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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 that… Read 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

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

HOW TO SET A REALISTIC BUDGET TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE

It’s not easy to set a realistic budget to build your house. The first and most important step in building a new home is to know what your budget is.  If you’re like most people and need to borrow to build, then getting pre-approval from your bank or lending institution should be your first priority.… Read More »HOW TO SET A REALISTIC BUDGET TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A HOUSE

 HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A HOUSE Building a house is a wonderful way to make your dream house in your dream location a reality. You can choose any design you want and customise it, you get to choose the location and decide to build an eco or a smart home to invest… Read More »HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A HOUSE

HOW A SMART HOME CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER

Did you ever imagine living in a smart home? Does it living in a smart house  sound weird to you? The truth is that a smart home can change your life forever. Maybe you have some doubts about how a smart home can change your life, maybe you are old school and you are notRead More »HOW A SMART HOME CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER

WHY HOME AND LAND PACKAGES ARE A GREAT INVESTMENT

HOME AND LAND PACKAGES ARE A GREAT INVESTMENT There are many reasons why home and land packages are a great investment. With a home and land package you can pick the design You save money : home and land packages are generally more affordable then buying an house Clear costs & inclusions : House and… Read More »WHY HOME AND LAND PACKAGES ARE A GREAT INVESTMENT

CHOOSE THE RIGHT BLOCK OF LAND

CHOOSE THE RIGHT BLOCK OF LAND TO BUILD YOUR OWN HOME.  Realistically, to choose the right block of land to build your own home you have to think about what suits your lifestyle and budget.  Sounds obvious we suppose, but making sure everything stacks up for you takes a bit of research. Here are some… Read More »CHOOSE THE RIGHT BLOCK OF LAND

Drake’s donation to help researchers develop COVID-19 vaccine

Drake Home Consultants’ CEO  donation to help researchers develop COVID-19 vaccine or cure.   For every dollar that is pledged to the research foundation, they will match up to $100,000.With research and funding more important than ever to help find a vaccine or cure for COVID-19, our CEO Keith Drake and his wife Glenda have… Read More »Drake’s donation to help researchers develop COVID-19 vaccine

FREE HOME DESIGN APP

Try our free Home design App!  It has been specifically designed to allow you to take one of our basic Eco Smart, Eco Colonial and Eco Multi house designs and modify them to suit your individual needs by adding or moving different room modules within the design. Take for example our popular Eco Smart 001… Read More »FREE HOME DESIGN APP

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