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borrowing to build is not the same as borrowing to buy Ok so here’s the biggest and most important thing you need to know if you’re ready to apply for a loan to build your home.  Borrowing to build is not the same as borrowing to buy.  Over the course of these topics throughout the … Read More

Home Builder Program Stimulus Package from the Australian Government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic for building a new home

HomeBuilder Program stimulus package From today the 4 June 2020 until the 31st of December 2020 all eligible owner-occupiers (not just first home buyers) will be provided with a grant of $25,000 to build their new home or substantially renovate their existing home.  If you’re an eligible first home owner this is in addition to … Read More


Conveyancing is the process of transferring ownership of a parcel of land from one person to another. It is a legal process that is performed by a legal conveyancer. In a property transaction there is a buyer and a seller and each party should have their own conveyancer.  Because we are talking here about transferring … Read More

Don’t make these mistakes when buying your first property

Buying your first property can be daunting because you just don’t know what you don’t know. The biggest stumbling block is at the starting line, as first-timers rush to real estate websites and spend their weekends hitting the pavement on the hunt for their perfect property.

The building industry’s house and land packages secret you need to know

There’s a huge focus on House and Land Packages and that might be ok for investors but if you’re serious about building a home that let’s you live your best lifestyle, then avoiding a House & Land Package is the smart move. “House and Land packages are often little more than a marketing brochure and … Read More

Mistruths in Real Estate destroying lives

Trust.  We all want it, we all need it, heck our happiness depends on it.  So why then can it be so hard to give?   Call me jumpy, but a phone call this morning from one of our members has got me fired up. Mistruths in the Real Estate Industry are so 1990’s.  Seriously industry, … Read More

Build In Oz features as opening story in Domain!

The launch of Build In Oz is being celebrated this Summer as feature story in Domain’s special publication. Plus, learn about the founder Natalie Stevens and her knack for building a business from her home town of Warrnambool You can download and read the complete edition online at https://www.standard.net.au/story/5141489/domain-summer-edition-201718/?cs=3471

Building lets you spend your budget on what matters most

To me, the most significant financial advantage of building a home is that it lets you spend your budget on the things that matter most to you. Or, as I often say, you can direct your budget on the areas of your home that will bring you the most happiness. For example, if you have … Read More

How to build a new home that gives you instant equity

So, how do we go about creating instant equity? Is it guaranteed? No, unfortunately it’s not. You can’t build just any house and expect to make money. Time and time again I hear from people who built a home to put it straight on the market and either couldn’t sell it, or didn’t make any … Read More

Happiness is the home you build

They say you can’t buy happiness. But I believe choosing to build a home can bring you pretty close. The happiest of families are not the ones who have the best of everything; they are the ones who make the best of everything they have. Build in Oz draws on this philosophy by showing you … Read More