Ask these questions before starting your new build journey

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New Build Journey

Buying land and building a new home is an exciting undertaking, with many decisions to be made along the way. That’s why doing some research before starting the process can make all the difference.

Here are just a few important questions every homebuyer should ask themselves before embarking on the homebuilding journey.

Have you found the right location?

Location is one of the most critical features of good real estate.

For Queensland homebuyers, Amory offers land in the heart of Ripley Valley, one of Australia’s fastest-growing locations.

As the last community to offer homesites within walking distance of the expanding Ripley Town Centre, land at Amory presents a unique opportunity to live close to everything your family needs.

Step out your front door and you’ll be surrounded by Amory’s beautiful central park and reserves. Then, it’s only a short stroll to the full-line Coles supermarket and an ever-increasing range of speciality retail stores at Ripley Town Centre.

And it’s not just immediate convenience, Amory is located just 15 minutes from bustling Ipswich and 40 minutes from Brisbane CBD – so it’s a fantastic choice for families seeking life unlimited!

Have you found the right block?

Selecting a block of land to accommodate a new house isn’t always about price; it’s about finding the best block for you.

Firstly, get the lay of the land, literally! Consider the block size, orientation and topography of the land. Is the block flat, or is there a natural slope that needs to be considered in the build? Understanding the lay of the land ensures you’re prepared for any potential construction hurdles that may arise.

With a focus on maximizing sunlight, selecting a north-facing block is often considered ideal as it allows you to capture more sun during winter. You can then choose a home design that strategically positions bedrooms at the front while locating outdoor spaces and living areas towards the back. This thoughtful approach not only enhances your living experience but also contributes to energy efficiency.

And when it comes to size, you’ll find a variety of lot sizes at Amory averaging around the 400m2 mark. This size block comes with its own set of perks, first and foremost being its low maintenance requirements. This will allow you more time for the things that you love! Additionally, being close to local amenities enhances your lifestyle, providing convenience right at your doorstep.

Should you buy a house & land package?

When it comes to building a new home, there are two standard pathways that’ll get you there.

The first is purchasing a block of land and then finding a builder down the line.

This allows more time to save money before starting the build, but the slight downside is you’ll have to do a lot of legwork independently. This option is a great choice for those looking to build on a block of land with titles that are not yet available or those who are interested in building a custom home design.

For homebuyers seeking a more streamlined option, House & Land packages, like those available at Amory, offer land paired with suitable house designs from an approved builder at an agreed price. Packages like this can make the process easier and faster, while still giving buyers the chance to create the home of their dreams.

Depending on your builder, you’ll still get to enjoy the flexibility of certain customisations and additional inclusions to suit your budget and lifestyle, just ask your builder what’s possible!

What new build incentives are available?

With a big focus on housing affordability in recent years, governments across Australia have introduced grants and funding programs to help Australians buy or build a home.

For first-time buyers in most states, some type of stamp duty concession or exemption is available. In Queensland, you will not pay any transfer duty if you are eligible to claim a first home concession and the home’s value is less than $500,000. There’s also a First Home Owner Grant which provides $30,000 for first homeowners buying or building a new home valued at less than $750,000.

The Federal Government also offers the First Home Guarantee Scheme, which is designed to help first-home buyers purchase their first property sooner with a deposit of as little as 5 per cent.

What community design guidelines will you need to abide by?

Like most new communities, at Amory, there are a few guiding design stipulations that homebuyers must keep in mind when building their new home.

These design guidelines involve things like front landscaping design, driveways and material quality and have been developed to help maintain high standards of design and construction while also encouraging diversity and a varied, visually interesting streetscape.

How long does the new home journey take?

While every house is different, it generally takes between 19-24 months to build from when the land is purchased and the design is locked in.

However, the time it takes to build is influenced by various factors, from design, size, location materials and weather, so keep that in mind!

Ready to embark on your new build journey? Take the first step towards your unlimited future and register now to secure your piece of Amory. Explore available land options today and stay tuned for new releases coming soon!