Just put a deposit down on a piece of land!!

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Congrats!!! That is amazing news. Growing up, my parents built 2 houses on lots. The first thing I can say from that experience, is find contractors that you can trust. We had so many issues with them.

Next, expect the unexpected. There will be a million and one things you never thought of that come up that require more money (and will extend your timeline). So be prepared for that. And be patient.

Lastly, take full advantage of the fact that you are building this house and can do whatever the hell you want (within reason). My mother has amazing taste and had very specific things she wanted to see and she was able to get it done beautifully. We had the loveliest custom touches on everything. My parents have since sold both homes to downsize and I miss those personal touches that would have always reminded me of my mom.

Congrats again!

Post # 4
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  • Wedding: April 2014

We bought a half acre block of land a year ago. We are still waiting to borrow more money to build on it. Luckily my husband is an architect so he has designed it for us! I can’t wait to build it. 

Will you be going through a volume housing company or getting a one off design from an architect?

oops sorry just read above you werent sure yet…

My sister went through the house and land package and they are very happy. It didn’t cost them much at all and they have a lovely house. There were quite a few hold ups though. Always expect it to take longer than they say to be finished!

I’m assuming you’re in Australia too?

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