This is the beginning of an exciting journey... we're going to build our very own home.
It's been a long time in the making! Much thought, planning, viewings and discussion. Months of "should we?" and many other options considered, the sums have been weighed against the emotions and we have finally decided to take the big leap. This is, despite the stories we've heard of the dramas, challenges and roller coaster rides we are sure to encounter along our way.
Last Wednesday, 2nd June 2010, we drove out to Oran Park and met with our sales consultant who walked us through the process, talked through what the package included, added all the variations and upgrades we wanted, to give us an indication of the realistic cost - which may surprise most! "Ouch!" boy does it add up at warp speed.
Despite this, we pushed on.
And so, we signed several documents to confirm our understanding of the process, what the package offered and most importantly, the house we wanted to build.
Following this, we pay the site inspection fees and the we let the ride begin.
Today, we confirm all the variations in writing and to our pleasant surprise, it was all go. The phone calls from respective inspectors and surveyors started streaming in, appointments are scheduled and we let the process take its course.