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April 2020

We Will Pay Your Rent!

By | Property News
McCarthy Homes Promotion we will pay your rent
Building a home can be a lengthy process, and few of us have a significant amount of surplus funds to keep us going during the process. It can be frustrating paying your rent, knowing that soon you’ll have a home of your own and you’ll be able to make mortgage repayments and build equity with your costs of shelter, rather than funnelling money into someone else’s home. This is the core reason for many people to purchase their first home. 
To address these cash flow concerns, we have decided to help those who are building a McCarthy Home. For a limited time, we will pay your rent while your new home is being built. McCarthy Homes Standard Design Guidelines apply. It’s that simple – we will pay you so you can pay your rent or your interest payments. 

The Nuts and Bolts

Our offer extends to $800 per week if you are building a double storey home with McCarthy Homes, up to a total of $20,000. If you are building a single storey home, we will pay your rent up to $400 a week, up to a total amount of $10,000.

This rebate is paid to you as cash, allowing you to use the money to pay down your mortgage or existing rent. This means, that for up to 25 weeks from the date building of your home starts on site, you can have your rent paid and have some of the stress of building a home taken out of the equation. This is part of McCarthy Homes’ commitment to helping you have a stress-free home building experience. We want you to be able to move in and start enjoying you home immediately with less financially worries.

We’ll pay you so can you pay your rent or interest payments – if this is your first time (within the past 36 months) entering into a HIA Queensland New Homes Construction Contract (QC1) (HIA Building Contract) or a preliminary agreement with a view to entering into a HIA Building Contract with the Builder (Preliminary Agreement).

You can also combine this promotion with other offers, such as our Preliminary Deposit Saving, our Essentials Inclusions package or our Knock-down rebuild promotion (which could save you up to $60,000.00). This is a fantastic opportunity to get into a brand-new home at a greatly reduced cost.

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McCarthy Homes Promotion we will pay your rent

We’ll Pay Your Rent – a McCarthy Homes Promotion


Standard Design Guidelines

These guidelines aim to provide clients with a cost- effective design from our standard library range of plans, based on standard site requirements including a limited list of permitted drawing changes.

Site fall requirements for standard designs:

  • A level building pad that can be constructed by equal cut & ‘fill’, maximum 2.0m across platform.
  • Boundary retaining walls that are a maximum 1m in height, to allow for a level building pad.

Permitted changes to standard designs*:

  • Piers and posts
  • Decks and balconies external of the building footprint
  • Cladding
  • Window size and location
  • Internal door size and location
  • Degree of roof pitch
  • Island Bench location
  • Internal walls to enclose an ‘open internal space’
    i.e. sitting room to lounge/media

*Subject to Management Approval

Click Here To View Our Standard Designs

Are you having difficulties paying your rent?

If you are struggling to meet rent payments due to changed economic circumstances, you are not alone. Thousands of individuals and families around the country are experiencing genuine rental duress due to losing their jobs or being allocated fewer hours. The coronavirus and associated government-imposed restrictions have caused hardship for many, but there are assistance programs.

If you are not in a position to build a home right now, but still require rental assistance, consider negotiating with your landlord. Explain your circumstances and the maximum rent that you can afford to pay. There is a good chance that your landlord is also experiencing difficulties during this time, and a reduction in cash flow may limit their ability to meet repayments on your property or others. If you are unable to find recourse by consulting your landlord or property manager, there are other resources available. State residential tenancy bodies are coordinating with landlords across the country to assist people keep their homes and pay their rent. You may be eligible for rent assistance or you may be able to negotiate a debt plan to help you stay above water.

Work with McCarthy Homes

McCarthy Homes have been building high quality custom homes for over two decades. During that time, we have helped many happy first homeowners step into their dream homes. Our approach to home building centres around the element of timeless sophistication. Every aspect of our building process is designed to deliver a luxurious forever home.

Working with McCarthy Homes gives you the benefit of working with experts in all fields. When you work with McCarthy Homes, you work with the best. We’ll ensure that you understand the entire process of building your home, from design to handover. Excellent design, communication, transparency and superior finishes are our trademark and we stand by it.

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Contact McCarthy Homes

If you’d like to discuss your new home plans with us, get in touch. We are always happy to guide you through the process and determine what we can do to get you into your dream home. We can help you with planning and design, site selection, knock down and rebuild, and more.

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Or, call us on (07) 3358 9704

Coronavirus Operating Update from McCarthy Homes

By | Architecture, Display Homes, Property News
The impact of Covid19 continues to evolve across Queensland and the rest of Australia. We remain open for business, by appointment only and we are commited to keeping up to date with the latest safety requirements. 
Our hearts go out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly, and we are inspired and very grateful for the selfless healthcare workers who are working tirelessly to care for people in need.
We are commitment and ready to continue all our partnerships as we work to deliver every new home with minimal disruptions.
To all our valued customers: we want to ensure that you feel confident in our ability to create a safe environment and to provide innovative solutions to remedy any changes to our traditional new home journey.

Visiting McCarthy Homes Display Homes

All our Display Homes remain open by appointment only, and we have adopted safe practices to ensure all visits to our homes comply with the Australian Department of Health guidelines, which include:

  • personal hygiene
  • social distancing
  • regular surface cleaning

Alternatively, we are very happy to arrange virtual tours, and meetings via video conference using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype or Facetime etc.

Please contact us via phone or email and our friendly Sales team will work with you to arrange a suitable meeting option that you are comfortable with. You can also view our display homes via our virtual tours which are located on the ‘Display Home” section of our website.

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Click here to visit the Display Home showcase.

We are Prepared and Ready

At McCarthy Homes we have a robust and comprehensive Business Continuity Plan in place which provides excellent contingency plans that will allow our staff to operate remotely if/when required.

For all our customers who are currently in the construction stage of their new home journey, we are continuing with construction as per each schedule. We have exceptional support from our suppliers and trade partners who have worked with us to conduct rigorous supply chain reviews, and as a result of these audits, we do not foresee any risk of shortages (short to medium term). We will continue to work together to ensure that long term supply is sustained.

Changes to Operations

To help maintain our staff and clients’ health and wellbeing, all office, sales and selection meetings will be offered via email & phone or video conferencing using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype or Facetime or other means.

If you do need to visit our office in-person we would ask that you contact us first and be aware that mandated social distancing rules will need to be maintained if an in-office meeting is agreed upon.

We will be vigilant in our face-to-face interactions with our clients, suppliers and contractors by following advice from the health professionals to apply social distancing and ensure that we adopt good hygiene practices. We would ask that you also follow this advice, and do not attend any sales, office/selections or on-site meetings should you or someone in your family or contact group be unwell. This will help to keep us all safe.

Please observe all guidelines and regulations put in place by the Queensland government during this time. They are the correct resource for determining how operations will continue in the future.

Questions or Concerns

It is understandable that you may have questions or concerns during this unprecedented period. We encourage you to contact us, through either our main office number, the website, or your Sales Consultant or Client Service Manager.

Please be assured that we have the resourcing, local knowledge, experienced staff and systems to partner with you to build your new home in these challenging times.

As we go forward, we’ll be sure to keep you updated, and know that we always value your questions, ideas and feedback.

Click here to visit our contact page.

Or, call us on (07) 3358 9704