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Aussie Willy
04-01-2011, 01:44 AM
Finally after 18 months, my new home is finished and I have a settlement date in a couple of weeks.

It is an off the plan 2 bedroom unit which I signed the contracts back in August 2009 and it was meant to be finished last June/July. It is now done and I will be able to move in a couple of weeks.

They had delays due to council permissions and we had the wettest winter last year for years here in Melbourne.

Now after housesharing for a while, housesitting stints and living with mum for the last 7 months, it will be done and I can finally stopped feeling like I am living in limbo.

Here is a link to another property on the block that is for sale. The colour scheme is a bit different (lighter cupboards and carpet) but the front and layout are the same.

http://www.realestate.com.au/property-unit-vic-carrum+downs-107117812

Now it is up to the bank to get their butt into gear and sort things out. My mortgage is approved but they just need to apply for my first home owners grant.

Anyway I am relieved and can't wait to get moved into my own new space.

Funny thing was when I rang my mum to tell her she almost thought I was playing an April Fools Day joke on her.

JumpinBug
04-01-2011, 01:50 AM
Congrats! I remember your earlier posts about it, and glad to see you're almost there! Looks wonderful.

Norlite
04-01-2011, 01:53 AM
Congratulations!

MikiAndoFan#1
04-01-2011, 01:55 AM
Congratulations! I wish you happiness and health, so that you can enjoy your new home! :)

mysticchic
04-01-2011, 01:55 AM
congrats!! Bet your so excited. Worth the wait

quartz
04-01-2011, 02:07 PM
hope you are settled in nicely before worlds starts - how exciting for you!!
lookng forward to some pics once you've had a chance to decorate and make it your own.

skatesindreams
04-01-2011, 03:02 PM
I'm so happy for you!
I wish you many wonderful years ahead.

pilgrimsoul
04-01-2011, 03:06 PM
Oooooh, it's lovely! Wishing you many years of happiness in your new home!

ChelleC
04-01-2011, 04:32 PM
Congrats! It's lovely!

manleywoman
04-01-2011, 04:55 PM
Congrats!

Rob
04-01-2011, 04:58 PM
It is so nice! Let us know when the virtual housewarming will be!!!!

Wiery
04-01-2011, 05:18 PM
Congratulations! Lovely home!

BigB08822
04-01-2011, 05:37 PM
Congrats, it looks very nice! Have you done all your furniture shopping and such? I know that building a house is a nightmare and never goes as planned so congrats for making it through, it seems you had an even tougher time and longer wait than most! Now you can enjoy the fun of picking out furniture and all that good stuff!

overedge
04-01-2011, 05:44 PM
Homebuilding :scream: Congratulations on your patience!!
It looks great, and I'm sure you will really enjoy being settled in it.

NancyNC
04-01-2011, 05:46 PM
Congratulations! I would love to come to your housewarming party. :D