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Building Home Masterclass Series

your secret weapon to
building a new home

Building a home is hard. We make it easy.

Building a home is one of the biggest projects most of us will ever undertake.  It's incredibly confusing, and that's why we created the Building Home Masterclass. By guiding people through the planning process we've helped them avoid mistakes and get a home they love built as quickly as possible for a price they can afford.

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YOUR SECRET WEAPON TO BUILDING A NEW HOME

The Building Home Masterclass is designed to help people like you who are planning to build a new home. From understanding the planning process to working with lenders, real estate agents, floorplan providers and builders, the Building Home Masterclass takes you step-by-step through the five essential areas of planning to build a home for the first time.  Our goal is to make the whole process of planning to build your first new home easier, simpler and less expensive.  Through this online course, you will learn how to avoid costly pitfalls and make smart decisions at each step of the planning process so that you can choose the right builder to build a home that is custom-made for you and your family.  

Building your own home is an exciting prospect, but it’s also a challenging one. With this masterclass, you can learn from experience and make wise choices up front.  

The Building Home Masterclass is an online e-course that teaches you everything you need to know before building with a builder.  Running over 5 modules and containing 50+ topics, it will give you the information required to make an informed decision about how you want to build your new home, saving tens of thousands of dollars in the process. Our team will answer any questions you have and we will show you exactly how we manage to create instant equity in our own personal projects.

a team of experts await you

Second generation property developer and international best selling Author Natalie Stevens hosts the Building Home Masterclass.  Heading up a team of experts, Natalie shares with you the secrets and money-saving principles that make building a new home a successful and affordable experience.

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"who knows where we would have ended up if we hadn't found this" - Wade

"I now know exactly what questions I need to ask at every step.  This demystified the process and opened my eyes to stuff that I hadn’t even considered. I thoroughly recommend doing this before embarking on your new home journey."

 
-RENEE

"I really appreciate your advice and pointing out some things I hadn't even thought of! It's definitely a learning game, and am grateful for your knowledge!!"

-ANDREA

"This showed us how to avoid the ‘nightmares’ and gave us the info we needed to have a good experience and actually feel excited about building.  This made us feel in control."

 
-ZOE

"This clears up so many myths and misconceptions! This is a great source of information for anyone who is thinking of building a home. I loved it!"

 
-MATTHEW

"Even just knowing what order to do everything in in itself made this well worth it for me.  Understanding how to prioritise the right steps in the right order was a godsend and the game-changer for how I felt about jumping in to start planning to build my new home."

 
-EMILEE

"It blew the fears away for me. I felt more and more in control as I worked through each step. There were lots of things I hadn’t even actually thought about before which would have left me wide open to make mistakes along the way. I’m really happy I found this."

 
-CARLEE

"With a better understanding of the process, I’m now fully in control and don't feel like anyone can pull the wool over my eyes.  Hearing Nat share her knowledge and expertise in an area I’m foreign in was priceless!"

 
-AMITY

"Signing up for this gave me the steps I needed to be able to build my dream home. Nat is really down to earth and relaxed with her advice which makes it so much easier to understand."

 
-JESSE

"After working through this process I feel confident that I’ll be able to build my dream home and be satisfied with every decision along the way"

 
-NADINE

"This made me feel more confident about building because I was armed with all the information I needed to get it right. Each topic was really useful, and all the information was what secured our decision to build rather than buy an established home"

 
-MELISSA

"Building is a very mysterious process and there’s not a lot of help available out there.  Who knows where we would have ended up if we hadn’t found this!"

 
-WADE

"It just made everything clearer and I felt more positive throughout the process. There were so many things that helped me that I just wouldn’t have known otherwise.  This is a very practical and user-friendly guide to building a home. I highly recommend it!"

 
-OLIVIA

"My two biggest fears have always been how much building my own home would cost me and also the fear that I could get ripped off. The 5 steps opened my eyes to so much and I’m feeling inspired to start this journey."

 
-RUTH

"I’ve taken the course from start to finish. I found it easy to follow and I got some great tips that will help me with my current project. Well done for creating such a valuable resource for people wanting to build a new home"

 
-MATT

"If you're thinking about buying or building a home, you need to sign up for this first. The online guide goes through all the major considerations, step by step, that you need to think about before you spend a cent. You can't afford to build a new home without it."

 
-SACHA

"This is a great, easy to follow plan filled with helpful information.  I really enjoyed going through it, and gained more confidence in knowing what to expect when we build our new home."

 
-JD

This is a bit of a suit of armour that you've got on, so that when you go out to do this you're armed with the knowledge

 
-Matthew

The Building a Home Masterclass is packed full of insider secrets to help you make your dream home a reality. Whether you're building for the first time, or have done it before, you'll be better equipped to navigate the changing Australian building industry and learn the essential steps in ensuring your dream home becomes a reality

The goal of this series is to help people who are planning to build a new home through the complicated and confusing process. Our goal is to give them insider secrets into buying land, setting priorities, designing a floorplan and choosing a builder so they can avoid the most costly mistakes.

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MODULE 1. Borrowing to Build

Module 1 of the Building Home Masterclass will help you create a plan to move forward and have more money to spend on the home of your dreams. Setting your budget is a bit like archery. You start with the end in mind, and adjust back towards it.   The fundamentals of borrowing to build your dream home are extremely simple if you play by the rules but there’s more to it than just getting a good interest rate. But, many people make a number of costly mistakes on their way to buying land and building their beautiful homes. In this video series, you'll learn the rules to playing the land loan game correctly.  Using the myriad of government schemes currently available, you could potentially be paying less in interest than you do on rent, all whilst saving money during the construction phase.  This module is packed with insights and strategies to help you save money when you borrow to build your home, so that you can invest more in your new property.   There’ll be no nodding off in this class.

Take this module if you'd like expert non-bias answers to some of the following questions:

  • How do I set my budget when building?
  • How do I choose a bank when building?
  • How and when do I get pre-approval when building?
  • How do I get a construction loan when building?
  • How much should I spend on building my home?
  • Should I use Mortgage Lenders Insurance?
  • What can I do if I don’t have enough deposit and the bank won’t lend me money?
  • Talking to a first home owner about problems getting a construction loan
  • What I need to know about getting a loan to build – A checklist
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MODULE 2. SHAPING Priorities:

Module 2 brings you everything you need to make sure your home is absolutely perfect.  Inspired by lessons from our own home building projects that have created instant equity, here is a place for you to think through the practical considerations and priorities of your new home.  You will learn the secrets to negotiating with Builders so that you get all of the features you want at the best price.  We share the value of getting multiple quotes from Builders so you feel confident in your choices and you’ll learn how to deal with discrepancies so they don’t drive you crazy.  We’ll help you avoid overspending, and give you planning tips that will save you a lot of money.  Taking this Module will ensure that your home meets all your needs!

Take this module if you'd like expert non-bias answers to some of the following questions:

  • How do I allocate my budget when building?
  • How do I avoid confusion when comparing quotes from builders?
  • How can I avoid frustration when getting quotes from builders?
  • How will I know I have everything I need in my new home?
  • How do I avoid having regrets when I move into my newly built home?
  • Everything I need in my new home – A checklist
  • How to give a builder a brief of what you want when building your new home
  • A chart to compare quotes from builders
  • How to build my best home – A checklist

 

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MODULE 3. Buying Land:

This Module puts you at ease with all the information and tools necessary to find and buy a block of land you’ll want to build on, so you can focus on the fun part – building your home. There are a lot of things that can go wrong when buying a block of land, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. This Module helps people to avoid the pitfalls of buying land that is less than ideal for building a house on and exposes common challenges you may face, preventing them from becoming major and expensive issues.  We want you to know exactly what factors can cost you money or cause delays or problems when it comes to buying a block of land. This Module will simplify the process and help you avoid any nasty surprises that will cause you to blow your budget.  Find out how and where to buy land and learn the pros and cons of buying through a real estate agent compared to directly from the owner.  In a nutshell it’s all the things you have to think about when buying your block of land, plus much more!

Take this module if you'd like expert non-bias answers to some of the following questions:

  • What is a land conveyancer?
  • Should I use a Land Buying Advocate?
  • How do I buy a block of land ‘off the plan’?
  • How do I compare different blocks of land when building
  • How do I read a plan of subdivision?
  • What do I need to know about a structure or development plan when looking at land estates?
  • What do I need to know about covenants, easements & connected services on my block of land?
  • How do I avoid expensive site costs on my block of land?
  • What do I need to know about the orientation of my home on my block of land?
  • How do I negotiate the best price on a block of land?
  • Buying the best block of land – A checklist
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MODULE 4. Floorplans:

The perfect floorplan is a must-have to maximize living space, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. By following the easy steps in Module Four, you can have your dream family home without breaking the bank. This Module is all about floorplans, and gives you an overview of four proven options to follow when choosing your floorplan.  This masterclass will walk you through how to obtain a floorplan that fits YOUR life, not someone else’s. Learn how to choose the options that are important to YOU in order to create the home of your dreams for your budget.  The floorplan for your dream home doesn’t have to be set in stone. It’s all about learning how you can have your cake and eat it too!

Take this module if you'd like expert non-bias answers to some of the following questions:

  • How can I get the best floorplan?
  • How do I use pre-designed floorplans from a project builder?
  • How do I use pre-designed floorplans from a custom builder?
  • How do I use a building designer or draftsperson to custom design my home?
  • How do I use an architect to architecturally design my home?
  • What are the basic design principles I need to consider when building my home?
  • How can I make the home I’m building more sustainable?
  • How do I avoid being overquoted by builders?
  • How to get the best floorplan – A checklist
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MODULE 5. Choosing A Builder

Before the construction of your new home can begin, you’ll need to have a builder. There are many different builders out there, from large companies to small neighbourhood builders, but choosing the right one for you is an important step. This module will discuss the various types of builders and what to look for in a builder. It will also give you tips on how to approach the process of choosing a builder with confidence and how to avoid common pitfalls when dealing with salespeople and their sales pitches.  Many people can’t afford to have their experience soured by a builder who has unreliable or unethical business practices.  Add to this the complexity of today’s housing market and the number of builders available, it can be daunting knowing where to start. Picking the right builder should be about more than just price. It should be about finding someone who you can trust and someone who you will enjoy working with day in and day out for the duration of your build.

Take this module if you'd like expert non-bias answers to some of the following questions:

  • How do I check if my builder is registered and qualified to build my new home?
  • How do I choose a builder to build my new home?
  • What is the difference between a custom builder and a project builder?
  • What is the difference between a budget builder and a high-end builder?
  • How do I avoid blowing my budget when building my new home?
  • How do I approach my builders when there is a problem while they are building my new home?
  • Do I need to like the builder I choose to build my new home?
  • CASE STUDY – VOLUME BUILDER
  • CASE STUDY – CUSTOM BUILDER
  • Should I buy a house and land package?
  • How to choose the right builder – A checklist

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50 + Topics

Content delivered via video & text

Classified Resources

Checklists

Tailor made reports

Video Explainers

Valuable Downloads

Finance Calculators

Time saving tools

Personalised templates

Real life case studies

Unlimited Q & A to advocate support

12 months unlimited access

Our Home Masterclass will show you how to get the house you want at a price you can afford.

The Building Home Masterclass is not a DIY course about how to build an actual house. It’s not a course on architectural design or interior decorating. Instead, this course is designed to guide people who are planning to build a new home through the complicated and confusing process of securing finance, buying land, designing a floorplan and choosing a builder.

"This clears up so many myths and misconceptions! This is a great source of information for anyone who is thinking of building a home. I loved it!" - Matt

The Building Home Masterclass will walk you through the biggest financial mistake people make when they're building a house, plus give you all the best tips and insider strategies to save you thousands of dollars.

FAQ'S

The Building Home Masterclass is perfect for you if :

  • You like to prepare well and make informed decisions.
  • You want to know your true options and not the just the ones that are sold to you.
  • You like to know exactly what questions to ask to help you make the big decisions.
  • You don't like being sucked in to spending money you don't need to.
  • You want to know the most likely places where you'll make the mistakes so you can avoid wasting money you never had to spend.
  • You know that building is a highly competitive market where you can be influenced to do things a certain way rather than the right way and that sales people who are trying to sell you something may only tell you what they want you to know and leave out the rest.
  • You want to build one house on one block in the best location for the best price.

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Building a new home is an exciting experience filled with a large number of decisions and opportunities.  It can also be very daunting, confusing and stressful. We take out the guesswork making your home building journey easier and more enjoyable.

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Your best outcome

The Building Home Masterclass Series leaves no stone unturned in our quest for YOUR best outcome. Whether you’re looking to build a home, purchase a residential block of land to build on later or invest in property for income, we’ll help you navigate a confusing industry and make the best possible choices for your situation.  Our philosophy is ‘be in control’ - not the builder, not the bank, not the real estate agent - YOU!  So let the Building Home Masterclass give you that control and start enjoying the journey.  Take this online course to be inspired, encouraged and equipped as you go through the process of creating your new home.  From selecting your builder, through to designing your floorplan and finding a fantastic block of land, to having a house in which you will want to spend the rest of your life, it is all covered.