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There’s no greater feeling than unlocking your very own front door for the first time. Hear first hand from Donna, Manish &…
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A question as old as time itself, should you build new OR do you buy existing? It’s a question that we can bet 99.9% of you will ask in your lifetime, and to be honest, we’re glad you asked. Of course we’d like you to build new because, well – that’s what we do best. But don’t just take our word for it – there’s plenty of benefits to building new.
If you’re a first home buyer, well naturally the first thing that should come to your mind is the first home owners grant. And what’s that exactly? Essentially, it’s money from your state government that acts as an incentive to build a new home. The final amount can vary depending on what state you live in, but hey, money is money when you’re trying to get your house deposit together.
Building new is your chance to make your home truly yours. If you want your master suite at the front, and the kitchen with walk-in pantry at the back, well chances are, there’s a home design out there to suit. And, the personalisation doesn’t stop there! Let your home truly reflect who you are – colours, textures, fixtures and finishes – it’s all about you, you, you.
The backyard is where it’s at, especially for us Queenslander’s – outdoor evenings, entertaining friends and families with barbeques, backyard cricket, the satisfaction having a pristine lawn… the list can go on and on. So another benefit of building new is being able to pick the backyard of your dreams. Maybe you’re after something a little more low maintenance or you want room for the kids and the dogs to run around in - whatever the need, you can bet you’ll find the block of your dreams.
Let your home truly reflect who you are – colours, textures, fixtures and finishes – it’s all about you, you, you.
It goes without saying that when you build a brand new home, everything used to build that home is brand new too, including your appliances, electrical items and the house itself. Let this give you some peace of mind, knowing that your oven or cooktop, air conditioner or fan, garage door, workmanship and overall fixtures and fittings (just to name a few) all have a maintenance period.
A factor that isn’t always taken into consideration, but building new means your new home is more environmentally friendly and sustainable than perhaps that cute little cottage with the white picket fence that has caught your eye (sorry to burst your bubble). The building industry is constantly evolving and improving, and so are the processes involved. So, you’re probably wondering why this is so important? Well, it means that your new home will be built the most economically and environmentally friendly way possible, ensuring for a high rate of sustainability of years to come.
Look for things like a home that has a 6 star energy rating, LED downlights, windows in positions to benefit the natural light and breeze, and insulation – not only good for the environment but also your back pocket later on down the track.
Your new home will be built the most economically and environmentally friendly way possible, ensuring for a high rate of sustainability of years to come.
Speaking of your back pocket, you’re less likely to deal with big-ticket maintenance issues within the first few years… #winning
It’s a common misconception that building a new home means you’re spending more money than what you intended to with hidden fees and unexpected costs. A big tip from us – look for Home & Land packages that offer you fixed price security… like ours. You’ll know exactly what’s included in the final package price meaning you can plan and budget accordingly.
So have we twisted your arm into building new yet? We think we put up a pretty convincing argument, and look – if you’re still not sure, just have a no-obligations chat to our Home & Land consultants. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
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