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Why build your home?

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

Why the Government wants you to build a new home

The Government wants you to build a new home and will reward you nicely for choosing to do so. Australia is growing at an exponential rate. According to the co-author of the Coalition’s refugee and asylum seeker policy, General Jim Molan, Australia’s permanent population is growing by 200,000 people per year. All these people need … 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

First Home Owners Grant – Our Top 7 Most FAQ

$20,000 Victorian First Home Owners’ Grant – Top 7 most FAQ   In 2017, the Government announced the exciting news that the Victorian First Home Owners’ Grant would be doubled to $20,000 for those choosing to build in regional Victoria. Given that most of us who choose to build will enter into two separate contracts, … Read More

Four facts you didn’t know about buying a home that can save you thousands

When it comes to buying a home, many people begin by looking for an existing home. But an existing home was built to serve someone else’s needs – not yours. What if I told you that you could not only build the home of your dreams, one that suits you and your family perfectly, but … Read More

Building?  First Home Owners Grant and more

The Government wants you to build a house. Australia is growing at an exponential rate. According to the co-author of the Coalition’s refugee and asylum seeker policy, General Jim Molan, Australia’s permanent population is growing by 200,000 people per year. All these people need somewhere to live. This is why the Government offers grants, schemes … Read More

How to avoid paying stamp duty on your new home

Few people purchasing an ‘existing’ home are prepared for the shock that comes when they discover how much they have to pay, on top of the purchase price, in stamp duty. Stamp duty is a term used for land transfer duty. Put simply, it’s a tax that you pay to have a property transferred into … Read More

Why building is the smartest financial move you’ll ever make

If you choose to buy an existing home, be assured, someone else is making money out of the deal. It’s one of the major reasons people sell. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You could just as easily be the one making money. And if you build your new home, that’s exactly what … Read More

How to Build Value and Create Instant Equity

It’s true, choosing to build means having the opportunity to create 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. I hear time and time again from people who built a home to put it … Read More

The true cost of building

We often hear the fear mongering about the ‘hidden costs’ of building.  The upgrades, the site costs and the variations.  The banter is enough to scare the inexperienced home builder out of the home building market and into the home buying market.   But what about the ‘hidden costs’ of buying?  Stamp Duty is just one … Read More

Six questions a Real Estate Agent won’t ask you

By Natalie Stevens When you are thinking of upgrading your home, or perhaps getting into the market for the first time, what’s the first thing you do? My guess is that you contact a real estate agent, since they are they accepted ‘experts’ in the field. It maybe to have them appraise your existing home … Read More

On the other side of fear, your best lifestyle awaits

Do you baulk at the thought of building a new home? Does it all seem to hard, or fraught with difficult decisions? Do you think it will take too long? These questions, and probably many more, are all common fears that home buyers face when they decide to upgrade their homes, or enter the market … Read More

Avoiding risk when building

What’s the best ways to avoid risk when building? There’s a lot of horror stories that float around about the process of building a home and you’ll want to make sure your experience doesn’t become the next one. As with any industry, you’ll hear far more about the bad experiences than the good, but the … Read More

Should I build my dream home or my now home?

People with little building experience tend to think that building a new home will be a long, difficult and stressful time that they won’t want to repeat. However, waiting until you can afford to build your ‘dream’ home with all the bells and whistles could mean that you spend years missing out on the big advantages … Read More