Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Decision from buying an existing home to building in 1 weekend.

I have to say I'm still pretty amazed at how our dream of a home together is turning out...

We both always knew at some point in 2011 that we would start looking to buy our own place. I had been "ogling" houses on for sometime before the announcement by the NSW government about withdrawing stamp duty concessions for existing homes. A slight sense of panic definitely set in when that was announced.

Like many other first-home buyers, we started looking at a budget and setting out criteria for our new home. After several weekends of hunting, we finally found a townhouse we both loved in Toongabbie and decided to make an offer. It was definitely disappointing when that fell through. With the benefit of hindsight, Lady Luck was certainly smiling on us!

We started thinking about buying new homes and scoured for new developments within the 35km radius of Sydney CBD we knew we wanted. The Georges Fair development in Moorebank ticked all the boxes for us. From there on, to cut a long story short, we went, we saw, we "conquered".

More of my random thoughts to come...

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Contract exchange official

Finally received signed contract from vendor's solicitors. Settlement is on the 16th of March!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Land contract signed!

Signed our land contract today. Doesn't look like much now, but over the next several months it should transform into our new home :D

Settlement period will be 35 days and begins on Friday!