Sunday, April 15, 2007

Fingers crossed, please!


After weeks of researching, discussion, arguments, researching, driving around the neighbourhood, making decisions, changing our minds and did I mention researching? we have finally decided to sell the shoebox we currently call home and build a FABULOUS new house dahling.

So we found the perfect design by the perfect builder, and decided on the perfect housing estate to put it in. We got approval from our bank to go right ahead (after signing over our souls and most of our future income, plus I think there was something about our first-born child in there…they obviously haven’t met him...) and all that was left to do was to locate the perfect block of land. I looked and looked, spent hours on realestate.com, more hours driving around armed with the Melways and my supernatural sense of direction, emailed agents, talked to developers and began to feel a bit like Goldilocks. It had to be not too big, not too small, in the right street, not a corner block please, nice and flat and basically ju-u-ust right. It seemed impossible and I resigned myself to waiting months for the next land release, dammit!

Then late this afternoon what seems like the perfect block appeared out of nowhere. The builder did some very quick fancy footwork to see if the house would fit (it does), the price is right, the location looks good and the timing for the title release seems spot-on. So tomorrow, I'm dragging Bike Boy off to talk to the lovely sales lady, check out the area where the street will eventually be, chat to the builder some more and if everything works out nicely, slap down a chunk of money so they'll hold the land for us.

Things may be actually happening at last. Some good luck vibes sent this way would be appreciated.

8 comments:

Cherub said...

Good Luck vibes on the way.

Seriously where do you find the time?

Debstar said...

I reckon you must go looking for hard work. After we built our house I swore never again. We've been here 25 years.

Good luck vibes coming your way.

Sue said...

Excellent Kerryn, good luck with everything. Tell me, are you closer to ME????

kathrynoh said...

Good luck... how exciting for you.

Sara said...

OOOOOO, awesome. So, this means, more room for people to come and stay! Woot.

Jase and I are building a house too. An investment property in one of those flash subdivided areas. We can afford to build it and have other people live in it, but we could not afford to actually live there ourselves... so, I get to spend an extraordiary amount of mental energy picking fittings and shrubbery and so on and don't even get to live in it! Sigh....
but, at least I can sympathise with all the stuff that has to be done when building a new place... phew!

Kek said...

Nope, not closer to you, Sue, but not really futher away either - only about 5km north of where we are now.

Sara, there will absolutely be a room available for you any time you care to hop over. Of course, you'll have to wait till it's built - which may not be till this time next year.

linda said...

Well done Kerryn and all the best of luck! I think you know when something is 'right'. Heaps of vibes being sent your way

Sara said...

Whoohoo! How exciting! You'll be so lucky to have EXTRA SPACE! I can relate to living in a shoebox...

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