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Frequently asked questions

We’ve included the answers to questions people commonly ask us about buying and building at Highland Views. If we haven’t answered your question, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

The number one benefit of building your own home is that you get a home that is custom designed and built to meet your needs. You also get to choose the area. Your home will be brand new, so you won’t be fixing other people’s problems, or needing to renovate. And if you buy and build in a quality area, particularly one that has been planned well, your home is likely to substantially increase in value over time

There are a few things to consider when choosing a block of land.

Is it in an area that has all the services you need and want now, and down the track? Is it close to shops and supermarkets? Do you eat out a lot and want access to cafés and restaurants? What about travel and commuting? How far are you from motorways and public transport – buses, train stations, or even the airport?

Do you have (or planning on having) children? If so, having childcare centres and schools available needs to be a consideration. You’ll also need to think about playground and sporting facilities, as well as your ideal lifestyle.

You’ll then need to consider choosing the right lot – do you want it elevated? How wide do you need it to be to fit the size and style of the home you want?

From lifestyle to practical and logistical, there are many considerations – which is why we’re here to help.

Unless you are a first home buyer, you’re required to pay stamp duty on the full purchase price of your land and house.

The first Home Owners Grant offers the following support to eligible first home buyers.

  • No stamp duty on all homes up to $650,000
  • Concessions on stamp duty for homes between $650,000 and $800,000
  • A $10,000 grant for builders of new homes up to $750,000

 To find out if you’re eligible, and to apply, you can contact your financial institution or through the NSW Office of State Revenue.

This is usually done in two steps:

1. Buying the land – which involves a standard mortgage, and

2. Building the house – which requires a construction loan.

 You can have separate loans but they are usually packaged together.

 

At Highland Views, we work with a select number of building partners for our packages, with the costs for land and building separated.

If you’re considering a house and land package, it’s best to talk to your financial institution and get expert advice on your options.