We had been looking at established homes for a couple of months and didn't really find anything that we liked. I was quickly starting to realise that i was going to be really fussy in choosing a home that I found suitable for my family. Every weekend we would look at open homes and i would come back wondering if any home would be suitable for me. There was just nothing around.
Mothers day we made our way to a display village and had a look through some homes. Naturally i was falling in love with the modern floor plans and the beautiful layouts and quickly started to think maybe we should seriously be looking into the building option.
To cut a long story short, the following weekends we went to more display villages and tried to choose a size that would be suitable and meet all the "must have's" for floor plan and space requirements. We were looking at 31sq but after speaking to a few companies we realised that we wouldn't be able to afford that. I figured we shouldn't really go any smaller so decided to just keep waiting and hope a already built home would come on the market that i liked.
Hubby then suggested we go and look at a 27sq home in kellyville, i wasn't to fussed i didn't think it would be big enough and didn't want to get my hopes up. We arrived first thing on the sunday morning and as soon as we walked into the Drysdale 27 at Kellyville i instantly fell in love with the floor plan. it ticked all the boxes with the rooms that we needed, and yeah, well it was big enough. Its big without being too big and i would hope that it will be big enough for our family to live in (4 of us) for a long time coming.
So this was it, this was the feeling that people told me i need to wait for, that "OMG yes i love it i must have it" feeling that i just wasn't getting with any other home established or display. I loved everything about the home, and straight away i could imagine my family living in it.
We sat down with one of the sales guys and went through the costs, there was a block at Glenmore Ridge which is the area we had been looking to buy in. The block wasn't as big as we would of hoped but looking at the site plan it was "big enough" and would be something we would need to discuss with each other. Its a sacrifice. Build new home wont have a big backyard Vs Buying established and having the older home with more yard. What were our priorities!
We left the display centre feeling very excited. It felt so right. Like it had been waiting for us all along. We slept on it, and the next day i still had no hesitations in wanting to build this house.
It was all moving so fast, 48 hours prior we hadn't even thought building would be a possibility and now here we were about to put a holding deposit on the house & Land package they were offering.
Were we crazy! Were we out of our minds diving into the unknown with no knowledge of what this journey was going to be like! we knew nothing! This is going to be one heck of a ride! People research building for months, years and here we were total novices 3 days after viewing it putting our deposit on it!
It was done! Taken off the market! 22nd May 2013
Where to next.....................