We originally signed up for a house and land package with one of the big ten builders in February. We have had quite a few dramas with the builder and the finance company they insisted we go with as the builder owned the land. We walked away from the builder and the finance company and haven't looked back. We put an offer in on a block of land on friday (28/7) which was rejected. The vendor came back to us with a counter offer, Which we accepted. We signed land contracts on Saturday (30/7)
Sunday we had an appointment at the Porter Davis office (at the Highland display village in Craigieburn) to pay a $1000 holding deposit to lock in a September build start date on the house we want to build on our new block of land.
I am now hopeful that we can concentrate on the actual construction of our home. We are really excited and feeling positive about this stage of the process as we are ready to leave the negative behind and are now itching to have a place we can call our own again. This is where the real story begins.