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I am a SAHM who does work from home occasionally, dedicated to raising 3 Godly, independent, healthy children. Loving the home building process though it is not without challenges. I have fairly free reign over the creative aspect of the project...just not the financial side!
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Thankyou Eden Brae....

...for a quality home and delivered about 2 months short of contract time! So excited to take possession of the house 2 years after purchasing the block of land with a house on it.
Today went like this - I met Troy at 8am to walk through checking that the items on the PCI list were attended to. Not all of them had been but they were noted to be done in the next few days. We found a few other minor items that have immediately been put on my maintenance list. We finished at 10am with lots of chat ;-) I headed over to Eden Brae office for a 1pm appointment with Rania....and Bev...and Shirley....and Sonia! Lots more chat, signed many documents, took the keys, a folder of bedtime reading and a beautiful bath towel set. I have been asked many times if I would 'do it again'. The answer is YES if I had my super team of Rania, Bev & Troy!



Off for a celebratory dinner on the floor of our new home now...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

We have a date...

....with Eden Brae Homes to make our final payment and collect our keys.

MONDAY OCTOBER 21 in the morning

A little disappointed that it couldn't be Friday afternoon to give us the weekend to 'play' in it. It probably comes down to availability to meet onsite too.

The last week has been full steam ahead with PCI, purchasing decorating items, loan settlement, insurances, tying up loose ends and creating other loose ends, on top of being sick and looking after other sick family members. A few more dates have been booked in to the schedule  - Shutter/blinds installation October 15 and appliance installation on October 16.

I received an email this morning from EBH informing me that our cooker is out of stock but that they are happy to offer us an upgrade. A Google search revealed nothing on this upgraded cooker so I rang Baumatic in VIC just to ensure we were getting at least a similar product. This cooker has extra capacity and triple rather than double glazed door. I approved the upgrade!

The private certifier has completed his inspection for the occupancy certificates. We have some items that need to be completed
 FOR INTERIM OCCUPATION CERTIFICATE
 1.       Provide a copy of the engineers certificate for glass balustrades confirming that the design complies with AS1170.1 & AS1288-2005
2.       Submit compliance certificates
3.       Site Cleanup
 FOR FINAL OCCUPATION CERTIFICATE
 1.       Comply with condition 23 with reference to retaining walls
2.       Comply with condition 21 with reference to vehicular crossing
3.       Comply with condition 20 with reference to driveway installation
4.       Repair/Reinstate damaged footpath 

None of these items seem to be an issue so the certificates should be fairly easy to access.

HnK Ryan has completed their re-inspection which marries up fairly nicely with our PCI inspection report. Troy has indicated that most items identified by the independent inspectors will be fixed anyway but I will use this report as the basis for our 90 day maintenance inspection.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

As promised....

....the fascia and guttering for the lower storey has been installed this morning but not really photo worthy.

The last few days have seen me busy trying to get things organised for a 'potential' buyer to look through our current house. Vanity purchased, handyman organised, boxes and storage organised, contract of sale ordered with conveyancer (with a mid November settlement date), carpet to be purchased tomorrow and hopefully installed next week. Very busy times ahead! Now to hope that EBH don't have major issues and go over the contract end date. Early is FINE with us - more time for landscaping, pool etc.