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Builders on the Sunshine Coast are busy: how to skip the queue

Builders in Sunshine Coast are buys: what can you do to give yourself the best chance of getting your new home built within a reasonable time and at a good price? I doubt there are many people who aren’t aware of the current problems within the building industry, regardless of whether they’re looking to buyRead More »Builders on the Sunshine Coast are busy: how to skip the queue

How to avoid mistakes when building your dream home

How to avoid mistakes when building your dream home Building your dream home can cost you a lot of time money and stress. How to avoid mistakes and stress when building your dream home? There are a few things to consider when building your dream home: LOCATION Think about how you will live your life.Read More »How to avoid mistakes when building your dream home

WHY BUILDING YOUR HOME ON THE SUNSHINE COAST WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!

Making the decision to relocate and build your dream home on the Sunshine Coast will change your life for the better. When we consider all the positive reasons such as climate, affordability, lifestyle and nature, most people wonder why they didn’t make the move sooner. Firstly, let’s talk about our weather. Summertime is beach andRead More »WHY BUILDING YOUR HOME ON THE SUNSHINE COAST WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!

What’s the difference between Building brokers & builders?

A question often asked is “why use a building broker instead of going direct to a builder?” This is a very good question and once clients realize the reasons, the advantages and potential savings become obvious.  We at Drake Home Consultants are building brokers and our purpose is to help guide you through the pre-buildRead More »What’s the difference between Building brokers & builders?

Land + Custom house design: our service full explained

A new way to build your new home Drake Home Consultants are here to help you with your exciting journey to build your dream home and allow it to run its course smoothly and successfully. We assist from concept to completion with the initial plan and design, right through to the building and structure, andRead More »Land + Custom house design: our service full explained

Why build a new home

There are so many advantages to building a new home. Firstly, you have the chance to choose and modify a design to create the exact home you want which suits you and your family’s needs. You get to customise the plans and choose the exact fixtures and fittings you want which suit your style andRead More »Why build a new home

THE BEST WAY TO BUILD YOUR NEW HOME

You want to find the best way to build your new home.  You’ve bought your land and are now wanting to find the right builder, build your home on the Sunshine Coast.  Whether it’s to be your new home or an investment property, the choice of the builder is crucial.  There is so much thatRead More »THE BEST WAY TO BUILD YOUR NEW HOME

HOME BUILDER GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOME BUILDER GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS: everything you need to know before to buy or build your house.  Maximising the amount of money you have to spend on your new home is the key to getting the home of your dreams.  While hoping for a win on Lotto might be the standby plan for a lot… Read More »HOME BUILDER GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

10 Things you need to know before buying a home in QLD

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A HOME IN QLD 1.HOW MUCH DEPOSIT DO YOU NEED?:  This will of course depend on the price range of the area you’re looking in and the size of the house you want.  While you might be able to buy with a 5% deposit, having 20% saved willRead More »10 Things you need to know before buying a home in QLD

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU SIGN A BUILDING CONTRACT

Things to know before to sign a building contract. You are almost ready to build your home. You are now close to sign your building contract but you don’t have any experience in the building industry so you are a bit lost. MAKE SURE THE BASICS ARE INCLUDED:  Contractor’s business name, builders license number, contract… Read More »THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU SIGN A BUILDING CONTRACT

THE BEST PLACES TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE IN QUEENSLAND

You want to relocate, however you have not idea where to build your house. The decision on where to build your house in Queensland will be based on any number of things.  Are you a first home buyer?  Are you wanting to be closer to family?  Looking for capital growth?  A sea or tree change? … Read More »THE BEST PLACES TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE IN QUEENSLAND

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU DESIGN YOUR NEW HOUSE

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU DESIGN YOUR NEW HOUSE: Here you are, excited to design your new house! KNOW YOUR BUDGET:  Pretty obvious I suppose, but unless you know how much you can afford to spend, you really can’t design a suitable house.  If money is no object, then design your ultimate… Read More »10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU DESIGN YOUR NEW HOUSE

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE IN QLD?

How much does it cost to build an house in Queensland? Interesting questions, and obviously fairly open-ended.  The size and location of the house you want to buy or build, the cost of the land itself if you’re building, loan establishment fees, lender’s mortgage insurance, solicitor or conveyancing fees, building & pest inspections, rates, etc. … Read More »HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE IN QLD?

RELOCATING TO QUEENSLAND: City or country ?

Are you one of the many interstate potential buyers looking to relocate to Queensland?  The number of people from Victoria and NSW looking to move here is quite amazing although maybe not that surprising.  I mean, what’s not to like?  Great climate, great beaches and affordable properties (especially when compared to the southern states!). But… Read More »RELOCATING TO QUEENSLAND: City or country ?

10 TIPS TO NOT EXCEED YOUR BUDGET

1. BUDGET:  This is the start of your building process. Have a concise budget which will be determined by either your current financial position or by your borrowing capacity. Be realistic – does this figure include all your wants and needs, ie: fencing, landscaping, pool, etc?  Maybe these extras could be added later on whenRead More »10 TIPS TO NOT EXCEED YOUR BUDGET

HOW TO COMPARE BUILDING QUOTES TO MAXIMISE YOUR BUDGET

The first step to compare building quotes is to make sure that each builder you approach is given the same brief, plans and specifications.  That way you should be comparing apples with apples. Focusing on just the bottom line may not be the best idea.  Quotes can vary quite significantly, so you need to make… Read More »HOW TO COMPARE BUILDING QUOTES TO MAXIMISE YOUR BUDGET

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