Friday, 7 September 2012

We got our keys!!!

I am very excited to say we settled our house today!  We met with our SS, Kane, at 12:45 pm today and did our final walk through then went to the bank to pick up our cheque (not without drama) and then off to head office for our 3 pm meeting. 

We are now the proud owners of our very beautiful home. 

Went straight from head office to the house to crack open a bottle of bubbly and celebrate our new beginning.  Then we got stuck into cleaning.  Despite the builders cleaners having gone through the place, it was still very dirty.  Poor hubby has been cleaning the floors due to me hurting my back and being unable to do anything.  We get our first furniture delivery tomorrow morning which I am very excited about.  The whole move will be done and dusted by Monday afternoon.

We are really happy with our new home.  It is amazing that just 1 year ago (and 3 days....but who's counting???) we put the deposit down on our block of land and now here we are, ready to move in. 

SO much to do this weekend but I will be back next week with some photos once we have everything in!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Settlement Date Is Booked

We finally received the very anticipated email from our SS today with our Settlement Date.  We are booked in for lunchtime on Friday then to head office straight after.

We did have a few issues which ended in me emailing EB management.  We weren't happy with being told the same thing over and over again and nothing actually happening.  We did have a concern that our warranty period would be almost over by the time we moved in!  According to the website, the 13 week warranty starts from PCI.  Given that we are almost 6 weeks past PCI we weren't happy with this being the case.  We were assured that the 13 weeks would start from the date of settlement so that has made us very relieved!

This afternoon, we went up to the house to see the brickies had FINALLY been and replaced all the broken bricks.  The painters were there also doing some touch ups.  Tomorrow the brickies will finish off, the garage wall will be Moroka and the down pipes will be installed.  The only other thing to do is a big clean up!

So fingers crossed I will be back on Friday to show you our new house keys!