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...]

The Six Potential Pitfalls of Building a New House

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Building a new house can be a stressful ordeal, but it doesn't have to be if you know what to look out for and the questions to ask. There are six potential pitfalls that many builders won't tell you about that you should be aware of before signing that contract. 1. What is really included in the new house price? The inclusion list is where a lot of people miss important … [Read more...]

What is a True Turnkey Build?

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Inclusions: Standard or Upgrades - what is included in a turnkey build, and what will cost you more? At OJ Pippin full turnkey means full turnkey - you pack up your belongings and move right in. Our standard inclusions are your choice from our builders range of tiles, carpets, stone bench tops (for kitchen) laminates and paint colours etc along with • Turf • Fences • … [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...]