Build | 20 March 2020

The Benefits of a House and Land Package

by Nicole Dowling

There are some distinct advantages to buying a house and land package that could make it your perfect solution.

In comparison to finding land and building a home yourself, or buying an established home, the streamlined process of purchasing a house and land package from Carlisle Homes makes it a very attractive option for achieving your dream home. But there’s a long and compelling list of other benefits that come with this approach. Here we ask Carlisle Homes Group House and Land Manager Nicole Dowling to explain some of them in more detail.

The confidence of transparent pricing and a managed process
“The number one benefit that you get from buying a Carlisle house and land package is the confidence of upfront pricing transparency,” says Dowling. “This is particularly attractive if you’re managing a strict budget, or are a first-home buyer. But it’s incredibly reassuring for anyone starting the process, knowing exactly what you’ll spend and what you’ll get in return.”

Of course, it’s not just money that gets spent on a new home. Finding land and building a new home is a complex process. However, with a Carlisle house and land package, the vast majority of the work is done by our House and Land team. “Having one person as a contact, guiding you all the way, saves a huge amount of time,” says Dowling. “Even when you have to sign a contract for the land purchase, we can assist in organising the appointment with the developer so you literally turn up and sign.” For most people, busy with work, family and other commitments, the value of this saved time is priceless.

Exclusive access to premium land across Melbourne
Buying land is a competitive landscape, so it makes sense to join forces with a large player. This is particularly evident when considering Carlisle Homes’ Land Connect service, which gives our customers exclusive access to premium blocks of land before they’re released to the public. “If there’s an estate that has a release of land, we’ve already selected the best blocks based on the suitability of land in that release,” Dowling explains, “and we package only the floor plans that are suitable for that particular block.”

Carlisle Homes’ close partnerships with leading developers often give our customers access to special offers. “At any given time, there are multiple campaigns running via our House and Land team, often with added value on land that our customers simply wouldn’t have access to if they were dealing with that developer directly,” Dowling says.

Advantages over buying an established house
“Fixer upper”, “potential plus”, “old world charm”. There’s a whole vocabulary for the compromises that come with buying a house that isn’t brand new! By contrast, a Carlisle house and land package will give you a pristine home with a six-star energy rating, everything in perfect working order, the security of a builder’s warranty, and importantly, you get complete control over the final design of your home. “There’s a common misconception that house and land packages include predetermined home designs that can’t be changed, and it’s just not true,” says Dowling. “With Carlisle Homes, you can select the location, the budget, the design, whatever you need to make this your dream home.”

“Another advantage is that you’ll be moving into a brand-new master-planned community, with all of the amenities we expect for a modern family lifestyle” adds Dowling. That includes the likes of schools, parks, medical centres and shopping centres, easily accessible and newly built.

Stamp duty savings, grants and other financial opportunities
Working with a builder of Carlisle Homes’ reputation drives down costs through access to trade rates, buying materials in large quantities and other efficiencies. But a house and land package can deliver thousands of dollars of additional savings, on stamp duty. That’s because, while stamp duty for an established house is calculated on the purchase price of the entire property, a house and land package only incurs stamp duty on the land portion.

The new HomeBuilder grant is also an amazing opportunity for those ready to sign contracts in 2020, with $25,000 on offer for eligible recipients. 

First home buyers are even better off, of course, with the possibility of an exemption or concession on stamp duty, and the First Home Owner Grant, which contributes $10,000 to your purchase, rising to $20,000 in regional areas like Geelong, Bacchus Marsh and Beveridge.

Personalise your new home with our Life’s Better When It’s Included promotion which offers great inclusions like flooring throughout, Caesarstone, double glazing windows and much more.

In combination, these savings and grants can make a significant difference to the kind of house you will be able to call home.

So you can see, there are many more reasons to purchase a house and land package than just convenience!

For more information on Carlisle Homes’ house and land packages, call us on 13 27 67. To learn more about what stamp duty discounts and concessions might apply to your purchase, visit the State Revenue Office website. And of course, the best place to get ideas for your dream home is at one of our Carlisle display homes across Melbourne. Alternatively, if exploring in the comfort of your own home is preferred, take a virtual tour to find your perfect home design.

 

 

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Nicole Dowling

House & Land Manager

Nicole sources land exclusively for Carlisle Homes. She leverages her strong connections and relationships with developers to ensure that Carlisle Homes can provide the best house & land packages for their customers.

Nicole also invests considerable energy into the development of her team and believes their professional development is key to Carlisle Homes' outstanding customer service. 'My team work towards a common goal, to find land that not only exceeds customer expectations, it moves them one step closer to living in their dream home'.

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