


Wattyl Supercover Ceiling White


All Interior Walls

Wattyl Low Sheen Washable

Colour: Bone


Bathroom and Ensuite:

Laminex: Natural Zebrano