There’s a whole lot more to think about when you’re planning to build instead of buy. Building a home gives you free rein to find a block of land and plan a house to suit your family’s life in Queensland. Here’s some of the first steps to consider when you’re planning a build;
Get the right block of land
Are you after a small or large block? Do you crave city living, suburban serenity or beachside bliss? Does your land need to be flat or is a sloping block going to offer better views?
Hire an architect/drawer
Get your dream house down on paper with an architect who can bring your vision to life. Architectural drawings may be included in your building package so work closely with the designer and create a house you love.
Find a contractor/builder
Get reviews of potential contractor’s work and see if you can drive-by their previous projects. Choose a builder you can trust and get a quote for the work before you hire them.
Know your budget
Simple borrowing power calculators help you understand your budget so you can plan your build easier. Loan comparison calculators let you see how different loans will affects your repayments.