Structural Warranty, Certificates, and Guarantees

Make certain you are aware of the structural warranty, certificates, and guarantees up front. Even a new home can have issues - but what’s most important is a builder’s ability (and willingness) to fix any issues that may arise. Your future peace of mind comes with knowing that major repairs are covered by a structural warranty of at least 7 years and that any building defects … [Read more...]

What are The Hidden Costs When Building a New Home in Brisbane?

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BUILDING CONTRACT CHANGES One of the quickest ways to blow your home building budget is to make changes once the building has started! Not only will this add to your original quote, but it may mean that work needs to be redone, changed or even demolished to achieve your wishes. For this reason, if your budget is important, it’s VITALLY important to precisely define your … [Read more...]

What are the hidden costs when building a new home in Brisbane? Where do you start?

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Before you contact any builders, make sure you know what you want (size, type and location) and what amount you’re willing (and able) to spend. It is important that you define your needs beforehand so that you’re not only considering comparable quotes in your search for a new home builder, but also that you don’t get side tracked by a sales pitch. Next, research the builder. … [Read more...]

What are The Hidden Costs When Building a New Home in Brisbane?

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Making all the design and colour choices, the newness of the home, and knowing you're the first to live in it, make building a new Brisbane home an exciting prospect. However, not knowing about possible hidden costs can bring your dream home excitement down to an overwhelming nightmare. Here at OJ Pippin Homes, we have a professional, knowledgeable team that will assist … [Read more...]

Hidden Costs | Council Building Fees

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Building a house is not as straight forward as choosing a design and signing a contract, there may be a number of 'hidden' costs which can quickly send your budget spiralling out of control if you are not aware of them. This week topic is regarding Council fees. Council cost - knowing what they are up front Each council has different fee structures depending on what your … [Read more...]