Once decided on our land, then came the negotiations with the owners via the real estate agent. This proved to be a little bit drawn out as the couple selling the land where going through a marriage break up, hence the real estate agent was dealing with two individuals that had different expectations. However, we got there in the end. The settlement date was scheduled for November 22nd which worked out perfectly for us because we were due to go overseas on the 27th of November.
The block of land we secured is approximately 1600m2, making it big enough to really fit whatever house we chose. The block is wider at the back and narrower at the front, which means that we will need to keep in mind the width of the frontage when choosing a house. The views are fantastic, so hopefully we'll be able to build a house that takes advantage of the position.