Handy Hint #8 – Take the emotion out of it

This can be one of the hardest things to do when you buy a home – especially your first home. At the end of the day, making the right decision about where to build your home, how the home is designed and who builds is critical and can make a MASSIVE difference...

Handy Hint #7 – Land affecting the build price

In my earlier blog “Location Location Location” I made mention of detracting factors on the land that can impact its value. What a lot of potential buyers don’t realise is that a lot of these very same factors can sometimes drastically impact the...

Handy Hint #6 – Don’t Overspend

I know this one sounds a bit obvious but bear with me. In my time over the last two years working with first home buyers I have seen a wide variety of clients with a very wide range of budgets, but something that most first home buyers have in common is they seem to...

Handy Hint #5 – Specifications (Inclusions)

If I had to pick what I would consider to be the the main way to distinguish between builders, it would be the inclusions – or what we refer to as the “specifications”. The specifications, along with the floor plan and general contract, form a...

Handy Hint #4 – Location Location Location

It is something we have heard a million times before regarding property – and for good reason. Choosing a good location to build (or buy) can make or break the success of your property purchase. The question is this –  what exactly IS a good location? Here...