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Five reasons why building a new home is a good idea

Imagine if you could have your dream house in your ideal location and in the process save money in the short and long term. Well, it’s entirely possible.

If you’re reading this, then you’re either thinking about or are ready to enter the property market — and if that’s the case, building a house is something you should seriously consider.

Here are our top five reasons why you should build a new home.

1. Massive savings through stamp duty concessions and the first home owners grant.

When you buy a house and land package you can save on stamp duty through the State Government’s off-the-plan concession. This duty concession applies to off-the-plan property that’s either a house and land package or a refurbished lot.

For first home buyers, there’s even more savings. Under the new First Home Owners grant, which came into effect on July 1, 2017, first home owners will receive $20,000 for new homes in regional Victoria valued up to $750,000. As a first home buyer, you’re also entitled to a stamp duty exemption or concession depending on the value of your property.

2. New, quality products = low maintenance.

With a brand-new home, you won’t be stuck with the headache of ongoing maintenance that older homes need. Geelong Homes’ standard inclusions are quality products including: a Colorbond roof, Westinghouse appliances, GWA taps and bathware, Haymes paint, Gainsborough hardware, quality carpet and underlay, and designer tiles.

3. Build where you want.

Whether it’s your lifestyle, work or schools — if you’ve found your perfect location, why not build there? Geelong Homes build across Greater Geelong, Colac, the Surf Coast and the Western District regions.

4. Better energy efficiency = ongoing household savings.

Many older, established homes don’t have the best energy efficiency ratings. However at Geelong Homes, energy efficiency is one of our top priorities. With our expert advice and designs, we can build you a home with a six-star energy rating that not only saves you money but reduces your carbon footprint. According to the Victorian Building Authority, six-star homes can use 24 percent less energy through heating and cooling compared to five-star homes.

5. Personalised design and style

Building your own home means you can literally create the home of your dreams. It’s the perfect chance to take a step back and ask yourself what you want out of life and make some big changes for your future. Perhaps you want a home that will suit your growing family or you’re ready to downsize and want to build the perfect place to enjoy your new lifestyle. Maybe you just want a home that is a true reflection of your unique style.

At Geelong Homes we have a range of floorplans and facades on offer from our Compact, Essential and Acreage ranges. Many of our designs can be mirrored or flipped to take advantage of the aspect of your block and to suit the position of your driveway. Included in our packages is a professional colour consultation — meaning your personal style won’t be overlooked.

Make your dream home a reality, and save money now and into the future by building a house with Geelong Homes. For more information, call (03) 5222 5522.