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...]

How our Industry Contacts Can Help You Avoid Unforeseen Problems

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When you buy land do you really know what you can build on it and if there is anything that could cost you significant amounts of money? Many people who buy land expect they can build whatever they want on it but unfortunately for many their dreams are ruined when they find out there are restrictions they were never aware of. "How do you lessen your risk of this costly … [Read more...]

Hidden Costs – Budget for Extra Cost to Build on a Sloping Block

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Time and time we find clients who have purchased a great block of land with views on top of a hill and have put together their building budget based on the build component only but forget budgeting for the preparation of the block, especially if the block is not flat, that can add unforeseen costs to the build. Block - retaining/fill/cutting You can assume you will need to … [Read more...]

Hidden Costs: What type of soil are you building on?

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A major 'hidden' costs which can quickly send your building budget spiralling out of control if you are not aware the ramifications is the soil type. This week we are discussing: Soil classifications and how that can affect your building budget. Soil Before any builder or building company can give you a fixed quote for a build they will need to have a surveyor do a soil … [Read more...]