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Do you pay stamp duty on a new build?

Do i pay stamp duty on a new build? Stamp duty is by far one of the biggest and most unexpected costs of purchasing a new existing home.  Thankfully, there is a way to avoid paying stamp duty on your new home and that is to build a new home rather than buy one.  But … Read More

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BUILDER – A CHECKLIST

It’s easy to avoid being misled by clever marketing ploys and manipulative sales tactics when you know the facts about the process of planning to build a new home.

SHOULD I BUY A HOUSE AND LAND PACKAGE?

Once you do your homework on house and land packages you’ll come to learn that there’s lots of extra costs the advertised packages don’t include. We feel it’s always better to save yourself the heartache by getting the facts upfront.

HOW DO I AVOID BLOWING MY BUDGET WHEN BUILDING MY NEW HOME?

If you’re on a tight budget, stick to your guns and be aware of these seductive sales techniques, so that you can avoid being sucked in to paying for things you really can’t afford or are low on your list of priorities.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CUSTOM BUILDER AND A PROJECT BUILDER?

Custom home builders, Volume Home Builders, Project Home Builders – Do you know the difference? If you’re building a new home you should.

HOW TO GET THE BEST FLOORPLAN – A CHECKLIST

You’ll now be aware of all of your options when it comes to choosing or designing your perfect floorplan. You’re ‘free to choose’ the option that will be best for you. You also now have the process we use to ensure we get the most competitive quotes from Builders and you know why you shouldn’t choose a Builder just because you love their floorplans. Most important of all you now know your options for getting the home you want for the budget you have.

HOW CAN I MAKE THE HOME I’M BUILDING MORE SUSTAINABLE?

Here’s ten simple ways you can employ sustainable principles in your new home that will reduce your energy consumption and save you money.

WHAT ARE THE BASIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING MY HOME?

The definition of spacious is not to have a lot of space; it’s to have ample space. Spacious doesn’t have to mean big. Any room can be spacious providing it can meet the purpose for which it was created or intended.

How to Build your best Home – A Checklist

Completing the How to Build Your Best Home checklist gives you peace of mind knowing you’ve considered things from all angles so that the choices you make mean building a new home that is truly perfect for you.

What is a builders quote comparison chart?

It’s easy for discrepancies in quotes to occur.  Using a comparison chart to compare what each builder has allowed for in each area can help you work out two things. Firstly, it shows you where the discrepancies are occuring secondly, it shows you who’s charging more for what and where.

How to give a builder a brief of what you want in your new home

Create your Builders Brief here. It’s the 5 minute solution that helps you confirm what you really need in your new home.  Simply complete and submit.  A pdf report will be sent straight to your inbox for you to give to any builder you choose.

Everything you need in your new home – Your Coming home checklist

Your Coming Home Checklist reminds you really matters to you when building your new home. Personalise your checklist here and receive it by email in PDF form, ready to print or forward to your builder.

How do I avoid regrets when I move into my new home?

When you move into a new home there might be things that you’ll wish you’d done a bit more research on or thought more about.  Let’s talk about four of the most common things people regret not looking into more.  These are things that are easily overlooked during the planning stages, but may make a big difference to the comfort and liveability of your home.

How will I know if I have everything I need in my new home?

Your Builder’s Brief is focussed on the core structure of your home, but to help you make sure that you have absolutely every base covered, you should also complete the more detailed Welcome Home Checklist.

How do I avoid confusion when comparing quotes from builders?

Builders quotes can vary so much that you are left feeling confused and scared that you are being ripped off which is why comparing quotes from builders is one of the biggest stresses of building.

How do I allocate my budget when building?

You can only build what you can afford. But, where the magic of building comes into play is how it lets you spend your budget on the areas of your home that will bring you the most happiness. You can make decisions using a give and take system that will, upon completion, paint the picture of what your personal best lifestyle looks like with the budget you have, be it big or small.

How to build the very best home for the money you have

Regardless of whether your budget is big or small building lets you direct your spending on the areas of your home that will bring you the most happiness. Learn how you can squeeze the most value out of your home building budget.

First Home Owners struggling to secure a construction loan

Different people have different stories to share about the stress of planning to build a new home but often these stories go unheard. In my role as a home building advocate I come across these stories regularly, mainly by people who, after having found my course, decide to give this whole building thing another crack. … Read More

-How to get the best home loan for building

Getting a loan to buy a home is not the same as getting a loan to build a home. Here’s a checklist that makes sure you’ve got what you need when it comes to choosing the best home loan for your personal circumstances.

What can I do if I don’t have enough deposit and the bank won’t lend me the money.

Most lenders offer guarantor loan products for first home buyers, although they go by different names, depending on the financial institution. Terms you might hear that refer to these types of arrangements include:Family PledgeFamily SupportFamily EquityFast TrackFamily Guarantee