If you’ve started researching property for sale in Mackay, you’ll know that not all options are alike. But have you considered building a new home rather than buying an existing property? Here are five of the biggest reasons you might prefer to purchasing vacant land and working with a builder.
- You’ll be moving into a brand-new property
Your new home will be literally all yours to enjoy if you build. There won’t be any scuff marks or damage from previous residents – just pristine walls and flawless finishes ready for you to enjoy! If you choose to build a new home you’ll also have the advantage of new building warranty and structural guarantees. Plus, new buildings are typically constructed with state-of-the-art materials and design for greater energy efficiency, which could mean that you’ll be living in a quality-built home with lower bills well into the future.
- You can customise your home’s features and finishes.
You may find the perfect lot and a beautiful floor plan, but wish you could change the living area dimensions ever so slightly. One huge benefit of building a new home is that you can work with your builder to make alterations before and even during the building process, so you can be sure your home will have exactly the features and finishes you want. You can decide on colours, tiles and carpets and other upgrades to suit your own style.
- You can live in the location of your choice.
There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect house in the wrong location! By building a new home you get the best of both worlds. You’ll be able to choose both the location you’d love to live in and the home design that suits you and your family. Certain estates such as Plantation Palms even have house and land packages that make it a cinch to build a home on your chosen lot.
- Your home will fit your budget and your lifestyle.
It can be all too easy to overextend yourself when you spot an existing home in a great location, but this could lead to years of living frugally as a result. By building exactly the right home for your budget you can be confident that you’ll be able to make your repayments and enjoy your lifestyle. That means making the most of your new home close to the beach, parks, Mackay Marina and the city centre!
- You may be eligible for significant concessions on stamp duty.
The great news is that by buying vacant land in Queensland, you could be eligible to save up to $7,175 through a first home vacant land concession (applicable to vacant land valued under $400,000). This is in addition to the Queensland First Home Owner Grant, which is currently $20,000 when building a new house (if the house is valued at less than $750,000). If you’ve already bought property before, you could still be eligible for appealing transfer duty concessions depending on your situation.
To explore the options at Plantation Palms and to view the options for new property for sale in Mackay, you can drop into the display village seven days a week.