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Get The Most Out Of Your New Home Build: Top 3 tips!

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Owning a new home is a dream for many people! It’s exciting to personalise the details of your home when you’re building from the ground up. There are options for everything from paint to flooring, cabinets and taps! However building a new home can also be a stressful time where a homeowner can become overwhelmed with indecisions or blow out their budgets.

At McCarthy Homes our builders will take you through your new home build with ease and excitement. On top of that, McCarthy Homes offers a number of promotions and packages to build and customise your home. Keep reading to find our top 3 tips to get the most out of your new home build!

Top 3 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your New Home Build

Take Care of Everything With A House & Land Package

House and land packages allow buyers to secure a block of land and the construction of a home in one process and two contracts. These packages allow you to know the combined price of your new home and land from the outset so you won’t encounter any surprising additional costs.

House and land packages are often seen as the ideal solution to your new home dreams. You can purchase a house and land package by choosing the most suitable block and then customise the house design to your needs. Whether you’re looking for a new home to move into or building an investment property for your future, you can create the design to suit your budgets and goals.

McCarthy has house and land packages currently available in the Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions, you can view them here. Our house and land packages have matched the shape of the block with a house design perfectly suited to the land; choose your favorite and simplify the process of your new home build.

Take Your Designs To A New Level of Luxury With Our Inclusions

McCarthy Homes makes it easy to elevate your house design with our inclusions packages. Most people take their house design at its face value and don’t delve further into the thoughtful additions that make a house truly feel like home. You need to consider the little things that breathe personality into every space.

At McCarthy Homes we’ve considered the small details that can make your dream house a reality and put them into three alluring inclusion collections.

Our base collection, Sandstone, is included with every home. Or to experience a new level of luxury, consider upgrading to either our Granite or Quartz collections. Using only the highest quality materials and appliances with every inclusion range, your home will be both sophisticated and functional. Take some time to explore our inclusion collections here and discover the perfect fit for you.

Our inclusions collections are all designed internally by our expert design and selections team; the same designers that work on our custom home designs. Rest assured that their inclusions collections are perfectly designed to accentuate the interior of your new home. From the very foundations of the home itself, to the eaves and the benchtops, your entire home and inclusions collection are designed to work seamlessly to reinforce the luxurious comfort of your new home.

Save Your Budget and Take Advantage of Our Promotions

To get the most out of your budget you should absolutely take advantage of new home build promotions. McCarthy Homes offers promotions in conjunction with our inclusions to provide even more value for home buyers. These promotions will only run for a limited period of time so make sure to stay up to date with all current promotions so you don’t miss out.

You can build more into your dream home with our latest promotions including:

  • Must Have Collection with air conditioning, a true core steel frame, kitchen pack and solar system; a must have for new house builds
  • Stay Right Where You Are Pack for those looking to knock down and rebuild their dream home on their existing block of land
  • Sandstone Elevate to get the Kitchen you want and more with an elevation of your home inclusions valued at over $20,000!
  • Preliminary Deposit Saving where you can save up to $1500 on the First Stage Preliminary Deposit and $2000 on the Second Stage Preliminary Deposit

Our promotions and latest offers have been created with you in mind so take up the offer and get the Kitchen you want, the collection you need and the savings you’ll love!

Open plan kitchen and dining room | McCarthy Homes
Kitchen Benchtop Design | McCarthy Homes

Make the most of your new home build with McCarthy Homes

Make sure that when you’re building your new home in Brisbane or Queensland that you follow these tips to get the most out of your project! Whether you’re looking to purchase a house and land package, elevate your home design or maximise your budget, you can achieve the new home of your dreams with McCarthy Homes.

Contact our team today to talk through your new home build and the options available to you!

Cost of house construction expected to rise in 2021

By | Property News

With housing prices set to rise in 2021, now is the time to build your dream home


If you’ve been thinking about building your new home, now is the time.


With property prices slated to increase in Brisbane and Queensland along with the rest of Australia, and the $25,000 Federal Government HomeBuilder grant set to finish at the end of March, it really is a great time to move from aspiration to action.


Other factors for you to consider when building your new home include the effects of COVID-19 and social distancing on site logistics, ongoing issues with supply chains and many other factors.


You need to look at all of the factors that could potentially affect the cost of building your new home as they all add up to considerable upward cost pressure on the building and construction industry.


It’s impossible to predict the future but many industry experts and a number of economic factors point to the price of building a new home continuing to increase over the course of 2021.


Why is now the right time to build?


The Federal Government’s $25,000 HomeBuilder grant will come to an end as of March 31 this year. The government has indicated it will continue in a different form beyond that time but at a greatly reduced rate of $15,000.


Many experts including HSBC chief economist Paul Bloxham (as reported in the Australian Financial Review) are predicting Brisbane house prices are set to rise by as much as 5 per cent in 2021. So those getting into the market early in 2021 are set to see the most capital gains over the course of this year should this prediction play out.


More recently CBA economist Gareth Aird indicated lending rates had ramped up considerably at the start of 2021 with the price of a home in Brisbane forecast to increase by up to 16.6% over the next two years (as reported in the Urban Developer).


We are also in a market where interest rates are still extremely low, but it’s impossible to know if this will last or for how long.


Starting construction on the new home of your dreams right now definitely makes sense on a number of fronts.


Why are prices rising?


The cost of construction is set to rise in 2021 because of a combination of factors:

  • Interstate migration from New South Wales, Victoria and further afield is up.
  • The number of tradespeople allowed on site at any one time is harder to manage because of social distancing restrictions.
  • Supply chain management is more challenging than ever as is job site phasing
  • Trade restrictions and increasingly challenging global supply chains have led to increases in the cost of building materials across the board


How can I capitalise on the current market climate?


  • Speak with your financial advisor and/or accountant to get your finances in order
  • Start talking with your design and building partners
  • Act quickly before the HomeBuilder grant falls from $25,000 to $15,000 at the end of March
  • Act quickly before house, land and construction prices increase


Who should I talk to about building?


You will need to engage with a number of professionals in order to make your new dream a reality.


Designers, architects and structural engineers will need to be engaged, a builder chosen, finance sought, a block of land found… the list goes on.


At McCarthy homes the process is simple, you engage with our team and we can walk you through what it will take to build your new home from dreaming, to designing, throughout construction and through to handing over the keys.


Our team is your team and we look forward to being with you on your new home journey every step of the way.


What professional advice should I seek?


Always seek the advice of a professional before you make significant financial commitments, such as purchasing a home or arranging the construction of a new house. Independent financial and legal advice is essential when it comes to building a new home.

Looking to get a head start before the changes and turn your dream home into a reality? Why not contact McCarthy Homes today, and make a start on creating your little piece of paradise for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

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