What are the Hidden Costs When Building a New Home in Brisbane? Government Taxes and Stamp Duty

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GOVERNMENT TAXES AND STAMP DUTY. Know what Government fees you will have to pay. Also, check into the stamp duty rates (these vary state by state). You can go to your Government website for tax fees and rates that may be applicable. Having the knowledge of possible hidden costs will help you stay within what you have budgeted for your new home. Here at OJ Pippin Homes, we … [Read more...]

What are the hidden costs when building a new home in Brisbane? – Moving in expenses

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MOVING IN EXPENSES Your budget should also allow for the connection fees for electricity, sewer, gas, water utilities, the internet, telephone and perhaps pay TV. You will need to pay for the reconnection, connection, registration or transfer fees for the services. All of these are easily forgotten or overlooked costs that can add up quickly when constructing a new home. … [Read more...]

What are the hidden costs when building a new home in Brisbane? – Site Costs

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SITE COSTS, EARTHWORKS, BUILDING PERMITS. Does your contract include the soil test, inspection costs throughout the construction and all of the permits needed? What about retaining walls, excavation, demolition, or drainage on the property? Do you have a fixed fee for excavation or an allowance? Make sure you read your contract carefully to ensure that you know exactly what’s … [Read more...]

What are the hidden costs when building a new home in Brisbane – Advertised home price?

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ADVERTISED PRICES. Generally, this is the base-rate home price. The beautiful display model home you visit usually includes upgrades that can add thousands of dollars to the base-rate home price. By defining what you want in your new Brisbane home, BEFORE you contact the builder, you will be able to negotiate your deal including the things that are important to you. Knowing in … [Read more...]

What are the hidden costs when building a new home in Brisbane – True Turnkey?

FINISHING TOUCHES. Is your home truly turnkey? Window coverings, colour and finishing choices, security screens on doors and windows, ceiling fans, driveway and paths, turf, landscaping, and fencing are features that should be included in the price of constructing a new home. If these features are not included then you will be looking at additional costs. Here at OJ Pippin … [Read more...]