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...]

Hot Suburbs within Brisbane

Hot Suburbs Within Brisbane, Ipswich and Moreton Bay for New Property Development As the property development market in Sydney and Melbourne gets weaker, various parts of Queensland are proving themselves to be strong growth markets. In the Price Predictor Index: Winter 2016 report, Queensland was listed as home to half of the top ten suburbs for growth when it comes to … [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...]

Carseldine Two Storey Home Design

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Follow along as we see the progress of this new house being built in Carseldine. Selected from the OJ Pippin Homes standard floorplan designs, the Parkway two storey home design façade is impressive looking house and a well thought-out floorplan. Stage 1  - Before OJ Pippin homes start building on a site a Preliminary site inspection of the proposed land development is … [Read more...]

Building A New Home: Why you shouldn’t Necessarily choose the Lowest Quote from Brisbane Home Builders

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Why You Should Be Wary Of Cheap Quotes from Builders in Brisbane The planning stages prior to building a new home can be very costly, so when a ‘cheap’ quote comes in from a builder, it may be very tempting to accept it. Why not save costs where you can? The complexities of making a choice between builders can be difficult and stressful, especially when one quote seems to too … [Read more...]